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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 02:41 AM

hi all; its 2:05 am and i cant sleep, i have'nt had a decent nights sleep in a week. i have an abcessed tooth that started bothering me last friday, go figure it happens on a long weekend, well i call the dentist on tuesday, hes not in so i go to my family doctor and he gives me some pennicilian so i call the dentist back and make an appointment for friday, he had already seen me about this tooth back in october, it had an old root canal that failed and it was causing the infection, so he gave me some meds and the infection cleared up, i go to the specialist he recomends who does failed root canals because he does not do that, theres only 2 of them in my city of 500,000, i have a very good dental plan and i am piggy backed on my wifes plan, shes a teacher so its a good one too and he still wants another $1500.00 on top, no gauranties, so i do a little research while my tooth is good and find that second root canals have a so so success rate so i decide this tooth has to go, im in pain, wait till friday and my dentist tells me he doesnt like to pull teeth on friday, what the DUCK!!!!!!! he wants me to come back on wednesday. probably so he can make another office visit charge to my plan because once the tooth is pulled he wont make another dime from it,yet here i am at 2:22 in pain looking up emergency dentists within 2 hrs of here that will pull this tooth tomorrow. the only good thing that happened out of this was i found a wheel horse 416h on craigs list in buffalo at 1:30 wednesday night for $225 with i good deck and a brand new deck pan, i will post pic later. when you go to the dentist and tell them you have a problem they should be prepared to deal with it,there and then. i am sure there are lots of oddities that happen but generally i would think abcesses,a broken tooth, cavities are the main reason we want in NOW!!!! routine cleaning and maintaince can happen anytime, i hope this trend does not start happening in other fields, what ever happened to the doctors that actually took care of you? and does your doctor get referrel fees? oh well just my rant, hope you all have a better day than im looking at

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 04:04 AM

I feel your pain ,been there.Had one fail and went to the dentist that did the job the first time and told him to yank it out this clown tells me he dosent pull a good tooth,but he would try to fix it at that point I tell him he didn't fix it right the first time and I want it pulled now,well he would not do it so I told him he was fired and I walked out..Now I was really po at this point.Went home and looked in the phone and called until I found someone to do it now,two hours later I was a happy camper.

I think that when doctors and dentists see that you have real good insurance they also see dollar signs and like to rack up the bill,do they get referral fees-I would be suprised if they don.t

Hope you find an understanding dentist real soon.Glad you found a Gt you like sorry you had to go thure the pain to get it.

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 06:27 AM


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 07:03 AM

     Me and the wife went thru all that about three years ago, bad teeth and no trip to the dentist and a few years = trouble.  we went thru about 4 dentists before we found one we liked and understood what it was like not to have bottomless pockets.  After that everything was good.  Good luck

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 07:05 AM

I had an awesome dentist who did loads of work on my teeth 25 years ago when I first started going regularly. Over the years he did a couple of crowns and a lot of routine touch up work.No problems, ever, with any of his work.  I had confidence in his abilities. Recently he decided to take early retirement. He was replaced with a just out of college young lady who I am sure is competent but I just don't have the same trust in her abilities.  

  Before I was going regularly I had a filling fall out and I ignored the hole in the tooth for a while until it got painful. I then went to a walk in dentist and she yanked the tooth out, with great difficulty and a lot of blood. Later when I was getting regular care, X rays revealed that she had left a lot of bits of filling in the gum and they show up on the Xrays. There is no pathology from them but my dentist was noticeably disappointed in the level of care I had received. So, the lesson to me was that you need to be careful where you go for treatment as not all dentists are equally skilled or ethical. 

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 07:25 AM

I went about 15 years without going to the dentist, except for have my wisdom teeth when needed. Finally in my mid 30s I decided to get some work done. Good thing I went to the dental school to have it done,i didnt have dental insurance. They saved all my teeth, but I started getting abseces on one of my front lower teeth. For 6 years, every 6 months  the abcess would come back. I used Tylenol and ibufrofin for the pain. It would take about 2 weeks for the abcess to break through  the gums. Once it did the pain would go away and if the abcess didnt clear up in a week or so I would go get antibiotics from my new local dentist. She is a great dentist. She wanted to pull it the first time I had an abcess but I wouldnt let her. She did send me to an endodontis to see if he could save it. That idiot wanted to pull all four of my lower fronts and put ina bridge. I cant remember the toatl cost but itwas along the lines of $8000. Heck he wanted $250 for each tooth he pulled. I had to hurt his feelings that day.


Anyway, I finally had the tooth pulled last summer. It was only being held in by a thread by then. My local dentist did it and had my partial made. The total was less than $400 including the partial. The guy that made my partial is in the tractor club I belong to also.


For abcess pain I would take the max dose of tylenol first, 2 hours later I would take the max dose of ibuprofin, 2 hours later I would take 2 tylenol, 2 hours later 2 ibuprofin. I would keep this up until the abcess cleared up. It generally kept the pain down to 2-3 on the a scale from 1-10.

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 07:40 AM

I can understand your pain. I had a tooth problem like that. Last year in the summer. It started Friday afternoon. And of course it had to be on a swap meet weekend. I went to the swap meet anyway. Bad move. Suffered threw the weekend. Went to the dentist Monday. Come to find out it was because I had a tooth worked on earlier that year. The cavity that was filled got so close to my nerves that when I get a sinus infection it makes nerve pain in my jaw. And the only thing I can do is take pain medicine and suffer threw it. :(  Darn dentists.  

Edited by Bob IN, February 23, 2014 - 07:41 AM.

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 07:42 AM

Sorry to hear about the pain John.

It's cool that you found a GT out of this.

If you can't get any results down there, jump in

the truck and head up here. I've got tools, and

a bottle of pain killer. I can help you out of

this. :smilewink:

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#9 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 07:53 AM

well if i cant find a dentist today mabe i can find a member with a good "pullin" tractor to do the job

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 08:09 AM

Unless your dentist is an oral surgeon don'tllethim pull a tooth gad zukes!!! Im lucky we have oral surgeons close by and you go in and they ask if you have dental ins. Say NO ! Then you get a discounted rate, pay it then get that from your ins. Company ;-)
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Posted February 23, 2014 - 09:58 AM

In the last 5 years, I have had to have a $800+ crown installed each year.

I asked my dentist what $800 annual payment I was making for him!

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 11:31 AM

... my dentist tells me he doesnt like to pull teeth on friday, what the DUCK!!!!!!! he wants me to come back on wednesday. probably so he can make another office visit charge to my plan...



Sorry Dude, intense/ acute pain in area so close to the brain just can't be ignored. Had some inside industry experience about 20yrs ago that seemed to be most corrupt and profit driven. Folks being  hostages to individual gains of Dr. vs. what is best care practice., IMO.

Blah,blah,blah.,  :mad2: :wallbanging:  


Someone recommended this stuff to me a while ago, and it may not be my daily user, but I keep it instock

AT ALLTIMES. At the first sign of a flare up its in use for at least three days and works for me.

Lots of specific types under same name... 

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 04:27 PM

I will be going back for at least two trips soon. My bi-annual cleaning is coming up in a few weeks and I got what I think is decay under a crown. I have complained for a couple yrs now that I get food stuck between these two teeth since my crown was put on, but they could not see movement or any issues. The last few weeks, whenever I use a floss pick or toothpick to clean it out, I get a sharp pain....nit good. Guess the crown will be coming off and work done.

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