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      Default Shaving jaw bone?

      Hi I posted on his forum a few days back as I had a root canal done (twice) as a reasult of a failed filling, on my upper right moller tooth. Then the tooth next to this that I had a filling on started to hurt and my gums felt very sore and just generally uncomfortable.

      I went back to my dentist and when he xrayed he said that the filling in the tooth next to my root canal looked like it was pushing against my jaw bone which could be the main cause of the pain I was getting.

      Therefore today I have just had a filling taken out, my jaw bone shaved and the filing replaced. Can any one tell me of this is a normal practice? I have been given anti biotics and told to take pain killers and use corsadil mouth wash

      Your replies would be greatly appreciated

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      Default Re: Shaving jaw bone?

      Quote Originally Posted by Marie1980 View Post
      Hi I posted on his forum a few days back as I had a root canal done (twice) as a reasult of a failed filling, on my upper right moller tooth. Then the tooth next to this that I had a filling on started to hurt and my gums felt very sore and just generally uncomfortable.

      I went back to my dentist and when he xrayed he said that the filling in the tooth next to my root canal looked like it was pushing against my jaw bone which could be the main cause of the pain I was getting.

      Therefore today I have just had a filling taken out, my jaw bone shaved and the filing replaced. Can any one tell me of this is a normal practice? I have been given anti biotics and told to take pain killers and use corsadil mouth wash

      Your replies would be greatly appreciated
      I'm not a dentist but I have never heard of this and don't really see how a filling could be touching your jawbone. Maybe someone else can enlighten me.
      Was your gum surgically opened up for this? If so you may mean an apico but that is normally done only after a root canal has failed?
      It's the 21st Century.......dentistry can and should be painless but we patients come unstuck because all dentists are not created equal

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      Default Re: Shaving jaw bone?

      It sounds like you had crown lengthening. There is a principle in dentistry called biologic width and the margins of fillings/crowns need to be a certain distance away from the bone for proper health of the tissue. If the biologic width is violated it starts a chronic inflammation process. It sounds like the dentist did the right thing.

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      Default Re: Shaving jaw bone?

      That sounds like it! My gum wasn't cut or anything just part of the bone that was so close to my filling. Your response is very reassuring as my dentist said that it's not something usually done on the nhs and unlikely that a private dentist would do it either. It's mainly coz he knows the fear I have of losing my teeth. I just wanted to get other peoples view point. I am glad that my dentist is so good to me! Before this my whole gum line felt like it was swelling but I feel relief already.

      Thanks !

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      Default Re: Shaving jaw bone?

      I'm happy to help!

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