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30-07-2014, 01:44 PM
Well, this sucks. What should I do?
Went to the dentist today, I have a "really" bad cavity in my second mauler or however you spell it.

It might require a root canal. If so, it will end up costing me 805 $$$$$ out of pocket.
Of monies I do not have. I mean, I already gots like 600 I gotta pay back my credit cards already. Not too stressful of that amount for me.

If I go the "what if" route, it will be like 92$ out of pocket for me to get a Big Cavity filling with no guarentee that I can get it fixed and. "gulp" Extraction....for $94.00 out of pocket.

If you were in my situation. What would you do?

Mind you, I still have my Wisdom teeth that need pulling and I never had that happen to me before.

It would mean that I would have a hole in my mouth where I would chew for the rest of forever. ( or unless Stem Cells in 20 years can grow me a new tooth for less then a million dollars lol.

What would you guys do? I have a "chance" I can take which I am to save it with putting meds in my tooth and covering it with a large filling which the dentist showed me on this really cool Ipad thing with visuals and graphs and everything.

So would you just have it pulled or root Canal? Which is the better option?


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30-07-2014, 01:57 PM
RE: Well, this sucks. What should I do?
(30-07-2014 01:44 PM)Shadow Fox Wrote:  So would you just have it pulled or root Canal? Which is the better option?

Can you try the take a chance route and if it fails just yank it? Losing a tooth isn't a big deal, I've had a couple yanked... Bloody Yanks. Angry

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30-07-2014, 02:02 PM
RE: Well, this sucks. What should I do?
which tooth is it? i'm in a similar financial situation to you and if it wasn't a tooth that was very visible when i smiled, i'd just have it pulled.
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30-07-2014, 02:10 PM
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(30-07-2014 01:44 PM)Shadow Fox Wrote:  What would you guys do?

I yank 'em. $1000 to try and save 'em in a root canal vs. $20 copay to just do away with the fucker. ... I do away with them. I got more.

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30-07-2014, 02:16 PM
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ALSO! my boyfriend had a tooth pulled for a similar reason and it was one of his top back left teeth and he has no problems with it when eating.
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30-07-2014, 02:34 PM
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I had the same tooth pulled and I really don't miss it much. The reason for pulling it; the filling that was in it didn't work out.

P.S. "I have a "really" bad cavity in my second mauler or however you spell it".
I prefer this spelling. Thumbsup
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30-07-2014, 03:55 PM
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(30-07-2014 02:02 PM)QueenTit Wrote:  which tooth is it? i'm in a similar financial situation to you and if it wasn't a tooth that was very visible when i smiled, i'd just have it pulled.

top right mauler, the second one.

In other words, My teeth are not in great care right now. Almost all teeth have fillings and because of a major soda habbit, they are getting worst with more.

Starting to think I am gonna have to make a difficult life choice and try and finally "Kick my life long soda habit".

Thing is, I am always thirsty without it.


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30-07-2014, 05:07 PM
RE: Well, this sucks. What should I do?
(30-07-2014 01:44 PM)Shadow Fox Wrote:  Went to the dentist today, I have a "really" bad cavity in my second mauler or however you spell it.

It might require a root canal. If so, it will end up costing me 805 $$$$$ out of pocket.
Of monies I do not have. I mean, I already gots like 600 I gotta pay back my credit cards already. Not too stressful of that amount for me.

If I go the "what if" route, it will be like 92$ out of pocket for me to get a Big Cavity filling with no guarentee that I can get it fixed and. "gulp" Extraction....for $94.00 out of pocket.



If you were in my situation. What would you do?



Mind you, I still have my Wisdom teeth that need pulling and I never had that happen to me before.

It would mean that I would have a hole in my mouth where I would chew for the rest of forever. ( or unless Stem Cells in 20 years can grow me a new tooth for less then a million dollars lol.



What would you guys do? I have a "chance" I can take which I am to save it with putting meds in my tooth and covering it with a large filling which the dentist showed me on this really cool Ipad thing with visuals and graphs and everything.

So would you just have it pulled or root Canal? Which is the better option?

I haven't read through all the replies but I had a similar situation when I was younger. The molar in front of the wisdom tooth had a huge cavity in it and the dentist pulled it. When the wisdom tooth behind it finely came in, it sort of positioned itself where the other tooth had been and it was like getting a free replacement tooth. Well, sort of. What happened was that the before the darned wisdom tooth actually broke through the gums it had been sitting just under the gums and had been exposed to just enough bacteria to create a cavity. So it had a cavity from the get go. But the dentist filled it and I still have it today.

What ever you do...SAVE YOUR TEETH! Take very good care of them. Without healthy teeth and gums your overall health is jeopardized.

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30-07-2014, 05:51 PM
RE: Well, this sucks. What should I do?
If there is a way for you to save the tooth, and pay it off in less than 6 months, then IMO, it's worth saving.

Grow up and drop the damn soda habit! You can't "afford" to lose them and will look like shit with rotten teeth or no teeth at all. And frankly, when you say you are thirsty without soda it sounds like you might be diabetic. That is shit is probably as bad for as cigarettes.

There comes a point in time when you can't behave like an idiot and gotta do the right thing.

It sucks. I know, my ass is realizing I have to exercise if I want to see my kids grow up.

Quit yer bitching and do what you need to .

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30-07-2014, 05:58 PM
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I had two pulled, the ones that would have been next to the wisdom teeth had they still been there.

They were full of filling material and I just wasn't up for the cost or the misery that is a root canal. And there is no guarantee that a root canal will work. I had no trouble adjusting.

Recently the second one from the back on the other side gave me nearly three months of hell...four different antibiotics, pain meds, about 8 hours total in the dentist chair and that was because of an old root canal gone bad.

My dentist called it an important tooth and thought I should try to save it. So, off to the specialist I went. He estimated a 60% chance that we had saved the tooth. So far, so good...but it isn't so much an important tooth but a damned expensive one.

If the tooth is all the way in the back and you have it pulled, in no time you won't even miss it.

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