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Old 05-30-2006, 12:58 PM   #1
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bleeding tooth

I had a problem with a tooth a year ago.

Basically I went to the dentist, he said I had a cavity, was close to the nerve so he might have to do a root canal. In the end he said he worked it out nicely without having to do one..all nice and well for 3 months.

I start to get big pains in the same area. Go to another dentist and he discovers that I now had a gangrene inside the tooth or something ( where the other dentist filled it up ) and we have to go for the root canal. She undoes the filling and "fixes me up" in a few visits.

This was more like 6-7 months ago and ever since, a little bit of blood has been trickling from that area. Sometimes it's not a lot, sometimes it's nothing at all, but some other times I can actually taste it in my mouth and if I spit it out, it's all red.

I called the dentist up within 1 month after she "fixed me" and she said some form of bleeding is normal after what she did. Now, lately the bleeding has increased and I'm sort of wondering if my dentists are competent at all.

Anyone knows what's going on and what should I do ? I have no pain whatsoever, just blood! spooky stuff

 
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Old 05-30-2006, 01:35 PM   #2
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Re: bleeding tooth

I'm beginning to wonder if there are any dentists how actually know what they are doing! If I were you, I'd go to see a root canal specialist (endedontics). A consultation will probably cost about $100 to $150 but he will tell you what is going on. Then, you can make a decision as to what to do. Don't go back to the last dentist you saw...you may have to have the tooth pulled if it is beyond repair, but an endedontist will advise you.

 
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Old 05-30-2006, 02:20 PM   #3
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Re: bleeding tooth

I'm looking for one right now. I assume the bleeding isn't right but could it mean something more serious ?

 
Old 05-30-2006, 09:08 PM   #4
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Re: bleeding tooth

Sheken, I am not a doctor/or dentist, so I really have no idea what might be causiing your problem. I have had about 25 years of really bad dental treatment, so I guess my expertise is in about leaving the ones who don't seem to be helping before they do more damage. I'm pretty disgusted with the whole dental profession right now, I only know that it is a good idea to be very careful about who you see. I just learned today the dentist I have been having problems with (the post above asking for help about a prosthodontist) has had multiple complaints, and also learned that a few years ago his license to practice was about to be revoked, but instead he was put on probation. And I wonder if something is wrong with me, when this stuff keeps happening!. I have the name of the web site you can go to check on any doctor, or dentist's history about complaints filed, etc. let me know if you want it. It costs about $40.00 to get the report (I got mine overnight)..but to me it is money well spent, especially since the jerk I just left made me put down $18,000.00 to start treatment (I was able, thank heaven, to stop payment on the check). So, my advice is don't trust anyone in the dental profession, and do everything you can to find out as much as you can about them before letting them even take an x-ray.

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Old 05-30-2006, 09:55 PM   #5
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Re: bleeding tooth

Wow. This just boggles my mind...and also makes me so very grateful for the dentist I have. He has got to be the most incredible person ever, I've had more friends and famliy go to him and end up not allowing anyone but him to work on their teeth. He's so sensitive to his patient's comfort, I know he's not the norm. And his hygienist is the same way - I'd never let anyone but her clean my teeth, she's sooooo careful not to cause any pain or discomfort. Honestly, I couldn't ask for two better people to be taking care of me. I've always known how lucky I was to have such a good dentist but it's posts like these where I read about the bad ones out there that keeps me from taking him for granted. If I could, I'd recommend him to everyone on here.

 
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