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TMJ, or Scamsville USA?

How much would my mention of the phrase 'TMJ' (a jaw disorder) to a dentist affect his decision to attribute my toothache to grinding rather than to tooth decay? I am worried that I am about to be scammed, due to the fact that (i) my aching tooth (and that tooth alone) has obvious decay, and (ii) that a new dentist was able to attribute my toothache to grinding before actually looking in my mouth. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2012 - 16 answers

Insurance for braces

Our 10 yr old needs braces. Should we buy ortho insurance? What kind? Use medical reimbursement plan? Combination of insurance and medical reimbursement? Is AFLAC a good plan to go with? [more inside]
posted by I'm Doing the Dishes on Apr 27, 2012 - 2 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

Dentist Shopping

What am I looking for in a dentist? [more inside]
posted by Lizzle on Apr 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Is dentist obligated to return patient's gold crown of extracted tooth?

Is dentist required to return a gold crown of extracted molar to patient? [more inside]
posted by kartguy on Apr 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Need a dentist south of Seattle

Need a good dentist south of Seattle [more inside]
posted by fx3000 on Mar 26, 2012 - 4 answers

To fill or not to fill my laser-detected cavities?

Should I get fillings of tooth cavities that have been diagnosed with a Diagnodent laser? If so, what number should I make my cut-off? [more inside]
posted by vegartanipla on Mar 21, 2012 - 8 answers

Thorough dentist or hygenist cleaning in San Francisco Financial District or nearby?

Thorough dentist or hygienist in San Francisco, in or close to the Financial District? [more inside]
posted by ccl6yl on Mar 3, 2012 - 7 answers

Best way to take care of a bridge

What's the best way to take care of my new bridge? Should I get a water flosser? [more inside]
posted by oblique red on Feb 29, 2012 - 8 answers

Dentist filter: dull ache when biting on one tooth!

dentist filter: I have a tooth (upper right molar, second to the last one) that occasionally have a dull pain when I bite on it. It usually happens when I am tired, i.e. when I am sleep deprived. I had a dental cleaning/checkup on Jan. 13, and the dentist didn't say anything. I am out of the country now and have no access to any dentist, and I am really worried. [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on Feb 6, 2012 - 7 answers

You and your wife have teeth alive, now haven't you?

Refreshing an old question: dentists in Los Angeles (specifically West L.A./Santa Monica). [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jan 23, 2012 - 10 answers

Orthodontic fearmongering?

Is my new dentist trying to convince me to get braces unnecessarily? Lots more agonizing inside! [more inside]
posted by easy, lucky, free on Jan 15, 2012 - 14 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

Drilling seems to be the root of the problem.

Was my co-worker the victim of a bad dental procedure? How should she proceed now she needs more expensive work done? [more inside]
posted by maryr on Jan 4, 2012 - 12 answers

Trusted reviews of Doctor and Mechanics.. Not Angie's List

Do you have a go to place for getting trusted reviews for service related occupations like doctors, dentists and mechanics? Angie's list is paid, free is preferable
posted by radsqd on Jan 4, 2012 - 5 answers

Should my seven-year-old son's dentist knock him out?

Just got home from a dentist appointment with my seven-year-old son. Five of his baby teeth are crowding the rest of his teeth and need to be extracted very soon. But he's extremely anxious at the dentist, and after today's ordeal, they're recommending putting him completely under using IV sedation with an on-site MD. I had IV sedation for my wisdom teeth, and it was amazing, but I'm flat-out terrified to knock out my little boy. He's never had anesthesia of any kind. Is it worth doing? Are there any risks or caveats I should know? Would it be better to stick with oral anasthetic? Help!
posted by waxpancake on Jan 3, 2012 - 26 answers

What does pre-medicating w/antibiotics before a dental visit do to your body?

I have to take 2000mg of Amoxicillin before I visit the dentist -- is that a large dose? Would it muck with the balance of good bacteria in my body? Just curious, thanks!
posted by 10ch on Dec 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Do I fix my broken tooth for $1200 now or can I wait a month and fix it in Thailand?

Do get my broken back molar fixed now or 5 weeks later when I'm in Thailand? If now, where can I find an affordable dentist in NYC that is not NYU dental school? [more inside]
posted by Viola on Dec 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for Helen Wait.

I would like to lodge the single most effective complaint against some really misleading and crappy billing practices by a dental office. [more inside]
posted by sonika on Nov 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Did My Dentist Screw Up My Crown?

A rear molar (#30 for you dental fans) had a chip missing but was otherwise asymptomatic but my dentist recommended a gold crown before the tooth broke and caused greater problems. I followed his advise and while wearing the temporary crown I noticed a new, distinct and very painful sensitivity to cold. He dismissed it as a fluke and installed the permanent crown, but the sensitivity remains and now I can't eat anything frozen without agony. He x-rayed the tooth and found no structural issues, nor did he find any leaks in the seating. He claims that the problem is just routine cold sensitivity and advised aggressive fluoride, but with no prior problem isn't it more likely that he screwed up something and, if so, what?
posted by Jamesonian on Nov 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Great dentist in Sydney or Illawarra?

Great dentist in Sydney or Southcoast/Illawarra? My periodontist is leaving the area so I need a good Dentist or Periodontist. I am dentist-phobic. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
posted by ginky on Oct 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Where can I find good and affordable dental care in the Boston area?

Where can I find good and affordable dental care in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Oct 7, 2011 - 7 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

Nothern NJ dentist recommendations?

It's time for a new DDS (or DMD, I suppose). Can anyone recommend a fantastic, friendly dentist in sunny Essex/Passaic/Bergen counties in NJ? [more inside]
posted by mintcake! on Sep 26, 2011 - 4 answers

Medicaid dentist in Manhattan or Brooklyn

Recommend a good Medicaid dentist in Manhattan or Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by Juicy Avenger on Sep 26, 2011 - 3 answers

Why does the tissue in my mouth shed?

The epithelial tissue in my mouth sheds itself daily. Up until today I had no idea that this was abnormal. [more inside]
posted by stray on Sep 15, 2011 - 32 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

Our dentist was no help, now what?

How do you find emergency dental help on a Saturday (in Dallas)? [more inside]
posted by Terriniski on Aug 20, 2011 - 8 answers

I will submit your claim Tuesday for an expensive dental procedure today

My wife's dentist is proposing submitting an insurance claim in January for work that is mostly going to be done much sooner. He says it's ethical, but I'm not so sure. Open up and say ahh... [more inside]
posted by swift on Aug 5, 2011 - 39 answers

Need Great Dentist in New York

Recently moved to New York City from the midwest. I am requesting recommendations for a great dentist in or close to Manhattan - Pain and aesthetic issues involved. Please tell me who is the best. I am fully insured.
posted by mbx on Aug 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Pus and Swelling after Dental Visit

Cheek swelling and pus after local anesthesia and a fairly minor procedure at the dentist. I went back today and he prescribed an antibiotic, but I am still worried. (Grossness inside...) [more inside]
posted by ZeroDivides on Jul 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Words for Wisdoms

I am having my top two wisdom teeth out on wednesday without general or "twilight" anesthesia. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by arveale on Jul 20, 2011 - 26 answers

Or you could just stick chewing gum over it

You Are Not My Dentist-filter: Tooth filled with composite (white) filling six months ago. This week, it's started hurting when chewing or when drinking hot drinks. Why? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jun 30, 2011 - 14 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

Can you help me find more information about my transcendental experience while on laughing gas at the dentist?

Can you help me find more information about my transcendental experience while on laughing gas at the dentist? I recently had Nitrous oxide while at the dentist, and the side effects were deep insights into my life, and a crystal clear understanding of problems that were before vague. I'd like more information about this phenomenon and I'd like to hear others' experience with this gas.
posted by Patrick Leo on May 17, 2011 - 20 answers

How aggressive should I be with my dental work?

Please help me navigate a new dentist! [more inside]
posted by Hermes32 on May 11, 2011 - 5 answers

Great family dentist in Tulsa?

Do you know great family/kid-friendly dentists in Tulsa, Oklahoma? [more inside]
posted by greenmagnet on May 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Oral surgeon in Manhattan who takes MetLife insurance?

Can you recommend a good oral surgeon in Manhattan who takes MetLife insurance? [more inside]
posted by buriedpaul on May 3, 2011 - 1 answer

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

Need a dentist on the Seattle Eastside

Seattle Eastside dentist recommendation, please? Special issue: I haven't seen a dentist in 16 years. Yes, you read that right. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Apr 22, 2011 - 17 answers

Thank You

Help me write a thank you note to my dentist, please? [more inside]
posted by iNurtureTheOdd on Apr 8, 2011 - 10 answers

Gift For Dental Team

How on earth do I say Thank You to this Dental Team? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2011 - 17 answers

Office Management Software for Dentists

What are some of the most popular office management software suites for dentists? [more inside]
posted by HC Foo on Mar 25, 2011 - 7 answers

You don't have to brush all your teeth - just the ones you want to keep

Help me figure out next steps with regard to the mess that is my mouth, specifically my teeth [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Mar 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Seeking an understanding dentist in/near San Jose

San Jose/South Bay MeFites: Can you recommend a dentist who can clean my teeth and fill my (possible) cavities without making me feel like the reprobate I am? [more inside]
posted by bakerina on Mar 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Cheeky Dentist

My new dentist recommended I get buccal fillings and I'd like to know more about this as I have several teeth affected. [more inside]
posted by hoppytoad on Mar 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Dentist visit from hell

I'm highly upset. Against my initial instincts, I allowed a dentist to put three fillings in my mouth last Monday. Almost a week later, my mouth is STILL hurting. I've been told by others this is not normal. Beyond that, I found out after the fillings were put in place, they were amalgam. I had assumed they would be composite since my other filling was composite (put in by another dentist years ago). I need advice. [more inside]
posted by GeniPalm on Mar 5, 2011 - 21 answers

Is it realistic to attempt to have a root canal without anesthetic?

Is it realistic to attempt to have a root canal without anesthetic? [more inside]
posted by registered on Jan 26, 2011 - 67 answers

Chipped tooth panic time part three, UK version

I just (re-)chipped a tooth. I'm a student in the UK and I've never been to the dentist here before. I need to get this sorted out as soon as possible. Help? [more inside]
posted by Put the kettle on on Jan 21, 2011 - 10 answers

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