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So, I got my braces, and they had to X-ray my head, I got took into this weird booth and told to stay still and a machine whirred round my head, xraying me, I desperatly wanted to laugh and my lips were twitching lol, I felt like I was being converted into a cyberman!

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Good tbh

just a checkup, cleaning of gums/teeth

never needed braces tongue.gif

I envy you soooooooooo much.

 

I got my braces tightened last dental visit. Booooo, couldn't eat anything unless it was soup. >.>

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Last Monday...it was awful. I've always had jaw issues but this time my mouth was open for so long that it was stuck open until I forced it closed, which was painful and loud. I couldn't open it all the way for hours, it put me into a terrible mood. I'm supposed to see a specialist soon, if we can find one covered by our insurance...

Normally, though, I don't mind the dentist - not enjoyable, but good for my teeth. I hope this never happens again..

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I hadmine last Wednesday. My braces were tightened, and the dentist made an impression on my lower set of teeth to get its measurement and order bands to fix two twisted teeth.

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It was pretty allright as far as denist appointment goes. I had no cavities after all so that good. this was on January 2 at 10 AM

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I have naturally weak teeth and had several knocked out at a water park. Don't get me started on that. But they finally settled and will pay for all the repairs. My dentist is one that specializes in sedation as I can't pass the blood pressure test if i'm not sedated (Read: they scare the blank out of me.) But i'm actually looking forward to going in to get things fixed so I can smile again.

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It's been years. I've got to go soon though, the metal my orthodontist stuck behind my teeth years ago when I came off braces is starting to poke through...

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I brush regularly, and my monthly checkup always goes the same way. My teeth are healthy. ...if a bit crooked.

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Ok, I guess. I hate lidocaine. I had a tooth growing over a baby tooth that wasn't falling out, so they had to pull it. It was quick, only hurt a little, and I'm hoping I never have to go there again...

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Fine. I had a braces checkup. Didn't hurt that much.

I'm getting them off in three weeks. smile.gif

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So, I just came back from the dentistry. Highly disappointed and in disbelief

 

Well, a year ago, I was in Germany on a student exchange, clinical stuff and it lasted for 6 months. I usually have really decent teeth. I've only had 1 cavity prior to that in my life. It wasn't big, I was a kid, didn't really like to brush my teeth at the point and well, happened. Fast forward almost 20 years later, I had the mother of all toothaches in Germany. Well, I luckily had arranged my healthcare for outside of my own country (Croatia). And I went to a dentist there. It was a small dentistry and an older dentist operated on that tooth. It's a 6 on my lower right side. Turned out it was a cavity, and heck, well, **** happens no matter how much I brush my teeth (and trust me, as a med student I'm aware of the importance of it). Everything went well, or so I thought. 

 

A year later, I'm back home, finishing my degree, and I had a small barbecue with my family. I bite into a sausage. Those were homemade sausages. They were ****ing delicious; but out of all the people at the table I managed to grab the one that had a small piece of hard cartilage in it. So I bite of a piece and start chewing. As soon as I bit on the right side and the cartilage hit my tooth, an excruciating pain went from my tooth into my lower jaw and all the way up to my ear (following the nerve). I also heard a small crack. I immediately spit everything out and ran to the bathroom.

 

1. The filling that was in the tooth fell out.

2. Underneath that filling there was a huge ass black cavity.

3. There was a chip in the lower inner part of the tooth.

 

I drank some ketoprofenes, had those prescribed for my migraines. Went to the dentist tomorrow morning. 

 

My dentist was so mad, she was disgusted by how the tooth looked. Not because of me, but because of how the dentist in Germany ''fixed my tooth''

While we were waiting for the anesthetic to kick in, she explained that:

 

1. The tooth wasn't properly cleaned or treated. The tooth should've received antibiotics and I should've gone to the dentist there a couple of times (which I hadn't as it wasn't prescribed, he just said all good and closed it up) and that due to no treatment, the cavity came back 

2. His filling was in her words ''****'' (she's quite liberal with words so). I mean, the tooth did feel a bit weird to bite on at first but I got used to it later on.

3. He ruined my inner part of the tooth, drilled to much off, made it too thin and that's why that part broke off. 

 

Now I'm pretty much at the point where she is considering pulling the nerve out and filling everything up. So, I've got a dead tooth in my mouth. Not something I had expected. Especially because I went to a ''well-known'' dentist in Munchen.

 

I'm disappointed because of the fact that, the dentist probably thought like, eh, just a Croatian kid, we'll patch things up and be over with it. Who cares? Probably prejudice is what caused all this. I mean, I know a lot of people are going from Croatia to Germany in search of jobs and some of them consider immigrants ''pests''.

 

I am considering filing a lawsuit for negligence. My dentist said that she can probably testify about what she found and how poorly the dentist did his job and thus basically ruining my tooth. 

 

And that's why you never visit a dentistry outside of your own country unless it's a private dentistry and you pay the ''fix''

 

 

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1 hour ago, Ruby Eyes said:

Don't worry, Germans get their teeth ruined by German dentists just as well. Speaking from experience.

By the way, the Rant Thread is here: https://forums.dragcave.net/topic/135863-rant-thread/

 

 

Whoops, didn't know there was a rant topic. Sorry

Well, yeah, so it's not just me?

 

I mean, here in Croatia, I have a dentist appointed to me by the government. Basically he's in my neighborhood and I pay nothing there to have my teeth checked and fixed. She's done a terrific job. She gets amazing reviews by every single one of her patients and is always busy. To get a check up you need to wait at least a month. But if it's an emergency you can go there immediately and she will fix it free of charge. And I haven't had any problems whatsoever, like ever, first time I do smth outside of her office, it backfires 

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A root canal isnt terribly bad -  you'll get used to it.. But a dentist I went to, gave me a crappy filling that continued to disintergrate. I went to another dentist who put in another filling and proceeded to weaken another tooth, so Ireturned to hte dentist I originally had, and he fixed it all up. I regret ever exploring the world of dentists, I should have stayed with my original one. He's so good.

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5 hours ago, Starscream said:

A root canal isnt terribly bad -  you'll get used to it.. But a dentist I went to, gave me a crappy filling that continued to disintergrate. I went to another dentist who put in another filling and proceeded to weaken another tooth, so Ireturned to hte dentist I originally had, and he fixed it all up. I regret ever exploring the world of dentists, I should have stayed with my original one. He's so good. 

 

If you CAN stay with them.  When my dentist started to look at retiring, he got a partner to ease some of his load.  The first one he had was terrible!  He was extremely filling happy, and didn't stay long.  The second though is a good dentist though and eventually entirely took over the practice when the original dentist fully retired.

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2 hours ago, Nectaris said:

 

If you CAN stay with them.  When my dentist started to look at retiring, he got a partner to ease some of his load.  The first one he had was terrible!  He was extremely filling happy, and didn't stay long.  The second though is a good dentist though and eventually entirely took over the practice when the original dentist fully retired.

Well the dentist I have is from the philipines, and he's a gentle soul who apparently practiced giving the needle to himself until he got the technique down to make it near painless. Every now and again there is a sharp one, but for the most part, I never feel his injection. I have decided to stick with him as he is by far the best I have ever had.

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@Shinobimasterz Since we already have a couple dentist threads, I don't think we need another that is so specific, so I went ahead and merged yours with this one. Please feel free to continue the conversation here. :) 

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38 minutes ago, hazeh said:

@Shinobimasterz Since we already have a couple dentist threads, I don't think we need another that is so specific, so I went ahead and merged yours with this one. Please feel free to continue the conversation here. :) 

Yeah. Sorry. Didnt see there was one already

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1 minute ago, Shinobimasterz said:

Yeah. Sorry. Didnt see there was one already

That's alright, it happens. :D 

 

I'm sorry you had such a terrible experience though. The worst I had was that my dentist kept cancelling/rescheduling on me, even though I had dental work that I needed done that wasn't just routine. I ended up having to get several cavities filled and all four of my wisdom teeth removed all around the same time. My wallet is still hurting. 😧 Of course, my dental insurance only covers "silver" filings (um, no thanks), but my dentist doesn't even carry those, so I had to pay for the fillings out of pocket. Ugh. 

 

I think if you're able to file a lawsuit for negligence, you should. So long as it doesn't negatively impact you to do so (I'm not sure how legal proceedings work there or what kind of costs are associated with it). I would hate for that person to keep doing botched jobs on people who might not have the ability to go to a different dentist and have it repaired. 

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@Shinobimasterz Wow, that sounds really horrible. If you do pursue legal action please keep us informed what happens. I really hope things turn out okay with the tooth, whatever ends up being done.

 

I don't often go to the dentist because my insurance only covers dental care up to age 21, and most places are *really* expensive for even just a checkup. Years ago I had a root canal and filling, and I ended up having to go out of town for it (and pay for a motel!) because there was no dentist in town who would do it for some reason? A couple months ago I had a tooth start hurting, really bad pain and noticeable swelling. I called around asking about pricing to just *look* at the tooth and see what might be wrong, and most places charged over $100! Which is waaay over my budget, and that didn't even include any treatment that might be needed.

 

Then I finally found a new dentist, just opened his practice in town about 6 months ago, with an advertised 'new patient checkup' for $30. I was a little wary, I mean how good could it actually be for that cheap, but I went and he was wonderful, everyone there was. I have major anxiety issues and had to stop in the middle of the exam to take an anxiety pill and they were very patient and helpful. Turns out there was a bit of an infection, but he gave me a prescription and said that might clear it up, and if it didn't we could figure out the next steps then. 10 days later my tooth was totally back to normal, no more swelling and no pain at all. 

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So, my one crown tooth was hurting really bad. Like, full on sharp pain. It would freeze me and cause me to keel over. It was like someone was piercing a knife through my gums. Which obviously can't be a good thing, so I went into the dentist. I was told two different things, so I just assumed both were true: a) the crown was digging into my nerves and b) it was infected. The dentist said I had to have a root canal along with antibiotics, which seemed weird because I thought they only did it if your tooth was rotting or you had a bad cavity. I go in for my root canal after having taken all of the antibiotics prescribed to me, they give me the numbing agent and all that jazz, but they drill in there and try to dig the root out and immediately it hurts. They put more numbing agent. It still hurts. So they say they have to stop and that it was too hard drilling through the crown and that I would have to see a specialist. I procrastinate a lot so a week passes, and my tooth has stopped hurting. Just to be sure it's really okay, I chew on that side eating chips. Nothing, it's perfectly fine now. That was back in November. I never went to a specialist, and I feel like they pointlessly drilled into my crown. I hope you enjoyed that little tale lol. 

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