Tooth Issues.

posted 7 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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4994 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Wow I can’t believe you have managed to survive so long with only a temporary crown. I had a crown done recently for the first time to protect a tooth that bears the brunt of my teeth grinding. From the second I had he temporary crown put on it hurt like hell until I had the permanent crown fitted three weeks later. I was worried the prep work aggravated the root and I would need a root canal but I think my pain was actually sensitivity from the temporary crown not being 100% sealed. Mine wasn’t reacting to hot or cold so I was convinced it wasn’t sensitivity, and I was gritting my jaw in my sleep more than ever and I think it’s because my tooth was sore. As soon as my permanent crown was fitted all my pain went away. If you call up today you should be able to get a permanent crown sorted before the new year, also you get those places that do one day crowns, maybe your insurance will cover that.

Perhaps that is your problem, now the temporary has wore down the prepped tooth is exposed? Or in some cases root canals can fail so it could be that. You will just have to bite the bulled and go see your dentist. I can totally sympathise with you, the dentist stresses me out so much but it is worth doing as soon as you notice a problem as it will only get worse.

Dental insurance isn’t great in the UK so I had to pay for mine which was about 1k out of pocket, so expensive but at least now I have gone through that pain and cost I won’t be tempted to skip a checkup any time soon.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Is your fiance a dentist or oral surgeon? If not, his opinion is meaningless. OP, go back and get the crown. You may have already paid for it, at least in part. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I really don’t know how your fiancé can tell if it is serious or not just from redness. That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard, he has no idea how much pain you are in just from looking at your tooth. 

You should call your dentist either way, usually if you are having any pain it means something is wrong so I think it’s best if you get it checked out either way!

 

coffeebean87 :  

Post # 8
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3515 posts
Sugar bee

If you had to borrow money to get the root canal, the crown will be in the same vicinity. Nevertheless you need to see a dentist for the restoration and stop being afraid. You’re in pain. In this case your fear can hurt you more than doing the thing you’re afraid of. 

Get a cleaning and checkup while you’re at it. I’m sorry the first dentist hurt you. Aside from the sting of the lidocaine, the one crown I got was painless. But the guy was exceedingly good with injections. Lol.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Go to the dentist asap. You might need the rootcanal redone if you’re experiencing pain. Either way, you should be going atleast every 6 months for a cleaning. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Unfortunately fearing the dentist/pain is very common, and chances are this will only get worse. You’ll be in for a lot more pain the longer you leave it! Also, very rarely does tooth pain cause ‘redness’ that is visible to someone untrained in dentistry. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

coffeebean87 :  My Dh ignored his tooth pain.  He ended up in hospital with one side of his face incredibly swollen, getting fluid drawn out. 

Then he ignored his tooth pain again.   He ended up getting 6 molars taken out which is still healing and cost us $3500, and he still needs about $3000 more work. 

Don’t ignore your teeth. 

Also he never had “redness”

Go to the dentist ASAP and get it looked at. Then after that make sure you go regularly for a clean and checkup.  

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

coffeebean87 :  I’m in Canada, but we pay for dentists with our private insurance or out of pocket. I would go in ASAP for the initial consult and diagnostics so they can diagnose what the issue is (it could be an infection, which waiting longer could lead to serious issues). You could always book the procedure in the new year if it’s not anything serious, but at least this way you can make an educated, informed decision. 

Post # 15
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3515 posts
Sugar bee

You’re young. Get an implant.

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