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Posted on Wed, Nov 07, 2007 22:08

CG, I'm not a nurse, but when any practitioner is not listening to you, and you are not getting the help you need, you should prolly try and find someone who CAN help you. I imagine it will be difficult. If there was malpractice, the next dentist might not want it to reflect on him. I don't know about dental care in Canada - is it socialized? How long would you have to wait to see someone else? WISH I could do something more. . . Amy


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Posted on Wed, Nov 07, 2007 17:12

Please get a second opinion! Or everyone from LF can come shake him for you...who's with me!


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Posted on Wed, Nov 07, 2007 13:25

He owns his own practice. And his office staff are rude and not very understanding. I guess me being in a lot of pain and having to wait in the waiting room for two hours does not make me a picnic to be around either. I don't what his problem is... Today was a bad day. I have been in pain all day.


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Posted on Tue, Nov 06, 2007 21:17

CG - Does this dentist belong to a group or is he in individual practice? He can't treat the pain??? No, he _won't_ do it. I wish you could find someone locally, especially someone in the health profession who knows this guy and explain the situation. Perhaps a second opinion. I can't imagine a worse bedside manner. Amy


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Posted on Tue, Nov 06, 2007 15:06

Well.... the dentist basically said... that he can no longer treat the pain. The healing has to start taking it's place without the special gauze. My mouth is sore... and I went to bed last night with two mason jars filled with boiling water wrapped in towels, and slept with one on each side. The pain is slowly going away. But my tongue is still numb.


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Posted on Tue, Nov 06, 2007 11:37

what did the dentist say??? How are you now??? What's happening? Nat32132


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Posted on Sun, Nov 04, 2007 08:31

I am having a great deal of pain still. The clove oil works only temporarily and then comes the intense pain. :-( I'm thinking this is more than the usual extraction kind of pain... something is just not right. Oh and my tongue is STILL numb.


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Posted on Fri, Nov 02, 2007 22:22

Re: CoverGirl write: I went back to the dentist again this afternoon... well actually it was his nurse... he was "off" for the weekend. (too bad my pain doesn't take the weekend off) The nurse was VERY nice and caring and gentle and just sat listening to me as I sobbed my heart out about the pain. She cleaned the wounds very well (which the other dentist's did NOT) and replace the gauze. She suggested extra strength advil for the pain. So I went to the pharmacy (Good ole shoppers drug mart) and bought the advil and something else that a co-worker suggested... it's called "Clove Oil" So far so good. (Though my tongue is still numb) I'm giving it until Monday... If there is no improvement... I'm gonna do something drastic.

Dry sockets take awhile to heal. Mine was a good two weeks after he started treating them that I started to feel better. The tongue numbness is worrisome though.


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Posted on Fri, Nov 02, 2007 16:16

Hey CG! Clove oil - good choice! Before we had the anesthetics we use now, clove oil was the standard treatment for pain. It's the oil from the spice cloves - you know, the little spiky things in wassail. You got good advice there. Props to all the nurses who take time to do this for people, especially when doctors don't. I hope drastic just means calling or seeing the dentist in person and giving him a healthy and well deserved helping of whup*ss. Sounds like he has it coming . . . Amy


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Posted on Fri, Nov 02, 2007 14:58

I went back to the dentist again this afternoon... well actually it was his nurse... he was "off" for the weekend. (too bad my pain doesn't take the weekend off) The nurse was VERY nice and caring and gentle and just sat listening to me as I sobbed my heart out about the pain. She cleaned the wounds very well (which the other dentist's did NOT) and replace the gauze. She suggested extra strength advil for the pain. So I went to the pharmacy (Good ole shoppers drug mart) and bought the advil and something else that a co-worker suggested... it's called "Clove Oil" So far so good. (Though my tongue is still numb) I'm giving it until Monday... If there is no improvement... I'm gonna do something drastic.


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Posted on Fri, Nov 02, 2007 06:44

Hey CG... maybe you should make another doctor's appointment or go to the urgent care in your area for a quick check-up. I had all four of my widsom teeth removed about four years ago after much, much pain (had to have them all cut out at the same time) and post-op was much more comforatable than pre-op. All I remember was being relieved after the surgery. It's been a week and you really should not be in this much pain hon... hate to think it but you may have developed a complication. I'd check it out soon if I were you. (((((((((((hugs)))))))))


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Posted on Fri, Nov 02, 2007 02:54

Last night I went to bed and I cried so much because of the pain. Today is a week since I had them removed. This is terrible... I don't know how much more I can handle.


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Posted on Wed, Oct 31, 2007 23:54

That's a big ol' crock about pain meds slowing down the healing process. Unless these meds are steroid derivatives or anti-inflammitories, I'd question that reasoning. Narcotics are highly addictive and he probably doesn't want to risk it. Plus, large doses of pain meds continuously for extended periods of time can REALLY mess with your metabolism, neurological function, liver enzymes, kidneys, etc. If you continue to have severe pain, see him again, and get a script to cover the pain, with no refill. This should satisfy the Doc's morbid need to maintain integrity by "first do[ing] no harm"! If you run a fever at all, be sure to go to the doc to get an antibiotic. Your bones are HIGHLY succeptible to infection after a dental surgery like that, and an extraction infection can quicly turn into sepsis, which can be life threatening without timely and efficient treatment--you could find yourself hospitalized very quickly. Take care of yourself.


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Posted on Wed, Oct 31, 2007 05:11

I am finally back to work... I went back to the dentist again yesterday and he treated me again for the pain and asked me to come back again today. He also said that after today there will be no more treatment for pain because it is slowing down the healing process. But I can feel that my gums are starting to heal so I'm hoping that's a good indication that the pain will soon be gone.


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Posted on Tue, Oct 30, 2007 18:02

Re: CoverGirl write: I went back to the dentist today and he told me I had dry socket... OUCH OUCH OUCH!!! He stuff some gauze like material in the gapping holes where my impacted teeth once were and made me cry like a child... DAMN IT HURTS!!!! So after about a half an hour the pain subsided somewhat... it still aches a bit but not NEARLY has much as it did... and he wants me to come back again tomorrow. Oh... and I asked about why my tongue was numb... and he nonchalantly says... "Oh I think we may have damaged a nerve... if it persists after a month or so... then it's most definately a nerve." YA THINK?????

OMG what a nightmare. You should cry like a little girl as much as you want too. *gives CG an icepack and and an icee that is not too sweet.* And they damn well better have given you some good pain meds - course etra strength tylenol cn be a very good friend - just don't over do it - too much and combining makes for liver damage. Sending you lots of soothing thoughts. Be careful about signing anything when you go back he may try to cover his bases after the fact with releases etc. My brother had an abessed tooth and went in for emergency surgery to deal with it - the damn dentist did the root canal on the wrong tooth and it was a Friday afternoon. By Saturday afternoon my bro (I was takig care of him) was delerioud with pain so I finally got ahold of the dentist and we went back for him to have a look. While they had my bro back in the exam room - totally out of it with pain and meds they got him to sign off on their negligence with all these legal forms. They then did the surgery on the correct tooth and he ended up having to pay out of pocket for both surgeries and had a raging infection becuase of the delay that lasted for over a month. yeah - it is true - I am an anti dentite.


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Posted on Tue, Oct 30, 2007 07:00

Owww---- I feel for ya, babe! Hope it gets better. And soon. Oh-- and look over all your paperwork; about that waiver, you know? And be sure the doc documents your complaint of numbness-- for this past visit when he diagnosed dry socket, AND for the next one. And for all therafter-- you don't want him saying HE didn't do it! It's all about "CYA" (Cover your A**)!!


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Posted on Mon, Oct 29, 2007 21:31

Re: CoverGirl write: I went back to the dentist today and he told me I had dry socket... OUCH OUCH OUCH!!! He stuff some gauze like material in the gapping holes where my impacted teeth once were and made me cry like a child... DAMN IT HURTS!!!! So after about a half an hour the pain subsided somewhat... it still aches a bit but not NEARLY has much as it did... and he wants me to come back again tomorrow. Oh... and I asked about why my tongue was numb... and he nonchalantly says... "Oh I think we may have damaged a nerve... if it persists after a month or so... then it's most definately a nerve." YA THINK?????

Sorry to hear about the dry socket. I know how painful it is. I had two at one time. It is was awful. I truly hope it isn't nerve damage. I had a co-worker who had nerve damage and it took awhile to heal. Keep us updated.


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Posted on Mon, Oct 29, 2007 21:26

Oh sweetpea!!!!! Ow. I'm so sorry. Know any lawyers? Seriously, unless you are familiar with the kinds of records you need to keep in case you need to file for malpractice, it wouldn't be a bad idea to get some legal advice. It might be nothing, but if it _is_ something, you want to be prepared. Wish I could do more to help, Amy


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Posted on Mon, Oct 29, 2007 20:21

I went back to the dentist today and he told me I had dry socket... OUCH OUCH OUCH!!! He stuff some gauze like material in the gapping holes where my impacted teeth once were and made me cry like a child... DAMN IT HURTS!!!! So after about a half an hour the pain subsided somewhat... it still aches a bit but not NEARLY has much as it did... and he wants me to come back again tomorrow. Oh... and I asked about why my tongue was numb... and he nonchalantly says... "Oh I think we may have damaged a nerve... if it persists after a month or so... then it's most definately a nerve." YA THINK?????


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Posted on Mon, Oct 29, 2007 14:07

I had 2 wisdom teeth that grew in sideways, with one the surgeon had to break my jawbone to get the root out (that one didn't hurt at all believe it or not) the one that did me in was the easier one..I got a raging throat infection from that and having to eat only mac and cheese or pudding and some other things that had to be pureed (yuk) was digustifying lol if I wanted to eat mush I'd check into a nursing home thank you very much lol


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