Ardo09203 Posted September 5, 2013 Report Share Posted September 5, 2013 I have a couple questions regarding medical records, and wisdom teeth, and figured I'd try and combine them into one thread vs making multiple new ones. Going through the list of things that Lindsey recommends having before meeting with a recruiter, I see "medical records." This makes sense because if you list something like a surgery on the pre-screen form, then they will probably want to see some documentation once you get to MEPS, and having that ahead of time can be helpful. My only concern is what happens if those records don’t exist anymore? For example, the only two surgeries I’ve ever had in my life were tubes in my ears, and tonsils removed, and I’m pretty sure both happened before the age of four. I probably haven’t seen those doctors in at least 10-12 years. With the law requiring doctors and hospitals to only retain records for up to seven years, I’m thinking the chance of those records still being in existence, is slim. So what would I do in those cases? My next question is about wisdom teeth. I still have mine, and because I’m only 21, they really haven’t started to come in. They are not causing me a problem, and even though one is breaking the skin, it only bothers me when brushing. Is there a policy in the army that requires you to have them removed? I hear stories about guys that make it all the way to basic, then have them yanked at reception bn. and end up having to do basic with the fresh soreness of having them pulled (not fun)! I would like to avoid that, and potentially even have them pulled by a civilian doctor just to do it. Is there any type of waiting period or anything that I would need to undergo after having them pulled? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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