My wisdom is worth $1,300

So this photograph is pretty gross . . . but this whole procedure fascinates me. They took out 4 wisdom teeth in 15 minutes for 1,300 dollars. Thank goodness I’m covered by insurance and I have a good friend to drive my anesthized self back home.

And well, we have this weird family tradition (and I know it is really, really weird) of keeping our teeth. That started with my grandmother who kept all our baby teeth in a box . . . I know this sounds very odd, but couldn’t help myself so I kept and added them to the box my grandmother kept. Actually my grandmother also kept my cousin’s first baby tooth on a necklace . . . told us it belonged to a little kid who didn’t behave themselves . . . the women in my family know the power of subtle intimidation.

But also when you think about it, each wisdom tooth was worth $325 a piece too right?


Also on an interesting side note Japanese scientists say they have created stem cells from the wisdom teeth of a 10-year-old girl . . . read the article HERE


  1. Dude. That’s why even though the dentist told me at fifteen I should get my wisdom teeth yet, I’ll turn 24 this year with them still in my mouth.
    Those don’t even really look like teeth, anyway… you sure you weren’t just hiding misshapen tic-tacs back there all these years? Hope they gave you some horse tranquilizers to deal with the pain and don’t eat broccoli!

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