Super General Advice (the thread for advice without making a thread)

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by NevermorePoe, May 8, 2017.

  1. keltka

    keltka probably lost on campus

    I'm wondering if it might be tied to how they were taken out?
     
  2. KingStarscream

    KingStarscream watch_dogs walking advertisement

    It also depends on if the teeth are like... salvageable. Moony's teeth were so impacted that they were basically crushed before being surgically removed, so they weren't about to hand him a bag of tooth glitter.
     
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  3. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Mine's intact and isn't buried in the bone, so I don't imagine it'd be a huge deal. My main problem is with my even-numbers thing :(
     
  4. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    Mine were taken out because there wasn't enough room in my jaw for the extra molars.
     
  5. Deresto

    Deresto Lord Cowboy Deresto

    I got asked if I wanted to keep mine after and even though i gave them an emphatic yes, they didnt give them to me. I was also fresh out of surgery and i couldnt remind them bc my mouth was still numb. Still peeved to this day :argh:
     
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  6. Re Allyssa

    Re Allyssa Sylph of Heart

    I don't have wisdom teeth, but my baby teeth were enough little pieces of shit that it evens out.

    I got to keep the first two teeth that they pulled out. Probably because they were the first teeth I technically lost.

    1) they had to pull them out because my adult teeth were growing in behind them and causing problems
    2) yes I had two rows of teeth for a bit there, like a shark
    3) the roots were still attached and fully formed when they pulled them. (for the record, your baby teeth fall out because your adult teeth come in under them and eat away at the roots. The roots should be gone when your teeth come out)
     
  7. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I had a similar problem. I had two baby teeth out, but never an adult tooth - this particular tooth is the only one I've ever even had to have a filling in, because it's set awkwardly far back and it's hard to clean without making me gag. I think it probably ought to have come out sooner. Any tips for dealing with the even-numbers/asymmetry worry, other than asking to keep the tooth?
     
  8. hyrax

    hyrax if my heart could beat it would break my chest

    @vuatson yep, i'm in the USA! they cleaned it and sealed it up in a little sterile pouch before giving it to me. and it was definitely a dentist, not an oral surgeon, who extracted the tooth.

    edit: re how it was taken out, they were able to pull it, no surgery or anything needed. (it was the opposite of impacted, actually it was protruding too much because i didn't have a wisdom tooth below it to stop it.)
     
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  9. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist I had a vision about a post from a week ago!

    Teeth stuff: I’ve had several teeth removed - some to do deal with overcrowding, at the dentist's under local anaesthetic, which I got to keep, and a badly impacted wisdom tooth which I got removed at the hospital under general anaesthetic, which I didn't.

    That's all in the uk if that helps? Also they haven't spread out very much - there's no obvious gaps.
     
  10. LumiLapin

    LumiLapin Bad Bad Bun

    Hey so my parents are making up for several years of not having money for birthday and christmas presents by buying me a new laptop for my birthday. Does anyone have any suggestions? I mostly use it for games but not super super high end games- mostly modded skyrim and minecraft, stellaris, stuff like that. So something that can run that decently well would be nice. Also something thats a bit sturdy- I cart it back and forth between my place and my girlfriends place and sometimes to school, usually via public transit and walking. So not too fragile. I am pretty sure I have an upper limit of 1000$? Thank you for any advice
     
  11. theambernerd

    theambernerd dead to all sense of shame

    I know very little about computers, but the laptop i have is an Asus and of the brands of laptop i've had i probly like it the most so far, and I think?? i remember the dude at best buy saying it was one of the better standards as far as good laptop that's not specifically made for gaming. this was two years ago tho
     
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  12. Misty Pond

    Misty Pond Miss Complains-a-Lot

    so, my body's been doing this weird tensing stuff lately, in like...the past few weeks or month or so

    my brow keeps sorta tensing and stiffening even though I'm not actually actively creasing it or whatever? at first I thought it was just an anxiety thing, and it did seem to start off as that, but it's been happening around home and at work without any clear connection to anger or anxiety or w/e. and lately when I'm chilling in bed sometimes my legs will kinda like freeze up and get all stiff in a position and I have to slowly coax them out of it, which has never been a problem before. and this is really worrying because what if that happens when I go to stand up or something and my legs won't move like I want them to?

    does anyone know what might be up here?
     
  13. sirsparklepants

    sirsparklepants *cries in sports*

    I haven't bought a laptop in years, but you're going to want to compare 3 things to be able to play games: graphics card, RAM, and processor. You're going to need a computer with 4GB of RAM (this is also often listed as "memory") minimum to play PC games, even older ones, with a decent experience, ime, although more is better. You should be looking for a dedicated video/graphics card as well with at least 1GB of video memory, and your processor speed should be 1.8Ghz or faster.
     
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  14. KingStarscream

    KingStarscream watch_dogs walking advertisement

    I'm also going to second ASUS. I know some people have had problems with them, but between the HP, the Lenovo, and the ASUS laptop, the ASUS treated me pretty well and ran games the best of the three. All were a comparable age too, so it wasn't just a matter of upgrading from one year to the next.
     
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  15. LumiLapin

    LumiLapin Bad Bad Bun

    Yeah my current one is a Lenovo and I was pretty disappointed w it tbh. Thank yall!
     
  16. LumiLapin

    LumiLapin Bad Bad Bun

    It also cost like 800 dollars and was falling apart by year 2
     
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  17. KingStarscream

    KingStarscream watch_dogs walking advertisement

    Yeah that's... about my Lenovo experience. Did the keys stop working on you too?
     
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  18. LumiLapin

    LumiLapin Bad Bad Bun

    Nope but the screen case just split down the seams.
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  19. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Mine did that too, but it was still under warranty and they fixed it.
     
  20. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    I would recommend going for 8GB of memory rather than 4 if possible, depending on the games you’re wanting to play. A lot of newer games really do seem to need a lot of space. There were a whole bunch I bought but was never able to play because my laptop with 4GB couldn’t run them. Thirding the ASUS recommendation though. Mine played everything I asked it to that required 4GB or less, until fallout 3 killed the fan in its third or fourth year of life.
     
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