Thats not "normal"

  1. What interesting things have to seen on patients that are not normal?
    Ex: I had SIX wisdom teeth (they are now in my jewelry box) my dentist said the only other time he had seen some one with six wisdom teeth was when he was doing charity work in African, he said it was on a huge 300 pound African male. (I am a 5'1" 103 pound shrimpy woman)
    Does that mean I have more widsom than most?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   caroladybelle
    I had 8 impacted molars in there that were removed.

    I guess that took all my wisdom away from me.
  4. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from caroladybelle
    I had 8 impacted molars in there that were removed.

    I guess that took all my wisdom away from me.
    OUCH!
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    What interesting things have to seen on patients that are not normal?
    Ex: I had SIX wisdom teeth (they are now in my jewelry box) my dentist said the only other time he had seen some one with six wisdom teeth was when he was doing charity work in African, he said it was on a huge 300 pound African male. (I am a 5'1" 103 pound shrimpy woman)
    Does that mean I have more widsom than most?
    I only had 2 (thank goodness)
  6. by   student4ever
    My coworkers all think I'm a freak of nature. You know how some people have an extra "bump" of bone on the roof of their mouth (I guess more on the palatine bone, rather than the palatine process of the maxilla - see, I know my anatomy!!!)... well, apparently mine is extra big. It doesn't seem wierd to me, because I've always had it. But I yawned at work the other day, and one of the nurses was sitting down next to me and happened to see it and said, "oh my god, what's with the tumor on the roof of your mouth???" I was like, that? oh, it's always been there! It doesn't get in the way of anything, and doesn't hurt, and the dentist isn't worried about it (he's never mentioned anything) so I guess it's okay!

    Oh, and all 4 of my wisdom teeth grew in the opposite direction they were supposed to go - towards my maxilla and mandible respectively. Wierd, huh?
  7. by   suebird3
    ouch! poor you.

    i never had wisdom teeth. was always told "only people who needed wisdom, had the teeth."
  8. by   Gompers
    When I was a baby, one of my teeth (incisor next to two front teeth) came in almost adult-sized. When I lost that one as a kid, the new one that grew in was almost baby-sized! My dentist said that somehow they flip-flopped in development.

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