This thread has two subjects that I have to mention together, because you can't understand one without the other. Remember a few months ago when I posted about enlisting in the Navy? Well, I'm going to do it. Thanks everyone for your responses in that thread. I'll be leaving for RTC Great Lakes this summer. The second part is about my wisdom teeth. Two of them are impacted, and I'm getting them removed soon. I hate surgery of any kind, I had hernia surgery when I was 8, and I just hate going under the knife. But I'm doing it because I'd rather they do it here at home while I have time to recover than the alternate option... Let them do it at boot camp. I have heard horror stories about the extractions there. Plus then you have to do PT and stuff while you're recovering. But here's the real dilemma that's bothering me: I had two other molars removed from my upper jaw when I had braces in Jr. High, so my wisdom teeth up there came in perfectly fine and healthy, as functional teeth because they had extra space. It's the bottom ones that are the problem. But I'm worried I'll get these impacted ones removed here, then when I get to basic, the Navy will get sadistic on me and remove the top ones as well just because. But they're perfecty fine. Have you had your wisdom teeth removed in basic, for any service? And if you've had them out anywhere, how were the following few days/weeks?