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Re: IS THIS NOW A COMMON DENTAL PROCEDURE?


@Nonametoday wrote:

@shy bobcat wrote:

@Nonametoday wrote:

@shy bobcat wrote:

My guess is that most dentists refer out.  That is what I am experiencing right now.  I was having a problem with a tooth that had a root canal and a crown.  My dentist examined my tooth and took xrays.  He then referred me to an Endodontist.  The endodontist said, I only do root canals and you already have one in that tooth. He referred me to a Maxillofacial Surgeon who I'm seeing today ... ugh!


@shy bobcat 

 

You are fixing to get an implant spiel.  That's what those maxillofacial guys do.


@Nonametoday  I went to my appointment planning on an implant, but the dentist who is also an M.D. said, "no."  I get infusions of Bisphosphonates which adversely affect the healing of bone.  I am Smiley Sad


@shy bobcat 

I had a dentist who said that but my oral surgeon said it helped when I got implants.  I think there are different schools of opinion on that.  I was scared even though he said it was better to have that not to.  I think opinions differ but my family physician told me not to take any more Reclast infusions until I was 1 year status post implants.  So I stopped.  Now I get Prolia and need more "huge"dental work to remove an implant and two root canals adjacent for other reasons (trigeminal neuralgia). I want them out to see if helps my pain.  Doctor and oral surgeon say it's okay. I just pray I don't have osteonecrosis. Your oral surgeon was probably wise not to do it.  It scares me to think about it. Yes, all oral surgeons should be MD's.  If not, I would not use them.  ;-)


@Nonametoday 

I so appreciate your thoughts!  Medical problems can be scary so it's nice to hear the experiences of others. Thank you.

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Re: IS THIS NOW A COMMON DENTAL PROCEDURE?

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I am so lucky. I found a dentist right near my house who is a young man,early 40's who does EVERYTHING!.He is  amazing. He does exrtractions,root canals and implants. One stop shop.He is so caring and so good at what he does.Prior to me finding him I had to go from place to place to have things done. I paid as high as $1600 for a root canal. My denist charges me less than 1/2 of that. I was recently very sick and when I came home from rehab my Dentist sent me flowers...I bless him everyday. Oh I live in Brooklyn NY

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Re: IS THIS NOW A COMMON DENTAL PROCEDURE?


@shy bobcat wrote:

@Nonametoday wrote:

@shy bobcat wrote:

@Nonametoday wrote:

@shy bobcat wrote:

My guess is that most dentists refer out.  That is what I am experiencing right now.  I was having a problem with a tooth that had a root canal and a crown.  My dentist examined my tooth and took xrays.  He then referred me to an Endodontist.  The endodontist said, I only do root canals and you already have one in that tooth. He referred me to a Maxillofacial Surgeon who I'm seeing today ... ugh!


@shy bobcat 

 

You are fixing to get an implant spiel.  That's what those maxillofacial guys do.


@Nonametoday  I went to my appointment planning on an implant, but the dentist who is also an M.D. said, "no."  I get infusions of Bisphosphonates which adversely affect the healing of bone.  I am Smiley Sad


@shy bobcat 

I had a dentist who said that but my oral surgeon said it helped when I got implants.  I think there are different schools of opinion on that.  I was scared even though he said it was better to have that not to.  I think opinions differ but my family physician told me not to take any more Reclast infusions until I was 1 year status post implants.  So I stopped.  Now I get Prolia and need more "huge"dental work to remove an implant and two root canals adjacent for other reasons (trigeminal neuralgia). I want them out to see if helps my pain.  Doctor and oral surgeon say it's okay. I just pray I don't have osteonecrosis. Your oral surgeon was probably wise not to do it.  It scares me to think about it. Yes, all oral surgeons should be MD's.  If not, I would not use them.  ;-)


@Nonametoday 

I so appreciate your thoughts!  Medical problems can be scary so it's nice to hear the experiences of others. Thank you.


@Nonametoday  I hope your dental procedures go well and you are without pain.  I'll keep you in my prayers.  Please give updates on how you are doing.  I am concerned and I care about you!

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Re: IS THIS NOW A COMMON DENTAL PROCEDURE?

I think it depends on the dental practice & what they know how to do & feel comfortable with. In my experience, most dentists do crowns nowadays. Some will do root canals & some refer to endodontists. Same with pulling teeth. If complicated or they don't feel comfortable with it, they refer.  Everyone has a hygienist coming in, at least once a week. 

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Re: IS THIS NOW A COMMON DENTAL PROCEDURE?

My dentist refers out the specialists.  I don't mind.