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Old 07-04-2002, 09:01 AM   #1
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Hi,

Has anyone experienced their top teeth hitting their bottom ones in like a spasm unexpectedly throughout the day and if so what they did to correct it.

This has been happening to me as my teeth shift as well. My dentist has just told me to take a vacation but this doesn't help when the teeth are off. My nightmare started a year ago with 9 air abrasion white fillings and the teeth shaved and filled all wrong.

 
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Old 07-04-2002, 05:38 PM   #2
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Hiya! It's Emi again... I really think U should Find another Dentist. You're in pain and you know something is not right and for a Dr to tell you take a Vacation or say let it go is really not good.
They are there to help us and that's what we pay them for. And NO ONE knows your mouth like you do. So if you're unhappy and having problems Get a 2nd opinion : )
Keep us posted!
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Old 07-05-2002, 07:25 AM   #3
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Hi Antonia:

I agree with Emi 100%. It is easy to for the dentist to say "take a vacation form your teeth" while you are the one who is in pain. I just hate it when they donot take their patient's complaints seriously.

Take care,


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Old 07-06-2002, 06:58 AM   #4
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Hi Antonia,

You are living through one of my personal worries: dental work gone wrong on a grand scale.

Have you gone to a prosthodontist for a consult? I'm not saying you need false teeth or anything, but maybe they'd be able to fix your bite more accurately than anyone so far. (??)

I've had the type of pain you are describing on occasion, but not for any drawn out length of time (that is to say, not on an ongoing basis.) Just came to assume it was from bruxism. Maybe this is what your dentist meant? Still, if you are in pain, I'd be hesitant to stick with a dentist who laughed at your concerns. Within the current practice I go to, I actually switched dentists for a similar reason. It was a little awkward at first, but now it's fine.

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Old 07-06-2002, 08:34 AM   #5
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Hi everybody,

Thanks for your replies. Emi and Piper how are your teeth doing???Have you found a good dentist yet???P did you get your crown and bite problems resolved???

Simmie, that;s a good reminder you mentioned the prothodontist. Since I had so many teeth shaved down and filled(9) in 2 sessions where some where shaved wrong and filled wrong, I think that's the problem. The dentist that adjusted the one tooth at first said what he did was a simple fix but if it didn't work he would refer me to a prosthodontist. Then in a later conversation, when I expressed initially that what he didn't work and asked about the prosthodontist the reply was" Oh I don't work with one?!!!". And he blamed my current situation on how the teeth were cut round with this new air abrasion drilless technology. But you are right he did unload me and says that I'm so sensitive. I mean if the case is that there really is nothing more to be done and I will have to live with it -- just say it. Instead the dentists put it on the patient that "oh you are just so sensitive"". Well we wouldn't be so sensitive if they didn't do botched work on us. I spoke to two friends who gave me referrals and I'll see what those dentists say. I've told me current dentist that there feels like alot more tooth structure was removed on one side that the other and he says just don;t think about it??? Hopefully a good prosthodontist will be able to get to the bottom of it.

 
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Hi Antonia:

I have an appointment this week with another dentist. He claims to be a TMJD specialist. I have lost trust in dentists. I am just hoping that he is not another rip off artist. I still have terrible sensitivity and aching of my teeth, yes all of my teeth and miscellaneous TMJ related aches and pains. I think I am also a night time bruxer. I have been using a mouth guard at night for a few weeks now but have not noticed a significant decrease in my pain and discomfort so far. My bite is still off, my upper and lower jaws donot mesh right anymore. I also developed a bad habit of checking my bite frequently with my teeth. I am just hoping our problems will end sometime soon. Take care,


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Old 07-08-2002, 08:10 AM   #7
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Hi Piper,

We are having the same problems and the dentists are having a hard time fixing it?????!!!!!!

With my big molar teeth the right side teeth are smaller than the left because of the way the quack dentist shaved from one side to another. Even though my current dentist refilled it and the bite seemed even forget it the teeth are still not the same size and shape. I mention this because I catch myself grinding and chomping on the bigger side at night. I told my dentist about the difference in size --he's the one who said take a vacation, I can't because the TMJD symptoms of minor jaw pain and pulling have returned along with facial bone pain.

I don't know I am beginning to think once they shave teeth down wrong there is no hope other than to live with it(I hope I am wrong). I am going to a new dentist the end of July recommended by a friend that had major work done by this dentist -- crowns, implants etc; and I am told he is good we'll see.
It impacts our quality of life having teeth that give us trouble do to dental negligence. I am disgusted at this point. BUt I will give this dentist a try and see if he prescribes a nightguard and who knows if it will work. I just hope if nothing can be done that some honest dentist will tell me that and to go on further to try and change things will be useless(but you know what they are capable of for the money).

I'll post how things go and let us know if you get a good dentist too!!!

 
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Hi Antonia:

I just called a former dentist's office and requested a copy of my dental records and X-rays. Guess what? They cannot provide copies of them for two weeks (a one or two page record only!) and also refused to give me the big X-rays, the one with jaw images. I am so angry right now I can cry. Why is it so difficult for them to care and help to their patients? They certainly know how to take our hard earned $$$$ for the lousy work. I better compose myself now I am at work. Take care. I will let you know how it goes with the new dentist.

Piper

 
Old 07-09-2002, 09:05 AM   #9
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Hi Piper,

That stinks. All the offices are like that. They take their slow sweet time. But wait till I tell you what happened to me with X-rays from the dentist before I went to the quack that did these 9 unnecessary fillings which messed up my bite. If this dentist was OK I would never have gone to quack dentist after him. His X-ray machine wasn't working right so he takes a full set over and over again like 5 times for each tooth. On top of that the cover he used to place over me was filthy and stunk that;s why I never went back to him. But at a later time when I requested the X-rays he said by law he keeps them in his office. He would only provide an x-ray of the tooth he thought needed work. If I had a full set of my X-rays I could have seen that for the subsequent dentist my teeth were in good shape and DID not need the nine fillings that were done after. He gave me a really bad time about the x-rays. A friend of mine said that by law I am entitled to a copy. So I called him and told him this then finally he gave me the originals and had me sign off that I took them. BUt guess what half of them didn't even come out. That's why he didn't want to provide them to me. What a snake. This was after I had the nine fillings done and he even said why would I have need 9 fillings at all???

I hope you get your X-rays and that they are complete. That';s another thing they do some of them are missing and they lie and say they gave all of them to you. Another thing with the procedure I had done, the bill I got was very vague as to what he did. It just has a code and says resin. I mean there's no description of cavities or anything. It's sickening. It is stacked against us with these dentists. They get away with murder. I'm angry all the time because my nine teeth would have been OK without what he did to them. Now I will have to do alot of maintenance on them - have then checked refilled or even worse crowns down the road. Not to mention my bite which will never be right I fear. Now I will always be dependent on these money grubbing quacks.

GOod Luck

How's the teeth and bite have you gotten the final crown put on or is it pending??

 
Old 07-15-2002, 05:15 PM   #10
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Antoni,

You may have a TMJD problem, I should know these symptoms. Check out the horror stories on that board. Sorry for you.

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