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Posted in: Chronic pain, and Fibromyalgia.

Dentist: is it better to wait?

Started by luminouspearls on 10/18/2016 6:21pm

Hi!
I was just reading the article about ''Why dental cara is important for people with chronic pain''. I have been dealing with chronic pain for many years now, and I started to have many teeth problems a couple years ago. Eventhough I have great dental hygiene, I seem to have many cavities every time I go to the dentist. I'm starting to feel very uneasy about this! I realized recently, arter asking for a second opinion, that my dentist waits for the cavities to become pretty serious before repairing them. He calls my other dentist ''interventionist'' because the other dentist feels it is better to repair the cavity at its beginning. So I was having a dilemma; for people with chronic pain, some dental work can sometimes trigger even more pain, while a tooth that hurts even a little can also trigger a lot of pain in the face and the body. Here is my question: is the interventionist approach better, or is it best to wait that the problem is more serious?
Thank you so much, and I'm very curious to kwon what are your thoughts on this.

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