Hmm, many people seem to have problems with their wisdom teeth. What’s up with that? Maybe I only hear the bad stories and none of the good ones, but it frightens me a little that someday I might have to have them out. Lots of others have had them out, and you don’t really hear of any good experiences. You hear of things like “cutting” teeth out, “yanking”, “gaping holes” left in people’s mouths. Yikes!
I have a seemingly irrational aversion to having my teeth pulled. My point is that I don’t want to look like another hick-Mainer who can’t take care of their teeth. At this point, some may be thinking “you have no control over your wisdom teeth!” Some would be correct. So now I need to explain where I jumped tracks on you.
When I was in high school I broke my last tooth on the upper left playing football in the park. Actually, I broke a rather big piece off the last tooth and I make a really decent crack in the tooth before it. I had some repair work done on it, once when I broke it and then some follow up work a couple of years later. Earlier this year, I had some more sealants put on it because it “looked suspicious”. The month after I went to the hygienist for a routine cleaning and she took more x-rays. Later I got a call from the office saying that the doctor wants me to come in because the last tooth “looks suspicious.” That’s a lot of work, I think, saving this tooth so far.
So, if I was to get that last tooth pulled, I would be a “hick-Mainer” AND a “dumb toothless jock”. See how irrational that is, and over one tooth waaaaay in the back. Some people have the strangest hang-ups. At least I admit it.
Oh, and I don’t want my wisdom teeth pulled either. (Even though the upper right one is coming in very discolored, possibly due to large amounts of antibiotics in my system while it was forming. Antibiotics are another blog, though.)