Great News!

@andriaperry (46488)
United States
April 8, 2016 6:45pm CST
Great news. Yes I am due some good in life. A couple months ago I was told that I needed a root canal because of a dead root and infection. I took antibiotics and got a referral to go back to UAB dental school, that is where I got all my teeth fixed, I had to wait an hour because I was a walk in but that was okay. I needed the exam first and I knew that. The young dentist looked at my teeth and the old x-ray and done his own, because they always do there own, And he said he sees nothing wrong in the x-ray so he did the cold touch test. Using this stuff and a q tip, he touched each tooth and when I felt the burn of the cold to tell him and if it continued to hurt. No bad teeth! He said that grinding my teeth while sleeping is probably why I have a pressure pain from time to time. And what the other dentist seen as a swollen place on my jaw is actually a jaw muscle, again this is caused by grinding my teeth. I am one happy woman!
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@Corbin5 (100052)
• United States
8 Apr 16
Whew! I would be delighted too! Sure saved a lot of visits to the dentist!
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@andriaperry (46488)
• United States
8 Apr 16
AND MONEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! I hate that numbing and drilling and pulling and ... well all of it that is why I brush and floss and get cleanings.
• Midland, Michigan
9 Apr 16
That sounds great, although I wonder why the other dentist didn't examine his findings more closely. I'd almost want another opinion to be sure, but if your tooth is infected the pain will be different than it is from grinding. I've had one molar that's been bothering me recently and I've come to the conclusion that I might be doing something similar. A few years ago the whole side of my face hurt after a while. It took several months before I realized that I must have been hitting the teeth on that side of my mouth, probably during my sleep. I don't think it's from grinding. Since then, I readjusted how I keep my teeth aligned when awake and am usually able to continue that way when sleeping. It looks like I'll have to pay attention to it again for a while to see if I notice myself doing this.
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@andriaperry (46488)
• United States
9 Apr 16
UAB is a teaching hospital/ dental. They always do their own tests but they did look at the referral and picture.
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• Midland, Michigan
9 Apr 16
@andriaperry Well at least if it's a teaching hospital, they should be up on the latest of everything.
@JudyEv (118956)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Apr 16
Isn't that just the best news? Much cheaper too. :)
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@andriaperry (46488)
• United States
9 Apr 16
Yes! I hate to have dental work.
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• United States
9 Apr 16
It pays to get a second opinion...good news for you.
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@andriaperry (46488)
• United States
9 Apr 16
Live and learn! Excellent news :)
@teamfreak16 (40502)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
9 Apr 16
I have heard those are not pleasant. Luckily, I've never had to do it. Congratulations!
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@andriaperry (46488)
• United States
9 Apr 16
There is no pain, its just the drilling and they use this small tool that breaks off the root in sections till its all out. Usually a crown is needed afterward but not always.
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@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
it really is good to ask for a second opinion sometimes. glad that youre all good..
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@andriaperry (46488)
• United States
9 Apr 16
Thank you and yes it is.
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@carebear29 (28395)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
9 Apr 16
That is good to hear. Congrats
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@andriaperry (46488)
• United States
9 Apr 16
Thank you! :)
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• United States
9 Apr 16
What a good student dentist..it often is the case they are more efficient. I am so happy to hear that Andria. I had one root canal, but the dentist was not good..
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@andriaperry (46488)
• United States
9 Apr 16
I have had a couple, all were good dentist.
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@IvySaysHi (4344)
• United States
9 Apr 16
Lucky! I have to get a root canal on Wednesday!
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@andriaperry (46488)
• United States
9 Apr 16
No envy here!
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@xFiacre (4278)
• Ireland
9 Apr 16
@andriaperry You are now officially the most fortunate woman alive! Dentally speaking of course.
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@andriaperry (46488)
• United States
9 Apr 16
LOL, I am aren`t I? ")
@Platespinner (16532)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
9 Apr 16
That is very good news indeed!
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@andriaperry (46488)
• United States
9 Apr 16
Indeed!
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@hostessman (8903)
• Tucson, Arizona
9 Apr 16
that is great news. I hate to go to the dentist for any reason..
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@andriaperry (46488)
• United States
9 Apr 16
So do I but I know if I dont go twice a year my teeth can fall out, diabetes is h*ll on the gums.
@maezee (31573)
• United States
8 Apr 16
Amazing! So you do not need a root canal then? If so that is excellent news. I personally need a root canal....maybe I should get a second opinion!!
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@andriaperry (46488)
• United States
9 Apr 16
I would since I got a second and the tooth is fine.
@TRBRocks420 (73885)
• Banks, Oregon
8 Apr 16
That is really good news, anything is better news than a root canal, just about anyways.
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@andriaperry (46488)
• United States
9 Apr 16
Just about :)
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@sharon6345 (118541)
• United States
8 Apr 16
That is better news for sure. I need one and I have three dentists and only one used this stuff to build me a tooth in that place. One dentist still has the money I had paid down on the root canal. Oh well.
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@andriaperry (46488)
• United States
9 Apr 16
Tricky situation.
@Gina145 (4004)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
8 Apr 16
That's great news @andriaperry . The other dentist doesn't sound very competent though.
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@andriaperry (46488)
• United States
8 Apr 16
I agree, I will use her dental assistant for cleanings till I get back on the list at UAB.
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