A relative of mine is having the entirety of her teeth replaced by what I think is called an implant-supported bridge. I'm caring for her the day of the surgery, but
1) I'm not super-awesome, or anyway, super-intuitive at nursing people
2) I'm not at ALL familiar with this type of procedure
3) Said relative is very ashamed of the situation and thus VERY vague about the actual terms, details, and recovery situation. She...tends to be a little in denial about stuff, I tend to take her statements with a grain of salt.
So I would appreciate anything you all can offer in terms of advice, or in procedure-specific tips and information. [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend
on Jul 8, 2013 -
My dentist says they should come out because they will eventually rot and worse, allow decay on my second molars. My surgeon says that while there is decay on one of the wisdom teeth, there is actually a tendency for older people to get fewer cavities. I am having trouble processing this and other information. How do I decide? What other data and information should I collect? [more inside]
posted by starkraven
on Apr 12, 2013 -
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 -
Dentist yanked grandma's ten remaining teeth; a few days later, massive heart attack. Connected? Inappropriate? [more inside]
posted by Scram
on Apr 16, 2007 -
is it important to have your wisdom teeth removed? why? they really don't bother me at all.
posted by brandz
on Jul 30, 2006 -
I'm tired of having big horsy teeth. So I was going to do a Tom Cruise. How much is it going to cost me to have my front teeth ground down?
The worst part about this is that dentists in my experience never give quotes over the phone so I'd have to choose one place and that's it. What kind of office should I look for the best prices (Montreal if that helps).
I'm not crazy but where could I get a file so that I could do it myself?
posted by Napierzaza
on Dec 23, 2004 -