Originally Posted by tdmap
Hi it sounds like i am in the same boat you were at one time i have about 7 or 8 teeth that have rotted tothe gum also and some that are worse then that but i am affraid of dentist so i'm hoping you can give me some advise so where i would not be so scared to go.. what do they do when you can not see the tooth it is far past that point i have like black spots where the tooth is and i'm not sure if i could get dentures because i have waited to long to get them pulled .. so what exactly did the dentist do and was it painfull.. Thank you dtmap
With a tooth/rotten tooth that is below the gumline, the dentist will usually drill into the tooth a bit in the centre, then break away the tooth inways into the hole with like a metal scriber (sharp pointy tool).
Ud'e be suprised how easily they can get rotten teeth out. I remember my dentist saying that even though most of my teeth were at gumline and below, because they were rotten they were soft and actually easier and less painfull to remove for the person than removing solid healty full dead teeth. And i'de have to agree , i had all 32 teeth removed (thats including my 4 wisdom teeth too ), i had no swelling , no bruising , no bad pain , no bleeding , no stitches and no gorse filling in the holes. I was smoking a ciggy 1 hr after the operation, although i quit ciggys long ago since then. And i've seen some of my mates have half health full teeth removed and had nothing but pain and bleeding, some needed stitches etc. Personaly i didnt find it to painfull, no more painfull than my tattoo's.