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3 crowns

Visit to the dentist on Monday went good, considering the situation. Final decision: three crowns. I had only two teeth visibly broken, but the third one had hairline fractures from the shock and could have broken anytime.
So the two front teeth and a side one got filed down to baby teeth size and I got temporary teeth placed over them. Getting the replacement teeth August first.
I was doing pretty well since Monday, but today I started getting sensitivity to cold again in one of my broken tooth, despite if being covered. Dang! (so when I drink, little annoying ow!).
That might be a sign of a root canal, before they install the final crowns. It is very annoying, but bearable I guess for the next few weeks. I'll see, maybe I'll go back and ask them to do something about it.

On the bright side, my front teeth will look a lot straighter than they used to.

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uniformgrey
Jul. 16th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
While I'm sorry that you have to get crowns, I'm glad to hear that its nothing so severe to your health that you won't be able to have teeth there period.

I recently had to have surprise dental work and sensitivity to cold or heat is NOT fun. Just try your best to cover where it hurts with your tongue and keep any cold liquids in the center of your mouth till your body naturally heats things up - or drink with a straw and really really fast!

I hope things clear up without much more trouble!
rufftoon
Jul. 16th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
Better to have crowns then nothing. Sad to lose the original teeth, but accidents happen.
Hot, I can still deal with. I'm still figuring out a good drinking technique. Experimenting, and hopefully not making a mess.
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star_puppet
Jul. 16th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
Ow...that's not pretty. Well beats having a set with broken teeth. ^^;

Oh boy...dentists...they still give me the willies.
rufftoon
Jul. 16th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
Definitely beats broken teeth, and it should look good in the end.
Dentists aren't all bad. But I do get shivers when they approach with huge needles!
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meryl_jed
Jul. 16th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC)
At least it looks like the situation will end without too much undue hassle. Hopefully that mention of "root canal" will not have to happen, my dad had a horrible time with his. Here's hope for a speedy recovery and back to normal!

...So, does this mean the Stick Daemons have won the Triple Crown? (that was horrible. I admit it.)

rufftoon
Jul. 16th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
the sooner, the better. Root canals are different for everyone. Same for getting teeth removed.
The Stick Daemons would claim they win at everything!
amiraelizabeth
Jul. 16th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
I sipped through a straw when I had issues with sensitivity because of root canals/crowns and that helped.

Hope everything feels better soon.
rufftoon
Jul. 16th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
Hopefully I won't have to keep drinking through a straw!
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novabat
Jul. 16th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
Yipes. It's good to hear that you won't be stuck with broken teeth, though.

Due to a genetic disorder, my teeth are naturally sensitive to hot and cold. You might try using your top lip to wrap under and around your front teeth, or using the tip of your tongue to protect your teeth as you swallow. (This probably sounds harder than it actually is.)

Here's a somewhat creepy diagram?
rufftoon
Jul. 16th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
Someone told me to use a straw, and that's working pretty well.
The problem is when I talk- cold air comes in! And I'm not going to try to follow your diagram while I try talking XD.
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karine
Jul. 16th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
Pôôôvre Johane! Well, at least you have teeth, and it's not that long a wait before you get the new ones.

I was going to ask if you were drinking with a straw, I guess you are. Here's to quick healing!
rufftoon
Jul. 17th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
Yup, drinking with a straw now.
I guess I'll be able to show you my fake, temporary set at SDCC :D
arycapricat
Jul. 16th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
Leave it to the stick demons to make fun of broken teeth.

Sorry you lost your original ones.
rufftoon
Jul. 17th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
Well, I guess I still have the original ones. They're just...really really small and useless now.
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rufftoon
Jul. 17th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, seems like the temps I have right now are irritating my gums, which may explain the sensitivity. I'll see what the dentist says in a few weeks.
Ouch for your cracked tooth. Hope it wasn't a painful one.
kirbopher
Jul. 16th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
Three times the crowns, three times the powah.
rufftoon
Jul. 17th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
I wish I knew what kind of power it was. Drawing power? Oooh, that would be great.
oddriddle
Jul. 16th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
I had a root canal a couple weeks ago and I'm getting my final cap this Friday.

Dental work is not fun, but I don't think that the root canal is nearly as bad as people say it is. It was the least painful dentist visit I've ever had, including routine cleanings (probably thanks to a whole ton of novocaine). In fact, it's really a relief because things stop hurting pretty quick afterwards!
rufftoon
Jul. 17th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
With the amount of stuff they put into our mouths to make sure we don't feel anything, most of the time the procedure is pretty much painless. Afterwards, it's usually manageable. Usually. Glad to hear your dentist experience went smoothly. Yay for caps!
tammylee
Jul. 17th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
*rofls at the comic*

On the bright side, my front teeth will look a lot straighter than they used to.
Silver lining!
rufftoon
Jul. 17th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
Silver lining, taking bite out of the silver sandwich...gotta keep positive!
alexds1
Jul. 17th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
Bah, I hate tooth issues :C Then you remember that every other animal dies when their teeth get worn out and the dentist office doesn't seem too bad...

Still, good luck on managing until you get the permanent crowns in!
rufftoon
Jul. 17th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, that's a nice way of seeing things.
I think it is manageable. I just need to find the right survival techniques until then.
snapes_angel
Jul. 17th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
At least they are being taken care of, so that won't be so much of a distraction to you.
rufftoon
Jul. 17th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
Except when I drink...but a straw seems to help so yay!
jordan_the_kid
Jul. 17th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
My sis could totaly relate with your mouth troubles, except that it's mostly in her jaw and back molars.
rufftoon
Jul. 17th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
Ouch for the jaw. Back molars at least are far away from the eyes...then again, they feel like the most solidly anchored in a mouth. Ouch!
firnheledien
Jul. 17th, 2008 05:10 am (UTC)
Good luck! Root canals are expensive AND not fun for both the dentist AND the patient. Thankfully they are front teeth, which are easier. But bear in mind that in the future, those 3 crowned teeth might need root canal therapy. It happens in quite a high number of cases.

And we dentists are nice people. :)
Patients just can't quite decide if they don't want the injection with the scary needles, or if they want to tolerate the mind-numbing pain of having us poke around your gums with our scalpels etc. :D
rufftoon
Jul. 17th, 2008 06:46 am (UTC)
The dentist I met hinted as much, about the possible need for future root canals. Ah well...

I may not like the sight of the needle (some are EXTREMELY long looking- I do understand they don't plunge them in all the way, but that's what my silly brain tells me!) but I much prefer to be totally numbed out. I don't want 17th century method of dentistry done on me.
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