Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Aussie Dentist

Me: Tooth face neck hurt ow.

Aussie Dentist: Hmm. [needle needle] Let's just pop that sucker out.

Me: Rnph ow?

AD: Sure, why not.

[AD grabs pliers, stands up, leans over, reaches into mouth, pulls out right top rear wisdom tooth]

AD: Smell that. [holds freshly extracted tooth to my nose]

Me: GAH!

That was my first gone wisdom tooth. AD asked if I wanted him to use one of his dental drills to drill a hole through it so I could put some string through it and wear it around my neck. While I have no plans to wear my gone wisdom tooth around my neck, I said Of course.


That is one nasty looking tooth.

Cost of emergency visit, x-ray, tooth extraction, temporary filling in cavity exposed after extraction: $290 AUS (about the same as US dollars). That's possibly close to what it would cost in the U.S., not sure, but I think it's a bit cheaper.

17 comments:

  1. ouch that sounds painful! it was about that for me to get all 3 of my wisdom teeth out last year (missing one. i claim i'm further evolved than most) for my deductible. otherwise it would have been about $1300 without insurance. he also gave me laughing gas. glad you're not in pain anymore!

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  2. It may sound painful but at least you ease the burden by having your aching wisdom tooth. Anyway, that's not an everyday pain. Congrats for the bravery.

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  3. I've experienced so much pain with my wisdom tooth. I guess it’s normal to encounter this pain.

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  4. That looks like a really old tooth, thank you very much for sharing and have a nice day.

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  5. Thank you for sharing, I suggest putting it in a air tight storage.

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  6. Sounds like a really painful extraction! And by the looks of that tooth, even my Marietta dentist would recommend it to be removed.

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  7. You definitely need to have that removed, if not that tooth will sure to cause some problems.
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  8. I agree with Brad. That tooth will eventually cause serious problems in your gums if not extracted not to mention halitosis or bad breath. Plano sedation dentistry

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  10. Wow, and he just pulled that out? Where is your dentist based? I'm looking at dentist in Sydney City dental veneers right now in my browser and I wan't to see if I can get some veneers cheaper.

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  11. My dentist suggested to me that too when she removed my wisdom tooth. Your tooth is small and I think it would look cute when you dip it into gold or silver then put a soft metal necklace.

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  12. Your Aussie dentist is hilarious by making you smell your wisdom tooth that was freshly extracted. Lubbock dentists suggests to their patients that they could make their wisdom tooth into a memorable souvennir by crafting a necklace out of it.

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  13. I will not even try to smell any tooth that is freshly extracted out of my mouth even though I have a good oral hygiene. The blood and the saliva will always smell awful together.

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  14. I’m sure it does smell awful because my hilarious dentist did that on me too. When she suggested that I make a necklace out of it, I told her if she can clean it first. I want to dip in into silver before I craft it into a necklace.

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  15. These comments, spam and not, are killing me. For this post? So weird.

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