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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

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

I have a beef with my teef.

Can anyone recommend a dentist in Matamoros, Mexico? Is it a good place for dental work? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by pantsonfire on Jan 5, 2011 - 13 answers

I'd rather my teeth not fall out, in all honesty

I have finally gone to the dentist after five years of not being able to afford it. The dentist tells me I have gingivitis and need a $300 treatment. My question is... do I? Do I really? [more inside]
posted by meese on Dec 17, 2010 - 32 answers

Looking for a gentle, compassionate dentist in Pittsburgh

Please help me find a kind, patient, gentle dentist in the South Hills of Pittsburgh (Mt.Lebanon/Dormont/Brookline area preferred but not required). I don't have anyone who can give me a personal referral, and I suffer from a lot of fear and anxiety w/r/t dental work, so it's been a while since I've had any. If I could find one who still uses nitrous oxide it'd be even better. Many thanks in advance!
posted by FormerMermaid on Dec 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Do I need to Crest-strip it?

I've got a bum tooth up front, and want to get a crown -- do I need to bother trying to bleach/whiten my teeth ahead of time, or just go with whatever shade I am now as a match? [more inside]
posted by liquado on Nov 18, 2010 - 9 answers

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth

My dentist just told me I need an immediate implant (he also discussed bridge and orthodontic retainer options with me, but I am told the tooth needs to be extracted pronto.) Should I be gathering second opinions/additional price quotes, or should I continue treating this as Urgent? [more inside]
posted by endless_forms on Nov 18, 2010 - 22 answers

Which kind of doctor should I see for a possible mouth infection?

Which doctor should I go to if I think I have an infection in my mouth: a dentist or a physician? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 17, 2010 - 10 answers

dental filter

You are not my dentist (or my therapist). Longish, snowflake-ish, dental implant-or-bridge question inside? [more inside]
posted by luge on Nov 3, 2010 - 6 answers

Good, bad or neutral dentist?

You are not my dentist, but did my dentist screw up and/or talk me into an unnecessary procedure, or is this just an unavoidable risk of a Laser Gingivectomy? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Nov 1, 2010 - 13 answers

What are dental implants like?

I'm getting dental implants. Walk me through this. [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Oct 29, 2010 - 22 answers

I dont know the drill

My dentist put a temp crown on a broken tooth today, then sent me to the front desk to set a followup. I was expecting this to be covered, at least partly, by my insurance, but they told me I had reached the limit and asked for $600. Is this right? Should they have told me I'd be paying out of pocket before starting treatment? [more inside]
posted by anonop on Oct 21, 2010 - 20 answers

Is the weirdness of a new filling normal and temporary?

Should I be able to feel the edge of a filling with my tongue? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Oct 14, 2010 - 14 answers

Wither my ideal dental professional?

Toronto Dentist Filter: Metafilter, which Toronto dentist should I visit to best deal with my particular tooth-related situation? [more inside]
posted by Gin and Comics on Oct 12, 2010 - 9 answers

These mythical awesome dentist -- where do I find one?

How do you find a dentist who is good with very anxious patients? Is it appropriate to ask, when making the appointment, if he’s willing to prescribe a sedative and/or use gas? I hear (often on askme) that people have marvelous, caring dentists who are willing to do whatever is necessary to make them comfortable, but where do you find one? I’ve got this list of dentists covered by my insurance, I need one that can fill my cavities without leaving me in hysterics, and I don’t know how to go about discovering who that will be. [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Oct 6, 2010 - 14 answers

My teeth hurt! What do I do?

You are not my Dentist: My teeth are causing me a great deal of pain and anxiety, but I'm not sure if my dentist is giving me the right advice. How do I determine a course of action to become pain-free? [more inside]
posted by Gin and Comics on Oct 2, 2010 - 19 answers

It's a mouthwash. It's on the tip of my tongue. And killing me.

Why does listerine burn the tip of my tongue? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Sep 16, 2010 - 10 answers

NYCFilter: Can anyone personally recommend a dentist in Midtown?

NYCFilter: Can anyone personally recommend a dentist in Midtown? [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Aug 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Pre-op antibiotics, yay or nay?

I'm getting all four of my impacted wisdom teeth out tomorrow. In a study done in 2007, one dose of pre-op antibiotics has been shown to lower infection rates by 50%, and might do more good than several days of antibiotics post-op. My oral surgeon's office apparently does not follow that practice. Is there any danger in me taking one of the doses of amoxicillin that has already been prescribed for this procedure the night before? [more inside]
posted by wending my way on Aug 19, 2010 - 16 answers

Need a dentist.

Looking for a dentist in the general vicinity of St. Louis. [more inside]
posted by mordax on Aug 11, 2010 - 2 answers

Good dentist in DFW

Looking for a dentist recommendation in Dallas/Fort Worth. [more inside]
posted by Terriniski on Jul 15, 2010 - 8 answers

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