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I keep hearing about wisdom teeth...

...and I've made a decision. I'm bloody well *keeping* mine. I mean, for one thing, I think I filled my lifetime teeth-pulling quota when I was eleven and got four teeth pulled for my braces. For another thing, I'm allergic to general anesthetic and they couldn't put me under (unless there's some new-fangled method of conking one out of which I am unaware), and there's no way in hell (or anywhere else, for that matter) I'd go into that conscious. Strangely enough, I have a really high tolerance for all the *other* dental-related drugs/painkillers. When they give me needles and stuff (*swoon*), they always have to give me more than one. Or so they tell me - I always have my eyes shut. It's a BIG needle.

Anyway. My wisdom teeth have been in since I was eighteen and they've never bothered me before. And... I don't wanna. Which I think is a good enough reason, really, considering they're MY teeth, in MY mouth. Try telling that to my dentist, though. She seems to think they're *her* teeth, to be left or taken at *her* discretion. No, thank you. I'm good. I'll keep these, thanks much. There will be no semi-conscious surgery done on *me*, or *my* gums, methinks. Nuh uh. No way. Besides. I don't think anyone would like the effect Tylenol 3's would have on my admittedlly loopy biochemistry.

(Oh, yeah, while I remember: New song on my Tunes page, via here.)

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lavenderherring
Aug. 27th, 2002 11:45 am (UTC)
Rock
Dude, that maketh much sense. Besides, if you've already lost 4 teeth then why shouldn't you be allowed to keep your wisdom teeth? There are four of them and they're meant to replace any teeth you've lost (way back when we didn't brush and they rotted out of our mouths)....
bleedingclown
Aug. 27th, 2002 11:59 am (UTC)
It's good to get them out early, before they start giving you problems. If you don't, and then you HAVE to get them out later, it'll be a much more horrible experience!

That's why I got mine out even though I didn't have to!
ex_thissuga
Aug. 27th, 2002 06:59 pm (UTC)
baby girl, speaking as one who currently has her wisdom teeth trying to burrow their way through her jaw from the OTHER side... you want them out. seriously. because your appointment to do a consultation won't be for a month at least, and by then you too could have your jaw doing the mambo while your gums do the limbo. and tylenol three's aren't strong enough to dilute this pain, trust me. I was downing codeine, advil, tylenol, anything, once every four hours all weekend and I still couldn't sleep for the shooting, stabbing pains in my jaw.
iamgerg
Aug. 30th, 2002 04:35 am (UTC)
1+1=tooth
I had my second one out on Wednessday. It didn't even hurt much. I waited until they were fully erupted(terminology aside) and It didn't hurt at all. Local anisthetic, No spicy stuff, No food for 6 hours afterwords and Advil.

No pain, No swelling, No problems.

Two Down, Two to go.
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