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Old 05-03-2003, 10:11 PM   #1
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Post Large piece of tooth or something after extraction

Hi everyone. I am new here, I found this site while tring to find out if my dentist is following proper procedure. I went in to get a referral to get braces (my insurance requires this) After taking x-rays on me I was told I have two cavities and need to get them filled before the referral can be done. This sounded normal so I agreed. I went in and had the bottom-right very back teeth filled. Within a couple of hours I knew something was wrong! The second tooth from the back was extremly painful. I called back and was told that it would get better in a few days. I had my reservations but waited. I was miserable. I called after a week and went back. I was told that I needed a root canal, post and crown to make it feel better ($920.00 my cost), I was not happy about this since I had no pain until I went in for the fillings. I told them no and let very upset. After one more night of pain I went back and told them they would have to pull the tooth as I didn't have that kind of money right now. They suggested a procedure called an open ended med (at least that what I think they called it). This was to completely get rid of the pain and I could come back in a month or two to get the root canal. I agreed and they did the procedure. In two hours I was twice as miserable as before. I was having what felt like electrical shocks running in my mouth. I called back and was once again told to give it a few days. I took more pain medicine in those two days then I have taken in my whole life. It is a good thing we had them at the house because it was killing me. After three days I couldn't take another minute I went back and insisted they fix the problem, once again they wanted $920.00 I told them I didn't have it and was told the only other option was an extraction. I agreed and had the tooth pulled. It broke off and took 1:40 minutes to get it out. The novocaine didn't seem to completly work as this was pure agony. I was giving three different injections but I still felt everything. After words I was ill from this, I was in severe pain and was once again sent home without any pain meds or anything else. After a week of pain and several phone calls I went back to find I now have dry socket. I was treated with penicillin, 800mg motrin and the socket was packed with gauze soaked in something that smelled like mentol. I went back after two days and I must say that stuff helped a lot. He repacked it and sent me home for one more day. I went today and have the gauze removed and told the dentist that I have a couple of spots that don't feel right. On the outside of the gum there is what feels like something is poking out, it is pretty painful. I also have what looks like a very large part of the tooth still in the socket. I tryed to move it around to see if it was still attached or just laying in there and it is very much attached, I even went as far as using a plastic poker to pry on it and it is definitely solid. The dentist said that it would be alright but I can feel it and it is cutting my gums and causing pain. It seems to be keeping the socket open on the inside where it pressing against the gum. Should I be worried about this and get a second opinion or is he right? Help this has been the worst experience of my life!

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Old 05-04-2003, 06:01 AM   #2
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Holy Moley! What an experience

So there is a big piece of bone sticking out and the dentist thinks it is ok to leave it there?? I'd definitely get a second opinion!

Old 05-04-2003, 05:14 PM   #3
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I had the upper left molar removed last week. Holy cow are you ever going through alot. I didn't even feel him take it out. However those back teeth are near the jaw bone and sometimes a bit of bone breaks away when they pull it out. I know my dentist picked something out of my socket just after taking the tooth out. Maybe it was apiece of bone. A few years ago I had another molar removed and had no problem however 2 years later my gum became very sore and a piece of bone was working its way out from the removal 2 years previous. The dentist actually removed it with a tweezers. If I was going through all that you are I would definetly go to the emergency dept. or another dentist.

Old 05-05-2003, 04:39 PM   #4
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YOUCH!!!!!!! I was feeling pretty sorry for myself until I read your message. First Off..........go to another dr or dentist this surely doesnt sound right to me.
Last monday 4/28 i went and had 3 wisdom teeth and two molars removed, my dentist knocked me completely out and I didnt feel a thing until the next day. I was in alot of pain right up until today but had pain medication and advil and warm moist heat and all of that made it liveable.
I have a piece of bone starting to poke out of the inside of my gum, this is normal, i researched it on the web, he had also told me about it before i left the day of the surgery and again today when i went and had my stitches removed, it will work its way out (well it should, if not then i go back next week and he will remove it.)
Good Luck and surely wish you the best!

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