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    My loose tooth

    I've been dealing with this loose tooth for over a year. I had some gum work done and the periodontist put in a graft to stabilize it. Last week I bit down on an almond, which made me see stars and caused quite a bit of swelling. This week its back to normalish.

    My options are:

    [LIST=1][*]Have them splint the tooth, which requires putting holes on the two surrounding teeth, which in turn will leave them more susceptible to decay.

    [*]Yank it and put in a bridge, which will require cutting the surrounding teeth to secure it.

    [*]Yank it and get an implant (not covered)

    [*]Handle it like a man until it falls out.[/LIST]
    No pole cumming....

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    [QUOTE=Jetworks;3955276]I've been dealing with this loose tooth for over a year. I had some gum work done and the periodontist put in a graft to stabilize it. Last week I bit down on an almond, which made me see stars and caused quite a bit of swelling. This week its back to normalish.

    My options are:

    [LIST=1][*]Have them splint the tooth, which requires putting holes on the two surrounding teeth, which in turn will leave them more susceptible to decay.

    [*]Yank it and put in a bridge, which will require cutting the surrounding teeth to secure it.

    [*]Yank it and get an implant (not covered)

    [*]Handle it like a man until it falls out.[/LIST]
    No pole cumming....[/QUOTE]

    root canal, post, and crown are not covered, but a bridge is? WTF?

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    get a second opinion. why are they cutting into surrounding teeth?

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    Is it a baby tooth?

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;3955298]get a second opinion. why are they cutting into surrounding teeth?[/QUOTE]
    perhaps he meant gums...the only thing a birdge would do is anchor to the other teeth not cut them (I don't think anyway)

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;3955298]get a second opinion. why are they cutting into surrounding teeth?[/QUOTE]

    [QUOTE=jetswin;3955303]perhaps he meant gums...the only thing a birdge would do is anchor to the other teeth not cut them (I don't think anyway)[/QUOTE]

    The dentist told me that they make a very slight cut into the surrounding teeth to secure the epoxy and wire, otherwise it would affect your bite.

    [url]http://www.deardoctor.com/inside-the-magazine/issue-15/splinting-treatment-for-loose-teeth/[/url]

    In the case of a bridge they have to cut the surrounding teeth to accommodate the bridge crowns that will secure the bridge tooth itself.

    [url]http://www.clearwater-dentistry.com/bridges.php[/url]

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    I wouldn't wait til it falls out. Nor would I opt for a solution that would promote future decay. Deal with it now in the most effective manner possible. Bad teeth suck azz.

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    Is it safe?

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    [QUOTE=Jets Things;3955324]Is it safe?[/QUOTE]

    HA!


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    [QUOTE=Jets Things;3955324]Is it safe?[/QUOTE]


    lol!


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    Sad to say that I have become somewhat of a resident expert when it comes to dental procedures.

    Where is the tooth located, near the front or the sides/back?

    If your tooth is loose, then your gums are no longer firm enough to keep potential infection out. Which means if you dont get it yanked, then you are putting your surrounding teeth at risk as well.

    Epoxy & wire? Sounds kinda hack-ish. I would get the bridge done.
    And stop eating nuts.

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    [QUOTE=Fishooked;3955368]
    And stop eating nuts.[/QUOTE]

    Almonds are not nuts.

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    [QUOTE=Fishooked;3955368]And stop eating nuts.[/QUOTE]
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    [QUOTE=Jets Things;3955324]Is it safe?[/QUOTE]

    Perfect!

    It's one of the molars and it's more from bone loss than gum disease per se. I've definitely gotten a handle on it and the dentist did say it's not too loose, but it will need to be addressed down the road. I'm just weighing my options.

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    [QUOTE=Jets Things;3955379]Almonds are not nuts.[/QUOTE]


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    [QUOTE=Jetworks;3955276]I've been dealing with this loose tooth for over a year. I had some gum work done and the periodontist put in a graft to stabilize it. Last week I bit down on an almond, which made me see stars and caused quite a bit of swelling. This week its back to normalish.

    My options are:

    [LIST=1][*]Have them splint the tooth, which requires putting holes on the two surrounding teeth, which in turn will leave them more susceptible to decay.

    [*]Yank it and put in a bridge, which will require cutting the surrounding teeth to secure it.

    [*]Yank it and get an implant (not covered)

    [*]Handle it like a man until it falls out.[/LIST]
    No pole cumming....[/QUOTE]

    I have a fortune in dental work my mouth. Whatever you do.... get it fixed when it falls or you'll have deep problems or yank it NOW as an above poster correctly points out.

    I have 3 implants, all paid no insurance. Each one is around $2,500, Oral surgeon to yank tooth, put in implant etc..$1,500, cap $800.

    I am a BIG BIG fan of implants. They are perfect. Problem with a bridge is once the tooth is gone, you will have bone loss which will make the area suspect to problems in 10 years or so. A bridge is fine but I had a bridge for 15 years, the bridge weakened and then am implant becomes difficult beacuse of the bone loss.

    If the dentist puts you under....make sure he doesn't fondle you! That's key.
    Last edited by southparkcpa; 02-09-2011 at 04:09 PM.

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    [QUOTE=jetswin;3955334]lol!


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    [QUOTE=Jetworks;3955276]I've been dealing with this loose tooth for over a year. I had some gum work done and the periodontist put in a graft to stabilize it. Last week I bit down on an almond, which made me see stars and caused quite a bit of swelling. This week its back to normalish.

    My options are:

    [LIST=1][*]Have them splint the tooth, which requires putting holes on the two surrounding teeth, which in turn will leave them more susceptible to decay.

    [*]Yank it and put in a bridge, which will require cutting the surrounding teeth to secure it.

    [*]Yank it and get an implant (not covered)

    [*]Handle it like a man until it falls out.[/LIST]
    No pole cumming....[/QUOTE]

    I guess making it a LOD with a hastily arranged wrastling match with cracky the crack head is out of the question.

    :D

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    Lolz

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