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    Quote Originally Posted by Gracie's Mum View Post
    Teeth issues aren't always related to hygiene so please don't allow yourself to take the blame. My partner never goes to the dentist and his teeth never have any problems. Then here I am with teeth that break and crumble so easily. I have lost 2 teeth in 2 pregnancies that have just literally crumbled to pieces. Its just my teeth. We are all different.
    This is me!

    It doesn't help me either that a dentist very recently told me it was my fault my teeth are like this too! It's diet and hygiene related he said. I said yes i have some sugar, i make the occasional cakes for people and I told him that no matter how well I look after them it makes no difference and sometimes it feels like the more I brush and floss, the more they have issues. That's while I was bawling my eyes out at having to have yet another tooth pulled because it just could not be saved while knowing I still have at least one more that is likely to be beyond saving. I then went on to hyperventilate during the procedure and got so light headed felt close to passing out. That makes a total of 4 teeth pulled for decay and another 4 pulled when I was younger to make room to get braces for overcrowding.

    I can deal with losing wisdom teeth (of which 3 decayed ones were) but any others are just heartbreaking for me to lose.

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    I have teeth issues too because I had a lot of medical problems when I was an infant and the enamel never got properly laid down. And it took 37 years before I found a dentist who told me this. Previously i'd just been told its all my fault, even though I don't eat much sugar, brush religiously and floss, and use mouthwash. The dentist just wouldn't believe me. My new dentist said they now know that a lot of dental issues are genetic, and due to early childhood issues that are out of the parent's control (i.e. my youngest was IUGR and this has affected his teeth).

    Its really distressing when rather than getting compassion, you get judgement. Go easy on yourself. More and more its becoming recognised that its not all about tooth brushing habits, but a whole lot more complex that that.

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    Thankyou everyone for your messages, I really appreciate it. I cried all day yesterday, this morning I woke a little stronger & clearer of mind - your messages have really helped.

    i have made an appointment for a 2nd opinion with another dentist. I realised that our dentist yesterday didn't even take an X-ray of his mouth, so I'd like another opinion, and an X-ray, and then if I need to proceed with the e dental surgeon (this will involve another set of specialised X-rays) prior to extraction.

    Can't help but wonder why dentist #1 didn't order X-rays straight up? Especially as we are talking about an 8 year old potentially losing his adult tooth? Maybe he has just seen so many cases of the same that he doesn't think he needs X-rays? I wasn't thinking clearly yesterday my head was an emotional mess. Anyway very glad I've got him booked in for 2nd opinion. If we get the same result atleast I know that it is something that really needs doing, I'd hate to have it removed if there was another option available to enable my son to keep his tooth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThisIsLiving View Post
    Thankyou everyone for your messages, I really appreciate it. I cried all day yesterday, this morning I woke a little stronger & clearer of mind - your messages have really helped.

    i have made an appointment for a 2nd opinion with another dentist. I realised that our dentist yesterday didn't even take an X-ray of his mouth, so I'd like another opinion, and an X-ray, and then if I need to proceed with the e dental surgeon (this will involve another set of specialised X-rays) prior to extraction.

    Can't help but wonder why dentist #1 didn't order X-rays straight up? Especially as we are talking about an 8 year old potentially losing his adult tooth? Maybe he has just seen so many cases of the same that he doesn't think he needs X-rays? I wasn't thinking clearly yesterday my head was an emotional mess. Anyway very glad I've got him booked in for 2nd opinion. If we get the same result atleast I know that it is something that really needs doing, I'd hate to have it removed if there was another option available to enable my son to keep his tooth.
    I'm not sure if there is many dentists on here but my friends a dentist and she said to me crowns etc are waist of money it will just cut time. I would get second opinion because he didn't do X-ray. Teeth can be on nerves etc and that can numb your face/ability to feel talk etc it can be serious! Also look at his cleaning maybe he might need you to help my husband needs gas while at dentist because of being traumatised so I wouldn't push your son into going through it if scared I would ask for this!

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    If he does lose it there is the option of later having an implant tooth eventually. Not sure how that goes with kids but it was something the dentist discussed with me.

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    Im taking my 8yr old DD1 to have a procedure on her molar tomorrow due to decay.

    She chipped a molar at school last fri, took her to dentist on mon and they xrayed it straight away.

    Her's is a baby tooth - you can see the adult ones under it in the xray.
    The xray also showed the extent of the decay.
    They could just pull it out but the dentist is against that idea unless i insist on it because she isnt due to lose that one till 10/11yrs old and if they pull it out the ones on each side might move across & not leave enough room for when the adult one comes through.

    So im taking her back tomorrow to have a procedure done on it, im not sure what its actually called but involves some treatment on the decayed part inside the tooth then a filling over the top in order to 'save' the tooth.

    Im confident its the right decision for her as my FIL is involved in dentistry (makes false teeth) and he asked a trusted colleague of his about it for us.

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    My DS who is 2.5 has horrible teeth already. He has been stuck on a bottle for a long time admittedly also has special needs which could make his immune system very poor making his teeth suffer. He has a few rotted teeth at the front and dread to think what is going on at the back. Where his 2 sisters who are older seem to be going ok with their teeth.

    Anyway haven't taken him to a dentist yet he's going through so much other stuff it's been put on the back burner for now. Must do it! Don't be hard on yourself, not your fault some people just have weaker teeth.

    I replied as I've had a horrible time with my teeth lately, have that many dentist appointments lined up. weekly lately. I brush 3 plus times a day and after sugary drinks. I get reflux and apparently have acidic saliva. My enamel on my front teeth is starting to wear down where the tips of my teeth are see through. One has chipped and am getting excruciating pain, have to get root canals and crowns on them.

    I thought it was just my fault but now know the acidity in some people's saliva is out of whack and other stuff like that contributes. Don't be hard on yourself, hope your little ones teeth are sorted out.
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    How did you go with the 2nd opinion and/or dental surgeon @ThisIsLiving?


 

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