Pull Baby Pull!

Remember: Be true to your teeth and they won’t be false to you. I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow; he told me to wear a brown tie.

So, all does NOT go ass well as planned.  For three days, Paul’s upper left tooth has been giving him pain and finally it is about to go.   The new extraction doctor, Dr. Miller of Huntington Beach, comes in, we joke around with Paul’s joking he better get the correct tooth, and when he goes to numb the area…he numbs the lower right!  #32 is about to meet his maker…how can his be? That’s NOT the one bothering me!

One or two good yanks and out it came!

Well, the tooth diagram Paul was using is a front view meaning the left is on the right when spread out.  Paul was putting ice and Jack Daniels on the tooth that was hurting, not the one that had to come out anyway!

It’s official, Paul gots no more Wisdom!  The last Wisdom Tooth is gone!

Did You Know? A wisdom tooth or third molar is one of the three molars per quadrant of the human dentition. It is the most posterior of the three. Wisdom teeth generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 25.

Most adults have four wisdom teeth, one in each of the four quadrants, but it is possible to have none, fewer, or more, in which case the extras are called supernumerary teeth. Wisdom teeth commonly affect other teeth as they develop, becoming impacted. They are often extracted when or even before this occurs.

Although formally known as third molars, the common name is wisdom teeth because they appear so late – much later than the other teeth, at an age where people are presumably “wiser” than as a child, when the other teeth erupt.[16] The term probably came as a translation of the Latin dens sapientiae. Their eruption has been known to cause dental issues for millennia; it was noted at least as far back as Aristotle:

The last teeth to come in man are molars called ‘wisdom-teeth’, which come at the age of twenty years, in the case of both sexes. Cases have been known in women upwards of eighty years old where at the very close of life the wisdom-teeth have come up, causing great pain in their coming; and cases have been known of the like phenomenon in men too. This happens, when it does happen, in the case of people where the wisdom-teeth have not come up in early years. —?Aristotle, The History of Animals

Yes kiddies… Always brush your teeth…I have not had but two cavities in 30+ years!

Now what?  When I return home, Paul calls the oral surgeon who does root canals.  The surgeon wants a consultation so Paul has to jump in the car and meet with him fast as Paul has an appointment in Santa Ana at 5:30 PM.

Remember “Painless Potter”?

Do You Remember? The Paleface is a 1948 Technicolor comedy Western film directed by Norman Z. McLeod starring Bob Hope as “Painless Potter” and Jane Russell as Calamity Jane. In the film, Hope sings the song “Buttons and Bows” (by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans). The song won the Academy Award for Best Song that year.  More…

Some people have all the luck, he now needs TWO root canals plus maybe an extraction depending upon what they find under the crown and the piece to resistance you ask. The doc is excellent and has appointments out for weeks but as Paul is making the appointment, the phone rings and the doc had a cancellation for Thursday morning at 8:00 AM…only Paul could get an oral surgeon with an immediate opening!

Reminded me of the Painless Dentist played by Bob Hope

Finally Paul get’s home about 7:30 PM after stopping at the Pharmacy for pain and antibiotic pills…Paul just wants to sit down and visit with Sue from which he was separated most of the day.  We watched a cute movie about chefs and cooking and love and stuff before switching to NCIS and hitting the sack!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet loving my best friend and wife, having fun, learning, and passing on helpful things to others.
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