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Terrible experience with a new dentist. Report it or let it be?

I was referred to an oral surgeon by my local clinic that caters to low income folks like me. I have a major infection in a tooth that is crumbling and dying. I made an appt. with the oral surgeon and chose to have a local anesthetic for the exrtaction. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2014 - 11 answers

Can fluorosis vanish in a week?

Can fluorosis vanish in a week? I thought once you have it, it does not go away unless a dentist treats you for it. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Feb 4, 2014 - 8 answers

Advice on getting last minute appointment with new dentist

Last night bonding that filled in a sizable part of my front tooth (chipped in childhood) fell out. It is not too painful (just sensitive to hot and cold) so is certainly not a dental emergency, but is very noticeable and I'd like to have it addressed ASAP. I have recently moved to a new area and have not yet had a routine cleaning with a local dentist, though I have a recommendation from a friend. I called that office and a few others covered by my insurance this morning but they all appear to be closed over the weekend. Will a new dentist see me with little notice to fix the issue if I am not a current patient? Also is the best approach to leave a message now or call early Monday? Or do I need to contact my last dentist (who I didn't particularly like and who is a 35 minute drive) for better luck getting a last minute appointment?
posted by moshimosh on Jan 4, 2014 - 11 answers

Oral surgery and braces or wait-and-see?

I need help deciding whether to opt for oral surgery and braces for my child, or to take a wait-and-see approach. [more inside]
posted by Big Chief Little Pants on Dec 5, 2013 - 19 answers

Help me visit my dentist for a checkup.

I am seeing the dentist Monday. How can I make this experience less painful (in all senses, physical, emotional, financial)? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jun 14, 2013 - 16 answers

Tooth problems while out of town - please advice.

It's the middle of the night, I'm out of town, and I'm in pain from my tooth. Please help me figure out what my next step is. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Apr 17, 2013 - 11 answers

Tooth Extraction Questions

Need help with concerns about tooth extraction scheduled for tomorrow morning. [more inside]
posted by anon.sock.puppet on Apr 4, 2013 - 21 answers

Broken tooth. What are my options?

I broke a tooth I had a root canal done on. Haven't been to the dentist in years. What can they do? [more inside]
posted by morning_television on Sep 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Surely my teeth won't fall out if I wish hard enough, right?

Do cavities ever just... go away? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Aug 19, 2012 - 21 answers

Unique Orthodontic Problem Needs Best Possible Advice

I need to locate an outstanding orthodontist (in the DC area or otherwise) who can provide a second opinion on my 12 year old son's highly unique problem with his No. 7 canine. [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian on May 7, 2012 - 3 answers

Should I wait until my tooth infection clears before getting them extracted?

My two right wisdom teeth are infected and abscessed. I'm on 500mg of Amoxicillin three times a day. Should I wait until the infection clears before getting them extracted? [more inside]
posted by clcapps on Apr 21, 2012 - 12 answers

What's the best of three unappealing options?

I will be having a root canal soon, but the dentist has told me that the damage to the tooth may not be treatable by the root canal, and that other action may be necessary. He's given me a few options to consider, and has asked me to pick one. [more inside]
posted by smilingtiger on Apr 17, 2012 - 18 answers

If I ignore it, it might go away, right? Periodontist in NYC required (or maybe not???)

Can anyone recommend a good periodontist in NYC? Do I even need a periodontist? [more inside]
posted by bquarters on Jan 12, 2012 - 10 answers

post-procedure dental pain

Should it hurt this much two days after having two teeth pulled? [more inside]
posted by yesster on Oct 5, 2011 - 26 answers

Dental surgury options for a toddler?

Our 2-year old has an injured tooth that is wearing away. Dentist would like to go in, and do baby-tooth root canal, or possible extraction if the tooth cannot be saved. Hospital wants outrageous sums of money, health insurance says it will not cover it. Are there any good options? [more inside]
posted by fings on Sep 8, 2011 - 19 answers

Is this a dental emergency?

Trying to figure out whether to call my dentist's emergency number, see if this is something that can wait until Tues. or if it's something an urgent care could handle. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on May 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Dental Work Fail

Help! My old dentist screwed up my teeth and now I live 500 miles away and need a possible root canal. Is there any way to get a reimbursement for the work that was done? [more inside]
posted by tessalations999 on Apr 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Stupid teeth.

I have a dental issue (broken crown) but I'm not in my home country and won't be back for a week. I'm not in pain and I can probably live with it for now. Would waiting a week to see a dentist be detrimental? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Jan 17, 2011 - 12 answers

What shape will I be in after my mouth goes booom?

I'm having a tooth extraction + bone graft + dental implant on Thursday on the lower left side molar closest to the jaw joint on the back of my mouth. Have you had something similar? Could I ask you a few questions? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Jul 11, 2010 - 23 answers

What do we know for sure kills dental cavity bacteria?

What do we know for sure kills dental cavity bacteria? [more inside]
posted by cda on Jul 1, 2010 - 7 answers

What is causing the dull aching pain in my tooth?

What's wrong with my tooth? Dull numbing pain after an injury. [more inside]
posted by designbyme on Jun 12, 2010 - 7 answers

Should I replace my composite filling?

Should I ask my dentist to replace my composite (white) filling with something stronger, so my chewing sensitivity is eliminated? [more inside]
posted by blake137 on May 28, 2010 - 13 answers

Why do antibiotics make it hurt worse in my teeth area?

Why does my tooth pain get so much worse after each antibiotic dose? [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Mar 22, 2010 - 5 answers

My root canal... it tickles?

What is this sensation I'm feeling after getting a root canal? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Nov 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Help. I'm a pansy.

This is so shameful. I haven't seen a dentist since 2005. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2009 - 45 answers

Porcelain or MetalFilter

How bad is tooth sensitivity from gold inlays? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Sep 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Less than a Filling.

How careful do I need to be with eating and brushing around a large temporary filling from a root canal in progress? [more inside]
posted by I, Slobot on Jul 1, 2009 - 9 answers

Chip off the ol' molar

How worried should I be about my chipped tooth? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on May 21, 2009 - 11 answers

is my dentist a quack?

My tooth cracked. Is it my dentist's fault? (bonus question: is it causing my tonsillitis??) [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo on May 10, 2009 - 9 answers

Holy Rotten Baby Teeth, Batman

My three year old just had his filling break off (or fall out) his front tooth a mere seven days after having a dental procedure. Needless to say, it looks AWFUL. Is there some dental technique I should ask my dentist about to get something that will provide a more permanent(ish) solution until his adult teeth come in? Lots more below. [more inside]
posted by swilkerson on Apr 18, 2009 - 15 answers

Please reassure me about dental bridges!

My husband will be getting a couple of dental bridges and I am looking for reassurance and advice. [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Feb 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Toothache questions

I noticed today that when I prod my top right-most molar with the tip of my tongue that it aches dully. I DO intend to make an appointment with a dentist, but don't have too much experience with tooth problems of any kind (I've had two cavities ever), so I wanted to get opinions on what this might be before I go. [more inside]
posted by anthy on Feb 1, 2009 - 13 answers

Tooth issue. Should I go see a dentist?

Tooth issue. Should I go see a dentist? [more inside]
posted by querty on Jan 25, 2009 - 14 answers

Am I paying too much for Root Canal?

I have Delta Dental and The dental is asking me for 1700 to do 2 root canals. Is that too much [more inside]
posted by minsid on Dec 4, 2008 - 17 answers

Wisdom tooth chip right after my insurance ended. D'oh

I seem to have chipped a tiny bit of my upper-left wisdom tooth. My dental insurance also ran out a month ago. Now what? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Nov 29, 2008 - 16 answers

DIY Dentistry: always a bad idea?

Should I pull this tooth out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2008 - 17 answers

Bye Bye Baby

Question about dentition and brass instruments [more inside]
posted by plinth on Nov 15, 2008 - 9 answers

Increasing but not particularly disturbing numbness after a wisdom tooth extraction

About 84 hours ago I had four wisdom teeth extracted. The bottom left, though, has been the most painful and swollen post-op. I've also noticed a strip along the left underside of my tongue was numb and, more significantly, that strip has since spread around the tip of my tongue. Should I be worried/what should I ask my doctor (whom you are not)? [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Aug 25, 2008 - 10 answers

Teeth!

A fair-sized bit of one of my teeth just fell off. The tooth is a molar, third from the back on the bottom jaw. I'm not in pain, and this has never happened before; I have no fillings and my teeth are generally healthy. I can see an NHS dentist in two weeks' time at the earliest, but what (if anything) should I do about it in the meantime? [more inside]
posted by matthewr on May 16, 2008 - 21 answers

This buckle filling is going to be the death of me...

I keep losing the same buckle filling again and again. Should I just suck it up and tell my dentist to give me a cap instead? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Apr 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Dental Sealant: Should I have the treatment?

Dental Sealant: Should I have the treatment? [more inside]
posted by Chuckles on Apr 14, 2008 - 10 answers

6 year old needs to have his tooth extracted. Any advice?

My 6 year old needs to have a tooth extracted for medical reasons tommorrow. Any tips/advice that my wife and I can use to ease the anxiety pre-pull? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Apr 11, 2008 - 27 answers

Should a new crown hurt this much?

My girlfriend's crown came off one of her molars, and it was damaged. She went to a dentist who reshaped the stump, made a new crown and replaced it. Since then (3 weeks) it came off once, she's been in excruciating pain the whole time, and now the dentist says she might need a root canal. Is this bad dentistry, or to be expected, and is there any recourse? [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich on Mar 13, 2008 - 15 answers

From 4 cavities to 0 in one visit.

Shady dentists and second opinions. Any insight would be helpful. [more inside]
posted by outsider on Jul 24, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me find free/cheap dental care in NYC

I'm having an issue with my tooth. The root canal I had on my broken tooth in 2005 was supposed to get crowned eventually, but that was $800 that I didn't have. Anyway, the filling that was put in was temporary, and it's been wearing down over the last 2 years... [more inside]
posted by cmgonzalez on Jul 13, 2007 - 6 answers

Effects of post-root canal infection?

Are there any known systemic effects of low-grade root canal infection after treatment? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Jun 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Look into my mouth, tell me what you see

After an uncomplicated lower wisdom tooth extraction, what can you see with an ordinary flashlight & mirror? [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on Dec 27, 2006 - 9 answers

Help me lose a tooth.

My teeth have been in disrepair for several years now, and I've been saving my money for nearly as long to have them extracted (and replaced by dentures) en masse. Unfortunately, I discovered yesterday that at least one tooth has grown impatient with that schedule. [more inside]
posted by The Confessor on Dec 13, 2006 - 11 answers

Chipped a tooth after filling came out, exposed dentin but doesn't hurt

InTheMeantimeFilter: I've got a formerly filled, chipped tooth with exposed dentin that doesn't hurt .. yet. What can I do in the meantime before the dentist visit? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on May 28, 2006 - 11 answers

Real Tooth vs Fake Tooth

I'll be getting a false tooth. What are the noticeable differences? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Mar 25, 2006 - 16 answers

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