Teething Trouble pt3

September 26th, 2003

Not so wise Guy

The continuing saga of my painful wisdom tooth comes to a close. The experience was not altogether pleasant. The surgeon seemed to be drilling for oil in my mouth with his alien objects of dentistry. He had a break halfway through, saying to his assistant – “Hmm, it’s not coming out as easily as I thought it would.” Needless to say, this was the point that I started to worry. I had visions of walking out of the hospital with the tooth still in my mouth but half yanked out! Scary. But he returned with some pliers and a chisel and it was out shortly after.

As you can see from the photos, it’s a big bugger. It had actually turned through 90 degrees in my mouth in order to try and push itself through. It had three roots ripping apart my gum like the garden claw does to earth. No wonder I’ve been getting intermittent pain for the last two years. My face has swelled into village freak proportions and I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night and reaching for the Neurofen. But it’s out and for that I am extremely grateful to the staff of zero-rated (why?) Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

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3 Responses to “Teething Trouble pt3”

  1. Stephen

    That’s an absolute monster.

  2. Toothfairy

    I’ll give ya two quid!

  3. Guy

    Not for sale monkey boy. That tooth is priceless!