Half of my tooth is gone!!!

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  1. Emma's#1fan

    Emma's#1fan Active Member

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    As I was eating my taquitos, I realized my mouth felt different in the back. So I felt around with my tongue and half of my tooth is gone!:eek: It is my back, right molar. I had problems with it in the past but swept it under the carpet.

    BIG MISTAKE!

    My dentist is closed, Western Dental is closed, and 1-800-DENTIST said every dentist in the three cities over are closed or they do not have a listing for them!


    WAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!


    I want to have it pulled because it has a couple sharp ends that keep stabbing my inner cheek.

    Well, after tomorrow morning I will officially have one less tooth. I will join the ranks with my sisters who all are missing at least one molar. Well, needless to say, I will never look at taquitos the same! LOL
     
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  3. MamaBear

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    If you are able to get a crown on it I would recommend a crown. When you lose a tooth the other teeth tend to shift as years go by.
     
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    MamaBear, are they able to crown a partial tooth or would they have to build it up?
     
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    I agree to at least ask them about it and see if it's possible! Hope you get it taken care of well and soon!
     
  6. Emma's#1fan

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    I am going in first thing in the morning.

    It is odd, I take my teeth for granted. Now that I have a broken tooth, it is stuck in my brain! LOL




    EDITED!!!!!!

    What is wrong with me and my spelling these days! I just typed took instead of tooth! LOL
     
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  7. crazymama

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    ugg that sucks!

    Hubby just broke a molar the other day that we had spent a fortune (and he lived through a ton of pain for) to get a triple root canal on... it was pulled last week :( We can't afford crowns even with our insurance.
     
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    Crowns cost more than root canals? Yikes, I didn't know that!
     
  9. Emma's#1fan

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    If I have the tooth crowned, I wonder if they will have to do a root canal. If they do, FORGET IT!!!!!

    They can take it. I can't stand root canals.
     
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    I was doing some research online and I am reading that a crown can cost anywhere from $600-$1300, depending on the individual dentist and whether it is gold or porcelain. YIKES!
     
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    Yes, they are supposed to do a root canal to put on the crown, but not all do.

    Our insurance pays 80%, for his root canal we had to pay just under $200, for a crown on top of that it would have been another $250.
     
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    My sister has 2 crowns on her front teeth, she fell as a young kid roller skating and broke them off, they were given root canals immediately and built up with amalgam (white filling material) quite a few times when she was growing up because it would break off frequently. Once she was 17 they finally could put perminate crowns on, each one was $1200. My mom had to take out a loan to pay for them because she didn't have insurance to cover them.
     
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    Patty, how are you feeling? What did you have done?
     
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    Emma's#1fan Active Member

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    I called this morning and they said they could take me in today. Then I remembered that my niece was with me and Ems. I couldn't take them both in with me. So I made an appointment for tomorrow at 3:00pm.

    Thanks for asking!:angel:
     
  16. KrisRV

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    ok keep us posted
     
  17. crazymama

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    Uggg.. while I was sitting in the drs this afternoon waiting for Cameron to get his shots (he got 5 today the poor little guy :cry:), I was thinking of you and the dentist. Good luck tomarrow. Let us know how you make out!
     
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    Thanks guys, ...um.. ladies! LOL
     

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