CurlyGurl - Member
I've got a horizontal one pushing on a good tooth, have been told by the dentist that I can 'choose' whether to have it out and when.
When I'm brave enough...
Get rid of it. Seriously!
That's why I had both of mine out, they were both partially erupted and impacted (?). I was having bouts of SO much pain (from it pushing on the neighbouring tooth and also some weird nerve thing going on) before I had the first one out - the relief afterwards was immediate. I was in, anaesthetised, extracted and back to my car in 20 minutes feeling SO much better.
So when the second one started giving the same symptoms I went to the dentist expecting a battle to get them to remove a healthy tooth. The dentist said unless I could give him a very good reason not to, he was going to take it out then and there. He did - 15 minutes later I was back at work and nothing but a slight ache the next morning. Most gentle dentist ever. I was back on real food that evening.