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Old 06-29-2007, 12:04 PM   #21
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OK, OK, I'll do it. Thanks for the advice.

I just spent about $4000 getting 4 crowns, and I had to negotiate all the "occlusal adjustments" down from what the dentist wanted........ Luckily, I have some good dental insurance, but am still out $900 or so.........

All because I tried a "recommended by dentists"product on the Internet to "fix" an alignment problem........
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:59 PM   #22
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hey tread lightly ... DW had a tooth ache her dentist wanted to perform a root canal on the spot ($1200 !!). She said "no" and left ... turned out to be a sinus infection.
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Old 06-29-2007, 07:11 PM   #23
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Best to get it taken care of. It may surprise you all but there is a connection between poor dental health and heart disease. Check it out.

Poor oral health associated with coronary heart disease
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Old 06-29-2007, 07:41 PM   #24
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shark teeth? we're lucky we don't have rodent teeth or we'd have to gnaw all day.

good to see yer getting the work done al. geez, sometimes getting people to do the right thing by themselves is like pulling teeth.

speaking of which, was chatting with an old friend earlier today who says she had a terrible two weeks. she had a cracked tooth which got infected and she wasn't aware of the infection which only became apparent to her when it spread to her cheek. only then the dentist wasn't working over the weekend so she had to suffer at home for three days in major pain. the tooth had to be extracted so now she is recovering from that.

and all she would have had to do was crown that crack. what's that saying: a stitch in time keeps you from looking like you're on crack? or something like that.
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Several years ago I was involved in an accident and later discovered that I cracked one of my molars when I apparently tightly clenched my teeth at impact. I had to have a major root canal and subsequent cap on it and thought my problems were over. Wrong. About three weeks later, I ended up in the hospital ER with symptoms very similar to that of a heart attack, especially strong pain in my jaw and my breastbone area. After many expensive tests, I was diagnosed with costochondritis -- inflamation of the cartilage between the ribs and the breastbone -- probably caused by the impact from the accident, compounded by a major infection in my jaw presumably caused by bacteria from the broken tooth.

I would never want to go through that again. Ever.
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:30 PM   #26
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Sounds bad. Last week I had Costcochondritis from eating too many different kinds of free samples.
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:50 PM   #27
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good one! I guess I did serve that one up slow and easy, right over the plate!
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Old 07-02-2007, 07:02 PM   #28
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Gabe loves going to costco, just for the samples. Runs from one little old lady to the next, gives them a big smile and gets his goodies. He's done so well a few times he's saved me the trouble of feeding him lunch...
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Several years ago I was involved in an accident and later discovered that I cracked one of my molars when I apparently tightly clenched my teeth at impact. I had to have a major root canal and subsequent cap on it and thought my problems were over. Wrong. About three weeks later, I ended up in the hospital ER with symptoms very similar to that of a heart attack, especially strong pain in my jaw and my breastbone area. After many expensive tests, I was diagnosed with costochondritis -- inflamation of the cartilage between the ribs and the breastbone -- probably caused by the impact from the accident, compounded by a major infection in my jaw presumably caused by bacteria from the broken tooth.

I would never want to go through that again. Ever.
that sounds awful!

i had a root canal fail - apparently occurs to about 5% fail, lucky me. 2 weeks after giving birth for the first time - boy was i unhappy about that. they shot some chloride something down to the infection site which increased the pain factor by 200%, like someone poking at your infection and holding - so after the original novacaine wore off, i was immediately in tears...

but that was when i learned all about the "pathways" the mouth can serve since they gave me all the warnings about, "go to the ER" if you feel pain in your chest, head, etc...i was stunned.
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