Tomorrow I will be four teeth less wise. I'm a little worried about what this downsizing of wisdom will do for my aspirations to host an advice column someday, but I'm pretty relieved about the whole Not Having Too Many Teeth thing, because those suckers can be cruel, what with the crowding and pushing and aching and abscessing and all.
I'm not getting the general anesthesia (probably a very UNwise move, but in the spirit of the operation, I think it's appropriate.... and also $600 less expensive, which, you know, wisdom is subjective at that point). I feel that if laughing gas doesn't do the trick, it's only 45 minutes of torture. Put that up against the overtime Eric would have to put in on an already packed workday schedule, and I think you'll see where I'm coming from on this one.
Still, I'm scared about the idea of removing four teeth, the bottom two of which may or may not have nerves wrapped around the roots, and I'm seriously reconsidering the whole thing. I don't know what to expect, and since I've been banned from WebMD or really ANY googling of operations or medical procedures (refer to last pregnancy), I'm just kind of going into this blindly (ha ha).
So maybe, if it's not cheating too much, can any of you now-wisdom-toothless veterans please put my mind at ease with words of encouragement and maybe step-by-step specifics of how the surgery goes down? Bonus, if you did it without being put under. I'm mostly looking for, "You probably won't die, and here's why...."