A possible lack of wisdom

For the last week or so, my upper-left gum, at the very back has been sore. I think it’s because my wisdom tooth up there has grown out some more, or something. It’s been bugging me on and off. It’s not so bad today. It’s worse when I chew. I have never had to have my wisdom teeth out. Actually, I only have three wisdom teeth; I think it’s genetic. I’m missing the upper-right one. The other two are fine.

This is somewhat of a nuisence right now because I don’t have the time or the energy to go looking around for an oral surgeon. Also, I’d rather do just about anything than visit a dentist or oral surgeon. Being completely honest here, I think I’d rather sing naked in public than get my wisdom teeth removed.

It’s possible that I’ve just irritated my gum (and all of this is a coincidence) so I’ll see how things go over the next week or so. It doesn’t really hurt that much and is more of an annoyance than anyone else. Yet another thing over which to stress.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.