Yeah pain went down - no ibuprofen today. In the mirror it looks like the gum is growing over the wisdom tooth, but likely the tooth grew into the gum instead of out of it. Curious how this turns out.
As for appendecitis, you might be right, it might be a disease of the civilized diet. Wikipedia mentions recent studies show too little fiber in one's diet associated with it. Jeez, we're allergic to civilization all right :-/