Wisdom Teeth

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  1. SAhopefulABQ

    SAhopefulABQ Member

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    Should I get my wisdom teeth taken out before I go to USNA or while I am there? I-day is in 7 weeks, and I am scheduled to get the surgery on 5/21. Is this too close to I-Day to get them taken out?

    Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks! :smile:
     
  2. K-Hawk1903

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    I would get them out before. The recovery time is very short, but I wouldn't think it would be something you would be comfortable going through at the USNA (i.e. It hurts).


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  3. E.Cadet.18

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    I posed the same question on the USAFA forum. The general consensus was: "Get 'em out". So about 2 weeks ago DS had his removed. About 4-5 days later he was good as new. He's glad he had it done.
     
  4. krhern

    krhern DS Class of 2018

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    Get them out BEFORE you go. Our DS had his taken out in February. He is glad that he did. He said he couldn't image having to deal with the surgery along with the other rigors of the academy, as well as playing varsity baseball.
     
  5. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    I got them out during the Ac Year. 48 hours sick in quarters. Back to regular schedule after that. Slurped yogurt and chewed with my front teeth for a few days. Really not a big deal.

    But you should be fine with a month in between. So you might as well.
     
  6. time2

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    This is a frequent question and you can search back on prior threads on this topic. IF your dentist has indicated they need to be removed, it is a good idea to get them done before I-day. If there is nothing medically wrong with them, there is no requirement to have them removed before you start. Some people never have them removed.
     
  7. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    Get them out asap! DS had them out in Jan and had dry socket. He was miserable for about 3 weeks.
     

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