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for all the people here who want to be Dentists... how much dental work have you had? and what has been done?

i just got back from a 2 hour dental session so im kinda curious.... il would go first.. but id rather for some replies first..
 

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Ozzman said:
for all the people here who want to be Dentists... how much dental work have you had? and what has been done?

i just got back from a 2 hour dental session so im kinda curious.... il would go first.. but id rather for some replies first..

Heh its not pretty.

3 Front veneers (#7, #8, #9) - sled accident
Root Canal #8 due to trauma
All wisdom teeth removed
Inlay/onlay #2, #3, #4, #14, #19
Amalgam #30, #31 (Soon to be inlays/onlays)
Composite #15
Root Canal + Crown #18 (impacted wisdom tooth trapped food and caused this)
Tooth bleaching 22% Carbamide Peroxide
Yay for weak enamel :(
 

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ooo i havent learned the specifics yet, but wisdom teeth out, braces, some cavaties, and i forgot the name but the composite or onlay?? on my front tooth (it was really small so they made it look bgger)
 

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None. At all. :D
well, it's gonna be hard for u to be empathetic when u start practicing huh? lol j/k
:D
 

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I haven't had any cavities since I was twelve so I couldn't tell you which teeth except for my only amalgam on #3. Both wisdom teeth on right side (never had left ones, I guess I lack wisdom compared to most). Oh yeah, did I mention 4 years of braces. Not counting the several years of prep before that (several different gadgets I can't even remember the name of). My baby teeth wouldn't budge. I looked like a shark with two sets of teeth in my mouth.
 

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1 cavity
So far knock on wood...of course, I just now jinxed myself. Thanks SDN! :eek:
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I have had a lot of stuff done. Seems as if my teeth are prone to cavities and such. I have had a bridge put in, multiple cavities, sealants (when i was younger), a root canal, and another root canal coming up within a week or two.
 

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DrTacoElf said:
Heh its not pretty.

3 Front veneers (#7, #8, #9) - sled accident
Root Canal #8 due to trauma
All wisdom teeth removed
Inlay/onlay #2, #3, #4, #14, #19
Amalgam #30, #31 (Soon to be inlays/onlays)
Composite #15
Root Canal + Crown #18 (impacted wisdom tooth trapped food and caused this)
Tooth bleaching 22% Carbamide Peroxide
Yay for weak enamel :(
Damn. I wish you were one of my dental school patients...I could have nearly graduated on you.

Actually, I've got a mouth full of amalgams and a gold #10, but my wife has never had a cavity. Lord knows I looked while I was in school. I found one little pit on a molar that I filled with composite late one night in the clinic.

BTW, I was just kidding about the gold.
 

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Amalgams in all 1st and 2nd molars. Third molars surgically extracted. Composites redone in several molars a couple years later. Large molar amalgam --> root canal and crown (separated by two painful painful days). Orthognathic surgery. Braces. Bleaching. All done in the past 5 years. Before that, it's all a blur.

I'd say I've got a $20k oral cavity. I am definitely empathic.
 

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Several cavities and sealant the molars, and 3.5 years of braces (my orthodontist LIED and said it would be only one year... took 3.5x as long and I still have an open bite. I do not like my orthodontist :( ...). And OTC bleaching, but I don't think that counts - it cost less than $300 :D .
 

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Tzips said:
Several cavities and sealant the molars, and 3.5 years of braces (my orthodontist LIED and said it would be only one year... took 3.5x as long and I still have an open bite. I do not like my orthodontist :( ...). And OTC bleaching, but I don't think that counts - it cost less than $300 :D .
Just curious...was your orthodontist a board-certified orthodontist, or was he a general dentist with a drawer full of wires and brackets?
 

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I wouldn't know where to start here...aside from the usual braces and wisdom teeth out, my parents thought it would be a good idea to get sealants done when I was younger, but unfortunately the dentist did a HORRIBLE job, didn't clean out all the water and/or decay, so we move to NC from NY, go to a new dentist, and EVERY sealant decayed underneath, some pretty badly, none were a simple filling to fix, and crown lengthenings and root canals were not a fun way to spend middle/high school, but it is the reason I want to be a dentist...
 

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Lets just say that if I chew on aluminum foil I can generate enough power to run Delaware.
 

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toofache32 said:
Just curious...was your orthodontist a board-certified orthodontist, or was he a general dentist with a drawer full of wires and brackets?
Board-ceritified, belive it or not; I think he was just getting old...
 

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hrm

few cavaties . some had to be redone.

wisdom teeth extracted
and one root canal on #3. need to get a crown on it.
 

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all 4 wizzies, 3 years of ortho, and some sealants and 1 or 2 cavities a long time ago in my primary teeth.
 

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2 root canals on my upper anterior teeth as a kid (luckily they fell out)
Lots O Cavities as a kid
1 or 2 cavities in the last 10 years
Recent cracked #2 molar (from a big ass 15 year old filling and a perfectly bit jolly rancher) with a crown.
#7 got knocked and turn 180deg the day before I got my drivers license (big fat lip on the picture) so I turned it back around, stuffed it back up in the socked and I was really nice to it chewing for about 1 year. Lived with a grey anterior tooth for the past 15 years and just tried some crest strips. Believe it or not it is white again.

Thats it.
 

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#19 - two years of redoing a small DO and separate B filling with composite, amalgam, and sedative fillings - finally root canaled and has a full porcelain crown on it
three other fillings
a retained when i was young to reposition #11
4-3rds removed
gum trimming posterior to #18, perio defect after wisdom teeth removal
 

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DrTacoElf said:
Heh its not pretty.

3 Front veneers (#7, #8, #9) - sled accident
Root Canal #8 due to trauma
All wisdom teeth removed
Inlay/onlay #2, #3, #4, #14, #19
Amalgam #30, #31 (Soon to be inlays/onlays)
Composite #15
Root Canal + Crown #18 (impacted wisdom tooth trapped food and caused this)
Tooth bleaching 22% Carbamide Peroxide
Yay for weak enamel :(
:eek:
 

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Tons of fillings when I was a kid, maybe even a root canal or two...(I think I had super weak enamel in my baby teeth)...No cavities in the last 10 years... (Knock on wood)...No orthodontics...all in all, pretty lucky in recent years :luck: