My recent dental experience brought me to this site. My dentist extracted a tooth several days ago, telling me it was the cause of the pus seeping from my gums. This was tooth #28, which the dentist had previously said needed to be extracted and replaced with a bridge or implant. That tooth had a root canal and a crown, and gave me no further trouble. There was no crack visible on the X-ray after extracting it. He said the crack was on the lower portion, which I would take to be the pulp. I saw no crack when he showed it to me. How he failed to notice that most of the pus was coming out of tooth #30, and that there was a dental fistula below tooth #30 that was causing the infection I’ll never know. I had made two previous visits to his office to make sure that that bump wasn’t oral cancer and he assured me that it was just a harmless tori. On the day I went in to have #28 extracted he seemed surprised to discover a fistula under #28. There is no other bump there that I’m aware of. So now, instead of extracting #30,which is in a less conspicuous place, and might not even have to be replaced, I’m now stuck with an ugly deformity which will be very expensive to repair. Since i’m planning to leave the country for a month long vacation in October, I declined his offer to extract #30 as well. Although I’m taking an antibiotic so slow the infection I know that’s no cure. There is still pus seeping out around #30 and that’s not a very enjoyable state to be in while on vacation. Don’t know if this an appropriate post for this site, but I thought I’d give it a try. Sorry about the grim details.
I can see the pro dentist leanings in some emails.
Why the dentist lobby doesn’t let the dental hygienists take over some responsibilities…a pro patient step as it would reduce some cost in dental health.
Please… let’s not get bogged down in the fluoridation debate yet again. Instead, let’s get our “representatives” to improve healthcare in all ways, including, of course, dental care, which, as the article shows, is another essential need which is not being met.
Translation. Dentist don’t want people that will sue them . Have a little dignity and u might someday be accepted instead of tacking everything from other people’s hard work the blaming them for all your problems
Fluoridation (Fluoride) is poison – check the poison warning label on the back of your fluoridated toothpaste – hence not the dental miracle ‘vitamin’. Rather, wholesome diet is the key to healthy teeth.
Non-leeching direct to enamel topical fluoridation (ex – varnish) is somewhat beneficial ; general (systemic) dietary fluoridation (ex – fluoridated water) not so much. General dietary fluoridation interferes with many necessary essential nutrient absorptive and metabolic processes.
Anything is poison if you take too much of it, including multivitamins. Check those labels too.
Lording it Loony Logic
Fluoridationist: Fluoridation is needed because poor kids don’t have access to dental care.
Sane person: If politicians, dentists, and public health officials care about poor kids why are they excluding them from dental services?
Fluoridationist: The poor should be grateful for fluoridation because it’s dirt cheap and it’s all they’re going to get.
Comments are closed.