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Thisgirlwantstosleep

Thisgirlwantstosleep

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And I have to have 2 molars pulled, one on each side.

Went to go see a private dentist as most places are refusing to see NHS patients.

She spoke about implants very matter-of-factly as if it was a given I'd shell out for them.

I went along with the idea at first, I knew it was going to be expensive but I have ways of working around that but thinking about it all is just overwhelming.

I'm actually completely turned off about having implants and would rather do bridges.

Titatinum implants carry a lot of risks, even though dentists try to make out like they don't for the sake of money. (Not sure why I should trust someone telling me to do something that they'd never have to do anyway.)

I've been reading up on titanium implants and they can cause negative side effects on the lungs and I have asthma as it is.

(No serious long term affects however elevated titanium levels were found in the lungs and lymph nodes)

(can cause various physiological issues in the body)


There was also another article I read that said that titanium has been shown to suppress the immune system or cause an elevated white blood cell count.

I know I don't want to do it and it's very unlikely that I will. Bridges can cause damage but I'd prefer to go for the least invasive method.
I mean I've already come to terms with the fact that I'm going to end up with a full set of dentures at some point in my life a long time ago.

JJust wish I had a decent set of teeth. Just another thing for me to feel like shit about.
 
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Depressed_Kettle

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Why do the molars have to be pulled? I don’t want to make any assumptions but am curious if I should be worried about it myself. I haven’t been keeping up to date with dental hygiene so if that’s the reason, I should probably be concerned too.
 
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If there is decay, a filling should be sufficient. If the damage is extensive, a crown can be appropriate.

Extraction is usually appropriate if the damage extends to the root. If it was me, I would like to see the xrays and determine the basis for their diagnosis of needed extraction.
 
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Mentalmick

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Saw a dentist when I was 11, the next time I saw one I was 40. And that was 7 years ago.
 
paulstrong

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I have a partial denture made out of a soft pliable material called valplast. It is comfortable and durable.
 
brutalus

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i think its interesting how my teeth were the first thing i stopped taking care of when i decided i wasnt going to live for much longer.
 
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