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so how do i nip it in the butt before the massive headache and nausea starts
Given the serious loss of bone in your sinus area and your pain, you really need to get into see an ENT surgeon ASAP.
the dentist is suggesting a bone graph to build that area back up for implants< but that will take a year
While I do not think this is a life threatening emergency the sooner you can get expert care and repair this problem the quicker you can be free of the massive headaches and other symptoms you are having.
i agree. Cost is a factor and I know a bone graph isnt cheap.
While that is a good idea (my uncle is a Peridondist) as you said, it is slow. An ENT surgeon may be able to put in an artificial graft and fix things right away.
But until he can start reintroducing bone etc, when I feel the cheek hurting, what can I do to minimize at that time
While the DDS bone graft is not covered, your insurance should cover the ENT doctor.
i dont have ins. self imployed
sorry, not the fastest or greatest typer
I understand completely....
dentist said that he would use a ground up substance to put in there that also promotes bone growth
total time for it to grow and heal is 8 - 12 months
is a ent going to be able to do something different
Yes. That is correct. The ENT doc may use a similar compound, he may take bone from you hip (the DDS won't do this) or put a silastic or similar artificial material there.
will it take the same amount of time to grow, heal and, when they do this, is it completely filling the loss area or does it grow back into the loss area
At this point, I think the out of pocket expense to have an ENT doctor at least give you her opinion on what she thinks could be done would be money well spent.
a silastic implant or similar material will fix the defect right away with just a few days/weeks healing
If the ent does it and does a hip donation per say, is it one day surgery and home or stay over night
my husband had a shattered vertabra so I am aware of the hip graph they did
out patient i mean
That is an excellent question. Sometimes it can be outpatient surgery but with bone harvest it may be an overnighter in the hospital.
Got it :-)
ok. So I will talk to my reg physician and start my leg work. Until then, I am facing another evening like last night with the massive headache and nausia. what would u suggest
i did have some sneezing on monday from something. Plant, mold dont know but sneezing through out day. would an allergy med help??
Pre medicate yourself with motrin and nausea medicine if you have any. Try to get yourself into a place (reading in bed, watching TV, relaxed) where hopefully you won't get the monster headache and nausea......no magic bullet here I'm afraid :(
since ive never had motrin, remind me differnce from advil. i cant do tylinol
They are the same....just different brand names, exterior coating etc....
so i could advil..
yes. That will be fine
thank you. I will speak to my doctor and the dentist and move from there. Maybe a trip to er might keep price down. Never know.
thank you though. I appreciate your advice very much. Have an awesome day
Sounds like a good plan. I wish you the very best.
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