A Wise Tooth


My vacation has come to an end and has been substituted with sickness. Our last morning in Prague (I will post about that later) I woke up with a pain on the left side of my mouth where I have a wisdom tooth on it’s way up. I took a painkiller and thought all was good… Well, how wrong was I!! The next 24 hours just got worse and worse and Friday morning I woke up and could barely open my mouth plus that it was impossible to chew. My left side of the mouth had swollen up so badly it looked like I had a tennis ball in my mouth. On top of that I had a severe pain which the painkillers barely helped. My husband called a dentist for an emergency appointment and a few hours later I left the dentist office with a prescription for penicillin due to a mouth infection cased by the wisdom tooth.

It’s been 6 days now since I started with the medication and although the swelling is gone and I can actually enjoy regular food instead of mashed banana, soup and ice cream, I’m still experiencing pain. I don’t need to take painkillers as often as before, but I’m still not able to do much and I just feel like yuck. I thought I was used to having pain, but yikes this is something else than my joint pain! It’s amazing that a little tooth can cause all these issues… but I guess I should consider myself lucky because I’ve not had many issues with my teeth during my lifetime. I’m quite thankful though that they wisdom tooth decided to not give me too much issues until we had come back to Sweden and was at the end of our 3 week vacation!