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Old 12-15-2007, 08:04 PM   #1
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6 months later - bridge still hurts

Ok so almost 6 months ago I had an old bridge removed (which never bothered me)due to apparent decay under it and replaced with a new bridge (after crown lengthening). My temp felt fine and I noticed that my dentist seemed to have a problem fitting the permanent and in fact had to send the first permanent back as it didn't fit at all so now I am wondering if he didn't get a good mold made altho he has done good work on crowns for me. Anyway, new bridge felt sore so went back and they took xrays and nothing looked wrong so they adjusted my bite. Seemed better but then again I had a very sore tooth after trying to eat on that side so my periodontist adjusted my bite again. Things seemed ok so I thought i would give it time. Well I still get horrible sore pain if I eat on that side so went to a new dentist and he also said bite was off and he adjusted my bite and I was so hopeful. Last night I got the same sore pain again altho it was gone by morning. I am planning on going back to first dentist and telling him I am not satisfied BUT I am concerned that IF I insisted he remove the bridge it could cause more problems. He had a tough time taking off the temp and I am thinking that taking off a permanent could really traumatise my teeth and do more harm than good? Surely if something was seriously wrong wouldn't I have pain all the time? Please advise me, I have so much dental work on both sides of mouth that I don't think its wise just to plan on not eating on that side in case I ever need to
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Old 12-16-2007, 11:27 AM   #2
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Re: 6 months later - bridge still hurts

well,for one ,if the dentist removes your bridge ,he would have to start from scratch and put another tempory bridge and make a new bridge
i had problem years ago ,a dentist said i need a bridge as my crown had infection in it

well for one ,a bridge shouldnt of been done until infection had gone.
after about 3-4 months after it fitted my gums were sore and got so painful ,.i couldnt eat and was in sheer agony,time after time going back to dentist then ,and kept saying nothing wrong

but got to stage ,i couldnt eat still and sleep and was in agony went down to 5 stone in weight
even the dentist then wouldnt see me ,went to another one in same practice but he told me to go back and see him

had to go to another dentist in the end,he tried to sort me out and in the end told me i would have to have the bridge taken out and replace it costing me £1,000 for new one
when he took old bridge out ,apparantly it was made too big for my mouth and thats why it was causing me so much problem and pain
also ,i wasnt told or shown how to clean tooth with floss
but due to the damage already caused even with new bridge in i still was having problems

felt like the bridge was moving about and was awkward eating ,and after while decided to find other dentist advice even though i knew it wasnt the new dentist fault i think he done his best ,but tried to cover up other dentist mistake and it didnt work

went to another dentis tshe sent me to a top specialist in london ,and all what i kept telling the dentists which they couldnt see any problem,
the specialist confirmed my findings and told my dentist the new bridge had to come out

after spending about £8,000 with bridges and new one and also medical as by this time i was having a nervous break down with the pain and no sleep and nerves of what was happening and i wasnt getting any help from anyone until specialist confirmed what i was saying was true
i ended up having the bridge out and having a plate instead

i would if i were you find a specialist in bone structure who can look into the gums and bones under the bridge to see if there is a problem and if it can be sorted

i know plenty who has got bridges and are happy with them but i was unlucky to have a dentist who done it wrong

i hope you get it sorted and find out why your bridge feels so sore?
i wouldnt want you to go through the pain i experienced through a bridge not fitted right

 
Old 12-18-2007, 07:28 AM   #3
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Re: 6 months later - bridge still hurts

i had my bridge fitted less than 3 months ago and in all that time i was backwards and forwards to the dentists because i was having pain, eventually it took one dentist 2 seconds to file down fraction of the bridge to allieviate most (but not all ) of the pain...........now the bridge has come loose and gets worse by the day, its only a matter of time before it comes out and i have to go through all this again, i honestly wish i hadnt have bothered

 
Old 12-18-2007, 11:01 AM   #4
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Re: 6 months later - bridge still hurts

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i had my bridge fitted less than 3 months ago and in all that time i was backwards and forwards to the dentists because i was having pain, eventually it took one dentist 2 seconds to file down fraction of the bridge to allieviate most (but not all ) of the pain...........now the bridge has come loose and gets worse by the day, its only a matter of time before it comes out and i have to go through all this again, i honestly wish i hadnt have bothered
for this to happen,the bridge couldnt of been fitted properly in first place ?
dont know how much you paid for your bridge,but your dentist should put it back in place or make you a new one for free,but if you have the luck as i have he probably charge you to do another one

i settled for a plate even though i didnt want to wear false teeth ,but better than going through all the pain and discomfort i was going through

 
Old 12-18-2007, 11:32 AM   #5
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Re: 6 months later - bridge still hurts

is the plate the same as a denture? (my bridge is to replace my bottom 2 front teeth) i hated the denture that i had to wear for the six months healing time after the extraction, so if the plate is exactly the same i will have to try the bridge again....and what do they do about the shaved teeth that held the bridge in place?

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Old 12-19-2007, 09:27 AM   #6
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Re: 6 months later - bridge still hurts

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is the plate the same as a denture? (my bridge is to replace my bottom 2 front teeth) i hated the denture that i had to wear for the six months healing time after the extraction, so if the plate is exactly the same i will have to try the bridge again....and what do they do about the shaved teeth that held the bridge in place?
yes a plate is a denture ,yes there not comfortable i know .but i wouldnt have another bridge again ,i suffered too much,perhaps i was unlucky with the first one,as the dentist did do it wrong but im too scared to have another one as i was in a lot of pain mind you now my teeth arnt too strong now doubt i be able to have a bridge now anyway

but good luck ,i hope when you have another one fitted it is succesful next time

 
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