The third wisdom tooth extraction
Mar08

The third wisdom tooth extraction

A couple of months ago, I started getting some sensitivity in my teeth. It was the classic waves of pain when I ate or drank anything cold. Probably just my age. I look after my teeth well and always have done. I brush them for the full two minutes with an electric toothbrush twice a day and floss every day. When I went to the dentist for a check-up a month ago, I mentioned the sensitivity. She advised I use a toothpaste for sensitive...

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The Gallery: November
Nov27

The Gallery: November

I’m not a fan of November. If I were to rank all the months of the year, it would be right down there at number 11, with only January below it. November is too dark, too cold, too damp and too damn miserable. The beauty of autumn is all about October. November is the long, dark descent into a long, dark winter. But this year November has been worse than usual. First my husband cut his face then I had my wisdom teeth out. I took...

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Painful faces
Nov21

Painful faces

My husband and I are active, fit and healthy types. We exercise, we work hard and we don’t get ill (well apart from my husband getting flu last Christmas). So we didn’t expect to both end up with face-related problems in hospital within 36 hours of each other. The wisdom tooth extraction has been  on the calendar for some time now. I booked a sick day off work. Prior to that my last sick day was in December 2006...

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Recovery (wisdom tooth)
Nov14

Recovery (wisdom tooth)

The deed has been done. The tooth has been removed (plus a little bonus – more on that later) and I am at home recovering. It was only a few hours ago as I write this, I am still sedated, so if I don’t make much sense, blame that! Just as I was going to bed the night before I checked my letter and discovered a) I should be starving myself from midnight and b) it was a totally different hospital to the one I was expecting....

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Wisdom tooth
Nov12

Wisdom tooth

I’ve got to have my wisdom tooth out and, I’ll admit it, I’m a little bit scared. Because I never get ill (apart from my usual annoying afflictions) I genuinely don’t know how I’ll feel or how I’ll cope with the pain or feeling under the weather.I also feel a bit of a fraud because I know people who have really suffered with their wisdom teeth for a year or more before having them removed and,...

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