I only have 1 wisdom tooth. And it had been happily sitting in its bony crypt for the past few years, not giving me and trouble.
Just a couple of days ago I felt some tenderness behind my 17 and realized the awful truth - I could feel a swelling where the 18 is probably just hovering under the gum, trying to erupt.
So here comes the irony. When a patient comes to me with this problem I write a OPG referral and a specialist referral to see an oral surgeon to get it out. And I warn them that if they leave it any longer and let it get worse and they're stuck on a ridiculously long waiting list things are not going to turn out well.
Well. Here I am sitting around not wanting to write a referral for myself to see said oral surgeon.
I don't wanna!!