jeez I'm on a roll today. just had a tooth crack on me. it's a back molar that's needed urgent attention for years so I'm actually surprised it's taken this long to fall apart on me. timing isn't ideal as dentistry bills are $$$ and I'm on mat leave til next month.
I reckon the tooth will need to be extracted (well what's left) then an implant put in. I wonder if what's left could even hold a crown it's so weak.
also I'm a total fairy when it comes to dentistry (hence having put this off for so long) so I'll need to find a sleep dentist. and preferably one who offers payment plans!
@Turqoisecoast my DH got 2 dental implants this year & his dentist has a special Dr who comes to the clinic for sedation (twilight sleep). He was out the whole time! It's in Perth if your anywhere near there.
That sucks your tooth has gone. Dentistry is so fricken expensive!
I'm in Melbourne! yeah I'm going to ask about an implant, this tooth has been crap for years so I'd rather they just extract it and put something permanent in. I'm happy to pay if it's a permanent solution.
was the insertion of the implant a one visit job? was it a lengthy procedure? I can handle an extraction awake but I hate lengthy fiddly procedures that take forever. I get really panicky laying back for ages with my mouth so wide open, like I can't breathe.
Cost was about $7k per tooth, but permanent - he might have to get the crown replaced in about 15 years.
Does it need to be replaced? I hate the dentist and have terrible chalky teeth so when I had a sore tooth a few years back it ended up with extractions but I never had an implant I just have a gap. They had to take my wisdom teeth out too so they did them all at the same time in day surgery. I had a crown last year and geez it all adds up, I hate my teeth.
Everyone is asleep but me! I had the chance to sleep past 6am and I can't.
I am hungry.
for the first time ever DS just asked me if I wanted a cup of hot milo - he was going to make it. But we have no milk or milo to make it with & now I really really want one
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