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    I have first hand knowledge that they indeed do not bring wisdom.

    I have 3. My bottom left never came in. My top right is only sticking out of my gum as far as its initial bottom surface. That one took at least 3 yrs to grow in. I think I got mine late anyway. It hurt like everything most of the time. Nothing really helped. I could feel it under my gum and took it upon myself to help it break through to just get it over with. I would chomp on any crunchy food I could get back there. FYI, cold/frozen foods hurt less... much less.

    My mother has always said hers should have been pulled, but the "quack" dentist she went to wouldn't do it because, "It wasn't necessary." in his opinion. She didn't have room for hers and they pushed part of her other teeth together.

    The only problem I have with mine now is that I occasionally bite the inside of my cheek and edge of my tongue with my right set while eating.

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    The pushing on all the other teeth was the worst of it for me, not so much the new teeth coming in but what it did causing pain to all the others. It was like an overall face pain. Of course they don't all come at the same time so you get to go through periods of hell and relief over and over again!

    I remember driving to the store one night and having the pain kick in and I didn't think I'd be able to get my head together to drive home it was just insane. I think that may have been the night I went to the ER at 4 am and they drained the pus outta my swelled gums and gave me those worthless opioid drugs vicodin or oxycotton (sp?). I don't know what the big deal is with them, six Ibeuprophen was much better, one of those prescribed things every 4 hours did nothing.

    My mom had a bad dentist too, he was a drunk that kept a bottle in the top of his cabinet and used to always drill your teeth, gums, tongue and cheek!

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    I just have a top pair, none on the bottom. I had to have teeth removed before I got braces when I was around 12, because I had extra teeth that were crowding the front ones, and I think with the extra space my wisdom teeth had plenty of room to come in. It felt weird when they emerged, but didn't hurt once by the time they started poking out. They did ache a little for some time beforehand, but I wasn't really aware of it until I thought about it in retrospect.
    One trick I have learned for relieving tooth pain - my braces and the subsequent retainers were very uncomfortable - is an old Chinese exercise for the teeth. You basically rub your tongue back and forth along the surfaces of your teeth and gums. The formal method is to do 36 reps, swish thoroughly with the resulting saliva and then swallow. I'm not very disciplined about it, but just the rubbing part does seem to help a lot. I often do it by reflex now.
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    Joe did you get some sorta fortified formula as a baby? I did and my baby teeth all had to be pulled, they wouldn't fall out naturally so the new ones grew underneath or overtop so I have extras too. "Sharktooth Willy". I had most of my baby teeth pulled in 4th grade but I still have a few that they had left in until the other adult ones came but then we didn't have insurance anymore so that was that. But as a kid not having to go to the dentist is rather good news. It's 20 years later when the problems begin...!

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    No, I just had extra transitional teeth between my premolars and my canines, like a second set of canines. The baby teeth came in and fell out just fine, but when they came back in adult-sized things didn't fit with an extra tooth in each quadrant, and they started pushing my incisors out of place. I wish they'd left the extras and taken out my canines, though - the mutant teeth were all fangy and cool.
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    Lol!

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    Had all four of mine removed last year. Pretty simple procedure...I had 3 impacted, one wasn't, but they removed it anyway...they can cause rot in your jaw that will slowly eat away your jawbone...that's what was happening to me, glad I got em removed...I was in some serious pain from mine. I say if you have the means of proper dental insurance, save yourself the pain and have em removed.

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    Here's my wisdom tooth story: I don't have one!

    I have great teeth genes

    Jason

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