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  • My teeth depress me

    I have cracked tooth syndrome and I am so depressed about it. I can't eat or chew properly because it hurts so much. But sometimes eating doesn't matter because I lose my appetite just thinking about it. It shows when I open my mouth and I get very conscious about it. My doctor says to wait until the pain subsides, which I'm taking medications for, but I don't think it's working.

  • To reduce swelling and relieve pain you can apply cold packs in your cheeks.

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    • Oh dear. I don't really know what to advise, but when the pain does subside, I am sure you'll be treated by the dentist quickly. How bad is the pain? It is bad that the medications aren't taking away the pain. Your doctor will have to be told or you could buy yourself extra strong painkillers. Once you've been treated at the dentist, you'll be fine. It hurts now, but I would just buy myself painkillers of my own and not just use the ones the doctor has prescribed.

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      • I know this sounds extreme, but have you all discussed dentures or some similar option? They're not like they used to be. They are made to look very natural now.
        "Be what you're looking for."

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        • Really? Dentures? Oh my, no offense to those who are wearing dentures but I'm not considering it yet. That would cause me more depression. I've been doing meditation and yoga and self-talk just to convince myself it will be okay. I've even been reading about chat rooms just so I can get help when I want to. I guess I'll try painkillers even if I'm so scared of taking these things. Wish me luck.
          Last edited by jns; 12-05-2017, 08:06 AM. Reason: Outbound links are not allowed.

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          • Yes. My boyfriend has some false teeth because he was in a terrible car wreck as a child. He is only in his 20's. You would never know there are fake teeth in his mouth. I think you're thinking "dentures = old people".....but they don't. I googled your ailment, and I can see why it causes you such pain. Chronic pain is very emotionally taxing.
            "Be what you're looking for."

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            • As a kid, my baby teeth had one cavity after another, and I was constantly in the dental chair getting something drilled or crowned. Eventually, when I got old enough that my permanent teeth were close to growing in, the dentist would just pull my baby teeth instead of the continued trauma of filling after filling. But my adult teeth immediately had problems too. I had my first abscessed tooth and root canal at age 12, and since then it's been nothing but trouble.

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              • Originally posted by RubenFogg View Post
                As a kid, my baby teeth had one cavity after another, and I was constantly in the dental chair getting something drilled or crowned. Eventually, when I got old enough that my permanent teeth were close to growing in, the dentist would just pull my baby teeth instead of the continued trauma of filling after filling. But my adult teeth immediately had problems too. I had my first abscessed tooth and root canal at age 12, and since then it's been nothing but trouble.
                l also had problems with my baby teeth and then adult teeth. I had two infected teeth pulled as a teenager when I didn't have the funds to fix them. As an adult with a dental plan, I aggressively fixed them, even having braces for several years. They are in reasonable shape now.
                I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
                ...
                Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

                From a speech by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 at St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia

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