Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by silverspur, Nov 19, 2022.
silverspur Heavy Load Member
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I have had 2, will not have another. Not worth the cost. On both of mine, once a year or so one of them flairs up with a slight abscess, take heavy doses of an anti-inflammatory for a few days, drain it, and good for another year or so.silverspur Thanks this.
Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member
Sounds like a sales pitch to push implants. Had a couple many, many moons ago, I'm still here.Big Road Skateboard, nredfor88, austinmike and 2 others Thank this.
zaroba Heavy Load Member
- Aug 28, 2012
I had one maybe 10 years ago. Tooth broke apart a few years later.
Been a few other times where a bad tooth needed a root canal but I just just kept draining the abscess or suffered through the pain until it cleared up by itself.
2 years ago I had a tooth get badly infected, just had it pulled instead of a root canal. Fortunately it was a hometime load so was able to make an emergency dentist visit to get antibiotics to clear up the infection. Maybe just in time too, that night I felt so weak I had trouble standing.silverspur, Rideandrepair and tscottme Thank this.
JoeyJunk Road Train Member
- Dec 31, 2010
I have had 3. Two last month. One years ago. I ended up needing that tooth pulled later on.
I am smitten with my current dentist so I am welcome to needing more work.
Crap. Just remembered I have another one scheduled for January.blairandgretchen, austinmike, InTooDeep and 1 other person Thank this.
Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS
- Jan 20, 2010
I just had 2 root canals done on the same side next to each other. The X-ray showed infection, when they drilled, Puss just kept flowing. Regardless, had it done and 2 crowns. Cost; $1400.00. Where? A very reputable Dentist is Tijuana Mexico. Took about 6 weeks to complete on every 2 week visits.jsnell, JoeyJunk, blairandgretchen and 1 other person Thank this.
austinmike Road Train Member
Ive had several. First one was a bit ruff, but the others were no big deal. Just had one done a few months ago. I like my teeth.JoeyJunk, blairandgretchen and Diesel Dave Thank this.
blairandgretchen Road Train Member
- Dec 9, 2011
Had one rear upper molar that had chipped and I left it. Bad choice. He could have repaired it.
Needed pulled. Not fun. They put bone replacement in the jaw and we left it for a year.
Looked good, so drilled in the ‘nursert’ It fell out a week later. Said I was a one in 100.
Second one held, Had scan for fake tooth done today, new tooth in 2 weeks. Only did it because it would have left one lonely tooth out there in the back with no support.
Painless procedure once the tooth is removed - no nerves in the jaw bone.
It’s taken 5 years to get my choppers back to healthy again, a bad dentist in NZ kept me away for 10 years.
Deep cleaning is rough, but a good hygienist and lots of ‘Cain’ is the key.
Tough for drivers to hit appointments and there’s the $$ too - but I’d rather have a full set and keep on top of it than have dental pain.JoeyJunk and Diesel Dave Thank this.
Lennythedriver Road Train Member
Had my first cavity that required root canal, I was in Florida at the time. Pain got so bad my whole head was throbbing. Walked into a dentist around the corner from a delivery. Dentist felt so bad for me he gave me antibiotics, x-rays, did a full exam snd didn’t charge me a dime. Held me over till I got back home. $3500 later my tooth was fixed. It’s been two years. About once every couple months the tooth will get sensitive and throb and I think it’s Done but then it goes away. If I have to have another I’ll definitely just get an implant. It’s cheaper and less hassle.JoeyJunk and blairandgretchen Thank this.
Hold on. That's a 1.5 hour video. How about summarizing what your understanding is of it instead of just posting a link. That would be so much more helpful. I mean, really.gentleroger, blairandgretchen and JoeyJunk Thank this.