Dentist & wisdom teeth
SO why are they called wisdom teeth? Google says “wisdom teeth because they appear so late – much later than the other teeth, at an age where people are presumably “wiser”” And being so smart they get the heck out as soon as possible or simply lay down on the job hiding under the skin or both. However, unlike kid teeth that leave when they are told to be replaced by new teeth, wisdom teeth are grumpy, cantankerous old adults that must be pulled out and leave big holes just to remind you of their passing like dead people. The worst of it all is you pay to have this work done to you. A devil’s bargain, a little pain and money now in exchange for a lot of pain and more money later. A good deal, but damn I’d rather have a bowl of fruit. Teeth like a spouse, like kids, like money, all come at a price. $1600 later and an hour of sweating, squirming finger squeezing, some pain and repeatedly questioning my sanity it is done and I am relieved! Then I began to wonder about when the anesthetic wears off and the day or two of fun after that. Fixed that with 4 Naproxin sodium tablets & fun slimy soupy foods. That took care of the pain & I blended what I ate for a couple of day. Kind of fun as far as the food part went. So when the boat isn’t sucking enough money out of my wallet the teeth jump in to help. A little bit poorer but happier, bad teeth can bring you down. Life is good and so are dentists, when they finish with you but the anticipation of them is hard to take.