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Old 01-11-2008, 11:03 PM   #51
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NAchef, what does that mean? Dentite isn't even a word in the dictionary.
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Old 01-12-2008, 01:22 PM   #52
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and on my day off, no less

Just kidding, im glad i can be here to help. I feel seeing things from the dentist point of view might open someones eyes a little. And although may not make the situation any better or more comfortable, at least there is an understanding ( hopefully)

Oh, and to answer a previous question, I attended dental school in the early 90's at Temple University in Philly.

Just went back to philly this past weekend and picked up 150 soft pretzels from the Center City Pretzel Factory near the Italian market. Also did a little shopping at Fantes ( great cooking store) and in the market itself ( 3 pounds of cherries for $2.50 )
are you comiing back to Philly since that's wherre I am right now, although obviously I can't spell or proof read.
I called my old dentist office last week to ask if they take my dental ins. They do, I may just go back.
I can't eat on the side that they just put the two new crown on last week. Very sensitive and anything that involves crunch forget about it.
So, now one tooth not affected is.
Good Grief, what's a person to do.
It's okay Larry, I can take a hint, you're full of clients and don't need one that may be troublesome, but you'd luv me, no, really you would, that's a hint in case you missed it
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:10 PM   #53
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May be back in philly to go to the flower show, but Ill be leaving my dental isntruments behind

And I can feel the love
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:55 PM   #54
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May be back in philly to go to the flower show, but Ill be leaving my dental isntruments behind

And I can feel the love
I'll be back next weekend, just in case you bring your valise
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:59 PM   #55
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If you don't like your first visit (consultation) with the dentist and it is not an emergency situation, you should go to another dentist. If you do not like the dentist, you should not go to other dentist in the same dental building.

Most people are looking for a painless dentist but some people will go with a cheap dentist regardless of pain.

You need to feel that you can trust the person who's hand is in your mouth. If you are a younger person, you might want to choose a dentist who is not going to retire in the next five years.

If your dentist gives you an appraisal and duration of service, you should confer with your insurance carrier as to what will be cover and how much you will need to be prepared to pay. Decide how much vacation time that you want to spend with the dentist.

If you have health issues already, it is best to get dentures. Tooth decay can increase those problems.

I do not like dentist who perform dental work when there is an obvious infection. Treat the infection with an antibotic and schedule the work. There is so much more pain when dentist extract a tooth and you have an infection. Of course some people do not go back after the infection is cured but the infection will come back if you don't get the work done afterward.

Do I have my original teeth. Yes. I have RA and the dentist do not understand how that affects my jaws. And they could care less. If you don't or cannot open your mouth wide enough, they'll pry it for you! Ouch.

Don't get me started on those dental offices where they schedule too many patients and extract teeth before the pain medication takes hold or extract teeth after it wears off. Yippie, I'll be back.....NOT!
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:07 PM   #56
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WOW! Sounds like alot of you have had some bad dentists. I must have been lucky.
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:38 PM   #57
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Its the bad dentists that keep me busy
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:55 PM   #58
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Its the bad dentists that keep me busy
Reconstruction Work?
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:55 PM   #59
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I guess I should say I like my dentist... he's fast.. he's nice...he does what needs to be done.

I just HATE going. I know it's not his fault when
I have a cavity or other work to be done.

He's also honest.
I went to a new dentist a few years back
and he told me I had 7 cavities that had to be filled right away!
There's no way I had just been to MY dentist six months before and had NONE.
I'm back with the old one now. I know I can trust him.
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:16 PM   #60
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Yes , a lot of reconstructive work. sometimes it amazes me what has been done in peoples mouths. But, being fair, I dont know the whole situation. I had one guy who had significant life threatening medical issues, on multiple medications ( including blood thinners) , and multiple allergies. His dental work was failing. But the only thing I could do was ' patch things up' as best i can, just so he guy would have some quality of life. I was never able to get medical clearance to perform the procedures he really needed. But, I kept him functional and looking good for the last few months of his life. So, although the work might have looked like a crap job to another dentist walking into the case not knowing the history, it was actually the best he could receive considering the circumstances.
I never charged him a cent!
I thought it was the least I could do, and also, I kinda felt guilty considering i wasnt able to give him the quality care im used to giving.
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