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My Wisdom Teeth Nightmare

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I'm a middle aged woman who has 3 wisdom teeth in her mouth that will need to come out. A couple of years ago I had to have an emergency extraction of a wisdom tooth (it was the day before Good Friday) and it was nightmare. My blood pressure went through the roof as did my heart rate. I was scared and had a terrified look on my face. It took 3 hours and had to be stopped in between for me and my body to calm down.

Most people have this done in their teens and early 20's for a reason. I guess if I had complained about the tooth pain that came and went all the time perhaps I might have gotten them out. I had braces on my teeth and most people I knew who had braces on their teeth had them pulled before the braces came off or right before they came on.

The older you are, the worse it is. Now I will have to have sedation due to my blood pressure. If I had this done younger, this wouldn't have been an issue. My dentist and anyone that knows me would never do a wisdom tooth extraction on me without sedation. They probably shouldn't have the first time, but it was an emergency.

When I left my dentist's office I went to the store to get some black tea. I still had gauze in my mouth and I was so out of it that I didn't notice people looking at me and avoiding me. I walked up and down the aisle talking to anyone who would listen to me and just talking. One person came up to me and asked me if I was okay. I went into the bathroom and saw that I had some dried blood on my lips and cheek.

Instead of throwing the gauze out in the bathroom, I threw it in the trash can which was near a sitting area. People looked at me like I was crazy but it didn't register. I noticed right after that someone with gloves on quickly removed the trash. I told everyone that I had my wisdom tooth pulled and said this several times and also said I had no pain.

I took my blood pressure and then announced it to everyone around me. Thankfully I didn't go into this particular store every week.

I wasn't sedated but my mouth had to be numbed at least 3 times and this is how I reacted to it. Very talkative and upbeat. Had very little or no pain which was good.

Someone will have to take me home the next time. Will be interesting to see my reaction and who is daring enough to do so. .

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Update to this story 10/27/15 I haven't had my 3 wisdom teeth pulled yet. The insurance that I have is changing next year, so unless it's a medical emergency, it will not be done this year.

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