Title: I Survived
Capture Date/Time: May 9 2009 08:15
Camera: LG Shine Cameraphone
Last week I finally had all four wisodom teeth removed. I was putting the snooze button on this procedure for over 10 years! Top two were already grown out, bottom two were impacted. IV sedation was definitely the way to go!
A complication that can be associated with the removal of wisdom teeth is that of "paresthesia." Wisdom teeth can be positioned in the jaw in a manner in which they lie in close proximity to nerves. Sometimes during the process of extracting a wisdom tooth these nerves can be bruised or damaged. As a result, numbness of the tongue, lip, or chin may occur.
Lemme tell you...it feels like a novacaine shot that never went away and I'm worried the feeling will never come back!