Yes, that's right. I have a tooth growing in and it's painful. Yesterday I was gnawing on carrots just to make the pain stop. I knew this was coming though. My wisdom teeth never grew in and for the last 25 years of my life I thought I was just lucky. Especially after countless number of friends in college and high school had theirs removed.
Well my luck ran out. Last December my dentist warned me. My x-rays showed my top two wisdom teeth coming through. Ha! I scoffed, he must be trying to make some extra Christmas money because I am 31 years old and teeth do not grow in your 30s!
Clearly they do. My top right wisdom tooth is coming in and is about halfway out, however, it has no room to grow. It's trying to make it's way out but my teeth that are perfectly straight thanks to two years of metal braces in high school, will not let it come out.
So I have no choice at this point but to have it removed. The thought of having teeth removed at my age just makes me want to jump out of a window (not just any window, but maybe one from a luxury suite in Paris, of course, because if I'm going down, I'm going down in style). So today, I'm making the call. I'm going to call my dentist and make an appointment to have this bad boy removed.
Wish me luck!
Have you had your wisdom teeth removed, if so, is it really that bad?