While I sincerely love eating, and eating, and eating, and well – eating, my dentition has not been completely cooperative, thanks to a new member of my molar family, my wisdom tooth a.k.a. The Tooth Bitch.
A wisdom tooth, in humans, is any of the usually four third molars, including mandibular third molar and maxillary third molar. Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Most adults have four wisdom teeth, but it is possible to have more, in which case they are called supernumerary teeth. Wisdom teeth commonly affect other teeth as they develop, becoming impacted or “coming in sideways”. They are often extracted when this occurs. (Source)
I wish God did not create wisdom teeth, because I can’t eat yogurt or ice cream. It’s been a week since it started hurting, my cheeks are starting to feel thick and swollen, though it has not yet, and I hope it will not. Even pain killers would not do their job. Effing (tooth) bitch.
I came to the school dentist, and in just thirty seconds he blurted out something like dental surgery. It seems that my very unwelcome guest to my perfectly fit and non-painful teeth family is impacted. Regular extraction won’t do, per as my dentist said. I needed to have this surgically removed and I can think of a thousand reasons at the least why I can’t and that involves my hospital duties.
As painful as it is, I just hope that my pain killers would actually work, that I can eat normally again and that I lose weight after this. It’s the best consolation I can get with not being able to eat. Gaaaaah!
Awfully in pain,
Just a trivia: In August 2008, scientists in Japan were able to harvest stem cells in wisdom teeth. Since it was a rather common extraction, it could be a source of ever-important stem cells. Patients were given the option to keep it in case they would ever need it.
Now if that only was in the Philippines…