Saturday, 31 March 2012

Lower 5 removed

Hi there bloggers!

Yesterday I got my lower 5 removed! my ortho said I would get better results after surgery, he is going to push my lower teeth as far as he can and my top ones as forward as he can therefore giving me a MASSIVE overbite. He said the bigger the overbite the more they can move my lower jaw forward and thats my main concern. I have to tell you a little secret: I HATE NEEDLES!!!! Ive been referred to the hospital in the past because I couldnt stand still in the dentist chair, this time i though: GROW UP HARA! I went in all by myself :) It helps to have such lovely staff in the clinic, they all know my name already and the nurse was the same one that my ortho has, she is soooooo lovely! she held my hand and told me i was doing great, even tho i was crying and shaking..... The dentist was also amazing, he kept telling me everything he was doing step by step in a very soothing voice. I love everyone at that clinic! Ive never said anything remotely as nice about any dentist Ive seen...

So now there is a huge hole in my mouth, yuck! I doesnt really hurt, i havent taken any painkillers yesterday or today. I'll post a picture on request, its gross.

I have a couple of questions for you regarding numbness:

1) Does it feel like when you come out of the dentist but for months??? I really hate that feeling and i couldn't move my bottom lip

2) My OS hasnt told me about how many mm he is planning to move the jaw forward, im guessing it'll be a big move. Does the numbness get worse the more they move it?

Thanks for reading and have a lovely weekend everyone! Im going to Paris today for my friends birthday! :)

Au revoir!

Hara x


  1. For me the numbness was essentially like nonstop novacaine (the numbing medicine they inject into your gums at the dentist) for a few months and now my bottom lip is still somewhat numb with that kind of feeling but I have just learned to ignore it most of the time. But the fact that 1/3 of my tongue is completely numb and my surgeon doesn't think it will come back is a little disappointing, but I am so happy with everything else I don't even care that much. As far as your second question, I am not sure, but it would be a good question for your surgeon.

    1. Sorry for the late reply Jamie...

      Did it just affect your feeling or did it also stop movement? After the extraction i tried to smile but I could only move the 'good side'... it made me quite paranoid about it!

      Did you have double jaw surgery as well?