I'm sure many of you are afraid of having your wisdom tooth removed because of the pain, gum swelling and bleeding for a couple of days or even a week.
So was I!
When I asked my friends about wisdom teeth removal, most of their reactions were "Oh my god! It's going to be painful. Scary"- "You have to take at least 1 week medical leave"- "You won't be able to eat anything except for porridge". "Your face will get swollen."
I was so scared that it took me... one year to finally have my wisdom teeth removed regardless numerous reminders by my dentist. It's ridiculous, I know.
I tried to ease myself by thinking that my wisdom teeth haven't given me any problem for more than 20 years; there is no reason why I need to remove them. Saying "them" I meant I had to remove not one but four teeth. Can you imagine? It's like quadrupling the pain.
And you are asking me why do I need to remove four wisdom teeth? Here is the answer:
I got a heart attack when I heard it from Dr. Dennis Leong. There were many questions popped up in my head:
- OMG! I'm going to die! How could I tolerate the pain?
- How am I going to eat without my teeth?
- My teeth don't cause me any pain, why do I have to bring the pain to myself?
Enough dramas yet? Does it sound similar to you? But I'm going to tell you why I still decided to have my four teeth removed in the end.
I went to Implantdontics Clinic on Friday afternoon with a very relaxing and worry-free mood.
Dr. Leong arranged his colleague- Dr. Aidan Yeo to do the surgery for me. As what I was told by Dr. Leong and the clinic staffs, Dr. Aidan Yeo is one of the most experienced doctors in wisdom teeth extraction. "You won't even feel the pain at all. He will just need less than 3 minutes to extract your teeth". And so I trusted them.
Dr. Yeo started extracting my two upper teeth first. I lied down, closed my eyes and counted to 10 to distract myself from thinking how painful it could be. When I counted to 5, I heard Dr. Yeo said "OK! One is gone!"