1. Patients launch $1.27 million crowdfunding campaign for ME/CFS gut microbiome study.
    Check out the website, Facebook and Twitter. Join in donate and spread the word!
The Pathway to Prevention (P2P) for ME/CFS: A Dangerous Process
Gabby Klein gives an overview of the P2P process, shedding light on the pitfalls with advice as to what we can do in protest ...
Discuss the article on the Forums.

Help! Tooth Trouble

Discussion in 'Skeleton, Skin, Muscles, Hair, Teeth, and Nails' started by Yungas, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Yungas

    Yungas

    Messages:
    34
    Likes:
    12
    Ok Im pretty freaked out right now I went to the dentist because of a tooth infection in the back top tooth, a big bastard with 3 roots, the dentist tells me the infection too bad for root canal so they wanna take it out.

    They numb my mouth and start yanking at it with plyer things,
    I spot the concerned look on their faces after 20 minutes (there was 2 of dentists)
    They say its not coming out and I have to have surgery, but the secretary booked me in for 3 weeks??? Thats a long time to have a fukd up chipped infectious tooth.

    I dread to think when this anesthetic wears off...

    Ive read a thread here where someones cfs was caused by a tooth infection that spread to his jaw bone, and it was cured.
    Im hoping mine will be or at least helped when I clear this tooth infection.
  2. Nielk

    Nielk

    Messages:
    5,249
    Likes:
    5,188
    Queens, NY
    First of all, I hope they gave you antibiotics against this infection.
    Second of all, I would try to get a second opinion before pulling the tooth.

    Good luck and feel better!
  3. Sallysblooms

    Sallysblooms P.O.T.S. now SO MUCH BETTER!

    Messages:
    1,767
    Likes:
    331
    Southern USA
    Can you get to another dentist fast? I can't believe you would have to wait for that!
  4. Wonko

    Wonko Senior Member

    Messages:
    627
    Likes:
    104
    England
    In the UK most NHS dentists choose the cheapest treatment option, especially if they are doing (or have attempted) other work as well, thats normally extraction (cant really blame them, UK dentists are on the breadline what with only earning 180 an hour from the NHS)

    Very surprised they didnt just slice and dice it out, with anasthetic that would be the prefered method of extraction in that circumstance, it can be messy but it's fast and gets the job done - only danger is them nicking an adjacent tooth will doing it - it's not a lot of fun without anasthetic tho.
  5. Sallysblooms

    Sallysblooms P.O.T.S. now SO MUCH BETTER!

    Messages:
    1,767
    Likes:
    331
    Southern USA
    I didn't realize you were in UK. I am so sorry you have to wait and I hope you have antibiotics. Maybe you can call and see if anything can be done to get there sooner. Sad to wait when you already tried to get help.
  6. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

    Messages:
    1,480
    Likes:
    405
    Upstate SC, USA
    We sure have our share of dental problems!!!
  7. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

    Messages:
    4,044
    Likes:
    885
    Concord, NH
    Doesn't sound like bad money to me?

    GG
  8. Enid

    Enid Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,309
    Likes:
    840
    UK
    I had infection discovered my own teeth some time back Yungas - for no apparent reason crowns were falling out and other teeth crumbling. My Dentist insisted the roots in question come out (4). I was sent to a specialist (minor surgery) and in the event it was not as awful as I had imagined. Exact injections numbed against pain and only one proved a little resistant which gentle rocking released. I was put onto a week's course of high dose Amoxcillan immediately. The outcome seems to have been good in many respects - mouth, sinuses and GI problems too. Hope you can resolve in a good way too. (A little intermittant pain after only which cleared rapidly and I gave particular attention to Probiotics).
  9. Yungas

    Yungas

    Messages:
    34
    Likes:
    12
    I think they want to do the slice and dice method when I go back, they said it would take 45 min.

    That sounds good that you improved after having the teeth removed, Im pretty sure Il be similar.
    I had flu like symptoms the night I came back from dentists which was strange, Im still a bit fluey now but my temp has gone down.
  10. Ian

    Ian Senior Member

    Messages:
    207
    Likes:
    100
    Make sure the dentist removes the periodontal ligaments, and a few mm of bone around the socket. It'll stand a much better chance of healing then. You need to ask for this, as it's not standard treatment.
  11. snowathlete

    snowathlete

    Messages:
    2,155
    Likes:
    2,510
    UK
    Will NHS dentists do this if you ask them? Anyone know?
    I dont plan to have an extraction, but if things end up heading that way, id like to have a plan in mind.
  12. jenbooks

    jenbooks Guest

    Messages:
    1,220
    Likes:
    113
    Molars with three roots often need to be cut, and removed in two pieces (someone called this slice and dice). That would be because the roots don't all go in the same direction, and there may be a good bit of bone between two of them, which you don't want to fracture. A stupid dentist yanked out a tooth of mine with three roots, not even really wiggling and lifting it and pulling on it to loosing the ligaments, fractured the entire socket, a piece of bone came out with it, it bled copiously and I knew something was wrong, she stitched it and probably not with aseptic technique I was in excruciating pain with an infection for months--she was a nightmare dentist. Bone splinters started coming out, I had to have a second surgery with a good dentist, who was so worried about me he called me every day for two weeks after to be sure I healed okay.

    Your dentists could have done it at the time--maybe they just were rushed that day. It sounds good they are scheduling enough time to do it properly.

    Removing the ligament is easy--just a bit of scraping, really.

    You will feel better and heal up well if they do it properly which it sounds like they will do.
  13. snowathlete

    snowathlete

    Messages:
    2,155
    Likes:
    2,510
    UK
    if i have it extracted then its good to know the removal of the ligament and a little bone is not complex. Sounds likely they will do it if i ask.

    Im going to have the extraction if i cant have a non amalgam root canal, or if the xray shows the infection is especially bad and the dentist says the tooth isnt that viable.

    I dont want bone fractures. thats doenst sound good at all. When you got this, perhaps you should have sued. Maybe you did?
  14. hurtingallthetimet

    hurtingallthetimet Senior Member

    Messages:
    612
    Likes:
    115
    oh tooth problems are horrible...i had to have a tooth pulled and it set up dry socket i think its called..and it was so painful its been well over a year or longer and my jaw still hurts..its not as painful as it was with the tooth that needed pulled though...
  15. madietodd

    madietodd Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,463
    Likes:
    1,709
    East Coast, USA
    Hurting, you know that's not normal, right? There should be no jaw pain at all. Maybe you could keep it in mind to ask your dentist about it, next time you go in. If there's an infection up there, it could be putting pressure on your overall health.
  16. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

    Messages:
    1,480
    Likes:
    405
    Upstate SC, USA
    Not sure how things are setup with NHS, but if in the US you should have been sent to a oral surgeon instead of letting 2 dentist yank on it.

See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page