- Jul 13, 2013
I will try to make this as brief as possible, but my long history of dental problems may not allow it. I have been plagued by dental problems my entire life. I think that all but two of my baby teeth had to pulled because the roots failed to dissolve and they would not loosen on their own. Eventually, after years of treatment and waiting, all of my adult teeth were in although horribly aligned. Some of upper teeth were up in the gumline. Around the age of eighteen, I did get braces which fixed the teeth's appearance but my bite is still not right. At that time, exrays were done and the orthodontist informed that I should never have my lower wisdom teeth removed because they were so badly impacted and in line with a nerve. Due to a problem with a filling, I was all set to have my very back upper molar pulled. I thought I could handle it until the oral surgeon slapped the exray up and started crossing out teeth. He said the lower wisdom teeth on the bottom would have to be removed in addition to the molar in front of the wisdom tooth on the left side. That is about all I remember because I had a panic attack and started crying. Thank goodness for my husband. Of course, I went back to my dentist with information and he stands by not removing the lower wisdom teeth. I am left with a chunk of broke off molar in the meantime and I am so confused. I do not understand this assessment and now I am scared that if I don't take action things will get worse. Any advice would be appreciated. The teeth nightmares have started again and I cannot sleep well.