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#21 Heidi

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 05:59 AM

Hi Mary,

I am sorry to hear that you are joining the ranks of those needing an extraction! Owee! I hope it goes well for you and you are able to replace the tooth.

Your story sent chills down my spine! Oh, my goodness....that poor woman.

Do keep us posted on how you are doing.

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 09:42 AM

Hi Mary,

It also occurred to me that we're all starting to lose our teeth! I hope it's not catchy or something! :lol: I'm sorry that you too have a fractured root. I hope they can satisfactorily do some sort of replacement for you. Why are they doing a bone graft? I know you said it was to fill the gap, but I haven't heard of that being done. Would it be a very deep socket? I've had gum grafting done which was bad enough, but I should imagine bone grafting would be worse!

I am interested in your comment to consider all my options before going ahead with bridgework. I have no doubt that you have seen dreadful mess ups with bridgework and other things too in your work. Like the poor woman with the implant in her sinus!!! What a dreadful dentist to do that!

My dentist does do implants, but said to me a while back that he wasn't keen on them for me with my sclero problems etc. I would think the tooth I have just had out would probably be too close to my sinus by all accounts to have an implant. I know after reading about the woman I just mentioned, I'd be rather nervous to have an implant there!

As far as I can see my options are fairly limited. One, I have an implant, which is probably ruled out. Two, I have a bridge made, which is not without its problems as the teeth each side of the gap are not as good as they could be. Three, I have a partial plate, which I am NOT keen on, as I'm very sensitive to things in my mouth, partly because the sclero has made my mouth smaller. And four, I put up with having a gap! The last one is not really an option, as the more teeth I have out, the more my mouth is going to shrink, because the teeth help keep it at least within reason. And also, the teeth seem to move so that the gap gets partly filled in, with consequent gaps between the others.

So, what do I do? I'd be interested to hear what you think.

Good luck with your tooth, and let us know how you get on!

#23 debonair susie

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 09:44 AM

Hi Sherrill,
It's good to pop in every so often...wish it could be more :)
I'm happy to read you are doing well with the work you had done... good job!

I hope that everyone here who is dealing with dental issues feels better soon!

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