If I have a wisdom tooth coming in, does it mean I’m finally wise?
Alternatively, if I think I have a wisdom tooth coming in and it’s actually just a cavity, does it mean I’m even dumber than I thought?
And, having made an appointment with the dentist, should I now swallow a handful of Tylenol and go about my day or should I just go back to sleep?
Unless the first part of that last question is “And, the house burning around me as I write,” the answer is always “go back to sleep.” If the house is burning, you should flip a coin.
Neither. It simply means that since wisdom teeth usually come in between the ages of 16 and 30, physically, you are between the ages of 16 and 30.
Now isn’t that better?
Where wisdom teeth, especially painful ones, are concerned, I am forced to agree with Ted on all counts. If you have the ability to stay in bed without sacrificing your life or livelyhood, just do it.
However, and I say this with naught but love and care in my heart, you’re going to feel REMARKABLE the night of the proceedure to take that rotten little thing out of your jaw, at least after you’ve napped off the anasthetic. Don’t do anything rash, like eating solid foods, no matter how good you feel. Trust me, you’ll be sorry if you do. My regret involved double dry socket, repeated loss of consiousness due to acute pain, rotten-meat carnivore breath, and looking like a chipmunk for a month. As I was in college at the time, the last consequence was the worst. At parties, drunk people were all like, “Oooh, look at that CUTIE, don’t you just want to pinch his cheeks?” This first occurred a mere five days after the extraction, and caused one of the aforementioned pain blackouts, vico or no…
So remember… NO SOLID FOOD POST-EXTRACTION!!! That’s your wisdom for somehow managing to make it past the age of 30 without having those damned things out, already.
I’m a dentist! I must contribute!
Uh…could be abit of both.
A few weeks ago I had a wisdom tooth coming in from the top. My entire jaw on one side hurt for two days.
Four days after that tooth came in, an impressive partial tooth only at that, I got a another wisdom tooth that decided to come in, on the same side, on the bottom.
It was not only improbable, but clusterfuck craptacular.