Quarterback Cam Newton had teeth pulled

By - Bad Breath Expert

SUMMARY:  Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton led his team to victory against the Chicago Bears in week five despite having his wisdom teeth removed a few days earlier.

Posted: October 6, 2014

Cam Newton played too well Sunday to get pulled from the game, but his wisdom teeth were another story.

The Carolina Panthers quarterback underwent a minor surgery for wisdom teeth extraction early in the first week of October, only a few days before a nail-biting 31-24 victory over the Chicago Bears. 

"I had my wisdom teeth taken out," Newton told ESPN after the come-from-behind win. "I've been under the scope so much this ... season, I guess it's just catching up with me."

The two-time Pro Bowler had his ankle surgically repaired in March and suffered fractured ribs in August, which prevented him from playing in the season opener at Tampa. But his wisdom teeth hurt almost as much as the others, he said. 

To keep pain levels down, the dentist recommended taking one wisdom tooth out a time, even though all four would need to be extracted eventually. Newton said although he likes his dentist, he didn't want to keep coming back. 

"So I told him to take all four out," Newton said to the source. "Day 1, good. Day 2, good."

Day 3, not so good. But his mouth didn't appear to give him any trouble against Chicago, when he completed 19 of 35 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns.

Unless Newton wanted to try skunking his opponents with bad breath, getting his wisdom teeth out was probably a good call. Individuals who leave in the extra teeth might experience dental crowding, which can lead to bacterial infections, bad breath and even gum disease.  

A study from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons showed that having wisdom teeth later in life can increase an individual's risk for complications, as wisdom teeth make cleaning more difficult. 

But Newton was all smiles after the game. 

 "Cam Newton probable for next week," he told ESPN. "That's all right. We got a great win today."

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