A few weeks after Gary had his wisdom teeth pulled, he complained they were growing back. I was skeptical until he pulled his jaw back to show me the sweet little row of eeedie-biddie tooth nubs along his gum line.
"It does look like your teeth are growing back."
"Stupid teeth! The dentist NEVER told me that could happen!"
I was already on Google. I didn't even finish typing "grow" before I found that "wisdom teeth growing back" is a popular search.
An aside: I do love that finish-your-sentence feature Google has now.
Evidently, the teeth only look and feel like they're growing back. Instead, the fragments of tooth and jawbone left over from a rough extraction creep up through the gums and sprout like tiny barbed tongue-snagging hooks.
In the future I will know to Google "bone spicule" instead.
Gary is growing a shark mouth, poor baby.
He went back to the dentist today and had her pull them out. Horrendous pain. And a new one is already fighting its way toward his tongue.
Can you imagine? That did not happen to me when I had my wisdom teeth taken out.