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by Neya
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Canker cover (not just for canker sores)
Replies: 5
Views: 3506

Re: Canker cover (not just for canker sores)

It's actual name is "Canker Cover"
The sample pack only had 1 cover, not sure how many are in a purchased product.
They also have a website cankercover.com
by Neya
Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Canker cover (not just for canker sores)
Replies: 5
Views: 3506

Canker cover (not just for canker sores)

I went to my dentist today for tmj check in. I had burned my gums bad over the weekend, as in I had huge red holes. I asked him if it would heal ok. He gave me a sample of canker cover for the pain and to aid in healing. These are awesome. It's lasted hours (still going) and makes a Minty gel shield...
by Neya
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Back from consult.
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Back from consult.

Well my dentist said the ortho I went to knows his stuff and he likes his work a lot (and that I made a good choice). He however also stated he understands why he recommended the exact splint but it carries a much higher cost due to extensive calibration and customizing (plus expertise/special imagi...
by Neya
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: brace & MRI scan??
Replies: 7
Views: 2608

Re: brace & MRI scan??

AHHH, thanks for that - hopefully I'll get the go-ahead soon from her!! :) Sorry if my reply seemed a bit scary (ripped from teeth). I think that was my first concern when I had a brain MRI. I thought my IUD would be ripped out of me, or heat up and cause damage/pain. Confirming with the ortho is a...
by Neya
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces causing tmj?
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

Re: braces causing tmj?

Yes its quite possible braces can cause TMJ/TMD In my case, I want braces to (hopefully) fix TMJ/TMD caused by bad bite. I don't know, and no one could guarantee it would fix it. It might though. Im not sure how TMJ/TMD is helped during braces treatment, I dont think you can wear splints/guards. I c...
by Neya
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: brace & MRI scan??
Replies: 7
Views: 2608

Re: brace & MRI scan??

Braces distort images of the head/neck area. Your braces won't get ripped from your teeth.
It should be fine for knees.
by Neya
Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Back from consult.
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Back from consult.

It was actually $255 when I got there. They had told me 225 over the phone or maybe I misunderstood. The only thing he told me that was different from what my general told me (for free) was that he thought most likely it was all muscles and not an injured joint (but then when on to say he couldn't t...
by Neya
Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Back from consult.
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Back from consult.

I talked it over with my dad, who got the same positioner for grinding from our lifetime family dentist for $600. So we're going to ask his point of view. I'm a bit bummed I dropped $255 for what I thought would be more than an physical exam. I thought it included Imaging and such but that's actuall...
by Neya
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Back from consult.
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Back from consult.

Holy cow! Thats not including anything to do with braces? That's a lot, is that normal? Are you going to get a second opinion? Yeah, not including anything to do with braces. When my muscles loosen up they would revaluate the joint for degeneration as they were too tight to tell for sure. If everyt...
by Neya
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Back from consult.
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Back from consult.

Wow. That was a long visit. So essentially here's what I could gather. Muscular tmj, very unlikely joint degeneration. Muscles are super tight - ESP on right hand side. Clenching definite, possible grinding. Ortho: class 1, class 2 (75% I believe?). Lower social six are too extruded an molars too in...
by Neya
Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Any Feedback on Zoom Whitening???
Replies: 8
Views: 2203

Re: Any Feedback on Zoom Whitening???

I had my teeth whitened with a laser (not zoom) about a month before I had the braces put on (of course, at that time I didn't even know I was going to get braces). The difference is noticeable, I'm pleased with the way my teeth look. Doctors (ortho, surgeon, dentist) say it's a beautiful natural s...
by Neya
Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So I tried to make a consult
Replies: 5
Views: 1130

Re: So I tried to make a consult

I got a call back (yay) and the tmj consult will include braces evaluation.
I suppose that's not all bad. She explained if I wanted to do everything properly because I have tmj I should do both.

That will take a decent amount out of the money saved for down payment. Blah.
by Neya
Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pain in molar!
Replies: 3
Views: 1329

Re: Pain in molar!

Sensitivity to cold and pain can just be irritation.

Sensitivity to heat is almost always bad news(infected pulp or extremely irritated pulp that's leading to infection) Especially if cold helps relieve discomfort.
by Neya
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So I tried to make a consult
Replies: 5
Views: 1130

Re: So I tried to make a consult

Even if you go to this consult, I'd recommend having a couple more ... but I'm surprised that they're charging you for it - unless they're doing x-rays and whatnot as well. I went to three consults and all three were free. Also, according to them the intial visit is just a consult. Records (with x-...
by Neya
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So I tried to make a consult
Replies: 5
Views: 1130

Re: So I tried to make a consult

Im not sure, once she heard me say tmj issues she immediately wanted to switch me to a tmj only exam. I also thought as part of braces exam I'd be asked about tmj (which is what my dentist did when we discussed invisalign). I've managed to get together what I need financially, and emotionally for br...