@Ignorant I usually roll my eyes at the “my obvious answer is missing” crowd (where’s “I don’t like any music” or “I have never been out of the house”), but it really seems like there should have been an answer in this poll to represent a “some of them” situation.
@Mehrocco_Mole@ratman Hmm… my current dentist (not the oral surgeon who pulled my wisdom teeth) was a Navy dentist.
He’s a great guy and has been very good at keeping the pain to a minimum when doing fillings and even cleanings.
Would be a weird coincidence if he were one of your navy dentists (even weirder if he was both).
His name’s Peter Toyias.
@Mehrocco_Mole@ratman@unksol Really don’t know how naming my dentist could cause a problem.
Just thought it’d be a pretty cool coincidence if he turned out to be one of those sailors’ navy dentist.
I was hospitalized for three days to have all 4 of my impact wisdom teeth removed. Yup, hospitalized! General anesthesia and all those good pain meds, just what any 16 year old needs when they’re on their way to becoming a future “doctor induced” opioid addict!
Nope, all 4 gone for over 40 years. Used a dentist rather than an oral surgeon since they couldn’t use general anesthesia which meant they had to be a bit more gentle in the process (so he couldn’t just straddle the table with one foot on my chin and yank those suckers while
I was under…)
Only the uppers came in. They came in pointing towards my cheeks. When one cracked, I had it pulled. Had the other one pulled a while later. They came out easily unlike my brother who had all four, and they were bony impacted. I got lucky.
I had all four of mine cut out when I was about 25. They were all impacted and causing pain. My upper two wisdom teeth were turned so they were pointing forward. One had the root wrapped around a nerve. That one had to be cut out in like six or seven pieces. Fortunately the oral surgeon was awesome and I had no nerve damage. I also had a pretty swift and uneventful recovery. It wasn’t fun, but it wasn’t the horror story a lot of other people talk about.
Why yes, I do have a (slightly but not all that) wild story, thank you for asking!
I think I was around 20 when I had them removed - someone suggested I bring a Walkman and listen to music - brilliant suggestion, and my choice of music was perfect, if I do say so myself (and I do).
I brought Pink Floyd’s Atom Heart Mother and they gave me a shot of IV valium to put me out. Pretty fantastic combination. lol
My mother was my ride, and when she came in to see me after the procedure, she said I had a big, bloody grin on my face.
A tip for anyone who is scheduled to have theirs removed: No matter how good you feel afterwards, don’t skip the pain med prescription…
On the way home, I told my mother I didn’t need the pain meds and we drove right past the pharmacy.
About an hour later, I felt like my head was being squeezed in a vice, about to explode, and begged my mother to please hurry up and go get me the drugs!
I do still have them somewhere (the teeth, not the drugs, unfortunately).