So a week ago, I decided to have a wisdom tooth removed. The flesh that was growing around it had gotten infected and was very painful a few days prior to the surgery, and I had difficulty closing my jaws or chewing. I was obviously very annoyed because despite having all four of my wisdom teeth ‘impacted’, it was only the lower left one that was giving me problems.
After popping countless painkillers and even going to the government polyclinic hoping to get an appointment (which never happened because the clinic was full of people and after waiting for nearly two hours, I gave up and left) with the hospital to get the tooth removed, I decided I’ve had enough. Six years of suffering was enough. I’ve had enough of this stupid tooth that was always making me sick, cringe in pain or making me suffer.
IT SIMPLY HAD TO GO.
I walked in to a private dental clinic to get it checked out, which was when I found out that my tooth was in fact, decaying. My first expression was shock, because I am quite anal about oral cleanliness (well, uhm..) and I would have never expected it to get decayed. The smell was disgusting too, and I was honestly feeling very embarrassed. The dentist said that the best solution was to get it removed, and she could do it on the spot since she wasn’t seeing any patients after me.
I immediately said yes, and everything else was a history. I was nervous throughout the surgery, but after the whole ordeal was over, I was relieved that my problematic wisdom tooth was gone!
Never mind that I felt like dying when the local anaesthetic started to wear off.
Never mind that I couldn’t eat properly for a week.
Never mind that I couldn’t move my mouth properly.
One week of pain and suffering was worth it for a lifetime of freedom! Haha!
I just had my stitches removed this morning, and although I am experiencing some discomfort and my jaw feels sore, I think this is one of the best decisions I’ve made in life, and I can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner.
Adios wisdom tooth. RIP in wisdom tooth hell, where you truly belong. _|_
If you are thinking of removing your wisdom tooth and you are in Singapore, you could consider the dental clinic that I had mine removed. Details as follows:
634 Bukit Batok Central
- You can use medisave to pay for your wisdom tooth surgery/extraction in full, provided you have a minimum of $2,000.00 in your medisave account. For more details, do contact the clinic.
(Disclaimer: This article is not an advertisement/advertorial. I am sharing this information because I honestly feel that the clinic’s services are good, fast and efficient.)