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  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 11 Feb 2019 10:13:18 5,002 posts
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    When I was 10 or so, my dad decided (for no particular reason) that the dentist I'd been going until then wasn't... active... enough. He'd heard from one of his dickhead mates that another dentist in town was much more willing to get stuck in with the drill.

    So he took me along. And I was then held down in the chair (screaming like crazy) while a burly man with serious smell issues just went to town on my upper teeth with a combination of drill and scraper, basically grinding them down to stumps, all with no anaesthetic. Took a year of follow-ups with my original dentist to rebuild my upper teeth and I've needed to have the work re-done (at significant cost) every decade or so since then. A couple of years later, the guy who did a number of my teeth was struck off and prosecuted for routinely practicing while drunk, after he nearly killed another (child) patient.

    That's the short version. I actually made a former boss pass out by telling him the full, blood-and-guts version.
  • THFourteen 11 Feb 2019 10:23:02 50,903 posts
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    Jesus Christ.

    I have vague memories of my dad taking me to the dentist quite a few times to have teeth pulled.

    Hurt like shit, but my teeth are pretty straight so i guess he knew what he was doing.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 11 Feb 2019 10:25:42 17,866 posts
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    I've had "please allow my to introduce myself" stuck in my head all morning now.
  • Load_2.0 11 Feb 2019 10:27:24 28,574 posts
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    Are we found things wrong?
  • Load_2.0 11 Feb 2019 10:27:47 28,574 posts
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    The names Bond, James.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 11 Feb 2019 11:11:21 8,330 posts
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    I've had two wisdom teeth out. One was fairly straightforward, hurt like hell after as you would expect but popped painkillers and lived on pasta for a week and all was well. With the second one as they were pulling the top half cracked off so they had to cut the gum to remove the root, which was lovely, and for a few weeks I was pulling shards of tooth/bone out of my gum. I didn't get a proper night's sleep for at least a week because it hurt like absolute balls all day every day, but on the plus side I did play a lot of Fallout 4.

    Anyway, immediately after the procedure I was numbed up pretty good so I carried on with the rest of the day which involved booking my then soon to be 4 year old's birthday party at a soft play place. As I was still numb I was talking as you'd expect but I explained I'd just been the dentist so although I got some weird looks I thought they'd understand. It wasn't until I got home I spotted that my mouth and teeth were completely covered in blood. lol.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 11 Feb 2019 12:12:55 17,866 posts
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    Just give us the link.
  • Tonka 11 Feb 2019 12:15:43 29,039 posts
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    The pain is back...

    This is the second one I've had pulled in as many weeks. The last one only hurt bad enough to warrant painkillers for three days. This one though..

    The procedure was completely pain free and over in 20 minutes. (from me entering the clinic until me leaving)

    uuurrrrggghhh this one... fucker...
  • BigOrkWaaagh 11 Feb 2019 12:18:04 8,330 posts
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    @Tonka Have you tried clove oil and/or cocodamol?
  • Frogofdoom 11 Feb 2019 12:56:48 11,602 posts
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    Take some valium and go to sleep so we do t have to read any more of your moaning.

    Joking aside, take some codeine.
  • SnackPlissken 11 Feb 2019 12:58:52 686 posts
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    Iíve always wondered about those screw in teeth that I see on the monitors at my dentist. Like it seems bloody mental.
  • Salaman 11 Feb 2019 13:11:33 23,422 posts
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    SnackPlissken wrote:
    Iíve always wondered about those screw in teeth that I see on the monitors at my dentist. Like it seems bloody mental.
    Implants? Relatively painless. They give you a local anesthetic. That's the most painful part of the procedure really.
  • Tonka 11 Feb 2019 13:24:49 29,039 posts
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    @BigOrkWaaagh nope.

    Both are hard to get hold of in Sweden. Will continue with my ibuprofen and extra antibacterial toothpaste (that tastes like bluecheese)

    Oh the joys of mid-life
  • BigOrkWaaagh 11 Feb 2019 13:42:46 8,330 posts
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    @Tonka Ah bad luck mate, both were a godsend for me, although I was off my tits by the third day of cocodamol. In the spirit of the thread, you have my sympathy!
  • Doomspoon 11 Feb 2019 13:58:04 2,947 posts
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    A couple of years ago I snapped a tooth (front left, top incisor) off the root eating a salad sandwich, a particularly 'tough' slice of cucumber did it. I'd had months of a loose tooth and infected gum due to root resorption, a mutation that causes the body to attack the root of an adult tooth as if it's a milk tooth.

    Months of blood and pus leaking out of the gum and the tooth progressively getting looser, felt the tooth snap as I tried to carefully bite the sandwich. Due to having had wire threaded through the root after being punched in the face some years previously and the top half mostly being a crown due to breaking it when it was my first adult tooth as a six or seven year old, the top half was left dangling off the knackered stump. I went to my dentist and they wouldn't pull it. I waited a couple of days but really couldn't put up with the annoyance, discomfort and stink so went to an emergency dentist that at least agreed to cut the upper half of the tooth free.

    I still had to wait several months before I could have the semi decayed remnants of the root taken out of my gum/jaw. The gum had healed around that root and was still causing infection and discomfort. I went to and fro to the hospital to arrange surgery but the department mainly specialises in facial cancer surgery and reconstruction so somewhat understandably, was seen as a low priority. I think it was about 5 months until I was given an emergency appointment for surgery at the dentist literally next door to my house, the one I couldn't sign up with when I first noticed the problems as they weren't taking on NHS patients.

    I now have an implant after a couple of years of denture torture and it has improved my life greatly.

    Edited by Doomspoon at 13:59:56 11-02-2019
  • Tonka 12 Feb 2019 07:42:10 29,039 posts
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    @BigOrkWaaagh

    Sympathy: GOT!

    This morning felt like I've turned a corner. Pain is subsiding. Not gone, but much better. 7 days since the removal.

    I can feel that my gum is remodelling itself. There was a "peak" where the gum had built up on the far back of the tooth that got removed. That is levelling out, which I think is the cause of the pain.
  • Frogofdoom 12 Feb 2019 08:04:06 11,602 posts
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    Dfawkes had his wisdom teeth out just before he died. It's entirely unrelated to Al bludgeoning him to death with a golf club though.

    The irony is now Al will never be friendliest forumite as everyone else is too lazy to do the awards.
  • thelzdking 12 Feb 2019 08:24:30 8,924 posts
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    I wish the scientists would hurry up and invent some kind of teeth rejuvenating serum or something. Mine look all right, but going by my family they'll start falling out soon.
  • challenge_hanukkah 12 Feb 2019 08:36:53 9,570 posts
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    The Lincoln smile.

    No one round my way has a full set of teeth.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 12 Feb 2019 08:39:13 17,866 posts
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    bEWARE THE TOOTLESS PEOPLE
  • challenge_hanukkah 12 Feb 2019 08:45:34 9,570 posts
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    I had a nightmare about being gummed to death by Stefansson.
  • Frogofdoom 12 Feb 2019 08:47:18 11,602 posts
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    Like the bit with the freaky gypsy in drag me to hell.
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