I went to have a wisdom tooth extracted today. It wasn’t impacted, only buccoverted – meaning that whenever I bite down it cuts into the inside of my mouth.
Initially I was under the impression that the surgery would involve incision, having the tooth broken into smaller bits, and stitches. Instead, my tooth was just yanked out with a giant pair of forceps.
The worst part of the surgery was the anaesthesia jab. There is just something very unsettling about having a giant needle in your mouth.
I learnt from my dentist that Archaeology is 考古学. I almost wanted to talk about the value of teeth to archaeology but decided against it because I was worried the anaesthetic would wear off.
The whole procedure took about 2-3 minutes.
The surgery cost quite a bit (RM110) but it can probably be done for a couple ringgit at a government hospital. I can’t drive so I tend to pick clinics within walking distance.
I was told that I can basically eat whatever I want post-surgery. It is not hurting as much as I expected