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Help: Discoloration of Displaced Tooth

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 6, 2009
  • 05:34 PM

I was riding my horse in a rodeo, and he threw his head back which made contact with my mouth and displaced one of my upper front teeth. The tooth was forced backwards by about 1/3 of an inch. After about four hours, I managed to work up the courage to pull the tooth forward into it's correct position. The tooth was very firmly set in it's displaced position from the very beginning, so it was not an easy task. About two weeks went by, and I began to see a grey color forming in the upper part of the tooth. It now has been about three weeks since the incident and I can tell the tooth is getting darker. Can anybody please tell me what they think is going on, and whether or not there is anything I can do to prevent the tooth from getting any darker?

Thank you,
Jennifer

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  • are you a dentist? Too bad you didn't think to go to one when your accident happened. He may had been able to save your dead tooth. You still need to see a good dentist.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • September 10, 2009
    • 01:06 AM
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  • are you a dentist? Too bad you didn't think to go to one when your accident happened. He may had been able to save your dead tooth. You still need to see a good dentist.No, I am not a dentist. I don't make a lot of money, and I do not have insurance. I don't have a dentist. And what could they have done to save the tooth???
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 10, 2009
    • 11:29 AM
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  • I've been there, too. Dental work is one of the most expensive products we are required to pay out of pocket, next to car repairs.Yes, they could have done something like a transplant or whatever they do. At this point, you are looking at even greater expense the longer you wait. The roots can now get infected and will, most likely, require some work, and now you need a crown/cap. It's a $2000 deal. I still have some dental work on credit cards.Can you look for a job with insurance after 30 days? Telemarketing, grocery stores, customer service. Get your dental work and get it taken care of. You may be able to negotiate with a dentist; some groups have special rates if you buy their plans. You can buy your own insurance but make certain that you don't have to wait a year for major care. That is probably what you should do. Some communities offer low income dental care. Make lots of phone calls. If this gets infected, it can take you out. I had a friend whose fiance waited to fix his infected tooth and he died from the infection spreading throughout his system and he was only in his 20s. Do you have a credit card?
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • September 11, 2009
    • 06:06 PM
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  • That does not sound too good but that is not the end of the world. You can find cheaper clinics , as I found, but it is dentalpoland inPoland, but I do not mind flying there. Just arrange for it on the phone and have fillings put and teeth whitened. Really, there is still hope that where you live, cheaper clinics are available.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 12, 2009
    • 07:56 PM
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  • That does not sound too good but that is not the end of the world. You can find cheaper clinics , as I found, but it is dentalpoland inPoland, but I do not mind flying there. Just arrange for it on the phone and have fillings put and teeth whitened. Really, there is still hope that where you live, cheaper clinics are available. Sounds like the enamel on your tooth was damaged, dentists can put a while filling over it if it bothers you
    crunchiejoe 61 Replies
    • September 16, 2009
    • 10:21 AM
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