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Blayze
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Blayze

Doesn't play well with others...
Location: CANADA

Total posts: 187
Posted:What is the point of them? Really? mad
I had mine taken out today and I'm just wondering. confused


I smile because I have no idea what is going on...

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thelost
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

thelost

mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 355
Posted:I REALLY have no idea...I had one that started growing out in the top left and when it got to about 3/4 of the length of the tooth next to it, it stopped! what the hell?

Now I got another one that started poking through my gums in the top right about 3 days ago and it's just starting to get irritating...

What's most annoying is that I turned 19 this year and my free dental treatment ran out... frown


It's better to burn out than to fade away

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Lemonkey


Lemonkey

Stalking amidst the desert, carrying an oversized scalpel...
Location: Huddersfield + Hull Uni... UK.

Total posts: 1019
Posted:I think it's something to do with the fact we eat like wimps.

Back in the day, x00,000 years ago, our homo-ancestors used to hunt, and bring home the kill, which consisted of a lot of meat. Either raw or cooked, this was a hard-to-chew piece of food, so they needed huge wisdom teeth within a large jaw in which to decimate the meat...

Now-a-days, we steam/boil our vegatables, eat cereals, and all matter of "easy/soft" to eat food. This in turn, reduced the need for our huge jaws, wisdom teeth, "cramping" our mouth with teeth, which is why a lot of people need orthodontal (spl?) treatment.

Or so I read. Makes sense though.


Willy - is bad for your health...

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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr

Total posts: 4217
Posted:I assume they're called wisdom teeth as they come through around about the time you start to mature just before puberty (i think i was twelve-ish)

well they dont make me any wiser... ubbloco


Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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thelost
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

thelost

mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 355
Posted:Erm...wisdom teeth come out around the age of 18 or so i think...not puberty. My sister had all 4 come out between 18-20 and she had to have 2 of them removed i think.

Just going back on the theory of eating tough foods...why would wisdom teeth appear at around the age of 20 instead of along with other teeth at the toddler stage?...i say toddler cos i honestly don't know when a child should have a full set of teeth.


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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr

Total posts: 4217
Posted:mine did come through early.
hell i matured early. when girls were still reading my little pony annuals i was reading readers digest!!!


Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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thelost
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

thelost

mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 355
Posted:hmmm...freak(y)... ubblol

It's better to burn out than to fade away

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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr

Total posts: 4217
Posted:*sulks in the corner*

Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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thelost
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

thelost

mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 355
Posted:Well at least you had them out at 12. Mine are just coming through now ubbcrying Hopefully there will be some good coming from this...I WILL get wiser...
Who am I kidding?...I'll never be wise enough to give advice.
Hopefully, in the future my grandkids or something will love me for that biggrin


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heyahoney
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

heyahoney

Redneck Woman
Location: Texas, Yeeeeehaaaaaw

Total posts: 566
Posted:i dont know, my wisomd teeth decided to start to come out during this freakin hurricane we got hit by...the fact we had no water or electricity made it worse...that and the fact im pregnant...

Top Three Things I've Learn While Being A Mom
1. Baby poop comes in many colors.
2. Makes sure all dirty diapers are not accessable to my dog.
3. Burp rags are not big enough.

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Blayze
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Blayze

Doesn't play well with others...
Location: CANADA

Total posts: 187
Posted:Hmmmmm... Interesting. I don't think that mine made me any wiser, although I must say that after having them removed, my head is not so clear (I blame the painkillers!)
Advice for those yet to have them removed...be diligent about putting ice on your cheeks. 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off for the first 24 hours (except when sleeping of course) I am hardly swollen at all! biggrin


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thelost
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

thelost

mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 355
Posted:One real thing that scares me though...when I went for a check up after my first one poked through, they x-ray'd my jaw to give them a little record of what state my teeth are in and to see what stages the other wisdom teeth were in...I

I was shocked to see that both my lower ones were COMPLETELY horizontal i.e. growing INTO my teeth at the back...I never realised this could actually happen. I only thought that because there's not enough room at the back of your jaw, they grow out at a weird angle...but erm...90 degrees to the direction they should be growing at?... eek


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JonnyRok
BRONZE Member since May 2005

JonnyRok

Look! I'm Darth Bunny!
Location: Sunny South Africa

Total posts: 446
Posted:Hey! Same thing happened to me! The top left tooth came out about 3/4 of the way and then stopped. Thankfully my others dont seem to be giving me problems though.

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You are a pirate!
Yo ho fiddle dee dee, being a pirate is alright to be,
Do what you want coz a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!

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Sakura_Moon


Sakura_Moon

Hop's Kitten Jester.
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Austral...

Total posts: 1803
Posted:I'm currently teething.
Its hurts


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I am Jack's Raging Bile Duct...

Loving you from the deepest part of my loins.


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Elanna
SILVER Member since Aug 2003

Elanna

Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.
Location: NJ or DE, USA

Total posts: 2293
Posted:Written by: thelost_seraph
I was shocked to see that both my lower ones were COMPLETELY horizontal i.e. growing INTO my teeth at the back



That's what happened to my bottom wisdom teeth. I had a stupidly busy schedule at the time, so I had to wait months before I could get them removed. During those months they conviniently plowed into the rest of my bottom teeth so I now have crowding. biggrin You might want to get yours out 'fore the same thing happens to you.


Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?

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Dona eis requiem *whack*

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Lemonkey


Lemonkey

Stalking amidst the desert, carrying an oversized scalpel...
Location: Huddersfield + Hull Uni... UK.

Total posts: 1019
Posted:Mine are horizontal too... but they decided against moving them, as they were afraid of damaging a nerve, and they think that they won't move...

Willy - is bad for your health...

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=Flashpoint=
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

=Flashpoint=

Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...

Total posts: 2719
Posted:Mybottom wisdom teeth are growing horizontally too! This is wierd...

Hy top ones are growing outward into my jaw ligaments at the sides of my mouth. I cant brush em...

My top ones are coming out next week, and my bottom ones are coming out the week after. At a total cost of 100 quid. Bloody teeth...
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Well, they will be afterwards wink


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction

Total posts: 13215
Posted:oh damn, i have to get mine out when i get back to aus...

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings

Total posts: 4172
Posted:Having a rummage around my mouth with my tongue earlier (as you do), I discovered that I have the very small beginings of my wisdom teeth comming through on my top jaw.
They don't hurt, but on a search to find a small mirror to inspect my grown up grown up teeth I cracked my head on the extrator fan in the kitchen. Very ow frown


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction

Total posts: 13215
Posted:When I went to the dentist when I got home, he said not now, but next year. So late 06/07 its seeming.....eek

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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alien_oddity


alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees

Total posts: 7193
Posted:i hadd 1 wisdom tooth and the one infront taken out......i hate dentists, i been sedated, gassed you name it but they refuse to treat me.


i had to be knocked out (like i asked for at the begining)


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L0s3r_r@v3r
SILVER Member since May 2005

L0s3r_r@v3r

enthusiast
Location: Swansea, Ma (US)

Total posts: 274
Posted:i got mine out last week icky very makes you feel poopy but gettin outa skool/work is fun! ^__^

You know what I'm thinking about right now? That's right, Tacos!

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