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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #75 on: 17 April 2018, 02:13:13 PM »
Sorry to hear this news, but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and get things moving even if it costs!

Good luck with it.
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #76 on: 17 April 2018, 02:15:41 PM »
Maybe don't bite any bullets until that tooth is out  ;D
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #77 on: 17 April 2018, 07:18:52 PM »
LOL -hope it all goes well and you get lasting relief Dr D.
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #78 on: 17 April 2018, 10:06:20 PM »
Best wishes for a swift and painless op mate. Sorry it became expensive. Does private mean different surgeons, nurses etc or just the same ones paid more?
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #79 on: 18 April 2018, 08:52:04 AM »
So the antibiotics did not work  and the conclusion was that the tooth has to come out. I was expecting this but not for the dentist to say "I need to refer you for this". She said it could be up to four weeks so yesterday I rang the people and enquired. There was a possibility of just over two weeks but no certainty. Not keen on further delays and probably ongoing antibiotics I asked a bout going privately. Things started moving! I had a panoramic X-ray yesterday (£85) and am having the tooth out at 4:00 today. It will cost £250 plus the taxi fares as they advised me not to drive afterwards as I did yesterday. Fingers crossed things can get moving afterwards. The delays have got ever more frustrating.

Glad you are getting it done and over with. Totally understand how all the delays are frustrating and so negative to your health. Good luck for today.
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #80 on: 18 April 2018, 12:17:51 PM »
It's a bit weird round here Alan - Pete needed an extraction a while ago and our dentist said he'd have to refer him to the hospital.  A letter came from a Dental surgery, one that's been there years and years but not partic near us so we don't 'know' them.  Pete went and they said they were doing work for the hospital.  Had a look, had the jabs, he was out again in 10 minutes.

No idea why ordinary dentists can't just do it like they always used to.

Ah - Pete's just wondered if normal dentists are not Dental Surgeons any more, only Doctors?
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #81 on: 18 April 2018, 01:14:54 PM »
Best wishes for a swift and painless op mate. Sorry it became expensive. Does private mean different surgeons, nurses etc or just the same ones paid more?

Thanks for all the good wishes!

To my knowledge the people I was referred to are the same if you are private or NHS just that things happen far quicker privately!

I was in about 30 minutes. Because of the sensitivity I had anaesthetic to either side and a bit of a wait for the bad tooth to become totally numb. I am glad I did not drive as I did not feel 100% after - probably from extra doses of anaesthetic and maybe from some of it and (a little) blood going down! Feel quite exhausted today so changed my p/t hours around. It didn't help that my BG was 8.7 at 7:30 last night and despite eating very little (on the other side) it was 21.4 at 10:30 calling for some extra neutral insulin. Quite stable today. I was also given some different antibiotics to start today Privately they were little more than the standard prescription charge (£8.80?).
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #82 on: 18 April 2018, 06:35:32 PM »
I had a tooth pulled a couple weeks back. The "dentist" had to ask a different dentist to do the work. I'm not really sure why.

In my case it was a wisdom tooth that broke into little bits as they removed it. The had to cut my gum to get at the root.

It wasn't really painful but my cheek got bigger and harder. On the fourth day my partner took me to A&E as the advice from the dentist said to do out of hours.

The desk staff didn't know what to do, so she went to ask the charge nurse. She said the charge nurse said I should wait to see my dentist.

A couple hours later when my dentist opened, I went and asked about an emergency appointment. They asked me to just wait to be seen. The dentist seemed shocked I'd be turned away at A&E without antibiotics. He the prescribed be two different ones.

They took awhile to work but the did. I was fairly shocked that all this seemed to have little affect on my BGs. Control was fairly good. Not sure if the antibiotics were keeping it down or not.

Hopefully you'll not have that problem Dr as you have antibiotics to stop it getting infected.
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #83 on: 18 April 2018, 10:44:01 PM »
I had a tooth pulled a couple weeks back. The "dentist" had to ask a different dentist to do the work. I'm not really sure why.

In my case it was a wisdom tooth that broke into little bits as they removed it. The had to cut my gum to get at the root.

It wasn't really painful but my cheek got bigger and harder. On the fourth day my partner took me to A&E as the advice from the dentist said to do out of hours.

The desk staff didn't know what to do, so she went to ask the charge nurse. She said the charge nurse said I should wait to see my dentist.

A couple hours later when my dentist opened, I went and asked about an emergency appointment. They asked me to just wait to be seen. The dentist seemed shocked I'd be turned away at A&E without antibiotics. He the prescribed be two different ones.

They took awhile to work but the did. I was fairly shocked that all this seemed to have little affect on my BGs. Control was fairly good. Not sure if the antibiotics were keeping it down or not.

Hopefully you'll not have that problem Dr as you have antibiotics to stop it getting infected.

I had tenderness in the gum region for too long after my wisdom tooth removal and mentioned it at my next dentist's appointment some time after the operation.

She found a chip (bone or tooth?) was coming through the gum. Apparently it had been unnoticed at the time of the op and had slowly moved to the surface over time.
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #84 on: 18 April 2018, 11:23:28 PM »
We've both had that - had perfectly uneventful extractions with no ABs or anything and forgot about them - then months and even years later - had the bit of 'ivory' work itself out.  Pete's was fascinating - a complete ring!
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #85 on: 19 April 2018, 01:22:12 PM »
I have had it all over the years. One resulted in a late night visit to A&E where a badly bleeding socket was treated after an argument amongst the staff - it needed the same stuff as they use on boxers cuts around the eye, etc. but I have forgotten the name. A few years ago I had an abscess and went around the same loop with endless antibiotics - part of the reason I eventually left the practice. When I was a child my mother had a piece of tooth left in but was told for months it was in her mind!

I think many dentists don't pull teeth as they focus on prevention decay and cosmetic treatments. When I had my check-up for my pre-op I was given a survey that asked if I wanted whiter teeth/straighter teeth/etc. I put other "I want bypass surgery!". The receptionist did a double take when she went checked the form!
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #86 on: 19 April 2018, 02:56:20 PM »
You have to see a specialist dentist for what they call a 'surgical extraction' if there's not enough tooth above the gumline to pull it out normally.
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #87 on: 19 April 2018, 03:38:50 PM »
They just have a gadget that fits round the bit of tooth inside the gum though - blimey all my wisdom teeth snapped off after causing agony for months on end coming through - one by one - so one by one my dentist removed em.  No prob, walked to the bus stop, jumped on a bus and went back to work.  Last one the dental hospital in Brum did whilst I was there having something else treated.  That was good - although yes it takes them time cos all the students have to have a peer and prod and tell the prof what they reckon - but it costs nowt LOL
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #88 on: 16 May 2018, 01:11:31 PM »
They are now looking at mid - late June. Whilst everything was OK once the tooth was sorted I had to go back to repeat the electrocardiogram. Just hope the CT scan doesn't expire - that made me feel quite queasy with the extra drugs they give you! It is a strange sensation as I feel quite excited bout it  but also quite nervous.
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« Reply #89 on: 16 May 2018, 02:05:46 PM »
They are now looking at mid - late June.
If they are happy to wait till mid-late June then that is okay. Be good if they could keep to their timetable !
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