Dental drama: a 100-hour followup

It’s been roughly 100 hours since my upper-left wisdom tooth was pulled. Today was the first relatively normal day in terms of eating. I ate my usual fare and there was very little discomfort. Most of the residual pain seems to occur when I open my mouth wide to take a bite of something. I also took no Advil today but that was probably a mistake because by about 4pm, the gap in my gum was really starting to ache. When I got home I finally took some pain medicine.

It was a very busy day, what with my online training class (5-hours on the phone!) and that made me absent-minded. Until this minute, I forgot to take my antibiotics all day long. So I have a few to tack on at the end of the series.

Aside from that, the gum still feels kind of soft when I run my tongue against it, but otherwise, I think it is mostly healed, just as the dentist said it would. Not a whole lot of new drama to report and let’s hope it stays that way.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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