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Old 06-07-2007, 09:26 PM
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i have a little story i want to share in hopes it will save someone the pain i have been through the last few days.first let me start by saying i have not taken the best of care of my teeth.about 6 or 8 months ago i had a tooth break off so i went to the dentst.naturally it was to far to save so it was extracted.i then went back for some cleaning and other work thinking it was time to try and save my teeth,[about 10 years to late]i was out of insurance as they only pay 1k per year and most of the money was out of pocket[another 3k]well as always i put the advice of my dentist off once again[stupid on my part].now 6 months after i spent all that money trying to save my teeth[not following doctors orders at all[again stupid on my part]i was over on the west coast memorial weekend and bit into a hot dog and had the most pain i have ever felt in my mouth.but it did not hurt after words.i made an appionment when i got back home to see the doctor agian.[this dentist is a no frills tell you bout you azz doctor i have ever seen.well he said well congrats you now have destroyed what teeth you did have.he advised me that this was out of his leauge and told me all he could do was pull all my top teeth.he sent me to another dentist[a periodontal].she also advised me of the same out come.although sh is trying to save 4 or 5 of my top teeth to attatch my implant it looks pretty doubtful.i am 43 years old and do not [mentaly] want dentures.she has managed to save all but 1 and that one is iffy on my bottom teeth.so far only 2 of my top teeth so knows can save.now why am i sitting here doped up on loratabs with about 85 stitches in my mouth and telling you this?i learned a valuable lesson well a couple auctually.

1 those teeth in your mouth are all you get take care of them.

2 your teeth can seem fine,and even feel fine and periodontal disease can be eating your bones and gums and you will not even know it.it can be a matter of days and it can over take your entire mouth.my mouth did not hurt one bit untill i bit that hotdog and it has took all my teeth exept 2.



i just thought i would share and maybe someone will not have to go through what i have the last couple of days.


self inflicted stupidity pain is even worse.pride is gone with my teeth.




thanks Tommy
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It ain't all bad. Oh yeah, dentures have come a long way since granny's in the water on the nightstand. I'd get some shiny gold ones.
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Get them all replaced with posts and crowns - you will have the best teeth in town.
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:11 PM
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I see a dentist every morning .......in the mirror

Good luck with everything, if you have any questions or need some advice shoot me a PM or email
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once you got periodontal disease on you gums will never go away.

you can treat (inject you gums with antibiotics) very expensive, however you cannot completely get rid of it .
it will came back....
there's 2 medicines that help

periomed and periogard.

every time you brush use those 2 and your chances of fighting it will increase.

you can have gums disease even if you brush 2/3 times a day.
the bacteria gets inside the gum and brushing will not do any good.

flossing is the key.
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fidhhook54 - 6/8/2007 7:31 PM

... flossing is the key.


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I feel your pain Tommy.... Having grown up in an orphanage until age 18 we didn't get the best dental care if any at all. Subsequently I have fought dental problems all of my life. I seem to have leveled out about 15 years ago and currently have more bridgework than New York City. Get with ONE dentist and work out a long term plan and then.....STICK TO IT !!!!!!!
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:30 AM
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Eyeball - 6/8/2007 2:57 AM

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... flossing is the key.





your right also something else i learned.in 24 hours plauqe can form that connot be removed with just a brush it has to be scrapped off.
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Also if you want to get hard gums and whealthy
a solution of salt and warm water is the ticket.

brime them.
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fidhhook54 - 6/8/2007 9:27 AM

Also if you want to get hard gums and whealthy
a solution of salt and warm water is the ticket.

brime them.



can i do this with the stitches in?
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Also if you want to get hard gums and whealthy
a solution of salt and warm water is the ticket.

brime them.
can i do this with the stitches in?
Won't do much, may make it fell better, BUT, BUT!!! you don't want to forcefully rinse for the first three days following extractions. Doing so can create enough suction to pull out the clots and start the bleeding process all over, or worse yet, cause a dry socket(ouch).

More importantly, stay away from smoking and drinking through straws as well. 3 days is the magic time, after that have at it. Except for the smoking---it's bad for you




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Sorry to hear that Tommy. I just called my wife and asked her to make a dental appointment for me. I haven't been in along time.
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KJS - 6/8/2007 10:45 AM

Sorry to hear that Tommy. I just called my wife and asked her to make a dental appointment for me. I haven't been in along time.



do it this is the worst thing i have been through.my pride is the worst cuz i know nobody to blame but myself
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It may be worse that we know. There is a theory being studied that would link some of heart disease with a lack of dental hygiene. And more recently I heard on the news that now a link between pancreatic cancer and dental hygiene is being pursued.

In a nutshell, unhealthy gums have a gap between the teeth and the gum (deeper than 3mm) that allows bacteria to get down in there and actually enter unchallenged into the blood stream. Unhealthy gums are the only non-defended opening into the body. The cause of pancreatic cancer has eluded researchers until recently, like just a few months ago.

Researchers have long suspected the bacteria but could not account for how it was allowed to reach the pancreas. It is not conclusive, still being researched. The connection between bacteria that enters thru unhealthy gums and heart disease is more controversial. Some researches say “no way”.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/heal...p?newsid=60995

""Our study provides the first strong evidence that periodontal disease may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer," said Dr Dominique Michaud of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, who led the research."

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Tough luck, Tommy. I always tell myself there are folks worse off in this world when I'm faced with an unpleasant situation. Good luck, and listen to the Doctors.
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Sorry to hear that Tommy. I just called my wife and asked her to make a dental appointment for me. I haven't been in along time.
do it this is the worst thing i have been through.my pride is the worst cuz i know nobody to blame but myself
Don't feel bad about that - you have lots of company. Most all of the most prevelant diseases afflicting Americans are self inflicted.
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make shore u wear clean undrewear
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Why wear clean underwear? I'd probably shi* myself anyway!
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Who wears underwear???????
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