Everyone told me that they had an easy time, that by the 2nd day they had little pain and were eating solid foods pretty quickly after. Either they had the best drugs in the world or they are the luckiest people ever. If you’re one of those people you’re probably like, psh it was easy, no way it sucks that much for this girl – she’s a wuss.
But it so does suck. It looks like someone punched me in the face! And I got them out last Friday. On Sunday I had crazy amount of pain in the middle of the night like I bit down too hard on my bottom wound and now there’s constant pain up my ear and eye socket. Possibly dry socket but the dentist said I wouldn’t know until this coming Friday. I don’t understand why I have to wait so long. Ugh. So much pain. (edit: I hounded them, I’m seeing the extractor guy today at 1pm. Fingers crossed he fixes me) And the best part of the whole wisdom teeth ordeal? I have nasty smelling/tasting stuff seeping out of the wounds on the right side. Basically, I feel like a monster, and smell like an old sweaty pair of socks.
Having your wisdom teeth removed is different for everybody. For some people it is easy, but some end up with dry socket in all four teeth. What I am going through may not happen to you (if you’re lucky). Reassurance has its benefits. But people telling you “It’s easy, you’ll be fine,” does not make it so. Give yourself ample time to rest, relax and recover. Right now I’m freaking out because I’m moving to Georgia next week and really need these last two paychecks, which leaves little time for rest and recovery.
As far as food goes I’ve been eating a lot of soup: miso, udon, pho and chicken vegetable. The less chunks the first few days the better. Miso made me feel a lot better because it’s protein but all liquid. But honestly, my favorite food has been Peter Rabbit organics. Which is essentially baby food but anyone can eat it. Weird right? But I’ve been craving them – a little fruit, veg combo without as much sugar as juice or smoothies. My favorites are peach and apple, apple and grape, and pumpkin, carrot and apple.