Post-Wisdom Teeth Removal

  • May 26, 2021 

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I got my wisdom teeth out a few weeks ago and, let me tell you, it was definitely one of the craziest times of my life. When I woke up after the surgery and I was still under the effects of the anesthesia, I began to cry for about an hour because I was convinced that my perfectly healthy dog, Arena, was going to die. I cried from the patient room all the way home and it was probably the funniest thing in the world for whomever was watching me. I had gauze in my mouth and ice packs on either side of my face and tears rolling down my face while I kept rambling on and on about the death of my dog. 

I cried to my dad on the drive home, to my sister as she helped me lie down and take my medicine, and to my dog that I wouldn’t let go of because I was so worried about her. I also had the bright idea to FaceTime my friends and cry to them which led to many unfortunate screenshots of me. While this was extremely embarrassing and will most likely follow me for the rest of my life, I’m glad it’s something I can look back on and laugh about with my friends and family. In the days following my surgery, the swelling was my least favorite part. I kept my camera off during class because of it and every time I looked in the mirror I didn’t recognize the person staring back at me because of how different I appeared. My family and friends are probably very annoyed with me by now over how often I complained about the swelling and the way it made me look, which was literally about every 5 minutes. Anyway, if you’re getting your wisdom teeth out soon, I wish you a much better post-wisdom teeth removal experience and a speedy recovery!