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So am I the only one who doesn't want to get their wisdom teeth removed?  Every time I go to the dentist I get a lecture about how I need to get them removed (I might just stop going; I really am sick of it; its not killing me, so respect my decision dammit).  And then my ma harps on me about how I need to get them removed ("they make your teeth crooked!")  But they don't bother me!  Once in a while they're uncomfortable, which is normal for any tooth coming in; I've seen babies screaming away when their teething.  I just don't see why on earth healthy normal teeth need to get drilled and chiseled out.  And let's not forget the dentists are the ones laughing on the way to bank. 

Thoughts?
I resisted getting my wisdom teeth pulled for the same reason.  But then I chipped my wisdom tooth trying to prove that you really can bite a jawbreaker (you really can't) and had to get that one removed.  So I went in and it was the easiest thing ever.  It was way less trouble than the months of intermittent pain and weird tooth shiftiness that preceded.

That said, the other 3 are staying put because I am also not a fan of random, elective dental work and they are nice, healthy, useful, and not chipped by really dumb bets.
I have never been advised by a dentist to have my wisdom teeth removed.  Apparently I have a big mouth.  :grin:
(09-05-2013, 03:35 PM)JayneK Wrote: [ -> ]I have never been advised by a dentist to have my wisdom teeth removed.  Apparently I have a big mouth.  :grin:

i would like to tell you a story, jaynek:

(09-05-2013, 03:35 PM)JayneK Wrote: [ -> ]I have never been advised by a dentist to have my wisdom teeth removed.  Apparently I have a big mouth.  :grin:

That is actually a factor! :LOL: If your jaw is big enough there is usually no problem with the wisdom teeth. However, if it is smaller they can force the other teeth out of alignment, refuse to come in properly, become impacted, or decay because they are so far back they are hard to clean properly, all of which happened to me. In fact, one of my wisdom teeth never did come all the way in and I suffered from intermittent 'teething pains' until I was in my 50s, when it was finally removed because of decay.

I'm no fan of dentistry either, but if you trust your dentist on other matters, I'd listen to him here, or at the very least, get a second opinion from another dentist.
I thought that I would be able to keep mine...but then they started coming in, and the edges of them rubbed the inside of my mouth raw. So I went in and had them removed. Best thing that ever happened to me (medically)! Seriously, going to the retina specialist is way worse. The dentist gave me some fantastic gas that made me feel really relaxed and comfortable, as well as an injection that put me to sleep, and tat's all I remember about it, until I woke up to go home. Then I got to go to bed and sleep all day because the pain meds knocked me out, and wake up to a huge bowl of ice cream! Makes me want to go and get my tonsils out, too!  :LOL:
well, supposedly, the wisdom tooth problem is due to relatively recent human evolution.  (yes, EVOLUTION!)  our jaws have been getting smaller, leaving less room for the wisdom teeth.  those who do not have the problem are more primitive.  that means you, jaynek!  :)

another instance of recent human evolution is lactose tolerance in northern europeans.  it explains my own love of milk and cheese.  i'm more evolved.  (yes, EVOLVED!)

:P
(09-05-2013, 05:37 PM)guacamole Wrote: [ -> ]well, supposedly, the wisdom tooth problem is due to relatively recent human evolution.  (yes, EVOLUTION!)  our jaws have been getting smaller, leaving less room for the wisdom teeth.  those who do not have the problem are more primitive.  that means you, jaynek!  :)

another instance of recent human evolution is lactose tolerance in northern europeans.  it explains my own love of milk and cheese.  i'm more evolved.  (yes, EVOLVED!)

:P

Well yes, I am lactose intolerant.  I guess that proves I am primitive.

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My wisdom teeth haven't been removed either.