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#1 chockers

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:42 AM

Hi Folks,

Next Monday I am having an infected tooth out. My mouth is too small to do a root filling.

So means when its healed I will need the gaps filled. He says normal false teeth won't be any good as they won't keep in.

So its a tricky one.We might try and do metal coated one with no roof of the mouth plate?

Has anyone got any ideas please. He says I did not need to go to the Eastman hospital as he should be able to sort something out. I also eat very badly, cannot chew, so will be using blender. I also have a dry mouth.

Christine

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

Hi Christine,

I just had my front tooth pulled because it had an infected, fractured root with a draining fistula. Before I had it pulled my dentist made me a "flipper" which also includes all my other missing upper teeth. When my mouth heals I will just have the front tooth added to my partial.

I have had metal partials and plastic partials before. I've never had problems with any of them, although I really prefer the plastic ones because the tongue rests on the upper plate and metal just doesn't feel as natural. I can use them for eating, although my front tooth is still a bit tender so I try to avoid putting a lot of pressure on it right now.

The instructions always say to take the teeth out before eating and soak them in water, because they might break. BUT, I can tell you, it is not socially acceptable to take your teeth out and float them in a glass of water at the dinner table or restaurant. And, I cannot eat without my teeth. I mean, that's half the purpose of replacing the tooth, isn't it? Half for beauty and half for functionality. I have fractured many real teeth and even caps by eating but I have never broken my partial, even after having dropped it on the ground many times with sheer old fashioned klutziness.

If/when I ever have any issues with the partial not staying in, I simply use denture adhesive (like Polygrip), which works wonders.

If your other teeth on either side are good, they may be able to make a bridge for you, which is a permanent tooth but does not require an implant.

You say you're not going to be eating, only using blender foods? In that case you don't need to be worrying about whether or not the tooth is functional, only how it looks.

Good luck on getting your tooth pulled and let us know what you decide to do.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

Hi Chockers,

I'm afraid I can't add anything to Shelley's wise advice, although I have had quite a few teeth pulled in my time and I can sympathise with you.

I do hope that you can get a satisfactory answer to your teeth problems; please keep us updated.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

Hi Christine,

 

What did you end up doing for the tooth you had pulled?  Is it healing okay?  I'm sending some warm get-well hugs your way.

 

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:28 AM

Hello Christine

 

The Eastman Dental Clinic are experts so may well be able to solve the issues your dentist can't, you'll never know unless you go!

 

I had a GP tell me he could do exactly what pain management clinics would do so refused to refer me, I finally got a referral and you know what, the GP could not/did not do what the pain management clinic did. Why? Because the clinic are experts whereas the GP was not.

 

Take care.


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#6 chockers

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:54 AM

Well its been out 4 weeks now.  Still not healed but the pain has gone.  Have to wait a while before he will do anything.   He wants it all healed.

Chris



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:56 PM

Hello Christine

 

I hope you start healing and am glad the worst of it is finally over for you. No pain...what a gain!

 

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:13 AM

Hi Christine,

 

That's good news; I'm glad to hear that your pain has gone.

 

What a relief that must be and I hope the gum heals soon for you!!

 

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