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#21 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:30 PM

Hello Jefa

Lovely to hear fom you but disappointing that you can't eat with dentures in. My husband has dentures and recently had a new top set replaced and still can't eat with it and has yet to have the bottom set replaced. I just wonder when he'll be able to eat better and can't understand what the point of dentures is, apart from enabling talking, if you can't eat with them in!

He has tried getting dentures from a dentist and from a dental clinic where they just make dentures but none of them seem to be any good! He was given one set so dark he looked like a 40 a day smoker and another set with teeth so small they looked like milk teeth. You'd think in 2012 they could do better!

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:29 AM

Well, here's an update; the tooth is still my head ha ha .But the dentist looked and he got a tool and checked whether he could do a root filling .

But my mouth is too tight for him to get in. Even if I just have it mildly. So when it hurts it's coming out .But at the moment I am not healing quickly as my thyroid is over active .So it's likely to be done quite soon; March time, I bet .

Christine.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:30 AM

Hi Christine,

Sorry to hear that your visit to the dentist was so unproductive.

It's a shame that he can't save the tooth but you can be comforted by the thought that once it's been pulled it can't hurt anymore!! ;)

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:16 PM

Hello Christine

Better out than in, Michael had a troublesome tooth out rather than fight to keep it, the relief was immense and once it was over he couldn't think why he left it in so long!

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:17 PM

The Dentist did show me what he had to do to save it, but there's no way he can get in to do root filling. My mouth is tight or getting small.
Have tight skin on my face, but to me its normal as I live with it.

Its draining so its not hurting but it can start up at any time. So its coming out. Dentist checked it twice last month.

I have not had it done as it means I can eat with out a blender. But I cut my finger on New Years day 25 days ago and its only just healed as thyriod is over active. So when thyroid is ok it is going to be done. Filling gaps will be a other problem. I might try the Eastman hospital for that or learn to eat with out filling the gaps. Ha ha.
I will have hardly any back teeth left.

Christine

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:24 AM

Hi Jefa
That is the best answer I have read on this topic. It just about covered all my concerns & gave me several hopeful ideas to think about. Thank you!
Liz

What do you reckon Christine?

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:16 AM

Hi Christine

Have you parted company with that troublesome tooth? Did everything work out okay for you?


Hi Jefa

Your post was good and your experience is better than some advice given by dentists.


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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:35 AM

No still have it. When its removed I will be eating on wisdom teeth so it has been playing up a bit but does not hurt. Dentist has give me some antiboics for my holiday just in case then its removal. My mouth is too tight for root filling he had a little try and it was useless.

Chris

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:09 PM

Wisdom teeth are good; it's a few more teeth to be able to chew on. Have a happy holiday.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:07 AM

Hi Chris
It seems sharing your tooth experience has been really helpful to a lot of people, including me, so thank you very much!
Sorry to hear your visits to the dentist have been grim. I do hope it gets sorted soon. You deserve a holiday so have a great time!
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:20 AM

Hello,
I have been referred to the Eastman Dental Clinic as I have Sjogrens and the dry mouth/small mouth/gum abscesses/possible tooth removal associated with Scleroderma.

The Eastman staff were helpful about saliva substitutes but so far have not made any suggestions about possible tooth removal and the chewing/eating problems which will be associated with the gaps. I am due to go back in four months but highly likely will have extraction or possibly two extractions in the meantime. I understand that abscesses and associated loosening and resorption of the bony tooth roots are all part and parcel of Scleroderma mouth problems. Oh joy!

My own dentist has given me an open prescription for anti-biotics so that I may have a supply to begin treatment at the first sign of an abscess but it feels like very slow progress is being made. Obviously I don't want to lose any teeth if possible, but this looks likely.

Does anyone else have similar mouth problems?
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:35 PM

Hello Suze

I don't have these problems but know of many people who do and no doubt they'll join in. At least you have good dental care at hand though.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:53 PM

Hello Suze,
I have lots of crowns and bridges and two implants. As well I have a sizeable gap on one side, but with the implants on the other side I have no problems chewing.

What I did learn through this process is not to wait too long between extraction and implant if you are going to have that procedure. Apparently after extraction the bone starts to shrink and becomes too small to support an implant. So that's one reason I have a gap, along with a fairly fragile tooth above the gap which wouldn't cope with another tooth underneath it. The other reason is cost of course - but if it was viable I am sure I would have found the money!!

I used to have a partial plate in my gap but as the Sjogrens got more active that became impossible too.

In your case I understand that the small mouth thing will make a difference too - I have been lucky in that area - just not so lucky with my internal organs.

Best of luck
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