I know this doesn’t seem like one of my typical posts but I have a dilemma. About a year ago my biological dentist discovered that I had an infection under one of my crowns. The crown was removed, the infection cleaned out and some of the tooth taken off. A temporary crown was put on. I was told that I would have to see a periodontist to have a crown lengthening done so that a permanent crown would have more tooth to adhere too. Before that could take place we would take the temporary crown off every six months and check to make sure the tooth was healing and determine if the tooth was viable and worth doing the procedure.
In July I went in and had the tooth rechecked only to have the temporary crown fall off a week later. The crown was put back on with a stronger glue and I was told to come back in six months. In this afternoon’s mail was my reminder to have a recheck done. Tonight while eating dinner, the temporary crown fell off.
Tomorrow if he can work me in I will drive the hour each way trip to his office. After viewing crown lengthening procedures on the internet I am not sure I want to go through that or what I would take for pain. The last time I took pain meds I got very very sick and had some not so pleasant reactions. I also don’t want to have my tooth pulled. Either way, dealing with this and having multiple chemical sensitivity isn’t going to be easy.
The other issue is that I have planned to have my mercury fillings removed one at a time (did one in July). I did the smallest and was going to work on the others one at a time every three or four months starting after the first of the year. They are larger fillings and will require a special capping procedure to secure the tooth for a composite filling. I guess I am just worried that what if I have the same issue with these teeth as I am having with the current one. Am I going to end up having a bunch of lengthening procedures done or lose my teeth one at a time.
All this has just left me feeling pretty depressed at my situation. And when the depression hits, decisions are hard to come by. Have any of you discovered that you have more dental issues since becoming ill either from mold or some other condition? Has anyone had this crown lengthening procedure done.