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by funshine
Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: random onset of pain
Replies: 4
Views: 647

I think it's pretty normal to sometimes take a couple of weeks to get sore. I have a button tied to a nearby tooth and it took 2 weeks to feel any soreness. One day I woke up and yowza!

Hope it gets better soon.
by funshine
Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar aches & headaches
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Molar aches & headaches

For the last couple of weeks it seems as if my molars have been aching a bit. Almost everyday I find myself with a headache, as well. Do you think these are related? Anyone else have braces-related headaches? :?
by funshine
Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Impacted wisdom teeth
Replies: 14
Views: 1605

Meryaten wrote:So, here's to hoping your experience more closely mirrors mine than the less pleasant experiences related above.
You got that right!
by funshine
Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar Buildups Are OFF!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 941

How long did you have yours for, sparkles? I've had mine on for almost 6 months. I'm hoping they come off soon! :?
by funshine
Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Softest Toothbrush
Replies: 21
Views: 10616

That must be what I got - Gum extra softs. I sure wish I could find them in a store.
by funshine
Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Impacted wisdom teeth
Replies: 14
Views: 1605

blindboarder2008 wrote:when do you get yours taken out?
My appointment is Friday, July 25. I'm guessing I'll be good to go back to work on Monday (?)

Thanks for all the advice, everyone. I'm still nervous, but at least they gave me a valium to take first. :lol:
by funshine
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: BUTTONS >:( anyone else?
Replies: 6
Views: 883

I have a button on a rotated tooth and it fits right under my tongue. It really bothered me for about a week. I went through tons of wax. Now I don't even notice it and forget its there most of the time. My button is tied to the bracket of the nearest tooth to try to pull it in. I just got it re-tie...
by funshine
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What was your catalyst?
Replies: 34
Views: 3795

My really ugly rotated tooth. That and my dental insurance added adult orthodontia.

P.S. It's got a button on it now. Just got it re-tied yesterday. I get a bracket on Aug 5! 8)
by funshine
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Impacted wisdom teeth
Replies: 14
Views: 1605

Impacted wisdom teeth

Okay...so I've put it off for years and I finally have to get it taken care of. I went for my oral surgery consult today for my wisdom teeth. Since they're impacted I'm going the "put me to sleep" route. Anyone got any tips or info on how this goes? Is it as horrible as I think it'll be? *sigh* I'm ...
by funshine
Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Softest Toothbrush
Replies: 21
Views: 10616

I'm starting to wonder if it's a child's brush. The head is so small and very compact.
by funshine
Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting braces taken off
Replies: 10
Views: 1682

Congrats, Maria! Your countdown is on! :wink:
by funshine
Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3 days in
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Congrats on getting braced, Kishori!

The beautiful smile you'll have will be so worth all the effort! :D
by funshine
Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tooth size & shape
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

That's a great site, Meryaten. I guess I'm still in Phase 1.

I still find those archwire stiffness, strength, range references confusing.
by funshine
Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Progress Report
Replies: 5
Views: 837

How exciting to get the news that you're near the end of treatment! Your teeth look great :D
by funshine
Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's your pain medication
Replies: 20
Views: 2598

I've always found that Motrin works really well for my pain.