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1 posted on 12/04/2012 9:41:59 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Larry Lucido; Gamecock

You know what the difference between a sadist and a dentist is, don’t you?

Newer magazines.

Sounds like Yahoo! News is anti-dentite!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ythrdCsOFJU


2 posted on 12/04/2012 9:49:48 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: nickcarraway

58 years and I have all of mine. Better than all my other molars and my dentist constantly wants to remove one. No, I say it still works.


3 posted on 12/04/2012 9:52:32 PM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, I had two coming in horizontal, and two coming in at 45 degree angles. Had no room in my jaw for a third set, they’d have been pushing my other teeth forward and that would have been a mess.


4 posted on 12/04/2012 9:53:00 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: nickcarraway

Guy is a crackpot.

Had my Wisdom Teeth not been cut out I would have the smile of a typical Englishman.


5 posted on 12/04/2012 10:02:31 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: nickcarraway

I figured if my wisdom teeth behaved themselves, they could stay. Decades have passed and so far, so good.


7 posted on 12/04/2012 10:07:40 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: nickcarraway

My last day in the Navy I was checking out at various departments and when I got to the dentist I told him I had one more wisdom tooth that needed to be pulled. And believe me, it needed to be pulled. I wanted him to pull it so I wouldn’t have to pay a civilian dentist down the road. Well, the novacain didn’t work. For some reason it simply had no effect on me. I told him to pull it anyway. He had to break in two to get it out. And believe me, before he was halfway through I regretted my decision but it was too late to stop. Not something I’d do again.


10 posted on 12/04/2012 10:14:49 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: nickcarraway

I had mine out and suddenly became a liberal.


12 posted on 12/04/2012 10:22:29 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: nickcarraway

Is there a connection between the collective loss of wisdom teeth and our collective loss of wisdom ?


17 posted on 12/04/2012 10:59:06 PM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: nickcarraway
My mother still has hers. When the neurologist who claimed to have read her cat scans 'missed' them, it tipped her off that he hadn't looked at the scans. She fired him and got a more competent doctor.

Mine came in angled to destroy my cheeks, and are a memory.

18 posted on 12/04/2012 11:14:24 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: nickcarraway

I had an extra set of wisdom teeth that never came thru my gums. They used to get infected about every 6 months and I finally had a enough of it in my 20’s and had them removed. Haven’t had any infections since them.


19 posted on 12/04/2012 11:17:31 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: nickcarraway
[Insert my anecdotal story associated with wisdom teeth here]...
and so therefore the doctor is:

A) a maverick genius
or
B) a dangerous whackjob

20 posted on 12/04/2012 11:24:03 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: nickcarraway

This guy is a quack. Biologically speaking, wisdom teeth are there to replace loss teeth over time. Now with fluoridation and people losing less teeth, they become a serious problem for many when they start exerting pressure on the jaw because they have no where to “erupt.” I hurt for years before I finally had mine removed as a medical necessity. So yeah, they need to be removed early to prevent problems later.


26 posted on 12/05/2012 3:27:49 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: nickcarraway
Although you wouldn't know it to look at my teeth, as a youngster I never went to the dentist. Over the years I developed cavities which went unfilled. Two of my worst ones were in my very back molars. As a young 20 something, I finally went to the dentist. He pulled out the two bad molars and two beautiful new wisdom teeth filled in the spaces in no time. Eventually I did have the other two wisdom teeth pulled when I began to get earaches.

I suspect for many millenia wisdom teeth served the purpose they served me - to replace rotten teeth.

29 posted on 12/05/2012 3:55:17 AM PST by old and tired
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“claiming at least two-thirds of the millions of wisdom teeth extracted each year at a cost of billions of dollars were removed for no good reason”

There’s a BMW payment that needs to be made.


32 posted on 12/05/2012 5:19:14 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

Mine came in straight and I still have them all at 52. However, I can see in part where this guy is coming from. Every dentist I have ever seen wants to extract mine. IMO, all they see is a $1,000 when they see a patient with wisdom teeth.

My wife is lucky to get me to the dentist at all. Any preventative or elective activities are out of the question. If it doesn’t hurt, keep your mitts, pliers and grinders off!


33 posted on 12/05/2012 5:24:30 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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