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]
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.