|My cyborg tooth. Er, pre-tooth. Screw.|
It went pretty smooth overall. Which means, I watched some videos beforehand showing how the procedure would be done, freaked out a little bit, almost canceled my appointment, but went anyway. I had to close my eyes for most of it so that I wouldn't see the blood (since when did blood bother me like this?), but it went pretty quickly. I was in and out of the dentist in less than an hour, including the numbing period.
After affects are pretty minimal, mostly jaw soreness. Hardly any swelling, and the shiny screw on top of my gums looks pretty cool. (at least, I keep telling my kids that it does.)
However, my dentist prescribed antibiotics, to reduce the chance of infection and rejection of the implant. And the antibiotics are horrible. Stomach bloating, pain, dry mouth, I smell weird (especially certain lady parts). I have taken antibiotics only one other time as an adult, and that is when I had an ear infection bad enough that my eardrum ruptured. I do not want to take these.
But, now my Jason says that, since I've started the antibiotics, I need to finish them, or else I'll make it worse. Which means I've taken 6 pills out of 20. Uuuugh.
What do you think? Should I listen to my body and stop taking these horrible pills? Should I even bother taking the priobiotics while I'm taking the antibiotics? I'm eating yogurt as well.
I have to do this again in January for the other side. Lots of fun!