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01-02-2013, 01:22 AM
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If dentists make their money from unhealthy teeth...

Why do we use products that 4 out of 5 of them recommend?

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Dentists make their money from keeping teeth healthy, not letting them get unhealthy.

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He believes 4/5 dentists endorse products.


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Dentists make their money from keeping teeth healthy, not letting them get unhealthy.
This and having fun pulling wisdom teeth.

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This and having fun pulling wisdom teeth.
An oral surgeon removes wisdom teeth, not a dentist.

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An oral surgeon removes wisdom teeth, not a dentist.
not necessarily.. i had mine ripped out at the dentist with just some local anesthesia.. well only my top ones apparently my bottom ones are fine to stay

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not necessarily.. i had mine ripped out at the dentist with just some local anesthesia.. well only my top ones apparently my bottom ones are fine to stay
Not sure how this can be.

It is my understanding that your bottom ones will continue to grow and since there is no top teeth to stop them this will cause problems in the future.

I'm not a dentist, nor oral surgeon, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn once.

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Not sure how this can be.

It is my understanding that your bottom ones will continue to grow and since there is no top teeth to stop them this will cause problems in the future.

I'm not a dentist, nor oral surgeon, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn once.


that's at least how I understood it.. maybe they just meant there's no hurry with the bottom ones

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An oral surgeon removes wisdom teeth, not a dentist.
I think that depends on the status of the wisdom teeth. If they've already come in, I think a dentist deals with it at that point.

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I've always wondered if unscrupulous dentists drill healthy teeth or enlarge cavities...

I had a tooth killed during a cavity drilling that turned into a root canal. The dentist seemed to be a bit of a weasel, coming back a week later i heard him on a phone call when I came back in bragging about how he saved money at the movies by sneaking in the back door someone left opened.

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What kind of dentist doesn't have the money to pay for a movie ticket?

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What kind of dentist doesn't have the money to pay for a movie ticket?
of course he had the money, they make about 60 bucks an hour. He saw an opportunity to rip off a theatre and did it.Unlike things like petty shoplifting, the theater only kicks ypeople out if they catch them instead of having them arrested . I really questioned the validity of my root canal after that, of course he'd already done the root canal before I found what a weaseling sneak he was.


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An oral surgeon removes wisdom teeth, not a dentist.
Can be one and the same.

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As long as he keeps prescribing me painkillers I don't really care.

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Who is the fifth dentist?!

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Who is the fifth dentist?!
and what is that fifth dentist recommending? Maybe he knows something that the other four don't?

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of course he had the money, they make about 60 bucks an hour. He saw an opportunity to rip off a theatre and did it.Unlike things like petty shoplifting, the theater only kicks ypeople out if they catch them instead of having them arrested . I really questioned the validity of my root canal after that, of course he'd already done the root canal before I found what a weaseling sneak he was.
I remember reading a while back about a dentist who claimed that most wisdom teeth removals were unnecessary, and pretty much cash grabs. He's since been shunned by the dental community.

I wonder why...

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