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Nomad

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Oh my! I'm amazed at the similarities we've had recently. I badly chipped a tooth on one side and broke a crown on another recently. I found a super duper well respected conservative dentist to fix both. Deep breaths. Important that you trust your doctor. One, was re-crowned and the other was sort of molded back (forgot the term). He did a great job. I found a dentist recommended to me by a retired chair side assistant. She tells me he is the best one in my state. This is priority number ONE!
 

runawaybunny

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When I'm under stress I also grind my teeth when I sleep. I've been told that it sounds like I'm chewing rocks.

A while back I went out of town and forgot to pack my mouthguard. Figured it wasn't a big deal to sleep without it for one night. Woke up the next morning with my front tooth broken in half.
 

Nomad

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Bonded! One was bonded...the other re crowned ...but still have the temporary on at the moment. I asked for a TON of that numbing agent...not the shot, just the swab. So nerve racking. Picture it all finished!!!!
 

Tanya M

Living with an attitude of gratitude
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I'm starting to wonder if you're chewing on rocks!!;)

I'm so sorry you are having such a bad time with your teeth.
 

dstc_99

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Are you in your mid thirties? My teeth went to pot at 35. The dentist said they see a lot of people have problems around that age.
 

TerryJ2

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Thank you all! Wow, I guess it IS stress! We're all in the same boat.

Bless you, dear dstc. I'm 57. :)

I found a dentist who was open today (so many things have been closed due to the weather)--my old dentist. I quit after 25 yrs because they (or we?) changed insurance. It was hard to leave. Today for exam, xray and filling it was $169. I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it would be a lot more. Their prices really went up. I asked for before-and-after pictures. They are so cool! The crack was amazing. No wonder it felt awful. Not too painful, just jagged.
No needles or anesthesia, just a quick numbing agent on the tooth itself. The wonders of modern science. :)
Unfortunately, there is a big crack in the bottom of the tooth and I will either need a crown or to have the tooth pulled. This will get me through the weekend.

Monday, it's to the surgeon to pull the tooth on the other side.

I can't wear my mouth night guard because with all the work being done, it doesn't fit any more. I had two but the new puppy ate one.
 

2much2recover

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UGH..............which is worse the dental work , or the dental BILLS! husband is having work right now and let me say it again ugh! And that's to the $$$ part. We had been going to the same dentist for a long time who just didn't care only to find out (well husband went first) that the dentist has been neglecting our teeth for years. Did I say UGH. I hate to know what mine is going to cost on top of husband's!!! husband told me the dentist is pregnant - well I hope she enjoys the new nursery we are paying for! :rolleyes:
 

TerryJ2

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Saw my regular MD today for a checkup.
Told him I sometimes have a hard time breathing, getting air inside.
He said it's stress. Recommended yoga. And Xanax.
Teeth, breathing ... yeah, stress can kill you.

Thank you all for being here.
 

dstc_99

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Have the surgeon pull both teeth. If it's a bad crack then it will most likely crack all the way eventually and then you will have to have it pulled anyway.
 

dstc_99

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IC your right. Unfortunately with a bad crack I would let the surgeon decide. I had one I spent hundreds on and had two root canals done. Still I had pain so they suggested a different treatment. That was hundreds too. Finally I had it pulled and got an implant.
 

InsaneCdn

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You can actually afford an implant?! I'm impressed!
I'm doing everything I can to avoid that, because there is no way to pay for it.
 

TerryJ2

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I am going to show him and will ask him what he thinks. I have photos. :) And he can get copies of the xrays.
Although I would like an implant if it has to be pulled, and I don't know if I can afford both at once.
It would be nice to get both over with, though.

In the meantime, I'm planning 2 or 3 trips up north and it's going to be expensive. I may visit my little sister, who just had a lumpectomy--but no cancer! Yay! And in July, I'm going to hear Temple Grandin speak. And then in Sept. my niece is getting married.
Maybe I should just move back to Minn.?

My credit card was breached. Again. $1.89 charge for NY Vacuum. Testing. Glad the credit card company caught it.

And I've been sent to collections over Cousin P's back rent at assisted living. $8,500. I took the contract and collections letter to our atty and he noticed that I'd signed the most recent contract with-my name, but forgot POA or Guardian. :eek:!!!! :cry:I am madly digging for the original, or anything that has POA written on it.
I'm terrified that they'll somehow finagle a way to lock onto our personal earnings. husband is already mad at me for bringing Cousin P down here from NY 5 yrs ago.

Still grinding those teeth ... :( :dead:
 
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