Wisdom Teath and any other Sugery

So I have to get all four of my wisdom teeth removed this Friday at 7am (tomorrow), and to make it worse we have Friday off of school. But I wanted to get it done before the holidays (TURKEY!!). So any horror story's (of any surgery doesn't have to be wisdom teeth)? How old were you when you got yours out (I'm 14)? Did you even have them removed? BTW: There putting me under (anesthesia) if you were wondering.

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Kiteman9 years ago
I have weak teeth, which splinter easily (I broke one on a potato chip!), so I've lost a fair bit of chewing surface - second molar and backwards gone at the bottom, both sides, third molar and back at the top, both sides. And as type I am doped full of paracetamol, avoiding taking another two aching teeth to the dentist. The daft thing is, my dentist is good, and very helpful (lets me have a stress ball, arranged sedation for a big job, even though sedation is officially frowned on by UK dentists), but I am still deadly afraid of going. Which makes it kind of awkward getting the boys to go quietly (#1 son has inherited my teeth, and last time we tried to get him a filling he bit the dentist, #2 son fell face-first onto a log and had to have all four top incisors out).
I haven't any memories of fearing the dentist, but now I am definitely not afraid....she has the gentlest touch I have ever known.....she can slip that horrid needle into the roof of my mouth and I don't cringe a bit (hardly feel it actually). ;-)
TheCheese9921 (author)  Goodhart9 years ago
Yeah, when I get fillings (I've had more than I'd like to admit, but I do love candy) my dentist can get the needle in and I barely feel it, he usually tells me joke or just starts talking to me to distract me.
Well, my dentist doesn't have to say anything to be a distraction, especially when she leans over me....
LOL - I used to have a woman like that cut my hair - she'd stand behind me, lean over to do the front, and the world would go very quiet, and pleasantly warm and snug ...
TheCheese9921 (author)  Kiteman9 years ago
haha... nice
I once bit my dentist. My teeth are kind of like that except they don't splinter, they just get really worn down from eating. Actually, thats only my third or second molars(I think). When I lost one tooth (I don't know which tooth but it was back around the molars) it broke into three pieces and one was still in my mouth. The other one had a hole right through it. The dentist never said they were cavities.
Synchronicity - #1 son went to the dentist again this morning (about 8 hours ago as I type), and he was a good boy. Why? Pain.

He'd been telling us he had a sore tummy, or a headache, but he finally admitted it was toothache - it turned out to be an infection under a milk tooth. A check today revealed a need to remove ten milk teeth, some time in February.
milk teeth, for those in the USA, baby teeth (or temporary, or primary)... ;-)
Thanks, GH, I thought the term milk teeth was universal.
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