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On the subject of teeth, it used to be the norm (possibly still is) to have all teeth removed prior to heart surgery to prevent bacterial endocarditis. So, in 1999 I had all my natural teeth removed - well, what was left of them after the butchery they had received from various Nottingham dentists - particularly Ron Acton, Brian Lawson and the Hucknall school dentist in the 1950s. This, it may be apparent, was to facilitate surgeons poking around inside my chest

 

I don't think I've ever regretted it - especially after reading on these pages, and elsewhere, of the pain and expense of dental treatment as one gets older.

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I didn't know about teeth removal pre heart  surgery, though I had learnt that the state of the teeth  can affect the heart. I have just googled and found this information on the NHS site. 

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/health-risks-of-gum-disease/ Very informative.

 

For some reason I have been slowly losing my teggies over the last few years? I have been going to the same dental practice since 1971ish. Apart from a two year gap in the 80s, through close bereavement, I attended every six months, had them cleaned and polished twice yearly and any treatment my dentist decided I needed.

After the two year break, my dentist would only keep me on as a private patient. I stayed with the practice because I am a chicken and darn't move on. Lots and lots of pounds paid over the years, but still losing them slowly? The dentist retired about four years ago, on recommendation it was arranged for me to go to BDH, Dentist says best because I have problems healing , due to Warfarin? and since then I travel to Birmingham Dental hospital at the moment every two weeks. Still after everything I do.... I am losing them. It doesn't seem to matter that I have done my best, they are waving bye bye slowly.

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1 hour ago, jonab said:

So, in 1999 I had all my natural teeth removed - well, what was left of them after the butchery they had received from various Nottingham dentists - particularly Ron Acton, Brian Lawson and the Hucknall school dentist in the 1950s

Ronald Acton was a Union Dentist...one out, all out.  Why that man ever took up dentistry is beyond me!

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Had the rest of my Teeth out (12) along with my major Surgery in August............i was actually on the trolley on the way to Theatre'' when they asked my permission to remove them,,by that time i was past caring what they did,,and told them to crack on.,,get new one's next week hopefully.

                               Regards Smoking Brew stick at it mate,,you don't want what iv'e just been through..............iv'e not had a Cig since my OP,, but could still kill for one,, when walking past people smoking i feel like taking it off em and smoking it mesen...........lol

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10 hours ago, Brew said:

Seems January is abstinence month all round. Since Jan1st I've not had a cigarette. I am now getting through two packs of chewing gum, disgusting stuff but it helps with the craving and from thirty a day to zero I need all the help I can get. I don't know if I will succeed but I'm trying.

5 years this Sunday I quit. Really easy decisionto make while uou have a heart attack.

Stay with it Brew uou will be fine without em.

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Bleddy Teeth have always been a problem................you go thru Teething problems as a Baby,, then the agony of Visits to Torture (Chaucer) street,, when at School,,then in my case,,got two chipped playing Cricket (agony that was) .then having some removed at 2am, with no Anesthetic at Dentist on Mansfield road about 1969,,still wearing his Dressing Gown,, oh yes my cheque bounced as well,,

                                  After all that several shoplifters also removed a few over the years................so to be honest was glad to see the back of em......lol

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I had two sets of wisdom teeth which, I was told, is very unusual. My mother didn't have any, so I must have had hers in addition to my own. They caused problems because my mouth, contrary to popular belief, wasn't large enough to accommodate them all! 

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My dentist, Malcolm Pendlebury, on seeing my wisdom teeth for the first time said 'nasty things, wisdom teeth, better out than in' and proceeded to hook them out with a winkle pin type device. That was when I was about 22 and he was fresh out of dental college. He did my work for many years until he died. My mouth is a tribute to his technology. Caps. bridges, gold inserts. He was a great one for technology. He was also my first flying instructor. My mouth will be very valuable to my executors when I die! He had a splendid funeral in St. Marys Church with a reception at the Council House. He certainly knew how to live!

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Wisdom teeth what a problem. Years ago I was told all my wisdom teeth had to come out as they were distorting my gums.On the day the dentist , a small man , tried to take the first one out. After an hour of struggling he gave up and sent me to the Ropewalk for them to take all of them out. A very nice man said he was going to do it for me and he had 4 students to watch him , no problem I said but please don't touch the back of my throat as even when my tooth brush touched it I retched . He then proceed to take the first one out, no problem, out in a flash but he had to trim the gum up. The piece he cut off touched the back of my throat, big mistake I covered all of them. So I ended up in the QMC for 2 nights for them to extract the rest.

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The guy at the Ropewalk was probably Pendlebury. He was the head honcho there when he was not working at his private practice on Park Terrace.

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Ronald Acton removed one set of wisdom teeth when I was 16. That's rather early for wisdom teeth to erupt but then I've always been rather wise...just not wise enough to avoid Ronald Acton!

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When I were a lad, me gran took me to a dentist/butcher on st Ann's Well rd, across from the Chase. After he had finished, i ended up at the general hospital having some stitches to stem the bleeding he had caused. No compo in them day's!!

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Received £3000 back in the 90s for Criminal injury's,, had great holiday with it,,.............almost worth the pain.........lol

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6 hours ago, MargieH said:

You're strong and sensible enough to tell yourself you're fine without it.  

Yeh but no but..... worr if I don't believe mesen..

 

'when walking past people smoking i feel like taking it off em and smoking it mesen'

I've been joking Ben that I'll knock someone down and sit on their face till they gimme a fag...…   I'm sure I'm only joking....

 

Oh and I still have two wisdom teeth

 

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17 minutes ago, Brew said:

 

I've been joking Ben that I'll knock someone down and sit on their face till they gimme a fag...…   I'm sure I'm only joking....

 

Oh and I still have two wisdom teeth

 

 

Go for it Brew.......good way of getting a Fag and losing your Wisdom teeth..........lol

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7 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

I had two sets of wisdom teeth which, I was told, is very unusual. My mother didn't have any, so I must have had hers in addition to my own. They caused problems because my mouth, contrary to popular belief, wasn't large enough to accommodate them all! 

I'm the same as your mum, Jill.  I never grew any wisdom teeth.  Does that make me unwise?  One of my dentists said it was because I was ahead in evolution.  Because of better dental hygiene these days, people aren't losing as many teeth as in past times, so don't need the extra 'wisdom' teeth to replace teeth that have been lost through decay etc.  Even baby teeth aren't falling out early enough in some children, who end up having  their big teeth coming up behind them.in the wrong place.

So there you go... I reckon I'm highly evolved, not thick!!  But I'm biased...

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40 minutes ago, MargieH said:

never grew any wisdom teeth.  Does that make me unwise?

No, just very fortunate!

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I was wondering recently, do they still make Beecham's Powders?  My father always had a box of those when he caught a cold. I was fascinated by them. Only tried one once. Tipped the powder into my mouth, like he did, and almost choked! Awful taste.

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My gran swore by them, what the ek was in them?

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I suppose it was powdered aspirin. It was the neatly folded paper that fascinated me! 

 

In our pantry was Indian Brandee. Tasted really peculiar! Raspberry leaf tea. Absolutely vile! Both recommended for the relief of period pains. Didn't work, I can tell you!  

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Probably why it didn't work for me, period!!

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Thankfully my grandma used to mix them with a spoonful of jam. Still tasted vile, though!

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18 hours ago, MargieH said:

I'm the same as your mum, Jill.  I never grew any wisdom teeth.  Does that make me unwise?  One of my dentists said it was because I was ahead in evolution.  Because of better dental hygiene these days, people aren't losing as many teeth as in past times, so don't need the extra 'wisdom' teeth to replace teeth that have been lost through decay etc.  Even baby teeth aren't falling out early enough in some children, who end up having  their big teeth coming up behind them.in the wrong place.

So there you go... I reckon I'm highly evolved, not thick!!  But I'm biased...

 

I must be seriously under evolved.  I had two massive 'wisdom teeth' under the back molars on both sides of my lower jaw.  Only one of them made any attempt at erupting and even that failed, making trouble for years.  The other three were finally diagnosed as being the cause of constant vague jaw pain.  I finally had all four removed in hospital. They removed them by chiselling out the side of my lower jaw and taking them out from under the existing teeth.  While they were at it they removed two other teeth from my upper jaw, one of which was the cause of much pain and had roots bent outwards at 90 degrees like when you turn the anvil round on an office stapler...

I had about 50 stitches in my gob and looked like a deranged hamster for a couple of weeks after surgery, but it was worth it in the end.

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