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Wisdom Tooth Removed – Ouch!

Yesterday I got to do something very fun. Ok, not quite.  I have went to the dentist’s office a few times over the years, and one of the things the dentist kept on saying is that I have 3 wisdom teeth, and the tooth in the lower left side of the jaw needed to be removed?  Why?  It is what is called an impacted wisdom tooth.  These type of tooths grow at an angle, and if you leave them in as you get older, you can except excessive crowding of your other teeth, as well as the chance for the gum to grow over the tooth and get food and bacteria stuck in it.

So what did I do?  I bit the bullet, and decided to have the wisdom tooth pulled out yesterday.  Thank god I only had 1 tooth to pull out.  This is what happened.

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