Friday, March 27, 2009

Pleasantly Surprised

I was all set to have a miserable day today. After all, I did have surgery on my mouth. I got up at was at the periodontics office at 7:30a. Based on the sounds of the cutting of the roof of my mouth, I just new I was going to be in a world of hurt after the numbness wore off. I am so glad I was wrong. I took one of my prescribed Lortabs when my face started to tingle and another one 6 hours later and I have been virtually pain free. I am also pleasantly surprised that Lortab gives me no greater side effects than Tylenol or Advil. I don't even get drowsy. It's great. And I just love how gnarly the roof of my mouth is. Don't worry, I will show you.

One of my canines had the root exposed due to gum recession. I have since learned that a big majority of it was due to my improper and over brushing. Root exposure, above and beyond the fact that it makes the area super sensitive, is a problem because the gums aren't there to protect it from bacteria and wear and tear. So on my last dentist appointment I was told I need to see a periodontist.

And now for my cool pics.

left - before, right - after (I bet it's going to look a lot better in a week or two)

And this is were they pulled that supple, gum tissue from. The assistant left some of the sutures too long so I find my tongue involuntarily checking them out.

I took the day off work to recover and spent it in Utah County at my brother's and sister-in-law's. My dad is in town so we all hung out, and I got to hold little PJ all day. I was in heaven. He's such a love. I hadn't seen him in 3 weeks, and he's getting so big.

I also told Emily about my bowel movements.

Why do people always react like that?...


Razzleberry said...

Icky mouth photos!!!! They make me shudder. Glad you are feeling well, though.

Finding Joy in the Journey said...

Steven had to get that done as well. I'm glad it went so well.