Is the tooth nerve removed during a dental implant?

Question by LoveSydney: Is the tooth nerve removed during a dental implant? I had a metal pin put in back in 2002 and a crown added. Recently I went to get a new crown but it wasnt as good and I complained that it seemed to stick out. {not flush with the other teeth} The dentist said he could shave the pin but this could be problematic. Anyway he did so and we got the new crown sorted. Its been a couple of months now but I still feel a kind of ache there. Its not painful its more like a hot … [Read more...]

Terrified to have a tooth root removed!?

Question by kim: Terrified to have a tooth root removed!? Hi I have an appointment to have a root of a tooth removed in a few weeks with an oral surgeon and I am unsure as to whether I really need to have the procedure? It is just the root, as the rest of the tooth crumbled while I was in my pregnancy, and skin has partially grown over it. It is a back tooth. Second from the back. I am also concerned that my teeth will also move round to that side once the root is removed as they already are … [Read more...]

If an abscess in the gum where there is no tooth is drained then is there anything esle to do?

Question by Eclipse: If an abscess in the gum where there is no tooth is drained then is there anything esle to do? I wear a denture and i believe that was the cause of my abscess in the gum. It drained today but it was only a little bit. A little white liquid came out and little blood. But its in a gum where there is no tooth so what more can be done? what would a Dentist do? like i said there is no tooth so if its drained is there really anything more to be done?.. Also i got this antibiotic … [Read more...]

dentist used maximum dose felt the tooth being pulled traumatized?

Question by Christine M: dentist used maximum dose felt the tooth being pulled traumatized? Been going to my dentist now for 3 wks gettting treatment and half denture fittings ,last thurs got bad toothache so went to dentist as emergency patient and waited 3 hrs to get in dont mind that pain was so bad would have waited forever. When i got in she just touched my tooth and said (it was sensitive)I was crying with pain ,she said she could not see anything wrong with the tooth and did i want root … [Read more...]

Tooth Extraction?

Question by uk_steveo: Tooth Extraction? 2 questions here, i had my tooth pulled hmmm 30 hours ago. and the neibouring teeth are slightly painful and probably lose, i know thats only natual as they are all conected, but how long do they stay like this for? and another question ive been given a temp denture until my implant is ready, the tooth is slightly bigger than my natural teeth, i think this is because after the tooth as been pulled my gum will shink and it will probably fit then. how … [Read more...]

Is “posterior tooth replacement” the same as implants? PTR is where they put pins in holes bored in your jaw!

Question by Brainded: Is "posterior tooth replacement" the same as implants? PTR is where they put pins in holes bored in your jaw! Sadly I now have to contemplate "Posterior Tooth Replacement" for 4 teeth in a row in my upper side jaw (with more to follow as time takes its toll) at an estimated cost of £2,000 here in the U.K. Has anyone experience of this bone drilling & pin fitting procedure (from a patients,NOT the dentists point of view? Sounds horrendous but just how bad is it? Furthermore … [Read more...]