Notice/warning, I do talk about blood and vomiting below, so read if you want to.
I finally gave in and had all my teeth pulled and got dentures.
My issues didn't stem from poor teeth hygiene, but a medical condition that goes back to when I was first born. The doctor and hospital screwed up and I had to be put on antibiotics 3 times daily for the first week of my life and then once daily for the 2nd week. I wasn't the only newborn to have these issues from the hospital, but that's a different story.
Anyway, by the time my baby teeth came in, they were rotten and all were pulled, and the same would have went for my permanent teeth, but the dentists were all wanting to save my teeth for as long as possible, even in 2008 the Navy dentist saved them.
Well, 2 days ago (Tuesday), I had everyone pulled and got dentures. F--k the pain was bad after the initial painkiller wore off. The pain was so bad that I was crying from it. I couldn't take a pain killer pill yet, due to an empty stomach (I tried taking one and it came up in 5 minutes) because my gums were still bleeding badly. To make it worse, me vomiting caused the dentures to pop loose and I couldn't keep them in, they were gagging me and causing me to vomit even more.
So at 7:30pm I called the after hours number for the dentist office and talked to the general manager there. He told me to leave the dentures out and just bring them in with me tomorrow for the check up appointment.
Around 1am (Wednesday), I was finally able to eat and take the pain killer. It felt so nice not having that pain, not from the teeth being pulled, but the dentures cutting/pushing into the gum line.
Yesterday, I didn't have a whole lot of pain/bleeding, but the amount of blood lose I had no energy/appetite to eat. Well by 4pm I had a massive migraine and I couldn't hold food down to be able to take Excedrin or even the pain killer prescription. I was finally able to eat at 10pm, just enough to take the pain killer and antibiotic. Even after eating, my stomach was a big knot and I had to be careful even moving my eyes, I felt like anything would make me vomit.
Anyway Wednesday, I went to the check up appointment and I met the guy I talked to on the phone, nice guy. Anyway, they grinded down the top dentures quite a bit so it wasn't gagging me. The bottom plate was grinded down a bit too, but due to swelling it still hurts a bit. So even right now, I have both plates out, which I'm not supposed to at all possibilities, but that bottom plate hurts.
I'm just glad that I don't have to deal with the pain of teeth hurting or the pain from eating. Once these gums are fully healed and the dentures finalized, it'll be really nice to crunch down on a piece of bacon and actually eat it, instead of a tiny bite and hope that I don't hit a certain pain point.
I haven't gotten much sleep in the past 72 hours, maybe a couple hours total thanks to the hydrocodone, but even with that, it's a small power nap for 1 to 5 minutes and then jarred awake by whatever.
I'm not sure what I'm even going for now, so I guess I'll leave it at that, and having all of your teeth pulled at once sucks.
Its so much stuff going on that I don't even feel like wearing a diaper, but I want to though, but not in the overall mood for one.