My teeth are falling apart :(

I just don't know what to do anymore!!! I did the doctor visits a while ago and had all my dental work done. There was a lot. I thought i was done! I've never done hard drugs. There has been no major trauma to my mouth and even someone who doesn't brush their teeth has a better dental history than me!!!! I've tried otc and prescriptions to rebuild enamel and help my gums. All for nothing. I can't get dental done by an actual dentist because no one takes M.A. except the hospital and they're all students. There is a WAITING LIST for dentures. I can't eat certain foods because they're too hard, sweet or sticky. I've always had sensitive teeth. I can't get a loan or anything since i'm not working. All i want is just to get them taken out. All of them need to go. :( I want to cry. I'm 25. I should not have ALL these medical problems as it is and now, if i'm not careful, i break them. Why!?!?!?! I'm about ready to start pulling, or breaking, them out.

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Macarria,

Sorry to hear you are having so many dental problems! Some people are inherent to issues. If you had large fillings done, they are more susceptible to breaking. Gum issues are a never ending up keep if you get gum disease. Sensitive teeth? You can get a fluoride rinse over the counter at the pharmacy. Ask them for it. It is a higher concentrate than what is on the shelve. I am trying to remember the name of it, but it escapes me.

Keep going to the students! Keep your teeth as long as you can. It might be difficult, but it will be worth it in the long run. If your teeth are sensitive after having work done, that is normal as long as it isn't sensitivity to hot foods. Hot sensitivity usually means the work was too deep for the tooth to recover from the trauma.

Of course continue to use sensitivity tooth paste. The rinses that say they can rebuild enamel don't work. You can't rebuild enamel. A fluoride rinse is best.

Hope this helps!

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I wish it were that simple really. One dentist said it could be caused by an aggressive bacteria that's stronger than most. One said it could be caused by a lack of collagen in my body. The G.E.R.D. that i've had since i can remember doesn't help at all either. If it were as easy as changing up my tooth paste or even mouth wash i would not have teeth falling out and apart. The students take forever and a 2hr appointment got shortened into an hour. I hate dentists. I hate the needles, the drills and just everything about it. Traumatic experiences when i was little. I've always, and i do mean always, had sensitive teeth. I can't even use sensedyne. (or however it's spelled. I'm at the point where i've done everything i can and just want my mouth to stop hurting! ty for the reply but i really have been trying everything.

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this doesnt help or make the pain go away, but I was in ur place not that long ago, mine was from a combo of bad oral genes, trying to OD one too many times, and then weight loss surgery. I would start to chew things as simple as a chicken nugget and one of my back teeth would crumple, My front side teeth were broken off I looked horrid, not to mention the constant pain.
I was finally able to get medicaid which paid to have them surgerally removed, of course didnt pay to have dentures to replace them, but I was finally able to save enough to get them.
All this being said to let u know ur not alone. and I wish I knew something else to tell u to try, depending on where u live, sometimes they have those mobile clinic that come do work for free, u have to wait in line for hrs and hope u get in but its somthing to look into.
sorry
ps my daughters teeth did that at age 4 they said it was from super high antibiolic doesages when she was in the hospital.

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My teeth were good until I got fibro. I have had my teeth breaking off and everything wrong with them ever since I got sick with this crap. I am convinced there is a connection.

Debra

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Oh goodness!! I hate to hear this and I can't image how you are feeling! I hope you will be able to get some relief from this soon as you have enough on your plate.

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Macarria,

I wasn't trying to dx you or judging you in anyway. I am sorry if I came across that way. I didnt know your history. I was just making suggestions and informing you on common causes.

I am sorry you have had such a time with your teeth. I know mouth pain is the worst! I sure hope you find someone to help you get comfortable.

Kim

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Bless your heart! Tooth pain is awful and I've only found one otc medicine that helps, RED CROSS Toothache. Fair warning though, this stuff is not for the faint of heart, it can burn and sting your skin so be careful! Hope this helps. :-)

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Thank you for the tips Kim, I am going to ask about the fluoride rinse. Can you get it at any pharmacy like Walgreens or Rite Aid?

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So sorry to hear you've also got dental problems, I also have a lot of trouble with my teeth, and they are an ongoing problem, most of my molars had broken off, and abscessed, I hate needles in my mouth so much, that I endured having at least 5 rotten teeth, which abscessed, and a lot of pain, which lasted for about 8 years. I suffer with CTD, which is a collagen deficiency. Now, I've had my teeth out, under sedation, and I'm having dentures fitted, I would have had implants fitted, but they are very expensive, so I will have to do some serious saving up, as again, I would have to be sedated for it.

Please try and keep your good teeth, and save the others, as there is nothing worse than having dentures, I had a test run on my dentures, and they are not comfortable, even though they wasn't the finished product, I can tell they will need a lot to get used to.

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Hi Maccaria,

I also have alot of dental troubles, and have heard and/or been through alot of what you all have mentioned already. Been told developing plaque is genetic, been getting teeth pulled because can't afford implants. Got some temporary dentures which are pretty good, but can't afford to get the permanent ones now.

I guess I'll add one thing which I don't think has been mentioned yet, which is dry mouth. My understanding is certain meds and certain medical conditions can cause our mouths to be drier than normal, and dry mouth can wreak havoc on our teeth as well. I've been using the dental rinses for dry mouth, Biotene is the name brand, but CVS has a generic one. The are both expensive, but I think they have slowed down the bleeding, so to speak and literally, in my mouth. I just use about one tablespoon at night.

Oh, I also wanted to mention needing sedation. I started going to an oral surgeon who sedates for all extractions, even though my insurance only pays for the sedation on certain extractions. Sometimes I can double them up and get paid for two for one. I know none of us has all the answers but hopefully you know you are not alone and can keep up the fight since you are so young.

Wrk

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Dry mouth will certainly cause increased tooth decay. There are more than 400 medications that will cause dry mouth. Try rinsing with warm water containing salt and baking soda. It will reduce the acidity of your mouth and with help with sore gums and teeth.

For tooth aches I am going to recommend an old remedy, oil of cloves. You put a small amount (2-3 drops) on a cotton ball, place it on the tooth and gently bite down. This was a common remedy when I was a kid years and years ago.

You can get oil of cloves at most drug stores and at WalMart I think.
Reta

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Hello all!

Yes, the flourise rinse Dan be obtained at any pharmacy. The name still eludes me.

Oil of cloves is an old home remedy that works. In the dental office when a tooth needs a "sedative" filling a material is used that contains the oil.

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Dear Macarria,
I am so sorry that you are going through all of this. There is no easy answer or one product that is going to take away the issues that you are having. If you can grin and bear it, maybe the visits to the dental students would be of temporary help until you can get dentures if that's what you need. You are absolutely right though, WTF, to all of this. It is neverending bullshit. Sorry to offend anyone, but I am so past being PC right now. This sucks and every aspect of it sucks. When it starts young it is even worse, I hear you. Please hang in there and do what you can to make it as manageable as possible. I'm here if you want to talk. I know all of this crap is overwhelming and there is just no good answer sometimes. Just know that you are not alone.

Lots of Love,
Angela

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I understand your plight. I am a 60 YO man. I suffer from level 9-10 chronic pain 24x7. It is caused by traumatic polyneuropathy, in simple terms, I was in a severe accident and broke my neck, shoulder, elbow and hip. My nervous System thinks im still injured and sends constant pain signals to my brain. In the last 10 years I have had to take about every variation of narc pain killer known to man as well as Lyrica, pain patches, nerve blocks, etc, etc, etc. Before the accident I had perfect teeth. Next month Im having upper and lower implant supported hybrid bridges installed to replace the 14 teeth I am missing. My remaining teeth are so bad that I have elected to have all of my teeth removed and complete hybrid bridges installed rather than trying to replace them one by one. They are sort of like permanent dentures but much less intrusive. Even using this method, the cost is more than 30k. $$$$. The first estimates were $60K plus for a total mouth restoration. I have Met Life Federal Dental insurance and it took 2 years and many letters from doctors, dentists and oral surgeons and a hearing by a federal insurance arbitrator to force the insurance company to pay 70% of the cost. they refused to believe that my injury and med use caused the damage. They accused me of being a crack addict which I am not. I have never used any illicit drug. they actualy accused me of wanting the procedure for cosmetic reasons. The oral surgeon told me that the meds dryout the gums and allow bacteria to attack the roots of the teeth which kills the pulp and deadensthe tooth. Additionaly long timeuse of prescription narcs numbs the nerves and eventualy kills them.

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I am sorry you are going through all the oral problems. It really sucks. I have been dealing with it for some time. I will add you to my prayer list.

Patsy

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I may be just another "sorry" on the list that doesn't really help you in any way, but it is true that sometimes people just get a bad roll of the dice. It's hard to understand but you probably just do have some sort of naturally occuring aggressive bacteria in your mouth that even prescriptions may not help. Keep looking and asking around online and see if anyone has a good idea on where or how you can get you dentures faster. Good luck!

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Are you under the care of a doctor? Talk to them about connecting you to a social worker that should get you connected to someone that can help you. Try going to your local hospital and start asking for s social worker. That is their purpose to connect people to the programs they need.

I will keep you in my prayers.
Reta

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Wow Im not the only one with bad teeth from pain meds. Thats a relief.

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Tooth pain on top of chronic pain that sux!

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Yes Lindbergh you are correct that the mix of tooth pain and other chronic pain is a bad one. Worse yet I believe that Fibro makes any pain we have hurt us worse, and so if our tooth pain gets down to a nerve it can almost be unbearable, to me.

Wrk

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