|Tom's tooth #31, the 2nd molar on the lower right side broke|
Monday, Oct 12, 2020|
We arrived at Berks Oral Surgery. They took me back to the room and connected me up to the monitoring equipment. My initial BPI was 150/115, understandably high! Dr. Rowan arrived, and after some dicsussion it was decided the IV would be better in my right arm. A brief pin-prick and I was out! About 40 minutes later, those two root fragments are gone: no pain, no bleeding; no swelling. I was given a prescription of ibuprofen and an opiod, but that never proved necessary. Sedation was the way to go!
Monday, Sep 21, 2020
At 0800, I went to Grove Dental, first for a cleaning and then extraction of #31. Following the cleaning, at 0915, Dr. Risko began work on #31. At 1045, he surrendered, having broken/cut off pieces with the remains of two roots below the gum line. Whereas there is evidence of infection, they must come out, so a referral was made to Berks Oral Surgery to have those remains cut out. I came home to Aleve and scotch stingers. I HATE DENTISTRY. There is a burr on the inside of the "hole" that is irritating my tongue, but Lyd had some dental wax.
Dr. Lee in Pottstown: He examined #31 and took an X-Ray. He determined that he’ll need to do a root canal, remove the cavity and then do a “crown lengthening” whereby he’ll expose more tooth for crowning by lowering the surrounding bone, though that could cause problems for #30. I have opted to have #31 extracted
Deanna: Grove Dental: cleaning & #31 Tooth #31, having lost a filling is broken down into the root. Choice #1 is an extraction: ~$200; Choice #2 is root canal and crown: ~$2000. I picked Choice #2. A phone call to Dr. Lee produced an evaluation on 11/26 in Pottstown.