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Title: I HATE dentists.
Post by: weazletoe on January 20, 2010, 08:59:44 PM
  Just gotta vent, dudes, so bear with me. I'm 32. Never had a cavity, or any dental work. Last time I was at the dentist, I was 16. So a few weeks ago, I find out that my Union dental plan was still in effect, even though I dropped out the the Local 33 almost a year ago. So, I decide to go in for a cleaning.
   Get my teeth cleaned, and x-rays. Find out a have a cavity in my back molar, and two wisdom teeth have to come out. Fast forward a couple weeks (last tues. to be exact) And I go in to get them yanked. I had to be knocked out cold I was so freaked out. That was some good stuff!!! But, that's a whole other story. Dentist yanked two wisom teeth, had to dig for one. Well, I have a slight case of TMJ, it never really bothers me, just some mornings, I cannot get my mouth closed for a while, and my jaw pops real loud when I chew.
   Now, after the teeth yanking,  my jaw is killing my, constatly, and it pops every time I open or close my mouth. This really blows, and dentists are off my list. (this also explains my infrequent posting. That and the Batman video game  ;D)
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Post by: dhacker on January 21, 2010, 02:37:05 AM
I feel your pain . . literally. Getting ready to make an appointment tomorrow to get something done to an abscess where repair work was completed two years ago. Broke six teeth when a tree limb clocked me, and the area between where they built the crown on one of them and an adjacent tooth has become a magnet for everything entering my pie hole. I'm single handedly keeping the dental floss companies in business and am constantly thinking of Frank Zappa.
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Post by: tygo on January 21, 2010, 02:42:47 AM
I'm in pretty much the exact same situation you are weazletoe.  I'm 32 and haven't been to the dentist since I was around 19 probably.  Perfect teeth before that and I'm sure when I eventually end up going they're going to be salivating over the work they decide they need to do.  Part of the reason I keep putting off going.  Luckily I have had all the wisdom teeth out.  I know, I need to.  Soon.  I'm going to go soon...
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Post by: loopy on January 21, 2010, 03:06:36 AM
it aint the drill its the bill that kills me. 
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Post by: brewboy on January 21, 2010, 03:27:09 AM
It's those damn Novocaine shots that I hate.
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Post by: bluesman on January 21, 2010, 04:14:44 AM
I get queezy at the thought of going to the dentist. I get anxiety attacks every time I have to get any work done in the chair. I can't help it, I have dentiphobia. It's awful.   :(

I feel your pain Weaz.

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Post by: 4himarks on January 21, 2010, 12:43:06 PM
GO TO THE DENTIST!!! All of you. I was like you when I was in my 30s as well. Now I'm 51 and had to take out a second mortgage on my house to pay for implants. Better a small bill now, then a big one later. The temporaries alone cost $6000, and they were uncomfortable and kept falling out. The entire process takes about three years.
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Post by: wzl46 on January 21, 2010, 01:29:48 PM
It's pretty easy when the decision is made for me and the dental work is all free.  It just takes the commander issuing an order to have all dental work done prior to deployment.  No dental work means non deployable, which means I go to jail.  See?  Easy.
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Post by: beerocd on January 21, 2010, 02:27:26 PM
Wisdom teeth next month, ought to be fun.
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Post by: bluesman on January 21, 2010, 02:49:04 PM
GO TO THE DENTIST!!! All of you.

+1

Preventive action now means less misery later. But...I still despise the dentist. With a passion. I can't help it.  >:(

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Post by: majorvices on January 21, 2010, 03:24:58 PM
I was gonna say - I don't like going to the dentist - but it sure beats a mouth full of false teeth!
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Post by: rabid_dingo on January 22, 2010, 05:59:14 AM
Anti-dentites!! The lot of you!    Me too. :-[

They are just as bad as mechanics.
"Oh while i was in there i found that old filling you have is leaking and
you are going to need to replace it. Oh I know it is metal but metal slowly
alchem-atically changes into pudding and we need to get it before your
teeth fall out of your head."
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Post by: denny on January 22, 2010, 04:50:47 PM
I grew up in a small town in IA where flouride was added to the water.  At one point, I went 30 years without seeing a dentist.  When I went to him, he was astounded that I had no cavities or other problems.  And it's pretty much stayed that way.  At one point, he suggested having my wisdom teeth removed, then said that I had such great bone mass it would be more trouble than it was worth.  Needless to say, it's made me a big proponent of flouridated water.
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Post by: blatz on January 22, 2010, 04:54:59 PM
my neighbor 2 houses down is my dentist.  he knows better than to do anything unnecessary - I'd cut off his beer supply. 
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Post by: weazletoe on January 22, 2010, 10:07:03 PM
  Needless to say, it's made me a big proponent of flouridated water.

As big a proponent as batch sparging?  ???
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Post by: denny on January 22, 2010, 10:12:43 PM
  Needless to say, it's made me a big proponent of flouridated water.

As big a proponent as batch sparging?  ???

Damn close!
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Post by: capozzoli on January 22, 2010, 10:17:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjL9g3s6Fro
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Post by: bluesman on January 23, 2010, 02:14:37 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjL9g3s6Fro


That's twilight zone material.  8)
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Post by: capozzoli on January 23, 2010, 01:23:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47wZkFmSGVw
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Post by: majorvices on January 23, 2010, 06:13:54 PM
I grew up in a small town in IA where flouride was added to the water.  At one point, I went 30 years without seeing a dentist.  When I went to him, he was astounded that I had no cavities or other problems.  And it's pretty much stayed that way.  At one point, he suggested having my wisdom teeth removed, then said that I had such great bone mass it would be more trouble than it was worth.  Needless to say, it's made me a big proponent of flouridated water.

I believe a lot of it is genetics. My oldest son has never had a cavity and my youngest has had several. My wife has only ever had one or maybe two cavities and I have had several. Both my kids have the same brushing and flossing habits. My wife was a lax flosser and I have always been hard core. And the water in my faucet growing up had flouride added to it as does the water coming from my faucet now.
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Post by: uthristy on January 23, 2010, 09:44:06 PM
Dentists are like car  mechanics, you pay alittle now or a lot later.

You can have a nice running vehicle (good smile) or have a crappy running vehicle(missing/rotten teeth).

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Post by: beerocd on January 24, 2010, 02:08:57 AM
Dentists are like car  mechanics, you pay alittle now or a lot later.

YEAH BOY!!!!!
(http://www.aolcdn.com/red_galleries/teeth-flavor-flav-400a071807.jpg)
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Post by: bluesman on January 24, 2010, 03:47:37 AM
Holy s***!  :o

 I would keep my mouth shut if I were him.
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Post by: beerocd on January 25, 2010, 03:17:18 AM
But then how would you know it's him?
Read the teeF - it's Flavor Flav !!!!!
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Post by: dirtyjerzey on January 25, 2010, 03:55:41 PM
I hate going to the dentist just as much as anyone else, but it's worth it in the end......I held out for 2 years, and my first time back they had a field day!  Now I actually go for extra cleanings, just to prevent bigger problems from happening.....it also helps when your dentist likes to employ good looking hygienists!   ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: nicneufeld on January 25, 2010, 06:26:09 PM
Damn Cap beat me to the General Ripper scene!

Have that entire movie committed to memory.   ;D
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Post by: chauncey on January 27, 2010, 03:28:11 AM
I was gonna say - I don't like going to the dentist - but it sure beats a mouth full of false teeth!
It depends on your situation. My teeth (gums, actually) had deteriorated so badly that there was only one place in my mouth where I could chew -- along with constant pain. I had gum disease all my life and brushing my teeth only made it worse. So, in one sitting, I had 22 remaining teeth removed, and replaced with full dentures. My gum disease is history. I can eat anything in any place in my mouth. The yellow teeth I used to expose when smiling are now perfect, white, natural looking teeth. In retrospect, it was the best thing I ever did. Plus, my general health from ridding my body of all that infection has increased amazingly – gum disease promotes heart disease. OK – would I rather have a mouth full of my own healthy teeth – of course I would, but the option I chose in my circumstances literally changed my life for the better.
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Post by: bluesman on January 27, 2010, 03:38:26 AM
I was gonna say - I don't like going to the dentist - but it sure beats a mouth full of false teeth!
It depends on your situation. My teeth (gums, actually) had deteriorated so badly that there was only one place in my mouth where I could chew -- along with constant pain. I had gum disease all my life and brushing my teeth only made it worse. So, in one sitting, I had 22 remaining teeth removed, and replaced with full dentures. My gum disease is history. I can eat anything in any place in my mouth. The yellow teeth I used to expose when smiling are now perfect, white, natural looking teeth. In retrospect, it was the best thing I ever did. Plus, my general health from ridding my body of all that infection has increased amazingly – gum disease promotes heart disease. OK – would I rather have a mouth full of my own healthy teeth – of course I would, but the option I chose in my circumstances literally changed my life for the better.

Sometimes it's a real b**** getting old.  ;D


Do you think it was hereditary in your case.
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Post by: mtbrewer on January 27, 2010, 05:52:45 AM
Gum disease is a real b****!! I always thought my teeth were fine, no cavities or discoloration. One day I get a toothache, figure its a wisdom tooth, so I make an appointment. They take an x-ray, periodontal disease. I had to have full mouth surgery, bone graphs in between each tooth, at the cost of almost $14,000. I had to take a second mortgage, I am only 38 years old, now I go to the dentist every 4 months. Dentists may suck, but having no teeth would suck much more. In my case it is hereditary, the thing is I was sick from it for a long time and didn't even know it.
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Post by: chauncey on January 29, 2010, 07:06:34 AM
Do you think it was hereditary in your case.

Probably. While my mother died with perfect teeth -- never even a cavity -- my dad had bad teeth and gum disease. But I think there was more to it. I can remember -- even at a very young age -- having some "new" procedure done on my gums, so it started early and may have been a side affect of a childhood disease. I had a few that have caused other problems. I grew up in Detroit, and we had Fluoridated water. I brushed and flossed and used a water pick, but nothing seemed to help. Dentures -- like everything else -- have gone high-tech, and they really are a godsend for someone like me. Without them I would have to live on beer. Hmm, ...
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Post by: 1vertical on January 30, 2010, 06:01:03 PM
I was gonna say - I don't like going to the dentist - but it sure beats a mouth full of false teeth!

Yeah I am in the process of getting my implant$...that was a fun process.
But out of the deal, I no longer smoke tobacco.... ;)
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Post by: fat58hwy on February 01, 2010, 12:31:00 AM
NOTHING is fun about going to the dentist. My wife works at a dentists office. He is very cool and loves my homebrew. The only odd thing is a guy I drink beer with digs in my mouth twice a year. Still better than having no teeth when I'm 58.
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Post by: denny on February 01, 2010, 04:08:28 PM
Geez, man, you say that like 58 is old!  :)
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Post by: bluesman on February 01, 2010, 05:11:50 PM
Geez, man, you say that like 58 is old!  :)

But it is old.  :D

Just kidding. I am a believer that you are as old as you feel.
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Post by: denny on February 01, 2010, 05:16:24 PM
For the record, I turn 58 on Valentine's Day, so I'm a bit sensitive!  ;)  Today, I feel like 78!
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Post by: bluesman on February 01, 2010, 07:50:16 PM
For the record, I turn 58 on Valentine's Day, so I'm a bit sensitive!  ;)  Today, I feel like 78!

I guess you'll have to do a rolling average then... ;D
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Post by: dhacker on February 02, 2010, 02:07:10 AM
I say you're only as old as you act.  8)

Oh . . Dentist today . . second visit in a week to get choppers cleaned and the problem I had in the upper left wisdom tooth area. Yeah, I'm wiser alright. I wised up to the fact that a drill bit riding on an air bearing turning at 400,000 rpm is not a sound I relish.
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Post by: fat58hwy on February 03, 2010, 01:06:44 AM
Geez, man, you say that like 58 is old!  :)

It's all relative. I'm 45 and I like the number 58. I pray I'm as spry as you when I'm 58. Maybe the home brewing will help me get there  ;)

...and Happy early Birthday!