Beginning of 2022, my dentist told me that we should get rid of at least three wisdom teeth “mid-term”. Asking what “mid-term” is, he said before the end of the year 🤯
Due to some procrastination and various appointments that came in between it took almost a year to finally have this event. Knowing the dentist from a personal recommendation, I knew it won’t be too bad. So I also wasn’t nervous at all. Thanks to modern anesthesia, the session itself was a little painful and after an hour all four wisdom teeth were out.
In the days after, I had quite some big cheeks due to the swelling. The daily rituals distributed throughout the day were 3x antibiotics, 4x Ibuprofen 600mg, and 2x Chlorhexamed. Thanks to those I had only a few hours of mild pain but at the same time I was super tired during the first two days so I had to take a nap every couple of hours. Today I had the stitches removed and the remaining pressure around the jawbone is also slowly going away.
One thing I can say for sure: I am so glad that I had this operation at this point in time when modern medicine takes away almost all pain. I have no interest in knowing how painful this might have been several decades ago.
I seem to be a big boy now without the evolutionary useless relic of wisdom teeth. However, I am happy to do the next 20 years without seeing a dentist for another operation 🙃