> devans77 wrote:
>> dustin11 wrote:
> |>> Sounds shady AF. I've never had anything but good experiences from the dentists.
> |>> The place I currently go to caught a really rare issue with one of my teeth (root
> |>> resorbtion) which would have resulted in it eventually breaking off below the
> |>> line if they didn't happen to catch it early during an xray.
> |>> I would consider finding a new place to go to.
>> Mine had root resorption also he said there was nothing he can do to fix it only
>> pull it out and it could be come abcessed. it was the end of the year and I was
>> at my limit for insurance, so I was gonna see how long I could just keep the tooth
>> since it didn't bother me, a couple months later it became abcessed so I went
>> and got it pulled which was about $150 insurance payed 80%
> They did a root canal to my tooth and said that its got a 50/50 chance of working
> and the only way to find out was to get a new set of xrays in 6 months to see if
> there is a shadow showing up on the tooth or not. If theres a shadow then the procedure
> didn't work, if there isn't one then I'm good. It was one of my front bottom teeth,
> and the way how they had to do the root canal was to cut my gums away from my teeth,
> like a little flap, and peel it down to expose the entire tooth down to the root
> then drill a hole and clean out the resorbed tissue. Root resorption is weird though,
> no known cause and your body just decides that its going to turn the inside of your
> tooth to essentially the same material as your gums are made out of and eventually
> it will get so week that you lose your tooth. My dentist says its super rare and
> he may see 1 case at most every year. I'm just glad I got the xrays and they caught
> it in time.
this was on a tooth that I already had a root canal and crown on I had that done about 15 years ago, the last cleaning there was no sign of resorption I went in and said it had been bothering me so they did xrays and found it so since it already had a root canal and all there was nothing else... he did refer me to a entodontist that could possibly do something but I just figured pull it instead of putting more money into it and it not working.... hopefully you can keep yours for a good while... I had the same tooth on the opposite side pulled years back I cant remember what for if it was resorption also... but both had root canals and a gold crown..( I should have kept the crown they are worth about $40)