I came across this article and remembered when I had my wisdom tooth extracted.

How are Wisdom Teeth Removed?
A tooth extraction is a relatively routine procedure. Your dentist or a dental specialist, called an oral surgeon, will recommend either “going to sleep” using general anesthesia, or numbing this area in your mouth with a local anesthesia such as Novocain®. http://www.colgate.com/app/CP/US/EN/OC/Information/Articles/Oral-and-Dental-Health-Basics/Checkups-and-Dental-Procedures/Tooth-Removal-Extraction/article/What-are-Wisdom-Teeth.cvsp?cid=ppc_ask_nb_stan_outbrain_&kw=what_are_wisdom_teeth

I had a horizontal impaction wisdom tooth and I was concerned about it for about 10 years finally it came to a stage when the dentist said it is now time to have this tooth extracted.

A family friend drove me to hospital early in the morning and I was given multiple forms to fill in. Although the procedure was quick and they gave me a general anesthetic I felt very nervous.

When I woke I had several senior nurses around me who were very concerned. The family friend said they struggled to get me to wake after the anesthetic. She commented on how white my hands were but it did not really surprise me, many people have commented on how white my hands are.

I was horrified to find the basin covered in someone else’s blood when I wanted to use the bathroom. When we left I felt extremely nauseous although I had made a point of not eating anything.

I had quite intense pain in my jaw for about a week but recovered speedily after that.

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