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My strange and unusual dental journey (root canal, wisdom tooth, filling and more)

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MountainMama

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It seems my premolar (next to the molat that have retreatment RCT) really have issue. I am on holiday now and it really pain and now start have gum abscess. I took emergency antibiotik and painkiller before seeing doctor. It seems it will have RCT as well. Why it happened at same time :(
Oh no! How awful. It all happened at once for me. I really thought I was going to lose all my teeth for awhile, as one after another had issues. It is bad for me, since root canals don't work on me.
 
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It seems my premolar (next to the molat that have retreatment RCT) really have issue. I am on holiday now and it really pain and now start have gum abscess. I took emergency antibiotik and painkiller before seeing doctor. It seems it will have RCT as well. Why it happened at same time :(
So finally last week i went to dentist and it found out my pre molar need to do RCT as well (ouch) and dentist can do in one visit. So i will need to redo new crowning for 2 tooth, for Molar that bee Re-RCT and premolar.
Now on my horror i found another hole on my other side of Molar (left side), it start give discomfort and i just hope no more RCT : (
why it suddenly so continuously this problem
 
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Looks like I am not done yet, unfortunately. My left lower jaw has still been aching, but now the first molar has actually started hurting. It zinged a few times yesterday when eating a baked potato, which wasn't even that warm, but the heat got it. It has started having a dull pain in the tooth.

Given my history, I am not ready to go back to the dentist. I know it will end up coming out in the end. I just have to decide if I go straight to extraction or if I try and do something else first in the hopes that it works this time. I just can't afford to throw money at it if it ends up like the others. I also have no molars on the other side and no front tooth right now, so when this one comes out, I won't be chewing at all.
 
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Mountain Mama - I am so sorry. I know so well how hard all of this is and how it can totally wear on you. Just know that I will be thinking about you and wishing you the best. I am still eating on one side of my mouth - going on six months now and still reasonably soft foods - we should share recipes :) It will end at some point even though it doesnt feel like that right now.
 
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I am 3 months past extraction of front tooth and implants in front tooth and lower right first molar.

Pain is pretty much gone with those areas. I still get some jaw and tooth pain on the lower left side.
Weird thing is that right behind the front tooth extraction site, in the gums, there is a sensitivity. It isn’t painful as much as strange feeling when pressure is applied, even just a light brush of food over it. It feels like a bruise but also a tingling sensation almost like when you hit your elbow and get the funny one. It must be nerve related and I hope it doesn’t impact the implant when the crown goes in
 
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I had the implants for my front tooth and bottom molar uncovered today and tested. They both passed the torque test! Healing caps were put on. I had nitrous throughout the appointment. They must have had the nitrous up higher than usual because most of the appointment was a blur. I remember the shots and when the surgeon came in, but most of it was like a dream, like I knew I was dreaming but couldn’t quite pull myself out of. At one point I remembered that I could breathe through my mouth to lose the nitrous effect so I did that and then immediately realized I didn’t really want to be aware and closed my eyes again. Luckily the nitrous took away the anxiety so it was more of a “hmm, this isn’t pleasant...think I will go back to a nap” feeling. After that, I just kept my eyes closed but was following the oral surgeon and his assistant’s conversation.
I called the dentist and they scheduled me for January 28th for impressions. I may have my new teeth by end of February!
 
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I am so happy for you! I am a few months behind you for my impact for my failed RC so I am happy that things are going well.
 
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So glad everything is OK and you are on the path for your final crowns.
 
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Impressions were done today. I was NOT prepared for what they were going to do. I thought it would just be typical impressions.
The dentist had to take the healing caps off, then put in impression posts (which were too long and I couldn’t close my teeth together). Then they did an x ray with the posts in, then impressions.
Taking out the healing cap on my second molar implant hurt badly. I noticed the healing cap was bloody when he put it on the tray. Putting the healing cap back in, though, was excruciating. I cried and actually came up out of the chair to stop him. He apologized and said it was probably pinching the gums and that he would put a topical numbing gel on next time.
Ouch. My mouth still hurts.
I go back February 24 for the crowns!
 
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Mountainmama,

Aghh. so sorry what you went through and that hurting.. the way you describe it my mouth almost hurts thinking about it.. I sure hope its a lot better next time and no pain. Hopefully they will give you something to make sure there is no pain or discomfort... Glad the impressions are done !
 
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I’m so sorry! Glad that is over for you and hopefully next time is pain-free. I wish they had given you anesthetic first!
 
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I am also sorry that this was so unanticipated. I appreciate you sharing your information. I am going to start the process for my implants this year and it is super helpful to know what the various steps are. I am excited for your crowns! You deserve to be done with all of this!
 
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I am also sorry that this was so unanticipated. I appreciate you sharing your information. I am going to start the process for my implants this year and it is super helpful to know what the various steps are. I am excited for your crowns! You deserve to be done with all of this!
Thank you! I am one of those people that likes to be prepared so it caught me off guard. I would have taken some Tylenol before the appointment and requested numbing if I had known.
 
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I go to the dentist for my cleaning tomorrow. I have been having a new symptomatic tooth, which I have been ignoring, thinking it was just from clenching against my night guard. It is my front bottom tooth, left side. The gums between that tooth and the one next to it (lateral incisor) have bee feeling irritated but not red or swollen. Today the tooth (or the lateral incisor...can’t tell exactly) had been really hurting with a sharp pain that won’t go away. I am praying it is just clenching. I cannot deal with another front tooth issue, even if it is the bottom tooth this time.
 
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MountainMama - how did your cleaning go? Funny enough, I had my 2nd cleaning today since I had my two molars pulled and I was nervous about the neighbor teeth. Turns out it went ok, but I was shallow breathing for sure. I hope that you are feeling better and getting a break for all of the crazy.
 
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The cleaning was okay. I had a very lovely hygienist who I will now request from now on! She noticed right off that my lower first molar was sensitive so she didn’t squirt the cold water on my teeth. She would put some on my tongue and let me swish it instead.
They took a 3D x ray and the lower first molar has a large crack but it isn’t to the pulp chamber. No sign of decay under the old filling but the filling is right up against the nerve. He wants to crown the tooth. I know it is going to end up as another extraction. I just don’t know whether to crown it and see if it helps or hold off and just let it go until I can’t handle the pain anymore and then extract it.
 
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I am so happy that you found a good hygienist - that makes it so much easier. Argh I am sorry to hear that you have another tooth to deal with. So incredibly frustrating! I dont know what the best course would be but given my personal experience with a similar issue - I might lean towards leaving it be until it is a problem. The two molars that I had pulled over the course of 5 months last year all started with fixing a smaller problem and then they escalated so I get the concern for sure.
 
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Dentists office called. One of my crowns will not be ready on Monday so they are rescheduling me for Wednesday instead. I was soooooo ready to get those teeth in!
 
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The two bottom molar implants are in! The dentist wasn’t happy with the front tooth implant or abutment so he is sending those back. I go back in a month to get that done.
 
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The two bottom molar implants are in! The dentist wasn’t happy with the front tooth implant or abutment so he is sending those back. I go back in a month to get that done.
So happy for you! How are you making out with them?
 
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