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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 16, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
Haha! I totally took the tapeworm hook. Good one!
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Apr 16, 2013 - 03:36pm PT
Thanks Scott - Im fine but its cool you're helping people out like that. If I had a tapeworm I would probably leave it alone since its always so hard to lose weight.

All that's left now is to cut out the sutures after a week, scissors will probably work fine and I wont need a cattle rancher, just a paper pusher of which there are many around here.
skywalker

climber
May 9, 2013 - 05:58pm PT
Hi Micronut/ Scott

I just went to the dentist for a tooth I broke a couple days ago. Let me premise that it had a root canal 20 yrs ago and has been slowly ground to a pulp (no pun intended). Its the far back lower molar. The dentist gave me several options two of which require bone removal to make room to fix. The other was simply removing it and that its not that bad because its the 1st molar.

It was interesting that he noticed my bite was not correct and there was some discussion about me breaking and dislocating my jaw (break at the joint) 20 years ago. He didn't tell me what decision to make but hinted that due to lack of space in the back and an incorrect bite that it maybe better to correct the bite and cut my losses.

I had it pulled (not pretty for me) today. Afterward he said I was better off without it. I'm scheduled for a full evaluation in a month. Its the first time I saw this guy but he was super confident in his abilities and seemed like my super hero in this problem.

So....might I be better to call it good and rather than an implant in that small space and the bone restructuring required, use the effort to correct the bite and move on. I'm 40 by the way with a full set of teeth otherwise.

Thanks for offering! I felt he wanted to give me my options but wanted me to decide and I would like advice as a non patient. I know it all depends but any thoughts would help moving forward.

S.../Dan
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Jun 12, 2013 - 11:51pm PT
Hi Scott,

Having crowns put on 6-12. Sleep grinding when younger = my 56 year old teeth are ready. Plus me a businessman professional so need a nice smile.

My dentist went for the “rapid treatment” timeline. 2 sessions a week for 3 weeks = molds are now made so now just awaiting the permanent crowns.

So here is my Q's? Was this too aggressive? 2 – 3 hours in the chair for 6 sessions in 3 weeks? Lot of Novocaine, too. Am asking because I also have come down with a raging ear infection that likely is no correlation to the treatment other than maybe my immune system beat up from the shots and drilling?

And for that matter, are placements of the cords used in making mold supposed to hurt like a mutherf*kr?
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jun 13, 2013 - 12:29am PT
I think Micronut is on ElCap at the moment. Or perhaps just getting down.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2014 - 02:30pm PT
Skywalker and Swellymoon. I just checked this thread for the first time in almost a year. It kinda fell off my radar.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2014 - 02:37pm PT
Skywalker. How you doing with that molar gone? If it really is a "first molar", which means it is the closest molar to the front...2nd molars are behind that and 3rd are your wisdom teeth.....you should look into a replacement.

If it is indeed your first molar you probably really want to look into replacement with a dental implant. The first molars are somewhat the cornerstone of the back teeth and it really helps long term to avoid other issues with your bite down the road if you have a good first molar. Especially if you have a history of issues with your occlusion, you may want to consider a consultation for an implant. They are wonderful and very predictable and typically less painful than the extraction. Have a surgeon do it, not a general dentist who also "does implants."

Let me know if I can help in any other way.

Scott

micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2014 - 02:39pm PT
Swellymoon. How is that work in the upper front teeth holding up?
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Aug 21, 2014 - 09:34pm PT
Don't leave us Micro!!
Thanks again.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 21, 2014 - 10:04pm PT
Micronut, my wife has about half a Grand Cherokee SRT in implants in her mouth.
Can I use her mouth as a down payment?
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 21, 2014 - 10:07pm PT
How many miles on it Reilly?
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Aug 21, 2014 - 10:17pm PT
at 3-4k an implant, for those of us on a time and dollar budget who maybe had wisdom teeth come in... thoughts? I've been needing to take care of those but considering my car cost 1/8th as much I'm wondering how the heck I can come up with that?

Any Mexican doppelgangers?
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 21, 2014 - 10:35pm PT
Greg are you missing a tooth or have a bad tooth? And where?
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Aug 21, 2014 - 10:42pm PT
A pair in the back, my wisdom teeth. Kinda falling apart : / too much... rock climbing?
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Jan 12, 2015 - 08:15pm PT
I'm only resurrecting this to say that the doc can't call in you pain meds to a pharmacy to be waiting for you after your procedure. In California, at least, you have to take the script in yourself to get it filled.
I was unpleasantly surprised at this after today's semi-epic day in the chair, but all is well.
Also, thanks again Micronut for all your good info.
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Jan 12, 2015 - 08:42pm PT
G Davis,

A friend recently had a lot of dental work done in Costa Rica, at a clinic with a very high standards. The total was a mere fraction of what the cost would have been here.

PM me if you want the info.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Jan 12, 2015 - 09:08pm PT
Okay, I'll bite, my dentil hygiene went completely off the rails after spinal surgery.

In need of periodontal deep cleaning I sat in the chair of mid evil torturous invention five out of ten planned times at a cost that sent us into debt.

I was very embarrassed to take a year to pay off the debt. I had both side top back molars yanked then.

in hind sight a mistake not to have tried to use the tooth tops to create implants ?

and now the next in line are both very loose. the upper right is fully rotted below,
at the root/gum line juncture.

I live, run-out, on the edge of a dentil emergency with no pro in. Fully committed in the splatt zone.!

Insight and fear of the costs, have me in a holding pattern, while I wait for some sort of insurance or for death and salvation .

been told that they can use the old tooth that is good ?
except for the gum receding and loose ness I have little pain, some cold sensitivety.

Getting long in the tooth sucks , truth.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Mar 13, 2015 - 12:51pm PT
uh oh. Had crown prep a week ago and the last few days it's been hurting...not much...but more like I "feel" the tooth...slight pressure feeling. Called dentist...he thinks I may end up needing a root canal. I've never had one and almost faint at the thought of it but I also know this crown prep doesn't feel like any other crown prep I've had.
I'm scared shitless to tell you the truth. Crowns I can deal with...but root canal?????

Any words of wisdom since I don't have them either.

Scared in Santa Cruz


Susan
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Mar 13, 2015 - 04:13pm PT
Root Canal - two words that strike fear in the hearts of men and women.

Followed closely by two more words that strike terror in the same - "Rubber Dam".

Start practicing now by shoving a Von's plastic grocery bag into your mouth while lying upside down for 3 hours as someone in a mask trickles water down your nostrils.

I cannot decide if the Rubber Dam was invented by the S&M crowd or has Dick Cheney been hired as a consultant for the ADA.

SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Mar 13, 2015 - 05:17pm PT
^^^ ha ha good one. Breath play I guess.
I did have experience with the "rubber damn" (sic)...as my dentist in the 70s used one (or I assume it was) for his general dentistry work. I recall this big rubber thingy over my face.

Susan
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