QUOTE(pianist_flautist @ Aug 9 2009, 11:54 PM)
, I've had overall.... *counts in mouth* 6 teeth pulled out
I was awake for them all but they were all milk teeth
I had my first out when I was 6 or 7. All I can really remember is when I sat down, I was clutching a tiny teddy I'd made myself, which I took to all hospital/doctor/dentist apps. The dentist came over and said "Now, let's give teddy to mummy so that we don't get any blood on him"
then they started pulling them out, and it hurt so cried a LOT and I remember the nurse person pleading with me to stop, and mopping my face up with tissues
I REFUSED to let them pull out any more after that. But then 6 years later I was summoned to have another 2 out. (These 3 were all molars, and pulled because they came through with very very little enamel, so rotted and got infected) These hurt a lot too. I remember squeaking when he started pulling, and he said "you can feel that?" I nodded, so he stuck an injection in the roof of my mouth
I'd convinced myself that it was only because I was little that it hurt so much, but I was wrong.
Then another year later, a few months ago, my orthodontist said I needed to have three out, two canines and another molar- all on top. (This was to do with braces...) it didn't hurt at all! Which was great.
But then on my top teeth I had my four front teeth, then on right hand I was missing three teeth in a row, and left was one tooth missing, tooth there, tooth missing. Luckily two teeth have grown in since... but when I smile, it still looks like I've only got 4 top front teeth