CSN Login
Members Online: 13

Can't a girl EVER catch a break?

Hissy_Fitz's picture
Posts: 1869
Joined: Sep 2009

Just broke a tooth - a tooth with a crown on it, at that. No idea how much this will cost me, since it broke off BELOW the gum line. I called my dentist (don't you just love a dentist who gives out his cell phone number?) and he said he thinks it's a tooth that I had a root canal done on last year, and hopefully the root is dead. Hopefully.

I am not going to postpone my trip to NYC and the trial at MSKCC for a broken tooth. Thankfully it's not a front tooth!


hopeful girl 1
Posts: 454
Joined: May 2010

No fun.
I had to have a root canal during my radiation portion of treatment. While on chemo my oncologist would not allow dental work. I had an infection too, so they kept me on antibiotics for about 7 weeks until the radiation and then let me have it taken care of.

anicca's picture
Posts: 329
Joined: Dec 2010

Ugh! So sorry, but thank goodness you had root canal, or you would be in serious pain from it! I hope it's not too bad. "Below the gum" does not sound comfortable. I wish I had my dentist's cell number. I once broke a tooth while eating popcorn at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. Not only did I have to wait a day to get an appointment, but I also could not put a claim in for the year that had just finished, and for which I had already paid the deductible.

poopergirl14052's picture
Posts: 1185
Joined: Nov 2010

things are certainly dicombulated for you all at once and hopefuly this is the end of it. Better days are coming soon....val

pattysoo's picture
Posts: 173
Joined: Oct 2010

Ummmmm Superglue?
Glad it's not bad enough to interrupt your trip. Hope the flights go out as scheduled for you.

Disneynutt's picture
Posts: 135
Joined: Aug 2009

I must say you are handling it like a champ. I'm sure if the root were alive you sure would know it by now. Good luck.


kikz's picture
Posts: 1318
Joined: Jun 2010

I feel like after having ovca, we should get a break. Last week I caught a cold and I joked, I had ovca, I have to get a cold now.


Posts: 1223
Joined: Jun 2008

"It is always somethin'!" I just had one of mine break too. I have been to the dentist more since my dx than ever. I don't know if it is the nature of getting older, or all the chemo I have had damaging the teeth. Hmmmmmm

anicca's picture
Posts: 329
Joined: Dec 2010

I think it's the nature of getting older. Everything creaks and cracks.

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2015 © Cancer Survivors Network