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||[Jul. 30th, 2005|11:53 am]
Toothachefully Delightful (Dental gift book)
My Dental Dilemma|
I had a consultation w/a dentist today for a concern I had about my molar fillings. After the DA took the full mouth x-rays and the dentist had reviewed them, he asked me the reason I went to see him. So, I told him about the gap I felt between my tooth/crown and the composite filling and that it felt painful when I bite with that molar. I asked him if he would re-do the filling. In other words, if he would remove the previous dentist's filling/work and re-filled the hole in my molar. The dentist replied that since the cavity was big (??? or something like that) he'd rather put a CROWN on it instead because having a CROWN placed over the gap is more stable. He also said that he won't re-do my fillings for me and quickly left.
I knew there was something fishy w/the staff at his office because the DA asked me if I could be pregnant AFTER he took an X-ray of my tooth/teeth! Also, right before the dentist was going to discuss my X-rays w/me, he took the DA aside behind this door and asked him was he the one who took my X-rays. They were very hush-hush like and whispering so low that I couldn't even hear them speaking. I think the DA prob. messed up while he took my X-rays or used too much radiation because I felt these slight tingling sensation on both of my arms. He had told me to hold on of the plastic thing when he took my mouth X-ray.
Well, after the dentist gave me an estimate of the cost for the crown ($329), needless to say, I bolted for the door.
My question to you is under what circumstance would it be suitable/appropriate to have this crown procedure done? (sorry, if I messed up this question!)
My previous consult w/another dentist (female) went differently. She told me that she'd have to remove the original filling (Composite) and replace it to cover up the gap. She never even mentioned that I might need a crown.
Your opinions matter a lot to me. I would appreciate any feedback or experience you may have regarding this matter. Much thanks for everyone who care enough to respond.
Have a nice day :)