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Old 03-04-2012, 05:39 PM   #46
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Re: severe depression at 22 because of my teeth. anybody?

Hi ,

I have read through most of this thread, and in some ways it reminds me of how things have been for me in my past. I had a lot of dental problems which started in my early twenties, which was some time ago as I am now 40.
I also had 4 premolars extracted as a child with orthodontics.
After years of ongoing dental problems, I eventually discovered that it was the orthodontics which has caused most of my problems, as it caused my TMJ to start clicking, grinding my teeth at night, and facial pain. I eventually found a dentist who specialises in treating the TMJ.
I just wonder, has anyone actually considered the cause of your dental problems. They could be due to grinding at night, due to a malocclusion. Do you have any problems with your TMJ perhaps.

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Old 03-04-2012, 06:02 PM   #47
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not that i know of. they havent mentioned anything about it. i have a small mouth. im 5'6 and slender about 125lbs. i have a small crowded mouth which i think is why i had problems with some of my molars. it could be though i will mention something when i go but wouldnt they be able to notice by looknig at it?

 
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:42 AM   #48
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I saw several general dentists with my clicking jaw and they didn't notice or work out what was wrong by looking at. The majority of dentists don't know about TMJ problems or what to do about them. I had to find my own way to a private dentist who specialises in the TMJ to get any useful dental help. What they do and believe in is not considered by mainstream dentistry. Most mainstream dentistry will keep on fixing what goes wrong without identifying and addressing what is causing it. Dentists who treat TMJ also believe that crowded mouths are caused by mouth breathing and an incorrect tongue position, a crowded mouth can also cause snoring and sleep apnea.

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Old 03-05-2012, 05:32 AM   #49
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Re: severe depression at 22 because of my teeth. anybody?

i will ask the dentist if he knows anything about it then possibly look into the tmj. i havent had any problems sleeping beside the past week or so my anxiety has thrown me off keep waking up at around 6 am and its annoying me and the weather going from hot to cold not making up its mind has been stuffing up my nose during sleep. i been waking up with alot of drool and a dry throat from sleep which thinking about it now is scaring me too. i will ask him but looking into this is putting bad thoughts into my head. ive been very depressed the past week and a half almost 2 weeks, because of what ive trained myself to think. i dont know how to get myself back into a regular schedule for my midterms this week. i wake up around 6 and just lay in bed for hours til i need to get ready for class.

just praying my teeth and mouth cooperate for a long time once this is all fixed.

tommorow is the psyc and the first permanent crown is going on the 19th.

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:54 PM   #50
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just looked in the mirror before going to sleep. http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...mentaspx-3.jpg sigh i give up. i wonder how long before this tooth over the other root canal from a couple months ago will cause a problem. it looks like it came down from the gum a teeny bit. add another problem to the list. as well as having car issues today. i cant focus on school with these teeth issues maybe they should just all get removed. my mouth is a nightmare. im afraid to eat because i feel everything is destroying my teeth. sugar wise . really hating life right now

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Old 03-06-2012, 07:11 PM   #51
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well this is one of the last times im going to be logging on here. i went to the therapist and she says i have ocd basically obsessing about my health. right now my teeth, it was from a couple years ago. she said listen to the dentist and gave me a few ways to try to get the thoughts out of my head. i have been trying to relax but i just wanted to ask one of my last questions. does that tooth look ok? i saw online they can do a filling type thing to just block the opening incase it comes out more and the nerve or whatever is exposed it can be sensitive. i have no pain right now but im nervous because im having a weird feeling in that area right now in my cheek area under my eye. and on and off through the day im having a little dry mouth and hot breath again. this is the upper right of my mouth away from any work but that tooth down a tiny bit. im scared theres an infection or something giving me this weird tingle in the area. if anyone can look at the photo posted before and give me some insight? i will be able to sleep a bit better if others give me some insight. thank you for everything.

 
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Re: severe depression at 22 because of my teeth. anybody?

Hi,
Just coming in for a short one. Your tooth looks fine. It may be a small amount of gum recession, or just a teeny bit of plaque build up, but that's fairly normal for a 22 y/o. No worries, my friend.
Hang in there. Once this is all over, I urge you to continue to see someone for help so that one problem doesn't become another.

You'll do fine. Try concentrating on other people for awhile. Get out and DO something nice for someone else. It can really help.

GOOD LUCK, but I really don't think you're going to need it. You want to help yourself. That's SO far ahead of those that don't even recognize they have a problem.

Smile with those pretty pearly whites and remember that the emotions come if you just keep going through the motions.

My very best to you,
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:23 AM   #53
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thank you gellia,

im going to be going every week, i just wish this process of the teeth went faster but i got to deal with it. i am trying to minimize my idle time sitting around when that is the time im thinking about it usually because i have nothing to do. i am coming around to thinking my teeth will be ok with the crowns. that tooth i sent the picture of i think i figured out, i think it pushed itself down to meet with the root canal tooth underneath waiting for the crown. it doesnt hurt but im nervous that maybe an infection or absess can get under the tooth or something? im having weird feeling there but its probably because thats the tooth im focusing on now. im hoping it doesnt have to get pulled because im guessing there is no way for it to go back up. any insight?

im going to be starting p90x to gain some muscle and weight. maybe get my hormones pumping as well because i have been having problems sometimes making love with my gf. maybe because i think about the issue when the time comes my mind and body are thrown off from the stress over the past couple years. scared thats another issue. but hopefully i can get back to a normal state. slowly

 
Old 03-10-2012, 05:52 AM   #54
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im checking in to say over the past few days my morale has lifted a little bit. i have not been thinking about my teeth as much. i still catch myself doing it a few times a day but for the most part alot of these random pains which i been having all around my mouth have diminished to just a few pains (they have been all around my mouth bottom and upper, thought it was maybe from an infection)i tihnk from me not concentrating on my teeth so much. march 19th i get the permanent crown on 1st root canal and hopefully a couple days after i get the temp for the 2nd on. that leaves me with the missing tooth, im going to see if i can have a false tooth on a retainer there until i can get somthing done so the tooth dont climb out the gums. i can say im still not over it, still get negative thoughts from time to time throughout the day but nowhere nearly as much. it will take time and patience. i still get the random what feels like my pulse or heart beat by the root canal i thought i was going to loose but im thinking there maybe a blood vessel and a ligament right up next to it that i feel it. still have a slight sensitivity occasionally on the temp crown from really cold water but hopefully tht will go away with the permanent. ive been sleeping better abd feeling a little better about myself. i just need to put my mindset that the rest of my teeth will last me that way they do and i can think about the good things i have. still a bit scared and nervous, but trying to turn myself around. (trying to also get the negative thoughts out of my head about for some reason thinking my gums are deteriorating as well -_-)

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Old 03-13-2012, 03:51 AM   #55
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hit a low yesterday again was doing good the entire week. girlfriend is home for spring break and been spending time with her. looked in the mirror and see that my 2 of my front teeth are chipped at the top a teeny bit so they are uneven. afraid something is going to happen and that my gums are receeding. its hard to look at my girlfriends perfect smile, no cavities etc and then think of mine in my head. i have to hide what im thinking. im going to the therapist again today and the 19th is the first permanent crown. this is probably the most stress i have ever put myself through. i dont want to leave my house until the teeth issues i have now are taken care off. wish this would all blow by but none of my friends know or can feel what im going through. feels like im back to square one. just want to cry. alot of the random pains have gone away after i was feeling a bit better about myself. but looking at my brown teeth which have shifted a bit, and stained brownish color, cant tell if its lost enamel or just stained, it just leading me to feel like im hopeless. where did i go wrong. i cant even think about a happy future.im afraid to eat. afraid to sleep because im afraid if i sleep with my mouth open it will continously dry out, mouth closed i will clench my teeth from being nervous. i just have a grim outlook for these teeth 22 and still scared. that thought of dentures does not stop running through my mind at this age. why do bad things happen to good people

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Old 03-14-2012, 07:18 AM   #56
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i am anxiously waiting for the dentist on the 19th.. at random times through the day my bite feels a little off. when i lay down on the left side where i got my wisdom teeth pulled and close my mouth to sleep, if i bring my teeth together i can tell my bite is off during that position. it does not cause pain but it is a weird feeling and im guessing i now have some degree of tmd or tmj whatever it is. another problem. i have seen the therapist twice now and im trying to block these thoughts but its like something else pops up everytime i feel im motivated to change my thoughts. im losing my mind and any hope i have for myself. i cant find any other forum online where i can get any moral support because nobody responds to my posts beside here. i feel hopeless, and ashamed of myself for many reasons. im trying to think of all the good i have but my mind wont let any of these problems go. i dont want to cry at night anymore or make my mom suffer. i want to think about a positive healthy future and keep my relationship going with my girlfriend. i never pictured my teeth to ruin my life at the age of 22. extracted, root canal, stained, little crooked teeth, bad gums, tmj or whatever. all after good oral hygiene braces and all. i cant convince myself that the rest of my teeth are going to be ok after all this has happened to me still. im convinced it is a combination of malnourishment from being a slimmer person maybe not enough milk and oj, some candy and some sport drinks from sports/ fruit juices as a kid, a small mouth and just genetics and bad luck. the therapist showed me some ways to try everyday to break this thought cycle but full mouth extraction seems liek sucha near possibility with all the sensations and me looking at my teeth all the time. then i think about my jaw bone and gums deteriorating. i think about infection climbing into the 2 root canals i have waiting for the crowns and needing them extracted, i am still convinced one is cracked under the gum even though i have no pain chewing. just a weird sensation pressure like sometimes if i put a little pressure on it from the bottom to check it. the pain and price of the implant i need. possibly needing invisaling again? a bite plate if i have tmj from uneven bite? i would be such a burden on my mother and girlfriend. it would be so hard for me to live and i feel i would just cause problems for my gf. it almost makes me think how much easier life would be not here. i am not contemplating suicide or anything like that but its just that black shadow behind me wont leave. i have to bottle everything up because my friends cant relate to the issues im having and i am ashamed of myself. i see everyone else happy and wish i wasnt worrying and could feel the same way with a healthy set of pearly whites. where is that time machine?

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Old 03-18-2012, 05:27 AM   #57
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regarding the root canal tooth that is awaiting the permanent crown tommorow, a lady on an anxiety forum i use is suggesting i get the tooth pulled?...recommends that the tooth is probably cracked and doesnt show on the xray. i told her that i can chew push eat and everything with it, just the slight sensitivity sometimes and the weird feeling. with the weird feelings around my mouth lately especially at the tops of where my jaw meets the skull. now im flip flopping on what to do because i dont want to lose the tooth and need 2 implants in the near future..as well as she got me thinking about an infection in my jaw so i lay down last night worrying if there is something going on, especially the little mark that was on the other root canal tooth xray during my wisdom teeth extraction. any suggestions before tommorow..nervous for the future and just hoping for once there is some good news at the dentist.

 
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Re: severe depression at 22 because of my teeth. anybody?

Sorry these are short, but life interferes sometimes.

Stop worrying. You're fine. Your teeth aren't making you miserable. You are. Go do something. Good luck tomorrow. Let us know how you do.

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:03 AM   #59
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well i just got back from the dentist about an hour ago. they put the permanent crown on and he had to adjust the bottom for my bite. it feels funny but i gotta give it a few days to get used to it. bite feels funny even though he checked it and saw that all my teeth are touching and good, still feels like they arent touching on the right side. hopefully after a few days everything feels normal.
gotta wait for the quote for the second crown now, thought it would be quicker but they gotta send out to insurance a second time for some reason to make sure i didnt go over my coverage. just hopeing that weird feeling goes away in the tooth now that it has the permanent crown. he did not say anything about my gums but he said my teeth are ok and to stop worrying about my teeth. i just gotta listen to him and relax through this recovery/restoration of my mouth so i can smile an be happy. a little bit relieved now. all i have to do is listen. also am i able to eat steak and back to a normal diet on that side of my mouth now? it sucks seeing how much tooth has to be grinded down after a root canal for a crown. just gotta keep from anything getting in there so whats left dont decay underneath. a little less of the pain off my shoulders for now

quick update...frustrated, eating a banana i can feel the crown first thing to touch before the rest of my teeth meet when i chew.not sure if it needs more adjustment which it seemed like he ground the tooth down a bit and adjusted the tooth below it but when i chew it feels a little bit high 2 hours after leaving i guess i will have to go call and go back tommorow

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Re: severe depression at 22 because of my teeth. anybody?

Give it a few days. There may be trauma around it making it feel high. Wait for three days. If it still feels "off" go back then. The mouth needs at least that long to adjust to anything "new".

And, WAY TO GO! Knew you could do it. Relax, will ya? You're going to be fine.

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