age 50, remove wisdom teeth??? 
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 age 50, remove wisdom teeth???

After amny eyars of not going to any dnetist I finally went today. Got
all the xrays and such. I have four bad teeth, most are OK. Two are
lower molars that will be removed and implanted. One is upper molar
that will be looked at by root c{*filter*}guy and maybe saved. One is a
upper left wisdom tooth that has about 1/3 gone from decay. the rest
on the wisdom teeth are good, only minor decay in seams. The dentist
said all wisdom teeth are fully in. But then he writes me a referral
to go to a {*filter*}surgeon to see about having all removed! That can be a
big deal for someone 50 eyars old, plus I have had some problem with
irregular and rapid heart beat and do not want any unnecessary
surgery. Why can he not just crown the one wisdom tooth and leave the
rest alone? All this has done is reaffirm my fears of going to the
dentist.


Tue, 01 Nov 2005 10:10:37 GMT
 age 50, remove wisdom teeth???

You should tell your dentist what you told us here.
I tend to leave WT's without problems alone.
and have crowned and root canaled several
at the patients request. (when possible)

Again, express your feelings about this to the
dentist, or call the office to tell them what you
told us and proceed from there.

Best wishes,
WB



Quote:
>After amny eyars of not going to any dnetist I finally went today. Got
>all the xrays and such. I have four bad teeth, most are OK. Two are
>lower molars that will be removed and implanted. One is upper molar
>that will be looked at by root c{*filter*}guy and maybe saved. One is a
>upper left wisdom tooth that has about 1/3 gone from decay. the rest
>on the wisdom teeth are good, only minor decay in seams. The dentist
>said all wisdom teeth are fully in. But then he writes me a referral
>to go to a {*filter*}surgeon to see about having all removed! That can be a
>big deal for someone 50 eyars old, plus I have had some problem with
>irregular and rapid heart beat and do not want any unnecessary
>surgery. Why can he not just crown the one wisdom tooth and leave the
>rest alone? All this has done is reaffirm my fears of going to the
>dentist.



Tue, 01 Nov 2005 14:40:48 GMT
 age 50, remove wisdom teeth???

Quote:

> You should tell your dentist what you told us here.
> I tend to leave WT's without problems alone.
> and have crowned and root canaled several
> at the patients request. (when possible)

> Again, express your feelings about this to the
> dentist, or call the office to tell them what you
> told us and proceed from there.

> Best wishes,
> WB

        I agree.  Indications for removing wisdom teeth are not always hard
science.  Sometimes I refer to a surgeon to evaluate a patient for
removal of impacted 3rd molars, and he decides to defer--his judgement
call being that the cure could be worse than the "disease".

Steve

Quote:



>>After amny eyars of not going to any dnetist I finally went today. Got
>>all the xrays and such. I have four bad teeth, most are OK. Two are
>>lower molars that will be removed and implanted. One is upper molar
>>that will be looked at by root c{*filter*}guy and maybe saved. One is a
>>upper left wisdom tooth that has about 1/3 gone from decay. the rest
>>on the wisdom teeth are good, only minor decay in seams. The dentist
>>said all wisdom teeth are fully in. But then he writes me a referral
>>to go to a {*filter*}surgeon to see about having all removed! That can be a
>>big deal for someone 50 eyars old, plus I have had some problem with
>>irregular and rapid heart beat and do not want any unnecessary
>>surgery. Why can he not just crown the one wisdom tooth and leave the
>>rest alone? All this has done is reaffirm my fears of going to the
>>dentist.



Tue, 01 Nov 2005 21:46:16 GMT
 age 50, remove wisdom teeth???
Wow! Last time it happened in these har parts was 1942 ~~
Quote:


> > You should tell your dentist what you told us here.
> > I tend to leave WT's without problems alone.
> > and have crowned and root canaled several
> > at the patients request. (when possible)

> > Again, express your feelings about this to the
> > dentist, or call the office to tell them what you
> > told us and proceed from there.

> > Best wishes,
> > WB

> I agree.  Indications for removing wisdom teeth are not always hard
> science.  Sometimes I refer to a surgeon to evaluate a patient for
> removal of impacted 3rd molars, and he decides to defer--his judgement
> call being that the cure could be worse than the "disease".

> Steve



Tue, 01 Nov 2005 21:58:55 GMT
 age 50, remove wisdom teeth???

Quote:

> You should tell your dentist what you told us here.
> I tend to leave WT's without problems alone.
> and have crowned and root canaled several
> at the patients request. (when possible)

> Again, express your feelings about this to the
> dentist, or call the office to tell them what you
> told us and proceed from there.

> Best wishes,
> WB



> >After amny eyars of not going to any dnetist I finally went today. Got
> >all the xrays and such. I have four bad teeth, most are OK. Two are
> >lower molars that will be removed and implanted. One is upper molar
> >that will be looked at by root c{*filter*}guy and maybe saved. One is a
> >upper left wisdom tooth that has about 1/3 gone from decay. the rest
> >on the wisdom teeth are good, only minor decay in seams. The dentist
> >said all wisdom teeth are fully in. But then he writes me a referral
> >to go to a {*filter*}surgeon to see about having all removed! That can be a
> >big deal for someone 50 eyars old, plus I have had some problem with
> >irregular and rapid heart beat and do not want any unnecessary
> >surgery. Why can he not just crown the one wisdom tooth and leave the
> >rest alone? All this has done is reaffirm my fears of going to the
> >dentist.

Thanks for the suggestion. Sorry for al the typo's meant to edit and
posted. I did say that at my forst visit but he said " its not that
bad, they will monitor you and all will be fine. well, I go for a
cleaning on Wed. and I am saying I am keeping the wisdom teeth for
now. If he can I hope he will crown the one wisdom and then see what
happens. I have three other molars that need help right away plus my
front teeth are chipped bad and he plans to bond them I want all that
done soon so I can feel like I made sone progress and feel better
health wise and looks wise.
George


Wed, 02 Nov 2005 02:23:29 GMT
 
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