Then we had to wait around for a few hours which wasnt too bad as it was on a weekend which was nice and quiet and you coulds walk around where you wanted to instead of waiting around on the ward. Before having my teeth out i saw my orthodontist surgeon twice who doubled checked with me the teeth i had out. I also met with my anesthetist about an hour before i was called. I was called down about 11:30am and a nurse walked me down to theatre. I was expecting to be put out in a side room and then when asleep wheeled into the theatre....but instead the nurse opened these double doors and my legs froze where i've never seen a theatre room before then i slowley moved towards the bed inside the theatre room where saw my xray on a massive tv screen which for some reason made me laugh :) I then layed down on the bed where the nurse stuck these sticky things just below my shoulders...the anesthetist rubbed some cream on my left hand where they then inserted a tube they called a butterfly...the anesthetist instead of telling me to count to 10 told me to take 10 deep breaths as she inserted the needle. When i got to 4 i could feel my myself going lightheaded but i dont remember closing my eyes at all. Next thing i knew it was 2:30pm and was back on the ward. Apparently i came out of recovery at 12:45pm but i could of easily slept until the following morning! :)
The recovery for having my teeth out was fine and was given a week off work. I was told to take 2 painkillers every 4 hours for a week, my mum thinks i've got a good pain threshold as i was only taking 1 painkiller every 6 hours until the wednesday night. I was also given antibiotics and a mouthwash. On the monday was when my swelling kicked in at its worst and lasted until the friday and the bruising showed on the wednesday and lasted until the saturday.
My braces are now due to be fitted on the 5th December! cant wait! :)