So I have been religously seeing my dentist every 4 months for the past 3 years. It started out rough by having to have 2 crowns, less than 5 years old, replaced and then had to get a new crown. Everytime I feel like I'm going to have a good appointment something happens. Last night she said the gums looked really good but then she just keeped scraping and scraping. My dentist does her own cleaning. She used the ultrasonic for a shorter amount of time than usual but then all the handpieces. It was about 1:15 cleaning. Then she found a new cavity and a piece of a filling that fell out. I just walked out and was frustrated. I feel like I've spent so much time in the chair and have completely changed the way I take care of my teeth at home. I don't miss any of my recall appointments. Ugh.
i am going through the same problem. i have been going to the dentist more times since the beginning of January than others go in 4 years. it started about a year or so ago..well maybe when i was 16, i had to get 4 molars pulled for my braces. since 21 i needed to get 3 root canals and one deteriorated and ended up cracking. it had to get pulled. then i needed 2 wisdom teeth pulled. im waiting on 2 crowns on my molars for the teeth that had root canals now and a dental implant for the one that got pulled. its been very stressful having problems every time i go. the secretary there hates me but the dentist is a really nice person. im going through severe anxiety/depression thinking my teeth are falling out. every time i look in the mirror i find little things that send me over the edge. im trying to listen to some of the great people on here, my dentist, and therapist when they tell me to listen to the dentist. you will be okay. hope you can find strength inside to get through. that is what i am trying to do and i have started a very strict routine of taking care of my teeth. it is hard not to think about but if the dentist said your ok then try to listen to them. unfortunately i have a problem doing this. im only 22 and have had this work done to me i keep fearing the worst over the next few years. dont let it get to your head like i did. i think my brain developed pathways that i can actually feel these weird sensations in my teeth that make me fear the worst. it just makes my days harder to get through. its going to take time to get my teeth back to normal. i hate how long it takes for permanent crowns to come in and an implant? $$ and time. and until then i feel i wont be able to take my mind off my teeth. they will take care of you so you can be at ease and just keep your head up. i wish i could take my own advice sometimes
Hi Laci, I read one of your previous posts a long time ago about your rib pain and elevated enzyme levels. Did u ever find out what was causing it ? I have been going thru this for almost 2 years and am at my wits end. Thank you!!!
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