I never knew growing wisdom teeth could be so painful.

An infection has entered the gum around the tooth, and it keeps recurring. The dentist says I shouldn't have any out, as it is coming through. I just hope that's sooner than later!

18th August 2007: Just to say, that a mixture of warm-to-hot water and applied salt does wonders for the affected area.

1st June 2008: Also should point out,he doctor took an x-ray on the mouth 6 months ago, found out the tooth became hollow inside due to bacteria entering a gum flap where food entered, which was impossible to clean.

The operation in February only took 5 minutes, because it was hollow the tooth fell apart when it was extracted (not that I recommend you leave it that late to remove). The waiting was the worst bit, initially felt a bit weird around the area where the tooth was. Should have had the op sooner, save myself from rinsing every day!

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