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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-28-2008, 03:12 AM Thread Starter
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I was eating a softmint yesterday and one of my back teeth just broke!

We were only across the road from the emergency dentist when it happened, but when I got there there was no dentist Sunday afternoons (because emergencies only happen Sunday mornings ofc).

So now, in 20 minutes I get to start the fun of trying to get through to the emergency dentist on the phone, which apparently can take a couple of hours!

Thing is I don't have a dentist. My last two went private on me/us. I've been on the waiting list for nearly a year now waiting for a NHS dentist, haven't seen a dentist in 3/4 years. Not that that bothers me to be honest... I hated it.

I dunno why this happened... I've never even had a filling in my life, worse treatment was wisdom teeth removed about 5 years ago because they were growing sideways. The tooth that broke isn't even rotten, or showing signs of it...

Urgh!
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-28-2008, 03:49 AM
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oh no! I hope you find a dentist and get it sorted out as soon as possible.

I hate the dentist too. I've had a few unpleasant experiences (wisdom teeth related). I've recently given up on the idea of finding a NHS dentist and taken out private insurance but have to wait a while longer yet before I can claim anything. Which is an excellent excuse for me not to go of course

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I broke a tooth a few years ago eating popcorn. I thought I had a kernel stuck between my teeth and reached in and hooked the cusp of my tooth with my fingernail, of course this happened at 5pm on a Friday.

I have not eaten popcorn since. My dentist said it just happens, teeth are under an incredible amount of stress and sometimes just give way without warning.

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That sucks, I hate teeth stuff! Goodluck with the emergency dentist, I hope it doesn't take too long to get through!
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Were you able to find a dentist? How are you feeling?


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Aww Hope you feel alright & get the help you need easily!


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Re: Gutted

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I was eating a softmint yesterday...
I can see a lawsuit coming here...

The emergency dentist will sort you out, I had to go when I had an abscess under a tooth (not pleasant). My NHS one couldn't fit me in.

Actually I went to the dentist last week and he told me my teeth were perfect - but all my gums have got to come out...

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Alex, I hope you're kidding! My daughter had perfect teeth, never even a cavity in her baby teeth, but she has quite a gum problem. I have fillings in all of my molars, unfortunately, but my gums are good.

Z, I hope you get this resolved soon. Dentistry is so very expensive over here, and our insurance covers only a fraction of the cost. I tend to go only when absolutely necessary. Our dentist is so very nice, but I had bad experiences as a child and a teen, and even though I'm not getting hurt, I'm always tensed up anyway.




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I tend to take very good care of my teeth seeing as how I've got well over $20,000 invested in my mouth! I've had tons of fillings from my youth and several pulled permanent teeth. It's when I developed gum disease that I decided to fix up the whole shebang rather than loose my teeth to the disease.

I've had extensive gum surgery, full braces, several caps, many veneers and 3 bridges installed to date. I get my teeth cleaned 4 times a year due to the gum disease.
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That's a lot of money, Judy! My daughter had to have extensive work done too. I felt so sorry for her.




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