Jill Layton
July 29, 2016 10:54 am
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Getting your wisdom teeth out is a very routine procedure that happens to so many of us.

But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t suck.

There’s the bleeding, the swelling, the pain, the medication and the nausea. You have to lay low, and you can’t eat solid food for a few days and it’s HORRIBLE.

But the upside is you DO get to drink as many milkshakes as your stomach can handle (minus the straw… not trying to get dry socket over here), and there’s always potential for some hilarity while coming off the drugs directly following surgery. And, of course, endless Netflix.

Elle Fanning joined the club and had her wisdom teeth out this week.

She posted a selfie post-surgery, and she looks insanely uncomfortable.

Fanning is using an Ace bandage to hold two bags of frozen veggies in place. So while she may be in an immense amount of pain, she’s at least resourceful.

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