Dentist!

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jansman
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Dentist!

Post by jansman » Wed May 26, 2021 7:40 pm

I have done this topic before.However,today I saw my dentist.I am private by the way.He ( apologetically ) has a waiting list.Check up, X- rays etc. My teeth are smashed up,because of COVID-19,( couldn’t get them fixed), and I will have to have one extracted. Bob said that if he could have filled it ( due the day of Lockdown 1.0) it could have been saved :( So...

I have said it before,has have so many on the survivalist scene: keep on top of your dental health.
In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: It goes on.

Robert Frost.

Covid 19: After that level of weirdness ,any situation is certainly possible.

Me.

Yorkshire Andy
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Re: Dentist!

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Wed May 26, 2021 8:48 pm

jansman wrote:
Wed May 26, 2021 7:40 pm
I have done this topic before.However,today I saw my dentist.I am private by the way.He ( apologetically ) has a waiting list.Check up, X- rays etc. My teeth are smashed up,because of COVID-19,( couldn’t get them fixed), and I will have to have one extracted. Bob said that if he could have filled it ( due the day of Lockdown 1.0) it could have been saved :( So...

I have said it before,has have so many on the survivalist scene: keep on top of your dental health.

Been 8 months to see the consultant re a knackered wisdom tooth.... Now to wait on the day for the big yank.....
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine

Arzosah
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Re: Dentist!

Post by Arzosah » Wed May 26, 2021 8:56 pm

I feel for both of you. I hit the genetic lottery jackpot in terms of my teeth - I *did* have massive numbers of fillings as a child, and I had huge trouble in my 40s because of those ancient fillings - they fell out, they took bits of tooth with them, so I had extractions, roots, crowns, etc etc. All of that has now stabilised, and I've used those little interdens brushes for years. The last time I went to the dentist (for a ten minute NHS check up) was two years ago, and at that time, he showed me the comparison between the X rays he'd taken that day, and the X rays from two years ago. Identical, was his term. I do get twinges, and I have a gap thats very slowly appearing between two of my molars, but its all happening at very slow speed.

I'm the only one of the three of us (me, bro, sis) to have good teeth - the others have had tremendous difficulties. I do feel the little interdens brushes have been the saving of me, though - not floss.

I'm going to go private at the same practice for a hygiene appointment soon, those are the other great things to have, they make your own dental maintenance work *so* much easier.

daylen
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Re: Dentist!

Post by daylen » Wed May 26, 2021 9:36 pm

I had a consultant appointment with the dentist that was cancelled at the start of lockdown. I actually had it last week - 14 months late. The news isn't good.

Opposite to Arzosah, I've got the dental wooden spoon! It seems I've inherited a genetic form of early onset rapid bone loss and despite excellent oral hygiene all my life, the genes have caught up with me. The extra long wait for specialist treatment means I'm likely due a set of extractions and replacements. :(

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Post by jansman » Thu May 27, 2021 5:23 am

It’s a common tale at the moment,sadly. My dentist is still angry that the government sidelined dentistry at the start of the pandemic.He told me he has many patients like myself,with multiple issues,as a direct result of delay through COVID-19.

To all of you with dental problems,I truly feel your pain.
In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: It goes on.

Robert Frost.

Covid 19: After that level of weirdness ,any situation is certainly possible.

Me.

Arzosah
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Re: Dentist!

Post by Arzosah » Thu May 27, 2021 8:50 am

daylen - very sorry to hear that, it really is chance, as it's none of our doing what genes we inherit :(

jansman - yep, it was unbelievable that dentistry wasn't allowed to work on meeting the challenge of working within covid safety. My sister was in agony for months, and I stayed with her twice when she had procedures under sedation, finally, she had to be accompanied afterwards for the sedation recovery.

Echoing the sympathy to everyone with dental issues.

GeeGee
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Re: Dentist!

Post by GeeGee » Thu May 27, 2021 1:03 pm

Going in 20 mins to my dentist
First time in 16 months due to covid
Specialist dentist that deals with blood disorders
I have vonwillebrands ( haemophollia ) which means I cant even have a extraction due to blood loss etc unless supervised and the relevant blood clotting agent put in by drip fortunately I had stocked up on the tables that help stop bleeding and clot my blood ...
At the begining of covid back tooth was driving me insane
Awake all night for nights on end head pounding obviously some absess as well but couldn't get antibiotics from my telephone app from the doc as they cant really interfere with dental work although none was happening
Sooo
Out came the pliers ....
Out came the compact cotton wool to stuff the hole due to the blood loss tablets waiting to be taken ...
And out came the bottle of baileys to numb it all 🤣
Hubby disappeared to the bottom of the garden to his man cave due to fear I believe
The entire medical preps I have were out and so was the damned tooth
I'll see in around 20 mins what the dentist has to say
Looking back on it all now and thinking thank goodness it went OK as it could have gone wrong I guess the pain was so bad that I literally couldn't cope any more
I hate teeth !
Goes to show in a emergency situation that sometimes there isn't anyone to help
Cant ring up and get seen...
Lesson to me ... look after the choppers ... what's left of them 😄

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Re: Dentist!

Post by GillyBee » Thu May 27, 2021 4:45 pm

It is clealy dentist week for preppers as I have also visited the dentist last week and back again next week after a filling that started to crumble during lockdown decided to complete the process of falling out. I am just grateful it isn't painful. A colleague of mine suffered badly in lockdown one due to an abcess, going as far as to travel Brighton to Central London in search of emergency treatment to little avail.

I was wondering how many people here are aware of the two books "Where there is no doctor" and "Where there is no dentist"? Both are freely available as pdf or paperbacks. Both are aimed at workers and travellers in places where medical care is poor or non-existent but there is also plenty in there for preppers.

We got a copy of the doctor one for a couple we knew who were working with street kids/teens in Brazil and they found it invaluable. As our friends were trusted they were often asked to help with health issues. (The youngsters were too scared to visit hospitals or clinics even though treatment was available as the police had a reputation for "dissappearing" street kids and they thought the hospital might do the same.)

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Re: Dentist!

Post by Medusa » Thu May 27, 2021 8:39 pm

Ive visited my dentist today too, just for a check up. Despite the pandemic I have never seen so many staff in the place. Obviously checks were carried out and masks worn etc. Got ta we can clean your teeth for you today, but not the usual way due to restrictons. He picked at the plaque with a sharp, pointy thing, rather than the usual polisher and water squirting device. I did not like it at all and my teeth dont feel half as clean. I had proper jaw ache afterwards too. Glad to know that my teeth are ok though, really dont know how I will cope if I get told I need dentures in the future. I blame my Grandad who used to take his out and put them on the table next to his plate at meal times.
Growing old disgracefully!

Arzosah
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Re: Dentist!

Post by Arzosah » Thu May 27, 2021 9:48 pm

GeeGee omg, I've heard the stories, but not heard anyone speak who's actually done it. You poor thing :( I hope the visit to your dentist today went well.

Medusa I agree, the sharp pointy stuff doesn't leave your mouth feeling half so clean as the polisher and squirty water :( Now I've got my pension, I've decided to go for proper hygiene appointments privately, I didn't get anything from the NHS dentist since about 2014.

GillyBee I have both those books in pdf format, and I haven't read them :( the world is really full of books I need to read.

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