Not trusting the dentist - Page 2 - Forums at Psych Central



advertisement
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-05-2019, 06:14 PM #11
Emily Fox Seaton's Avatar
Emily Fox Seaton Emily Fox Seaton is offline
Poohbah
 
Member Since: Dec 2016
Location: Senegal
Posts: 1,356
Emily Fox Seaton Emily Fox Seaton is offline
Poohbah
Emily Fox Seaton's Avatar
Emily Fox Seaton has no updates.
 
Member Since: Dec 2016
Location: Senegal
Posts: 1,356

2 yr Member
284 hugs
given
Default Re: Not trusting the dentist

So I went today and she says a filling didn't fall out.. she says I have a hole. She says it is a hole due to decay. She says I must have a root canal and I am scheduled for one next Tuesday. At this point since about 2015 every dentist I have seen wants me to do a root canal there but the thing is... the tooth doesn't hurt. How can I justify doing that? It bothers me that she did NOTHING to fill up the hole, basically IMHO making me have to seek dental help asap from someone else.

At this point I am 99% mind made up just to get the root canal as they keep bugging me about it.
Emily Fox Seaton is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote

advertisement
Old 03-07-2019, 05:59 AM #12
Emily Fox Seaton's Avatar
Emily Fox Seaton Emily Fox Seaton is offline
Poohbah
 
Member Since: Dec 2016
Location: Senegal
Posts: 1,356
Emily Fox Seaton Emily Fox Seaton is offline
Poohbah
Emily Fox Seaton's Avatar
Emily Fox Seaton has no updates.
 
Member Since: Dec 2016
Location: Senegal
Posts: 1,356

2 yr Member
284 hugs
given
Default Re: Not trusting the dentist

Ok ok ok. This is my plan.

I just didn't trust the last dentist I saw. She was almost sneering and way too fast on things. If she couldn't explain to me what the problem was, then why am I going to her. I also just can't trust her. She told me that I didn't lose a filling that it was my tooth. But when the x-rays came in you can see the filling there in the spot where the hole is. So, to me, it seems like the hole is above the filling (surface of the tooth) and all I need to do is fill in the hole. Not to mention that you would assume that a tooth would come off in one chunk. But I mentioned to her that I was alerted to the problem because of crunch in my peanut butter and also white specks in my stool (specks imho, lead to the conclusion of white filling not tooth).

This same dentist wanted to do a root canal on this tooth back in December when I had nothing wrong. And she just can't explain to me why a root canal is necessary other than "decay" . I finally got the x-rays and they are horrible. You can't even see the full tooth. But, what you can see looks exactly the same as x-rays from 5 years ago (I keep all my x-rays).

So I decided to do a complete do over. I found a dentist in the city with state of the art facilities. If I am going to have to go through the process of a root canal might as well do it with the most state of the art place.

I have a 40 minute consult next week and I feel like I will get my questions answered. I am disappointed to possibly have to spend an insane amount of money but I have had it.

If the answer is a root canal I am going to ask about having it pulled and getting an implant. It is a back tooth and probably most likely to have issues down the road. If I am going to spend 3K to do the root canal and the implant would be 5K maybe the implant would be the better option.
Emily Fox Seaton is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 03-14-2019, 06:12 PM #13
Emily Fox Seaton's Avatar
Emily Fox Seaton Emily Fox Seaton is offline
Poohbah
 
Member Since: Dec 2016
Location: Senegal
Posts: 1,356
Emily Fox Seaton Emily Fox Seaton is offline
Poohbah
Emily Fox Seaton's Avatar
Emily Fox Seaton has no updates.
 
Member Since: Dec 2016
Location: Senegal
Posts: 1,356

2 yr Member
284 hugs
given
Default Re: Not trusting the dentist

So I went for a second option today. I am happy with it but..

Yes I need a root canal. The dentist put up my X-ray and showed me that it isn't the hole in my tooth that is the problem. That could be filled. There is a massive cavity on the other side of the tooth. I had no idea it was so massive but, I was aware of an issue with it. I had a wisdom tooth on that side that had made the area difficult to keep clean. I had that removed.

So I have an appointment with a top doctor in a week to get a root canal.

The only issue is that I have no idea where this dentist got the X-ray and it is my suspicion that she used an old one to make her case... I had sent them to her and her assistant asked me what X-ray was the one ... I told her what one but it really doesn't seem like that is what they showed me on the screen.

However, I feel like when two dentists say the same thing I should just give up the ghost and get the root canal.

I will essentially get a third opinion when I go for the root canal as apparently that doctor will do their own specific type of X-ray to see the tooth before doing the root canal.
Emily Fox Seaton is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® — Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.



 

advertisement

Psych Central Forums

Psych Central is the leading mental health website, overseen by mental health professionals since 1995.

 

Helplines and Lifelines

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider. .

Always consult your doctor or mental health professional before trying anything you read here.
Please read the full disclaimer.