pulling teeth

retard re at tard.com.invalid
Sat May 22 17:19:39 PDT 2010

Sat, 22 May 2010 16:56:39 -0700, Walter Bright wrote:

> Nick Sabalausky wrote:
>> Good to know. In my case though, it's a wisdom tooth and, I would say
>> that it's chipped, but it would be more accurate to say that half of it
>> is gone, and what remains has two sharp edges (Kinda like a two-pronged
>> fork pointing into the gums). It's not really causing much pain, but I
>> do conciously try to chew on the other side (unnatural for me) because
>> if I were to bite down on something the wrong way, then it would hurt
>> like hell. Plus two dentists have already said it should go.
> My dentist told me they can now grind off the rotten top of a tooth and
> add a new one attached to the original root. He told me that because one
> of my molars has a growing crack in it. It's not a crisis now, but it
> will be.
> Wisdom teeth can be hard to work on because they're so far back.
> Dentists have a tendency to just pull them out rather than try to save
> them.
> I'd ask your dentist if he can just grind off the sharp edges, add a bit
> of epoxy (they use epoxy now to fill cavities), and keep the root in
> place. Or maybe do a crown.
>  > The first one did wanted me to get all the wisdoms out. But the
>  > second one just said the one needed it and that the other three
>  > didn't matter either way.
> Never go back to that first one. I'd question the judgment of the 2nd in
> saying it "didn't matter" if they were pulled. I switched dentists when
> that one greedy jerk wanted to pull my wisdom teeth, and found one that
> shared my views on preserving the natural teeth as much as possible.

In my case the wisdom teeth didn't really fit in my mouth and harmed the 
occlusion. The doctors first tried to fix it with braces, but the growing 
wisdow tooth pushed it so hard that the first iteration of braces broke. 
After they removed the wisdom teeth, the treatment has again improved the 
occlusion to its previous pre wisdom teeth state.

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