any had teeth that rotted down to the gum line?
has any one had teeth that has rotted down to the gum line i have about 7 or 8 teeth that has done that through the years it has been going on for about 11 years now that they have been doing this ..has any one had this same problem and if so what did the oral surgeon do about it was it and easy procedure to get them pulled what is left of them? any bodys help would be greatly apprecitated.. i 'm really affraid of dentist so i'm trying to find some one that has had the same problem and got it fixed so when i finally get the nerve to go i will know what i'm in for.. Thank you
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- Thank goodness I have never had this problem. But I must ask why you are afraid of dentists? Did you have a bad experience with one in the past? Also when was the last time you saw a dentist for a check up? I have had dental problems in the past, but none due to not seeing my dentist. Therefore to keep my teeth in the best shape I can I do see a Periodontist every three months. My sugestion to you would be get yourself to a good dentist as soon as possible -- and don't be afraid. Dentists don't bite and if they have to do any work that involves any pain you are given something for it so you don't feel a thing.#1; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 15:14:00 GMT
- Today there is no need to fear the dentist. Pain free dentistry is common practice now. If your fear is that great find a dentist that offers sedation for all of your appointments...you will not even remember you were there...I call it the nap pill...lol.
If your teeth and gums are not healthy, well your not healthy....and at the end of the day...that is all we truly have in life, our health.
With a great dentist you could turn your mouth into a smile and a set of veneers or dentures that will make you feel like a million dollars...and if money is an issue, many dentist's now offer affordable payment plans.#2; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 15:15:00 GMT
- Yep i had 10 of them and just had them all pulled last month and was mostly only roots left. so she numbed me up and pulled them like it was a splinter in my finger was fast and easy.i was amazed. no swelling no pain ,well little soreness maybe 2 days later nothing bad, but was given penicillin to take for 5 days cuz of the infected teeth pulled.#3; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 15:16:00 GMT
I have 2 right now. I don't have the money to pay for them to be pulled right at the moment, so I am trying to get by with it. It hurts quite a bit of the time when I try to eat, but . . . MONEY!!!
Even though Dentist's DO have Payment Plans and/or Loans available, I don't qualify because my credit is HORRID!!! Due to a previous divorce 4 1/2 years ago. FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!
Now, ALL my medical bills are catching up with me, and I can't pay them all, and slowly they are ALL starting to put them on my credit report. I keep up and pay for that "Free Credit Report" thing that is ALWAYS advertised here online and on TV. That IS one of the BEST things I have ever spent money on! I get notified if there are ANY new things put on my report, etc . . .
So, here I am, waiting to save enough money to go get it pulled. It is on the top, one of the Dracula Fangs, as "I" call it!!!
I have been on Antibiotics for forever these la
st few months because of cysts of have gotten on my body, but I 'just' finished my last round, and now in a few more days, they will be completely be out of my system. No problem. I 'can' go see my Family Doc, and he can prescribe antibiotics if need be. At least that will buy me more time?
I have gotten WAY behind in my bills because right before Xmas, our front and rear brakes BOTH went out, HUGE REPAIR BILL!!! THEN, I had 2 other teeth that had to be pulled because they broke down to the gumline, and the Oral Surgeon charged me the FULL AMOUNT!!!!!!! THEY REFUSED TO BILL MY INSURANCE COMPANY, STATING WHEN PAYMENT IS RECEIVED, THEY WILL REFUND WHAT IS OWED TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was $200!!!!!!
Left us with NO MONEY for gifts for our children for Xmas.
Being divorced, when the kids DID get here for Xmas, they threw a FIT when they DID get here, about spending the night, spending several days with me, etc. So, my husband and I (I am remarried to an ANGEL!!!!!), we took the gifts we 'did' get for them, to a Homeless shelter, and got to pass out AND give our gifts to a family there.
You know what?? That was the BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT I HAVE EVER GIVEN OR RECEIVED!!!!! MY HUSBAND AND I THANKED GOD THAT WE WERE ABLE TO DO THAT!! WHAT A BLESSING!!!! We were crying on the way home!
You are ALL wondering what my kids thought about that, huh?? Well, they couldn't BELIEVE we did what we did!!! Hey, if they couldn't find the time to visit me at ANY TIME OVER THE ENTIRE HOLIDAYS, THEN WHAT GOOD ARE PRESENTS FOR WHEN OTHER PEOPLE COULD REALLY USE THEM??
You know what else? Here it is the 1st of March today. They STILL can't believe it!!! They keep thinking I am going to pull the presents out. Ha, ha!! The joke is on them!! There are NONE!!!
I honestly could NOT sit here, knowing HOW HARD I TRIED TO FIND MONEY TO PURCHASE GIFTS FOR THEM, BY "NOT" PAYING UTILITIES, ETC., THAT (MANY OF YOU MAY "NOT" UNDERSTAND THIS, BUT . . . ) THERE WAS NO WAY I COULD SIT HERE AT HOME 'SEEING' THOSE GIFTS, OR EVEN KNOWING THEY WERE IN THE HOUSE EVEN, THAT I "HAD" TO GET RID OF THEM!!
It is a VERY hard thing to explain, but I divorced, in my opinion, a monster. ALL 3 of us, meaning myself and my 2 children, are IN COUNSELING!!! we NEED it!!!
Their Dad has them brainwashed I am "scum" because I live in a "Manufactured House" in a "PARK"!!! I am 'Trailer Trash'!!! I am SCUM, etc.
So, I KNEW Xmas would NEVER happen with them. I cried my EYES OUT!!!! I WAS SO SURPRISED THEY COULD "NOT" FIND IT IN THEIR HEARTS TO "EVEN" SPEND A FEW 'HOURS' WITH ME????????
They are 14 and 9. I have a disease that requires my using a wheelchair, which they have NEVER come to terms with.
ANYWAY . . . WAIT TILL THEY SEE A MISSING FRONT TOOTH!!!! HA, HA HA!!! I AM SORRY, BUT I HAVE TO LAUGH!!!! THEIR DAD WILL HAVE A FIELD DAY WITH THAT ONE!!!! I GUESS I WILL REALLY BE CONSIDERED TRASH THEN!!!!
So, in order to buy Xmas presents for my kids, I did not pay some utilities, and I did NOT buy a lot AT ALL! Their Dad bought them these $300 electronic things? Sorry I can't compete. . . , NOR DO I WANT TO!!!!
So, I KNEW they thought their gifts here would suck. bUT . . . NOW it has taken 3 months to pay off my balances, and I STILL OWE, because if you miss "1" payment, you are kicked OFF the Budget Plans. Really sucks. Oh well. I keep trying!!! All I can do!!!
But. . . here I sit with 2 REALLY bad teeth, and I have to suffer with them, ALL because of Xmas. I will NEVER do what I did EVER again!!! Rob Peter to Pay Paul!! No WAY is it worth it!! I learned MY lesson!!!!
Well, good luck with YOUR teeth!! It DOESN'T hurt!! Honestly, you will feel SO much BETTER AFTER you have the work done than what you feel like NOW!! I PROMISE YOU!!
I don't have but 17 teeth left now. Unfortunately, I have NO molars that meet, which make it REALLY HARD to EAT!!!!!!!!
Spasm Woman!#4; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 15:17:00 GMT
- well thank you for letting me know what happened makes it seem easier for me.. knowing that someone else has been through this. yeah well i have 7 or 8 bad ones and some there is barly any tooth left just can feel a little of it on top of gum and one has completely ( misspelled) cover up like nothing was everthere but other has black marks on top of them i guess where there is some tooth left.. well once again thank you for your imput was much appreciated.. Going to get a appoint ment soon just hope i can find a good dentist .. Have had problem with dentist in past being mean to me and just down right being rude to me. so hopefully i can find one that is heart warming and caring to help me through this..well glad for you everything went good hope my outlook is just as good.. thanks again
tdmap#5; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 15:18:00 GMT
- Well.. I don't know about that - But I was sitting here at work today - and my eye tooth on top just fell out! I called the dentist I am supposed to go this afternoon at 3:15. I have scared feelings about the dentist also. I know he don't hurt me - but he has pulled several and my front tooth did the same thing as this - it just fell out one day. He did a cap on that one - I am so hoping today when I go he will say that's what he can do for that one - It is to my gum also almost. I am scared!!!#6; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 15:19:00 GMT
- Hi TD Mapp!
Well, no problem! That is what we are here for! To HELP EACH OTHER!
I know ALL TO WELL about finding a NICE AND GOOD DENTIST! I have had the SAME experiences as you! The last bad one, well, that was only a few months ago. He pulled 2, they didn't want to heal because I had pieces of broken tooth that HE broke! coming out of the holes!
I had to THEN go to a Surgical Dentist, he said it looks okay, it IS normal for pieces of tooth to come out STILL, BUT , the other day, I HAD ANOTHER PIECE OF TOOTH COME OUT AGAIN! 6 MONTHS LATER?
So, since we moved BACK to THIS CITY, I have NOW BROKEN OUT IN CYSTS AGAIN!! I have EVEN gotten a cyst in my mouth!!!!! It was 'next' to the last molar I have left on my lower right gums. That is the ONLY tooth that lines up with ANY other molar in my mouth, AND THE ONLY WAY FOR ME TO CHEW! The WHOLE tooth got infected. OW! My girlfriend had this aneseptic she bought from CVS, and let me tell you, that cyst had this last tooth SO infected! It was DISGUSTING! I had to use that product for 2 weeks. It was HORRIBLY PAINFUL AS WELL!
HERE, again, I SAY WE ARE OUR BEST DOCTOR'S! ONLY WE KNOW WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR BODIES, OR AT LEAST KNOW SOMETHING IS UP WITH THEM, IF SOMETHING IS OFF, IF WE DON'T FEEL WELL, AND IF IT CONTINUES ON, ONLY WE KNOW! I AM REALLY EMPHASIZING THIS BECAUSE IF WE REALLY TRY TO TUNE INTO OUR BODIES, WE KNOW SOMETHING IS WRONG, AND I WOULD PREDICT, AND NO, I HAVE NO MEDICAL DEGREE, NOR ANY TRAINING IN THE MEDICAL FIELD, I ONLY KNOW FROM MY OWN BODY'S EXPERIENCE, AND BEING TUNED INTO MY BODY SO WELL BECAUSE I HAVE NO CHOICE, BEING AS HANDICAPPED AS I AM. I can't allow myself to much stress, anxiety, and I can ONLY go to 1 placce on any day, and some days, I can't go anywhere, ALL depending on how I KNOW I feel.
The BAD"Dentist had previously pulled out the tooth 'next' to the last molar I have left. There are STILL pieces of tooth coming out from EVERY tooth he has pulled.
My BEST SUGGESTION TO YOU FOR FINDING A GOOD DENTIST: TALK TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. If it takes driving 1 hour away, DO IT! You KNOW it is worth it! Just a quick word of advice. That 1-800 Dentist phone number you see advertised on TV, well, they had my bad Dentist listed. So, PLEASE BE CAREFUL! This is WHY I suggest talking to ALL your friends AND family on finding a GOOD dentist.
I ride the handicapped bus ALL the time to get around to all my Dr and Dentist appointments. IF you can ride the bus, or even just the plain old line-busses, TALK TO PEOPLE! EVEN STRANGERS! It is easy for me to talk to people because I have ALWAYS had the Gift of GAB! Ask my hubby, friends, and family! It had gotten FAR in my career, when I could work, but now with this disease, working will NOT be an option for me ever, unfortunately. I do MISS WORKING TERRIBLY! BUT, God has a different PLAN OF ACTION for me at this point in my life. I have gotten the opportunity to grow spiritually, a LOT more so than when I WAS working, and I am thankful! Sometimes I have to go into the ER for Valium drips thru an IV when it gets really bad and I can't control the spasms, like now. BUT, the last time I was in the hospital, in the beginning of February, the NIGHT NURSE called me a DRUG ADDICT ALL BECAUSE OF THE MEDS I HAD TO TAKE TO STOP THE SPASMS! I LEFT THE HOSPITAL! So far, it has been VERY interesting, I have NOT been charged for that stay yet! HOW DARE SHE DO THAT! TO BAD IF I NEEDED WHAT I DID! I HAVE A DISEASE NO ONE UNDERSTANDS, AND I WOULD NEVER WISH THIS DISEASE ON ANYONE! NOT EVEN THAT NASTY NURSE! THESE SPASMS ARE SO PAINFUL! ACTUALLY, SPASMS ARE SO BAD, THEY CAN BRAKE BONES, PULL YOUR BONES OUT OF THEIR SOCKETS, I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT THAT OFFICIAL NAME IS?, BRAKE RIBS, ETC. THEY HURT SO BAD WHEN YOU GO THRU THEM, YOU MOAN, GROAN, SCREAM, if YOU HAVE THE STRENGTH TO DO THAT. It took me 3 years to get a diagnosis. It was NOT UNTIL I went into the Detroiit hospitals that I was able to see REAL Dr's, who really KNOW things, KNOW NEUROMUSCULAR diseases, etc. The Dr's around here where I live ALL thought I was ONLY seeking pain meds. Well, I didn't know what was wrong? I am not a Dr. I thought that was what I needed, was pain meds? Here I had Dr's telling me to LEARN TO LIVE WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS! My Rheumatologist actually had the NERVE to tell me I 'could' go to a Neurologist, BUt, THEY WOULD 'JUST' TELL ME THE SAME THING SHE HAD BEEN TELLING ME ALL ALONG. EXTREME OSTEOARTHRITIS!!! Thank GOD in HEAVEN, I KNEW spasms couldn't be THIS bad from OSTEOARTHRITIS! It was a GUT FEELING, WHICH THANK YOU GOD, AGAIN, I ACTED ON IT, AND HERE I FIND OUT I HAVE THIS INCURABLE DISEASE, WHICH REQUIRED AN ENTIRE CHANGE IN EVERY MEDICATION I TOOK!!!! THIS PREVIOUS RHEUMATOLOGIST HAD ME ON chemotherapy!Again, I followed my GUT! YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW YOUR GUT!
I have a LOT of Anger Issues with these Dr's around here in my area. I AM going to write the Dr's letters and tell them what DISEASE I REALLY HAVE! I WON'T BE MEAN OR ANYTHING, BUT, I "HAVE TO GET THIS OFF MY CHEST I will ALSO be explaining to them they MUST LEARN ABOUT "
RARE DISEASES AS WELL AS REGULAR DISEASES MOST PEOPLE SUFFER FROM. THEY JUST CAN'T BLOW PEOPLE OFF ANYMORE, AND THEY CAN'T JUST "BLOW PEOPLE OFF BECAUSE "THEY" THINK THEY KNOW EVERYTHING LIKE MY RHEUMATOLOGIST DID BY SAYING THE NEUROLOGIST WILL JUST SIDE WITH HER AND GIVE ME THE SAME DIAGNOSIS! THEN, THE NEXT TIME THEY GO FOR MORE TRAINING WHICH IS REQUIRED, THEY BETTER NOT SHOW UP FOR ATTENDANCE THE CLASSES, THEY BETTER "NOT" SKIP OUT OF THE CLASS THE FIRST CHANCE THEY GET AFTER THE ATTENDANCE IS TAKEN!!! I FOUND OUT FROM ANOTHER DR THAT SO MANY DR'S, WHEN THEY ARE GOING THRU THEIR RESIDENCIES, THEY SHOW UP FOR ATTENDANCE, BUT THEN THE FIRST CHANCE THEY GET, THEY SKIP OUT AND LEAVE THE HOSPITAL!!!!! A Dr I have seen for the last decade, AND WHO ALSO FOUND MY DISEASE, told me all about that. My son has ADHD, and the Dr my 'ex' took him to, (a new Dr because the one I had been taking my kids to, the 'ex' owes him money, so he COULDN'T go back there!!!) says he does NOT believe in ADHD!!!!! I have a HUGE ISSUE WITH THAT NOW THAT he actually SAID THAT OUT LOUD! He was a lso "UNETHICAL", and told us NOT TO TELL MY SON'S SCHOOL THAT WE WERE TAKING HIM OFF OF MEDICATION, UNTIL WE COULD CHANGE THE MEDS OVER! YOU BET YOUR WAS ON THAT TELEPHONE TALKING TO THE PRINCIPAL TELLING HIM "ALL ABOUT THAT DR APPOINTMENT!. HE WAS VERY APPRECIATIVE I INFORMED HIM. What is the big deal about noT telling the school? Doesn't EVERYONE think the school should know because his behavior will be SO disruptive to the other students, and MY OWN SON WILL BE GOING LIVING HELL GETTING IN TROUBLE FOR THIS AND THAT AND EVERYTHING! UNLESS YOU HAVE A CHILD WITH ADHD, YOU CAN'T IMAGINE HOW FRUSTRATING AND STRESSFUL IT IS FOR THE CHILD TO EXPERIENCE ALWAYS GETTING IN TROUBLE, LOSING FRIENDS, HAVING NO FRIENDS, AND ON AND ON! I KNEW WHAT MY SON WAS IN FOR! I HAD TO LET THE SCHOOL KNOW! IT WAS GOING TO SHOW IN MY SON'S ATTITUDE AS PURE FRUSTRATION!! AND ON AND ON!!!
Anyhow, we CAN'T leave our health "ONLY" in the hands of Dr's OR Dentist's, we have to get 2nd opinions and most of all, FOLLOW OUR GUT FEELINGS!!! Like that nurse, when I was in the hospital, and she called me a "Drug Addict". Come on!!!! I WOULD NEVER GO AROUND JUDGING!!! AND I DON'T!!! (OKAY, EXCEPT DENTIST! BUT, ONLY DENTIST'S THAT HAVE DONE ME WRONG, AND EVEN THEN, IT IS NOT A JUDGMENT CALL, IT TS THE TRUTH!) That nurse had NO IDEA what my disease was, and ADMITTED TO IT! I told her to go look it up online, I was told that she has NO ONLINE ACCESS! I KNOW FOR A FACT SHE WAS LYING!!! SO THEN I TOLD HER I AM "NOT" STUPID, AND I KNOW THERE ARE MERCK MEDICAL MANUALS FLOATING AROUND THE NURSES STATIONS, AND IF THERE WASN'T ONE ON HERE FLOOR, THAT THERE ARE OTHER FLOORS THAT "WILL" HAVE MANUALS. SO, NOT JUST FOR MY SAKE THIS TIME, BUT FOR OTHER PEOPLE'S AS WELL. I AM POSITIVE THAT IF I WERE ACCUSED OF BEING A DRUG ADDICT, THERE ARE "DEFINITELY" OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN CALLED THE SAME THING! I MUST STAND UP FOR MYSELF AND FOR OTHER PEOPLE, TOO!
AND, NONE OF THIS 'YOU KNOW WHAT' ABOUT NOT KNOWING ABOUT DISEASES, OR NOT KNOWING OR EVEN HAVING A "WAY" TO FIND OUT ABOUT THEM, NO, NO, NO!
i AM SURE IF DR'S HAVE TO TAKE SOME KINDE OF OATH, THAT NURSES HAVE TO DO THE SAME SOMEHOW, IN SOME WAY
OKAY, OFF MY SOAPBOX!
I AM SORRY!
BEST OF LUCK TO YOU!
GOD BLESS YOU!!!!
SPASM WOMAN#7; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 15:20:00 GMT
- I KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A FRONT TOOTH IS JUST THE WORST POSSIBLE TOOTH TO LOSE!!! IT IS EMBARRASSING, AND YOU FEEL LIKE EVERYONE JUDGES YOU AS 'SCUMMY' BECAUSE WE LOST A FRONT TOOTH.
SOUNDS LIKE YOUR DENTIST HAS A PLAN IN PLACE FOR YOU, SO DON'T WORRY! i KNOW HE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU!
LET US KNOW!#8; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 15:21:00 GMT
- P.s. I Am Going With Dentures. I Don't Know If That Is Good Or Bad, But I Don't Have Enough Teeth For Anything Else And I Am "not" Paying All That Money To Line Those Dentist's Pocket's With Gold!!
Gottta Love It!!!!!#9; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 15:22:00 GMT