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Dental advise, pretty please

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May 2012
1:22pm, 10 May 2012
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Pootle
When my wisdom tooth got infected antibiotics worked to an extent all the time I was taking them, but as soon as the course finished he inflamation flared up again.

Get it out as soon as possible. There are always other triathlons, no one can make you a new jaw though.
May 2012
2:16pm, 10 May 2012
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Watford Wobble
Tooth removal is the very, very last option. We don't even know if the tooth is an 8.

Unlike triathlons you only have one set of adult teeth.
May 2012
2:19pm, 10 May 2012
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Pootle
Not strictly true. If they all fall out you can always get implants.
May 2012
2:28pm, 10 May 2012
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Hendo
It's making me chuckle that people are sagely agreeing with an actual dentist and also still offering further advice.

God bless the internet.

Hope it stays away for your race anyway.
May 2012
2:29pm, 10 May 2012
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JohnnyO
I have been using wooden teeth for years and can heartily recommend them.
May 2012
5:48pm, 10 May 2012
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Cat the Dog
An update. I saw a dentist at the emergency NHS clinic.

And the result is...a bit inconclusive. He thinks it may be a cyst unrelated to the tooth. I had three x-rays, and he did a test to see if the tooth was responsive to cold (it wasn't)

To be on the safe side, he removed my filling to see if the pulp was infected. It wasn't. So I now have a new temporary filling. I have antibiotics, but I have only to take them if pain developes.

I've to go back on Tuesday for a checkup. He thinks the cyst *could* be sinus related rather than dental, but wants to be sure before referring me to the ENT clinic.

I was in the chair for an hour, and feel I got very good service :-)

Just to make it clear, I wasn't putting off seeing a dentist because I didn't want to miss my triathlon. I was worried that the lump would become painful and that I wouldn't be able to see a dentist in time to get it treated. The lump in my gum was not painful, so I wasn't sure if it was an infection and if severe toothache would follow.
May 2012
5:51pm, 10 May 2012
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Cat the Dog
...and luckily I don't think I need a new jaw, or implants :-)
May 2012
5:53pm, 10 May 2012
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Scottynbn
So it`s still race-on for Sunday Cat! Excellent :-)
May 2012
5:54pm, 10 May 2012
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Cat the Dog
Thanks Scotty. Here's hoping!
May 2012
7:10am, 11 May 2012
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Pootle
Yay :-) Good luck for the weekend.

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