Notification- Wisdom Teeth

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  1. aa2013

    aa2013 Member

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    About two weeks ago, I got my wisdom teeth pulled, as it was prefered by the Academy to have it done before I-Day. My question is this, do I have to notify the Academy or DoDMERB of the surgery, and if so, how should I go about doing it? Thank you.
     
  2. Christcorp

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    No, you don't have to notify them. Not unless you had complications like dry sockets or something and they had to do some other things to you. My son had his wisdom teeth done a couple months before entering BCT. We talked to his ALO and then called the counselor at the academy just in case. She said unless there was a problem, there was nothing to say, do, or fill out.
     
  3. aa2013

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    Awesome, thanks Christcorp.
     
  4. xsurfer

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    My son had his wisdom teeth removed about 3+ weeks ago and he developed a dry socket. We had it treated and even though he is perfectly fine, it is still necessary to notify the Academy/DODMERB? I would hate for him to get to the Academy and be medically turned back for something like this.
     
  5. Christcorp

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    If you're worried, call the academy counselor assigned to your son and ask them. I can't recommend either way. All I can do is tell you our experiences. The counselor, as well as some of the info in the packet, recommended getting the wisdom teeth done before going to basic. We did; no problems; and the academy said there is nothing to report or worry about. Remember, the academy recommended wisdom teeth being done ahead of time is a dual edge sword with 2 motives. 1) They do care about your son/daughter, and don't want to see them have issues 1,2, 3 years down the line where they HAVE to get the wisdom teeth taken out and it presents a problem if they want to become pilot qualified. 2) The air force LOVES IT when THEY DON'T have to PAY for any medical treatment and have to be RESPONSIBLE for that treatment.

    If it was me, I would check with your dentist and ask if there appears to be anything abnormal with your son's mouth. If there's anything "S/He" believes the military could look negatively on. If not, don't say anything. If S/He thinks there is something questionable, contact your counselor. Again, very important, that's what I would do. I'm not saying you should or shouldn't do it that way. best of luck.... mike.....
     
  6. btown13

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    i get mine out next monday. oh boy. everything should be clear by Iday though...hope so at least.
     
  7. PDub

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    That is cutting it extremely close, but you should be able to eat normally by end of June.
     
  8. l Taz l

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    I just got mine taken out yesterday. No swelling or pain. Very happy thus far.
     
  9. JustCallMeDan7

    JustCallMeDan7 USAFA Cadet

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    dont worry about it....as long as you dont get a dry socket you'll be all patched up in 5 days tops. But you will still have the holes/gaps behind the molars for 2-3 weeks! those can be annoying! lol
     
  10. Bombtrack

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    Yeah you guys are cutting it close. I had absolutely no complications, but the pain lasted about 2 weeks. It'd be interesting to see how you guys deal with that lol. hopefully you wont start bleeding or anything during a workout.

    I have a question about the Tuberculosis test? is it mandatory or can we just get it at the academy? my schedule is so tight i dont think i can fit two visits to the doctors for such a small thing.
     
  11. btown13

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    yeah, origionally my dentist was saying i didn't need them out at all. When he found out in May I was going to USAFA, however, he said we needed to take em out. Couldn't miss track or school, so this was the earliest we could do it. oh well...
     
  12. l Taz l

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    Yeah as of right now I have had almost no pain or swelling. I am pretty lucky. My holes should close up by the 25th and I have already begun working out again.
     
  13. btown13

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    well i feel pretty good today. kept up with the vicadin and all. hopefully i can get back to lighter working out thursday, hardcore again next week
     

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