Posted 2010.02.02 17.32 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

It’s the sounds that are the worst, I think.

I had two wisdom teeth pulled out this morning – top and bottom, right side. It was about 90% pain-free. There were a few moments of pain, not including the needles – they always hurt. Aside from the physical discomfort though, it really is the sounds.

Like a crunching, cracking, crushing sound. I was paying a little more attention, and I’m pretty sure that he twists as he starts to pull. I think the crunching sounds might be when the bond breaks between the tooth and the bone it’s growing out of. Or maybe it’s the tooth getting crushed by the pliers? Either way, the sound is nasty.

Anyhow, that was earlier. Now there’s just an aching sensation.


  1. cintia says:

    Hey Stephanie,

    Nice to know the whole “process” was pain-free. I have some wisdom teeth that are bothering me too; specially when I’m eating peanuts or almonds or my favourite potato chips. The bits just dropped in the side and it’s hard to get them out even with toothpicks etc… … I’m scared of eating nuts now 🙁

    I wanted to visit a dentist, but always scared of that. Maybe I’ll do so after reading your blog. A great comfort.

    Between, I finally had time to fix my pinhole camera the way you suggested on; using a thin tinfoil for the hole. Voila, finally a picture came out and I can’t wait to share with you. A bit blurry, but at least there is something this time!

    Thanks and have a nice day 🙂


  2. Stephanie says:

    Hi Cintia,

    Yeah today’s dentists are a lot better than they were in the past; much more gentle and understanding.

    I had a similar situation that forced me to go to the dentist; got something caught in a tooth and couldn’t get it out, then it got infected and the pain was unbearable so I had no choice. But they were good and it went well, so I ended up being a ‘regular customer’ again.

    Great to hear you have the pinhole working! I haven’t been on for a while (been very busy lately) but I’ll get back in there again and try and get caught up.


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