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Its been a month since my root canal. I had another appointment yesterday for the rest of the work. They removed the temporary filling, xrayed it to make sure its all good, then did the permanent filling, then shaved/shaped the tooth for the crown, then imprinted my teeth/jaw line with a mold, then put on my temporary crown. Took them an hour. My new permanent crown will be ready in 2 weeks and then I'll finally be done. This root canal situation has been quite the experience. $1200 total after insurance. I have another tooth that might need one if it gets another cavity. If that happens I think I'll have that one pulled instead since its in the far back. Screw all this. x_x
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two fridays ago my old crown broke off (had it done back in 1999) and took a good chunk of my front tooth with it. i guess inside was decaying a bit but my root (upper half) was fine so i didnt need another root canal. it looked horrible like a roughed up horseshoe close to my gumline with dark metal stains but doc smoothed it out and gave me a filling. putting the old crown ($80) back or getting a new crown ($800) wasnt an option and a waste of money bc there was nothing to hold on to and itll just fall off within a year he told me. he recommended me to pull the rest of that tooth out and get an implant but its $4500..no way lol. i decided to get a denture ($310) and i have another appointment this thursday to pick it up and get it adjusted. but i kinda regret paying for it bc i dont think i need it anymore. im use to it now with looks and feel, and have no trouble eating. i thought of pulling it out too but i was told that my neighboring teeth will eventually move towards that vacant space and get crooked teeth so im just gonna leave it as it is.
That sucks. I was told the same thing with having my one tooth pulled. He said because I'm still young enough, over the years the teeth will shift and screw up chewing. Honestly a denture doesn't seem that bad to me. If I need another root canal or dental pull it'll be a hard choice for me. This crown worked pretty good so far, but if my option was implant or denture, I'd go denture 100% no questions asked. Screw the price of implants.
unbelivable. ever since that missing package fiasco back in december, its been nothing but bad luck this year. had to replace entire carpets in jan, snow storm in feb, hit and run incident and car damage/maintenance in march..and as soon as that shits been settled, on that very same day my old crown broke off and had to go back and forth all month in april to get that denture ready..although ill probably never use it..and then just yesterday i had two fillings done and when i thought everything was fucking over, one of them fell off while i was flossing this afternoon. i waited 2 weeks for that appointment and costed me $130 each..its 50 mins drive from my work so im thinking just fuck it and leave it alone and brush my teeth twice a day or something. X_X this dental nightmare alone has racked up close to $900 ~ $1000 already. wtf. can i ask for 4th stimulus check, please? lol
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