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Dental-related question
Posted by: AllGold
Date: November 19, 2021 02:52PM
I have a tooth all the way at the back of my mouth that grew in crooked and periodically gives me trouble by irritating my cheek.

I have a big flare up now. There is a tack-sharp point now sticking into my cheek (which probably means the tooth is decaying and needs to be pulled). There's a little continual pain but chewing (on either side) hurts so much I can hardly eat. Of course it happens late on a Thursday when all the dentists are closed for the weekend.

I was in the pharmacy section of the store last night and noticed orthodontic wax, used to smooth rough surfaces of braces that are irritating the cheek or lips. I could try that.

I was just wondering if anyone knew of any dental-related doohickey that would be more substantial than wax to keep that pointy part of my tooth from sticking into my cheek and give it a chance to heal.



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Re: Dental-related question
Posted by: rz
Date: November 19, 2021 03:22PM
You could get one of those mouth guards that football players wear, but I imagine it would be uncomfortable to wear all day.

I have a sort of "snap in" appliance I wear at night that I got from my dentist that keeps me from grinding my teeth. I got used to it pretty quick. I wear it all night and take it out in the morning. But it was custom molded to my teeth and took a few weeks to come in.
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Re: Dental-related question
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 19, 2021 03:22PM
You could put some this onto the tooth, but the wax should work fine and be easier to remove and probably smoother on your cheek. I used wax over the nub of a tooth to protect it, after a crown came off, till I got the crown put back. It worked very well.
I have used the DenTek to fill in a tooth when I broke off a tooth.
Yes, I have had lots of dental issues. Lol.







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Re: Dental-related question
Posted by: AllGold
Date: November 19, 2021 03:28PM
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rgG
You could put some this onto the tooth, but the wax should work fine and be easier to remove and probably smoother on your cheek. I used wax over the nub of a tooth to protect it, after a crown came off, till I got the crown put back. It worked very well.
I have used the DenTek to fill in a tooth when I broke off a tooth.
Yes, I have had lots of dental issues. Lol.


Thanks.

So you definitely went for the Value Size?! grinning smiley



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Re: Dental-related question
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 19, 2021 03:31PM
I got braces in June and use wax as needed. It works very well except that it tends to come off when eating. Try wrapping the wax over the top and on both sides of your tooth, mashing it in between the adjacent tooth and it should stay while you eat. Obviously best to chew on the opposite side from the wax. Once you are done eating you can remove the gob of wax and place a much smaller piece over the rough part.

It’s late now but most dentists will squeeze you in for the few minutes it will take to run a burr over the roughness. Then schedule an evaluation at another time. My dentist has Saturday morning hours so give yours a try.

I use an alcohol based mouthwash (Scope) when I get an irritation from my braces as needed which helps a lot with irritation.



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Re: Dental-related question
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 19, 2021 04:44PM
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AllGold

So you definitely went for the Value Size?! grinning smiley

Lol. I didn’t get the big size, but that was the first pic that came up. grinning smiley





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Dental-related question
Posted by: DP
Date: November 20, 2021 06:30AM
This may not be for everybody but I broke a tooth which left a sharp edge and I just took a nail file and filed down the sharpness...





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Re: Dental-related question
Posted by: AllGold
Date: November 21, 2021 04:35PM
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Speedy
My dentist has Saturday morning hours so give yours a try.

The problem with that is I don't have a dentist. I haven't been to a dentist since--and I'm not exaggerating--1995.

DP, filing it down myself definitely crossed my mind, but it's way, way in the back and I couldn't get to it myself.



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