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What Getting My Wisdom Teeth Removed Taught Me

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Like any responsible adult, I ignored the cavity in my wisdom tooth (or third molar to be medically correct), even after half the tooth disappeared.

I know how it sounds, but I promise it’s true. One day I awoke, and instead of the usual almost-microscopic hole in my top left wisdom tooth, a long-standing and avoided cavity I could rub with the tip of my tongue, was a giant gap.

In place of the little pit was a crater of a tooth, two jagged points with a deep valley in between. The thought of swallowing half of a fully developed tooth is a bit unnerving, to say the least, but alas, I shall never know the true destiny of my inadequate decayed enamel.

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