Well, it's out. The right one, anyway, the assistant was running late and he just didn't have time to handle both teeth today. However, it was the right tooth that had the infected tissue and he cleaned most of that out when he removed the tooth, so between that and the penicillin there's no real rush to have the left one out until my mouth's healed up. The procedure itself was no big deal, it took almost as little time as my upper wisdom teeth, but what was interesting was what came out.
See, my wisdom tooth has tentacles. I have four roots instead of the usual two, and they're all curved around each other instead of straight down like normal tooth roots. This isn't unheard of (the dentist said the most roots he'd ever seen was five), but it's pretty unusual. Happily, all it meant was that he had to twist in the right direction to get it to slide out, and the one root tip that fractured off was easily retrieved.
The Cthulhu Tooth can be seen here
, and here
. I personally find it really neat, but some sensitive viewers may not wish to be exposed to curvy tooth roots.