Someone explain to me the logic of pulling out a wisdom tooth because of a cavity. I was too astonished to argue with the dentist at the time, but like, I am pretty sure that is going overboard… Ever since I got wisdom teeth, every dentist has said that they don’t need to come out… :|
I got my upper ones out a few months ago even though they were just chilling benignly, and it came down to two reasons:
1) apparently after age 30 your jaw gets more brittle and hard and pulling teeth becomes that much more miserable, and
2) your wisdom teeth can still get cavities or infections or other gross stuff that may medically require them to be pulled out, at which point, see #1.
Still sucked, though. If it’s on the Navy’s dime, get referred to an oral surgeon so they knock you out. Being awake was 0/10 stars, mostly not painful but still unpleasant.