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My son had said something about getting teeth pulled. I told him if your teeth are not bothering you they should leave things alone. Well I guess I was wrong. I have read that they pull them. So any of your kids had their teeth pulled?


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Lots and Lots of SRs get their wisdom teeth out during bootcamp.  Mine had his out during Power School in Goose Creek because his schools take about a year and a half to complete so there's plenty of time while he's there.  They are typically given 2-3 days SIQ (Sick In Quarters) so they can rest up and take pain meds and then it's back to work.


It's like a "pre-emptive strike".  If teeth are going to give people trouble, it's usually the wisdom teeth so they Navy pulls them now so as not to have an issue while they are underway.


RTC takes good care of the SRs, so I wouldn't worry too much.

My son's first letter mentions they removed all his wisdom teeth at the begining of the month. He's complained about the teeth and I couldn't afford the $2grand. He's glad they did it. We discussed waiting a year or two....but whatever. Just hope it's not some training for the Navy Dentists.

When does your son graduate? There is a PIR group for you to join with lots of support and info.

He just left this past Monday ,March 12 so havent heard yet. Once i know something then I will join them. I am very upset about his teeth. I would have done it here at home if I would have known. He is in EOD group which is more demanding so having teeth pulled might mess with him more than normal.

One more questions about calls home on a regular basis. Does that happen about 2 weeks out or sooner?

Thanks for all the info everyone!
Thanks Barb!

Hey there, my son had to have the same thing done last week. So tell me, will that delay their graduation date?

My son just left for boot camp 3/14 so new to this site. My husband is an Army dentist, and the services follow very similar protocols.  The new recruits all get radiographs, and they fix cavities and any other problems.  If the wisdom teeth are coming in at an angle that look like they will cause trouble later, they take them out even if they aren't having pain right then. It's usually much easier to get them out of a younger person where the teeth haven't developed fully so the recovery is not bad.  They then do not have to have emergency dental work at a later date during a deployment when their absence  would cause difficulties for the unit, not to mention that the recovery is often more difficult when the gums are inflamed and infection is present.

Thank you, that summed up all of my questions about the Dental procedures in Boot Camp. :)

My son had his pulled shortly after he got there. He said he had to lay in the rack for 3 days but is feeling better. If it helps he said it wasn't all that bad the gave him pain meds and antibiotics.
I am still in DEP but I heard about getting my wisdom teeth pulled at RTC and wanted to do it before I left so I got two pulled and was going to go back a month later to get the other two pulled. It was a big mistake. I got in so much trouble by my recruiter and chief. They said you are not allowed to have any kind of procedures like that while in DEP and it's grounds to be kicked out. I'm very worried about getting my other teeth pulled in bootcamp and only having 3 days off. I was hurting for at least 4-5 days and didn't workout for at least a week.

I have already gotten the documents for my recruiter and it was awhile ago and did not effect my drug test. I was just mentioning this because I was told that you are not allowed to get teeth pulled while in DEP without asking your recruiter and getting permission first. They explained it to me as you signed you contract having all your teeth so you need to still have all your teeth once you get to basic.


Thanks for the link. I am leaving in a week so after being in the DEP program for the last 8 months I pretty much have it down.

:o)  Thank you for your willingness to serve.  I hope all goes well for you at the RTC and afterwards as a US Navy Sailor.


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