I just returned from the dentist. This was my 3rd opinion and I have the feeling it was a good visit. The dentist explained me about my dental health and how I should proceed to fix some things.
First, my front tooth. It looks like it is still not stabilized and I should look into it asap. I received a letter explaining the situation and to get a second root canal treatment. So this morning I immediately made an appointment with an endodontologist. This will happen on November 19th.
Second, I have some amalgam fillings in one of my molar teeth. It needs to be removed and replaced with a “composite” type of filling. The main reason is to prepare my mouth for “eventually” starting to wear braces. See below. So I already scheduled an appointment to replace the amalgam too (February 10th 2022).
Third, My crooked bottom teeth. The dentist told me that the gum and bone health is good. If I want to fix my bottom row/arch I can receive orthodontic treatment. She told me that my bottom teeth will continue to shift and things will get worse in the future. The treatment is not urgent, but if I want to do it I shouldn’t wait too long. I also asked if it is common to get braces at my age. She told me not to worry about wearing braces at my age. She suggested to keep the orthodontist appointment (May 2022) and to decide later on. It gives us an extra few months to fix the other issues mentioned above.
Forth, Sooner than expected I received a 3D scan of my mouth:
But before I can go on I will need the endo-treatment again. Depending on that appoitment/treatment I will get a better picture on how to proceed. This situation brings me in a chicken and egg situation:
- If I start wearing braces, the front tooth will automatically fall out because of the forces. So I will have to go for the implant.
- If I don’t get the implant, the front tooth will degrade and will fall out in the next years. So I will have to go for the implant.
- If I don’t start wearing braces, but I ask the dentist to remove the tooth, my implant will not look 100% nice. So I’ll need braces.
I really hate this situation. But it is what it is. Below I’m sharing you some pictures of my current teeth.
What do you think after seeing these picture? Would you go for the braces? Please let me know or write a comment!