I'm going to tell you the story of the beginning of my week, while showing you pictures of the rest of my week.
Sounds too good to be true...no? It was:/
They have this thing called the wedge. I had never had the wedge before. It is exactly what it sounds like...a hard rubbery wedge that they shove in your mouth to keep it open REALLY WIDE so that 2 sets of hands, a drill, a water pic, and suction can fit all at one time:O
Once the shot had taken affect...wedge and everything but the kitchen sink was in my mouth:O In order to losen the tooth, a tiny jackhammer goes to work in my mouth...and. I. feel. it:O It. Hurts.
I stop Mr Dentist and he hits me with another shot. I. Feel. That. Too:(
Drill. Pain. Repeat...5 more times.
Finally the tooth came out...good ridance.
"Now the easy part." Says the assistant. "The implant shouldn't take too long."
While I can't actually feel the implant drilling into my bone...I can smell it...and I can taste it as I swallow the watery nonesense swilling around in my mouth:/
Something has got to be wrong...because he. just. keeps. DRILLING:/
Finally...two hours later...they give up. "Your jaw bone is too soft. We're going to have to fill in the hole and try again for the implant in three months." BUMMER:/
Pack. Pack. Pack the bone graft into my jaw...followed by underpinning the skin graft on top...followed by wound dressing...and then top it off with sticky nasty silly putty like slopped over the entire right side of my mouth to keep the whole thing in and send me on my way.
Spit. Yuck. Come back in 3 months and we can do it all over again...Yay TEAM!