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    No anasthetic ! ,,,,,,,,,,, makes a note ,, dont mess with this ard bastad
    I'm proud of my 38" waist , also proud I have never done drugs

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    Well all you hard bastards can go to the dentist and get your teeth pulled out with no anesthetic or what-not. Fuck that, jam it up your arse.

    Ive just come back from my dental surgeon and in 3 weeks time he will remove my two upper wisdom teeth.

    Its of to hospital, knocked out, job done, night in Hospital banged up on Oxy -contin surrounded by horn raising nurses in my own private room.

    I've got top private health and they will spring for the majority off it after a pain free experience and zero stress.

    That's my lot done. Easy innit.

    Call me what you want, I don't give a fuk.

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    The dentist herself told me after checking that it would be very straight forward, and she knows what she's talking about given the number of wisdom teeth she's seen and of course my x-rays. There was no pain at all

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    You had a wisdom tooth extracted without local anaesthetic????

    I find that hard to believe.

    Are you claiming that there were no injections given?

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    There was the one prick

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post

    There was no pain at all
    Bullshit Pat, crack on.

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    There wasn't pain, the tooth just came out with two pulls of the pliers. Maybe the dentist knew that which is why she said I wouldn't need the jab, after all, she knows best.

    Why the heck would I try that macho hard man shit? I was glad actually, I hate the feeling of being numb.

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    A man walks into a bar, notices a very large jar on the counter, and sees that it's filled to the brim with $10 bills. He guesses there must be at least ten thousand dollars in it. He approaches the bartender and asks, "What's with the money in the jar?"

    "Well.., you pay $10, and if you pass three tests, you get all the money in the jar "

    The man certainly isn't going to pass this up, so he asks, "What are the three tests?"

    "You gotta pay first," says the bartender, "those are the rules."

    So, after thinking it over a while, the man gives the bartender $10 which he stuffs into the jar.

    "Okay," says the bartender, "here's what you need to do:

    First - You have to drink a whole quart of tequila, in 60 seconds or less, and you can't make a face while doing it."

    "Second - There's a pit bull chained in the back with a bad tooth. You have to remove that tooth with your bare hands."

    "Third - There's a 90-year old lady upstairs who's never had sex. You have to take care of that problem."

    The man is stunned! "I know I paid my $10 -- but I'm not an idiot! I won't do it! You'd have to be nuts to drink a quart of tequila and then do all those other things!"

    "Your call," says the bartender, "but, your money stays where it is."

    As time goes on, the man has a few more drinks and finally says, "Where's the damn Tequila?!"

    He grabs the bottle with both hands and drinks it as fast as he can. Tears stream down both cheeks -- but he doesn’t make a face -- and he drinks it in 58 seconds!

    Next, he staggers out the back door where he sees the pit bull chained to a pole. Soon, the people inside the bar hear loud growling, screaming, and sounds of a terrible fight -- then nothing but silence!

    Just when they think that the man surely must be dead, he staggers back into the bar.
    His clothes are ripped to shreds and he's bleeding from bites and gashes all over his body. He drunkenly says, "Now..., where's that old woman with the bad tooth?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    There wasn't pain, the tooth just came out with two pulls of the pliers. Maybe the dentist knew that which is why she said I wouldn't need the jab, after all, she knows best.

    Why the heck would I try that macho hard man shit? I was glad actually, I hate the feeling of being numb.

    Why was the tooth extracted?

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    ^It had a large cavity that any sort of breeze (like breathing) activated a horrible sharp pain into it, ie. breathing.

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    ^

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    Was it an upper tooth or lower tooth.

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    ^ Tax, do you know anything about Dental Caries and how to remedy it ?

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    It means tooth decay, destruction of the enamel and underlying dentine. Weakening the tooth and causing pain if it is allowed to progress far enough.

    If theres enough tooth left, you remove the decay and rebuild the tooth to its original morphology, with a filling, crown, inlay, onlay, whatever is most suitable.

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    Why do you ask, Dillinger ?

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    My 90 year old Mom had an eye tooth break and fall out last week. Trip to the dentist yesterday to remove the root. Two hours. Cost:$5,000!!!!! I told her if she'd had it done here, for that price they would have thrown in open heart surgery, a kidney transplant and a night on the town. US medical/dental care prices are INSANE!

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    that is ridiculous, Davis

    no justification for that price
    I have reported your post

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    that is ridiculous, Davis

    no justification for that price
    I just sent an e-mail back to my brother, asking if some/most of that cost was towards an eventual crown, or something..........,

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    Eye teeth, upper canines, have extremely long roots, reaching up to close to the base of the eye socket, and in close proximity to major nerves and blood vessels.

    those roots can be very difficult to remove, and the procedure must be done with extreme care, to avoid collateral damage, as you americans call it, especially in the elderly, where the elasticity of the surrounding bone has diminished and the root can in fact be fused to the bone. That and the risks of working on a ninety year old who may have other health problems may account for the high price, although 5K sounds exhorbitant.

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    ^Thanks for that - interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    Eye teeth, upper canines, have extremely long roots, reaching up to close to the base of the eye socket, and in close proximity to major nerves and blood vessels.

    those roots can be very difficult to remove, and the procedure must be done with extreme care, to avoid collateral damage, as you americans call it, especially in the elderly, where the elasticity of the surrounding bone has diminished and the root can in fact be fused to the bone. That and the risks of working on a ninety year old who may have other health problems may account for the high price, although 5K sounds exhorbitant.
    I'm getting educated on this thread!

    I thought the roots of teeth just grew into the jaw bone!

    That is some long roots going both ways,might explain why I hard a sore throat before I had a lower tooth removed.

    Turn it in son pulling teeth is a unskilled job,its the reducing of any pain that requires any expertise.

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    Lots of dental experts on here all of a sudden

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    It means tooth decay, destruction of the enamel and underlying dentine. Weakening the tooth and causing pain if it is allowed to progress far enough.

    If theres enough tooth left, you remove the decay and rebuild the tooth to its original morphology, with a filling, crown, inlay, onlay, whatever is most suitable.
    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer
    Why do you ask, Dillinger ?
    Because my 2 year old daughter has it, I think.

    I noticed a couple of months ago that one of her front teeth was chipped. I presumed she must have fell over and done it. Now a couple more of them have literally broken in half. Her mom translated it yesterday as Caries, She will be going the dentist on Monday for advice.

    Her Mom seems to think it is common place in Thailand. I've never experienced this before with any of my non Thai kids.

    She doesn't eat any sweets or chocolate, so i was thinking this is some calcium deficiency, but she is still on baby formula, she drinks a lot of that Carnation and often falls asleep with it in bed.

    Any thoughts ?

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    I THOUGHT it was because the drinks and food we give our kids in modern times have more sugar. But looking at it a bit, I found :

    Early childhood caries (decay) is a severe form of dental decay that affects the baby teeth of infants and young children. Other names given to this condition include nursing bottle caries, infant feeding caries and baby bottle decay. The upper four front teeth (incisors) are most commonly affected whereas the lower front teeth are usually not as they are protected by the tongue and saliva.


    What causes early childhood caries?


    Early childhood caries is an infective process initiated by the transmission of oral bacteria (mutans streptococci) from mother to infant. This transmission of bacteria by saliva could be caused by the mother using her eating utensils to feed the infant or by washing the dummy in her mouth then giving it to the infant.

    Once the transmission of bacteria from mother to baby has occurred the bacteria can multiply. When an infant is allowed to suckle on a nursing bottle contaning milk during the night the saliva flow is reduced.. The milk pools around the baby teeth enabling the bacteria to convert the natural sugars in milk to acids which dissolves the enamel of the baby teeth.

    There is evidence to suggest early childhood caries can occur if babies are settled to sleep with a bottle of milk. They might also occur if toddlers constantly sip on sweet drinks (such as fruit juices and soft drinks) during the day.

    (from this link) Dental care - preventing infant tooth decay | Better Health Channel

    which is interesting in light of your saying :

    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    she is still on baby formula, she drinks a lot of that Carnation and often falls asleep with it in bed.


    And there are some statistics on it here :

    Dental Caries (Tooth Decay) in Children (Age 2 to 11)

    How about that ? It was a learning experience for me, too. Even just the few things you mentioned correspond to it. I'll bet they're upper teeth, right ?
    It's probably commonplace in Thailand because they're less obsessed with sterilization than we are. Let's hope that the dentist knows what is in the link above. Your wife may be more likely to realize the reason why if it's explained by a Thai.
    Last edited by Latindancer; 12-05-2013 at 03:12 PM.

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    Great points there LD. And yes it is just the top teeth. I believe she doesn't sterilise those bottles too., but just rinse with tap water.
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    Hopefully all will be revealed on Monday st the dentist. Cheers anyway for taking the trouble to look into it

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