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June 28, 2004 Jazz Blog 1 Comment

Wisdom tooth surgery

Last Friday I had surgery to remove three wisdom teeth. I was extremely worried about the surgery as one of my teeth was sitting on top of a nerve. One false move and I could have lost all feeling in my bottom lip. I don't know how that would have affected my trumpet playing, but it seems unlikely to have made things any easier…

It is now 3 days after surgery, and I'm happy to report that everything went as planned. I don't have any nerve damage at all!

I'm also pleased to report that the recovery isn't as bad as I had envisioned. Sure, there is some pain and general discomfort… but it's quite manageable with the help of over-the-counter pain medication. I think I might even be able to play the horn a little today.

This is a very interesting experience. It's good that you didn't have any nerve damage. That's wonderful.

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