Me, my mouth, and I

On having wisdom teeth (and having them removed):


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9 Responses to “Me, my mouth, and I”

  1. Kathy says:

    To paraphrase a bit: On having adjacent molars needing to be prepared for crowns and also needing root canals, on the same day. Don’t.

  2. Brad says:

    Golly, the oral surgeon seemed to emphasize the “sitting around and watching football and eating malts” a lot more than the “feeling like someone hit your face with a hammer.” Wonder why.

  3. tami says:

    Hi Brad,

    Hope your face feels better soon. Take yer Ibuprofen! :)

  4. Brad says:

    Oh, don’t worry about that a bit. The Ibuprofen is great at making the swelling and pain go down, and the Vicodin is great at making me care less about it.

  5. tami says:

    Brad, I hope you’re feeling better by now!

  6. john f. says:

    Now that they’re out, you’re ready to send in your papers to serve a mission. Good luck.

  7. Brad says:

    lol, John. Before the operation, I had been unaware that no wisdom teeth go on missions.

  8. john f. says:

    Haha. Much to the chagrin of thousands of 19 or 21 year olds. It is an ordeal that must be endured. I made the mistake of trying to read Talmage’s Jesus the Christ while recovering from Wisdom teeth removal in advance of heading to Berlin for two years. The pain and recover made it a very difficult read.

  9. Loretta says:

    Better sooner than later. Being wise, oh yeah, I kept my wisdom teeth through age twenty, and thirty, and forty. When I got to forty they all needed fillings. Nobody fills a wisdom tooth, do they? So the two uppers came out at forty, and the two lowers lingered a bit longer, until I was in my fifties, which is to say the last one came out just a couple of years ago. Not a wise move at all. Get them out, y’all, (1) before they anchor into the jawbone and (2) before they rot in place making it necessary to remove them in Bits and Pieces, as with my #36.

    Footnote: My husband had his out in the 1970s because one was impacted and one was sideways, and we were engaged and in graduate school at the time. It being a progressive graduate school, there was a course on genealogy as history that I was taking. Initial textbook? Alex Haley’s Roots. Try sitting in the reception area of an oral surgeon for three hours reading Roots. And keeping a straight face.

    Praying for you, Brad. By this time it should feel much, much better and the gaps should be filling in.