Yesterday was a 2.5 hour surgical marathon...and I'm not done yet!
Everything went well although the drive home was excruciating! The doctor expects a full and wonderful recovery and some time in the new year I will go back for round 2 (the left side of my mouth).
The idea with this is to clean out all the gunk b/t my gums and my jaw/bone/tooth and then the gume will heal around the tooth like it should. Because the surgery is so intense (and expensive) this periodonist splits the procedure between two calendar years.
Today my jaw is a little tender and a little swollen but nothing too bad. I still might take tomorrow off.