What kind of dental procedures have you had done?

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What kind of dental procedures have you had done?

K101 K101
Just curious right now since I'm having TWO teeth pulled in the morning! It's scary for me because I've never had any of my permanant teeth pulled. I've not had many dental procedures besides cleanings at all! The only things I've had done is a Quadhelix when I was about 7 and around the same age, I was playing with my nephew in the pool and broke a permanant tooth and had to have it fixed. Never had any braces or anything too drastic done and I admit, I'm a little scared! However, after dealing with the pain of my wisdom and pre-molar teeth lately, having it pulled sounds kind of pleasant.

I'm really interested in hearing if any of you have had a dental implant? My dentist said an implant would be a good idea for my broken pre-molar. Yikes! It sounds scary and I've never even known anyone who's had one done. The location of my pre-molar really isn't that noticeable and only a little when I smile. Anybody here with a dental implant? I'd love for you to share how it went and what it's like.

So tell me, what kind of dental procedures have you had done? Were you scared? Have you ever had something go wrong during a dental procedure? Please share.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I have never had dental procedures.
2
I have had braces.
19
I have had a quadhelix.
I have dentures.
I have had a broken tooth fixed.
8
I have had teeth pulled!
26
I have a dental implant (please share!)
1
I have had another procedure not listed here.
16
Other.
4
I have a bridge.
1
I have another experience I would like to share...
1
I don't remember.
Total votes: 78 (38 voters)
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Do-Re-Mi Do-Re-Mi
Braces, palate expander, and a broken tooth fixed.
01/30/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Well, I've had a number of cavities filled (as well as one instance of orthodontic decalcification), but as for actual removals...

*ahem*

I had eight baby teeth pulled because my adult teeth were coming in too fast for me to wiggle them out on my own. Years later I also had all four wisdom teeth surgically removed (they were growing in impacted and hadn't even grown roots or broken the skin yet), and then I had another four adult teeth pulled so that the rest would be able to fit once my braces started tugging them into place.

I have a freaking tiny mouth, as my orthodontist loved to point out. It's too small to house a full set, which is why all the crowding occurred. Thankfully they're all nice and straight now, and hopefully I won't have to part with any more.
01/30/2012
EdenJP EdenJP
Quote:
Originally posted by K101
Just curious right now since I'm having TWO teeth pulled in the morning! It's scary for me because I've never had any of my permanant teeth pulled. I've not had many dental procedures besides cleanings at all! The only things I've ...
I have had a broken tooth fixed.
01/30/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I have four fillings. Since changing my diet in my mid teens, I've had no need for any more dental procedures.
01/30/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
I have had cavities filled and other minor things. I have had a few of my permanent teeth pulled before. Sometimes it can be a very unpleasant experience.

First, I hate having to have my jaw/mouth open for a long period, on top of that, feeling all the liquid, bits of teeth in the back of my throat *gag*. The constant pressure being applied and the grinding of the tools. Then comes the huge pliers gripping on the tooth being removed. Feeling it push back and forth and then finally out it comes. Almost every time I have not felt any pain expect the light sting of the injection for numbing purposes. The one time I felt pain was for whatever reason the nerves were extra tender, sharp jolts of pain shot through my jaw and it was not fun.

After the tooth is pulled, a fair amount of blood starts coming out, a quick rinse/suction then gauze to slowly stop the bleeding. The fastest a pulled tooth has stopped bleeding for me was 8 hours. The longest was 1 1/2 days.

I hope you're experience isn't too bad and that it goes smoothly and quickly.
01/30/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by K101
Just curious right now since I'm having TWO teeth pulled in the morning! It's scary for me because I've never had any of my permanant teeth pulled. I've not had many dental procedures besides cleanings at all! The only things I've ...
I chose 'other' because I only had a few fillings. Since I hate needles, I had no pain relief. I will be thinking of you and I am sure you will do fine. Just let your dentist know how you feel and about your anxiety; he will make sure you have no discomfort and put you at ease! Good luck Kendra!
01/30/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Quote:
Originally posted by Cookie Monster Mike
I have had cavities filled and other minor things. I have had a few of my permanent teeth pulled before. Sometimes it can be a very unpleasant experience.

First, I hate having to have my jaw/mouth open for a long period, on top of that, ...
Sounds like you've got some severe extra sensitivity in your mouth. And holy smokes, 8 hours was the fastest?! I'd have gotten myself to a doctor long before that (unless of course it was because I kept prodding the area or something).
01/30/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
I've had braces (top and bottom), retainers (top and bottom), and a tooth pulled out by an idiot dentist who said he was going to "shoot my tooth with sleep juicy". Just because I was 12, that doesn't mean I didn't know what Novocaine is. It still ticks me off that he treated me a like a 4-year-old.
01/30/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Quote:
Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
Sounds like you've got some severe extra sensitivity in your mouth. And holy smokes, 8 hours was the fastest?! I'd have gotten myself to a doctor long before that (unless of course it was because I kept prodding the area or something). ...
Just depends on how quickly the blood can coagulate! Also, with a whole tooth being removed that leaves a nasty hole inside your gum that needs to heal, seal and stop bleeding. Most people I know that have had this done takes them 1/2 a day for the bleeding to stop.
01/30/2012
LoveDove LoveDove
I've had my wisdom teeth pulled (no cavities!) and I was fully awake for the whole thing. The assistant clamped this mask down on my face and I was like, "what? No," while not realizing that it was the laughing gas. They had to grind off part of my bone to get them out, too. Highly unpleasant.
01/30/2012
T&A1987 T&A1987
none.
01/30/2012
dhig dhig
broken tooth, root canal
01/30/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Quote:
Originally posted by K101
Just curious right now since I'm having TWO teeth pulled in the morning! It's scary for me because I've never had any of my permanant teeth pulled. I've not had many dental procedures besides cleanings at all! The only things I've ...
I've had fillings and a root canal. Everyone makes a big deal about the root canal but it really wasn't bad, it was more painful BEFORE the dentist worked on me. I've also had all my wisdom teeth removed at the same time. I don't think you should worry about an implant, I'd go for it if I had to. They will give you pain meds and it's best to get things done before they get worse. The only thing I had go wrong was when getting numbed the needle hit a nerve that for some reason shot up through my face, it felt like someone sprayed me with something burning! I freaked out because it startled me. I just had a filling done a couple weeks ago that is now causing me pain again so I'm going to have to go back, ugh.
01/31/2012
Puss in Boots Puss in Boots
I've had six teeth pulled, braces, and a palate expander! That was hell.
01/31/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I absolutely hate going to the dentist. I have had a terrifying experience, so now I am deathly scared of going.

Let's see...I had braces when I was in high school. Before I had braces, they had to pull 2 baby teeth (my upper canines were not coming down). Braces just made my mouth sore, but it was worth it.

In college, I had my wisdom teeth pulled. And the guy who did it was fantastic! I did not feel any pain. They gave me the best sedatives and pain killers. I was on cloud 9.

A couple of years later, I developed a cavity in one of my bottom molars. They said I needed a root canal, so I got one and they put a crown on it. Four years later, the crown fell off, only to discover that I had another cavity on that same tooth (they said bacteria got underneath the crown and started eating away at the dead tooth). So they took care of the cavity and put another crown on it. That crown ended up falling off and there was so little of my original tooth left, that it would not withstand a crown.

So now I have to decide on whether or not to get a bridge or an implant. I'm leaning towards the implant because of the horrible experience I had with a crown (which is basically what a bridge contains).

I got another cavity (in a tooth next to where I had that root canal done). So the dentist shot up my mouth to numb it and she went in to shave/dig out the cavity and I felt ****everything****. So she shot my mouth up some more and we waited for it to go numb. She came back and started working on it and I still felt everything!!! She got all the cavity out while I was crying and in pain. She said the root canal changed the pH balance to my gums and that shots wouldn't be able to numb that area. So now I'm scared to death of having any work done on that area of my mouth. That is the most absolute worst pain I have ever felt in my life.
01/31/2012
Coralbell Coralbell
I had braces as a kid. The biggest procedure I've had was my wisdom teeth surgery a couple of years ago. I'd never been put out before, so I was nervous about that, and the pain. It wasn't as bad as I was expecting though, and I had a quick recovery.
01/31/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I've only had my wisdom teeth removed and a couple of fillings.
01/31/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I've only ever had a few fillings. I do need braces. I'm not sure if I am getting my wisdom teeth removed, since they don't hurt now that they are done coming in.
01/31/2012
GONE! GONE!
Braces was no fun at all and they screwed my teeth up so much I have to get them all over again.
01/31/2012
FemmeFlo FemmeFlo
Wisdom teeth pulled. That's all I've had done.
01/31/2012
wdanas wdanas
I spent entirely too many days last summer in a dentist's chair after breaking a tooth and needing it fixed. It was a case of, well, while we're at it let's take care of a few other things...

Relatively painless, but not anything I want to repeat any time soon.
01/31/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
I had braces, a few cavities, and my wisdom teeth removed. I remember that it sucked real bad after I got them removed, but only for a few weeks. And hey, if it prevented chronic sinus infections and possibly losing the ability to move my jaw (from the way my wisdom teeth would have grown in) then I'm cool with the few weeks of downtime.
01/31/2012
samanthalynn samanthalynn
a few pulled
01/31/2012
Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
Basics, some baby teeth had to be pulled, all 4 wisdom teeth, cleanings, cavities. The biggest was when I was about 11 I decided kissing the bottom of the pool would be a good idea. Broke my top two teeth in half.

Spent the next six years going in constantly getting build ups before they would put crowns on because they weren't sure the roots were going to survive.
01/31/2012
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
2 root canals. The first one was done by an endodontist that does nothing but root canals all day, it was done in 28 minutes, start to finish and was completely painless. The second was done in 3 appointments by a regular dentist and it got infected and was a whole painful torturous mess.
01/31/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Quote:
Originally posted by Cookie Monster Mike
Just depends on how quickly the blood can coagulate! Also, with a whole tooth being removed that leaves a nasty hole inside your gum that needs to heal, seal and stop bleeding. Most people I know that have had this done takes them 1/2 a day for the ...
Eh, I must be weird, then. My empty sockets were usually done bleeding after an hour or two, though the copper taste remained for a while. Not sure about the wisdom teeth because I was drugged out of my mind at the time.
01/31/2012
married with children married with children
only braces. I hope to not have any problems with me teeth. I hate pain in my teeth. The braces gave me such bad headaches everyday.
02/01/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Cookie Monster Mike
I have had cavities filled and other minor things. I have had a few of my permanent teeth pulled before. Sometimes it can be a very unpleasant experience.

First, I hate having to have my jaw/mouth open for a long period, on top of that, ...
OMG You were NOT kidding about that! I just had my root canal a few hours ago and WHOA! Holding my mouth open was rough and I was so grossed out by all the tooth chunks! Ahh! I had to spit it out on my chest/bib/napkin thingy. LOL. I'm very happy to say though, that this PARANOID freak here, did very well! I was so nervous I was shaking like a leaf on a tree! As of right now, I've actually had no pain where the root canal was done, but where my wisdom tooth is has caused me pain and where they gave me shots in my cheek is painful. Then again, my numbing injections only wore off less than 2 hours ago and I'm sure the pain killers are contributing to my pain-freeness! Lol.

I agree, the grinding tools... holy mother of pearl! That was the worst part for me! I also didn't like having those files stuck inside my tooth.

Now, I will have to go back Tuesday (5 days) for my wisdom tooth extraction. Anybody wanna tell me how bad that's gonna be? Is it worse than the root canal? If it's not then I think I can handle it.

Thank you all SOO much for sharing! You guys have no idea how helpful this was!
02/02/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by True Pleasures
I've had braces (top and bottom), retainers (top and bottom), and a tooth pulled out by an idiot dentist who said he was going to "shoot my tooth with sleep juicy". Just because I was 12, that doesn't mean I didn't know what ...
Bless your heart! "Sleep juicy!" That was hilarious.
02/02/2012
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