Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by pbell, May 18, 2010.
Question for all- Is it too late for DS to have wisdom teeth pulled prior to I-Day?
No, I don't think it is too late. It only takes less than 2 weeks to recover.
Our daughter had all wisdom teeth extracted last Wednesday. She still has some swelling, generalized pain, and is unable to effectively chew. I do not think she'll be able to run/train for another couple of days.
This may be a tough call as recovery varies for individuals. It is good to be home when the procedure is done... but a bona fide determination of medical (dental) necessity should be among the primary considerations when deciding.
Mine come out Monday.
Mine come out June 1. The Information Packet in the PRT says to get them done at least 1 month before I-Day if they have to come out within your plebe year.
My firstie did not have them out prior to IDay, nor during Plebe year nor youngster year nor second class year nor this year! Make sure it is medically necessary. It was never even suggested at Brigade Dental that they should be taken out.
When I mentioned to my dentist that NAPS had extracted my son's wisdom teeth, he left me in his chair -- my mouth propped wide open -- to check son's pre-NAPS x-ray. Came back muttering, "I just can't believe his teeth changed that much." (Must have had a boat payment due.)
If there is ANY chance your kid needs wisdom teeth out, do it @ home. Son's NAPS friends were great in looking after him during recovery, but it was tough, mostly on his mother, hearing that he was very uncomfortable w/ limited pain med's, hungry but unable to eat, etc.
Probably good pre-USNA training (he's a 2/C now) but I don't recommend it, and neither would my son.
Thanks for the input! DS is scheduled for extraction (dentist strongly recommended it) on 5/25. Pray for no complications and few missed workout days! Thanks again!
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