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Been watching The Kominsky Method... really enjoying the relationship between Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas characters. [Image: bf5dba3fdce3008a38114d6acb8988c6.jpg]

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(01-07-2019, 09:09 PM)Scrapper Wrote: Been watching The Kominsky Method... really enjoying the relationship between Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas characters. [Image: bf5dba3fdce3008a38114d6acb8988c6.jpg]

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I've told myself to watch this.  But, have you ever been turned off just by the title of a film or book?  This one does. I'll have to get over it.
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(01-07-2019, 09:14 PM)Juniper Wrote:
(01-07-2019, 09:09 PM)Scrapper Wrote: Been watching The Kominsky Method... really enjoying the relationship between Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas characters. [Image: bf5dba3fdce3008a38114d6acb8988c6.jpg]

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I've told myself to watch this.  But, have you ever been turned off just by the title of a film or book?  This one does. I'll have to get over it.

Give it a try... it's good. I hope it gets renewed for another season.
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I'm taking my wife to the dentist today. She is mortified of dentists. She had a root canal from hell years ago and she's hated going to the dentist ever since. There is a show called Root Cause on Netflix that I started to watch last night. If there is any truth to what they are saying then my wife has some explanation to some of her chronic problems. I'm not sold on any of this but I'm going to look into it.

https://toothbody.com/youll-want-to-chec...emic-link/
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(01-25-2019, 06:55 AM)GCG Wrote: I'm taking my my to the dentist today. She is mortified of dentists. She had a root canal from hell years ago and she's hated going to the dentist ever since. There is a show called Root Cause on Netflix that I started to watch last night. If there is any truth to what they are saying then my wife has some explanation to some of her chronic problems. I'm not sold on any of this but I'm going to look into it.

https://toothbody.com/youll-want-to-chec...emic-link/


I'm a believer. I also had a terrible root canal experience when I was younger. I vowed never again, I'd have a tooth pulled before ever going through that again. Along the way I did a lot of reading about the subject of root canals and it only further confirmed my decision. The idea of leaving a "dead" tooth implanted into your jaw tissue completely lacks common sense IMO and I don't doubt it is a potential cause for chronic issues. Knowing there may come a time when one is absolutely necessary, I highly suggest having it done by an Endodontist, who specialize in treatments of dental pulps. It IS an invasive and delicate procedure and if not done right you can be screwed, so having it done by a specialist as opposed to a general dentist puts the odds in your favor.

Last year I had to have a crown put on to replace a large and very old filling that was falling apart. (that's a whole other subject, the wicked old amalgam fillings that dentists used to place like fiends, but I digress) I was warned due to this filling and damage to the tooth and extent of the crown prep it would likely need a root canal due to nerve trauma. I told the dentist then and there not going to happen, let's wait and see. So he prepped the tooth for the crown.

That damn tooth went on to hurt the entire time the temporary crown was placed. I took a lot of dietary supplements for inflammation, lots of clove oil on the gum, some other specific topical mouthwashes, etc. When the day of the permanent crown placement came the dentist said, "how was the last 2 weeks, any pain?" I said "It was sore for a few days but it's been fine" which was certainly not true. I knew if I said what I was experiencing he'd want to root canal, I however wanted to give it a chance to heal under the permanent and well fitted crown. He did a few tests to make sure the root was still viable, it was. Crown was placed and within 24 hours all pain subsided and it has been good as new since. My hunch is the temp crown was ill fitting and left the underlying and very sensitive tooth stump exposed, I can't help but wonder what would of happened had I told the dentist that it hurt for 2 weeks prior to the perm crown, I'm sure he would of wanted to root canal and most folks probably would of gone along with that. Even my wife thought I was crazy for not telling them, or calling during the 2 weeks to tell them it hurt, but like I told her, I know the outcome if I tell them the truth, they will want to root canal it and I'm not doing it, I'd rather roll the dice. I guess this is a long round about way of saying, when it comes to dental issues (short of an obvious and dangerous abscess) give your body a chance to heal and don't be pressured to jump straight to root canals. Thankfully, I got lucky this time and it worked out for me.
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I haven't had any tooth problems whatsoever for a few years now. Since I got false teeth Razz

  The first set was $2800. After going in for impressions and fitting and whatever when I finally got my teeth I was told to come back for something.
But me being the idiot I am I thought.. what the hell, they are fine so I never went back. But after a couple years.. maybe 4? My dentures were getting black mold in the little crevices that were made from the impression. So I cleaned them with bleach and that worked OK for a while.
But it never got better so I went back to my dentist. She said... why did you n never come back?? WE were not finished. These dentures are no good, they will give you cancer.

I didn't know but once you are ok with the fit the polish then inside real smooth so there is no way for mold to grow.

Anyway I had to shell out 2400 more bucks to get new ones Blink The only good part and I'm kind of proud of is that I had the cash in my wallet from all my wheeling and dealings Big Grin
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(01-25-2019, 02:46 PM)tvguy Wrote: I haven't had any tooth problems whatsoever for a few years now. Since I got false teeth Razz

  The first set was $2800. After going in for impressions and fitting and whatever when I finally got my teeth I was told to come back for something.
But me being the idiot I am I thought.. what the hell, they are fine so I never went back. But after a couple years.. maybe 4? My dentures were getting black mold in the little crevices that were made from the impression. So I cleaned them with bleach and that worked OK for a while.
But it never got better so I went back to my dentist. She said... why did you n never come back?? WE were not finished. These dentures are no good, they will give you cancer.

I didn't know but once you are ok with the fit the polish then inside real smooth so there is no way for mold to grow.

Anyway I had to shell out 2400 more bucks to get new ones Blink The only good part and I'm kind of proud of is that I had the cash in my wallet from all my wheeling and dealings Big Grin

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Sounds like something I'd do, "Screw going back, these are fine the way the are!"
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(01-25-2019, 02:59 PM)GPnative Wrote:
(01-25-2019, 02:46 PM)tvguy Wrote: I haven't had any tooth problems whatsoever for a few years now. Since I got false teeth Razz

  The first set was $2800. After going in for impressions and fitting and whatever when I finally got my teeth I was told to come back for something.
But me being the idiot I am I thought.. what the hell, they are fine so I never went back. But after a couple years.. maybe 4? My dentures were getting black mold in the little crevices that were made from the impression. So I cleaned them with bleach and that worked OK for a while.
But it never got better so I went back to my dentist. She said... why did you n never come back?? WE were not finished. These dentures are no good, they will give you cancer.

I didn't know but once you are ok with the fit the polish then inside real smooth so there is no way for mold to grow.

Anyway I had to shell out 2400 more bucks to get new ones Blink The only good part and I'm kind of proud of is that I had the cash in my wallet from all my wheeling and dealings Big Grin

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Sounds like something I'd do, "Screw going back, these are fine the way the are!"
Yep a stupid man thing.. Oh come back to remove stitches? Baloney I do it my self.. Follow up?? No way you just want more money. I've even had root canals with the temporary filling and never went back LOL

I think I lost in one shot all the money I saved in my whole life by not getting the follow up Sad
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Ask me about my adventure of removing my own vasectomy stitches sometime. Sad
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(01-25-2019, 05:06 PM)GCG Wrote: Ask me about my adventure of removing my own vasectomy stitches sometime. Sad

Maybe after a LOT of beer Razz Laughing Laughing
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(01-25-2019, 06:55 AM)GCG Wrote: I'm taking my wife to the dentist today. She is mortified of dentists. She had a root canal from hell years ago and she's hated going to the dentist ever since. There is a show called Root Cause on Netflix that I started to watch last night. If there is any truth to what they are saying then my wife has some explanation to some of her chronic problems. I'm not sold on any of this but I'm going to look into it.

https://toothbody.com/youll-want-to-chec...emic-link/

I watched this last night and as I said before, I certainly think there is legitimate issues with root canals. It has certainly made me consider removing the tooth I had the procedure on. Reality is, I won't, I hate dental work, but if I had the initiative, I'd have it taken out.
Did a little research, down the rabbit hole of the documentary and there are two outfits for finding biological dentists, one is International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine and the other International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, both of which you can search for members on their websites, The closest member dentist we have is Eugene Robbins in Ashland OR. and the next closest is a guy in Eugene. I bookmarked Robbins info, I've been on a hunt for a dentist I like for a while now, maybe I'll check him out some day. It's cool we have one of these dentists practicing in our area.
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(01-29-2019, 10:05 AM)GPnative Wrote:
(01-25-2019, 06:55 AM)GCG Wrote: I'm taking my wife to the dentist today. She is mortified of dentists. She had a root canal from hell years ago and she's hated going to the dentist ever since. There is a show called Root Cause on Netflix that I started to watch last night. If there is any truth to what they are saying then my wife has some explanation to some of her chronic problems. I'm not sold on any of this but I'm going to look into it.

https://toothbody.com/youll-want-to-chec...emic-link/

I watched this last night and as I said before, I certainly think there is legitimate issues with root canals. It has certainly made me consider removing the tooth I had the procedure on. Reality is, I won't, I hate dental work, but if I had the initiative, I'd have it taken out.
Did a little research, down the rabbit hole of the documentary and there are two outfits for finding biological dentists, one is International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine and the other International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, both of which you can search for members on their websites, The closest member dentist we have is Eugene Robbins in Ashland OR. and the next closest is a guy in Eugene. I bookmarked Robbins info, I've been on a hunt for a dentist I like for a while now, maybe I'll check him out some day. It's cool we have one of these dentists practicing in our area.

I had a tooth pulled about 20 years ago because I couldn't afford a root canal.  Fortunately it was the last one in the back. But on the bottom. Now the remaining one above it, keeps growing and growing because the bottom one is not there to put pressure on it.  So it's signifigantly longer than the rest. So you have to be careful what you do. You might need a bridge if you have it pulled.
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Could make a trip to Mexico. [Image: 729a110b97ebfa4b685155ec3ef41532.jpg]

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(01-30-2019, 08:38 AM)Scrapper Wrote: Could make a trip to Mexico. [Image: 729a110b97ebfa4b685155ec3ef41532.jpg]

My step dad did that for years....until age and being able to travel got the better of him.
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(01-29-2019, 07:18 PM)Juniper Wrote:
(01-29-2019, 10:05 AM)GPnative Wrote:
(01-25-2019, 06:55 AM)GCG Wrote: I'm taking my wife to the dentist today. She is mortified of dentists. She had a root canal from hell years ago and she's hated going to the dentist ever since. There is a show called Root Cause on Netflix that I started to watch last night. If there is any truth to what they are saying then my wife has some explanation to some of her chronic problems. I'm not sold on any of this but I'm going to look into it.

https://toothbody.com/youll-want-to-chec...emic-link/

I watched this last night and as I said before, I certainly think there is legitimate issues with root canals. It has certainly made me consider removing the tooth I had the procedure on. Reality is, I won't, I hate dental work, but if I had the initiative, I'd have it taken out.
Did a little research, down the rabbit hole of the documentary and there are two outfits for finding biological dentists, one is International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine and the other International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, both of which you can search for members on their websites, The closest member dentist we have is Eugene Robbins in Ashland OR. and the next closest is a guy in Eugene. I bookmarked Robbins info, I've been on a hunt for a dentist I like for a while now, maybe I'll check him out some day. It's cool we have one of these dentists practicing in our area.

I had a tooth pulled about 20 years ago because I couldn't afford a root canal.  Fortunately it was the last one in the back. But on the bottom. Now the remaining one above it, keeps growing and growing because the bottom one is not there to put pressure on it.  So it's signifigantly longer than the rest. So you have to be careful what you do. You might need a bridge if you have it pulled.

It must be moving . I don't think it's growing.
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(01-30-2019, 03:30 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(01-29-2019, 07:18 PM)Juniper Wrote:
(01-29-2019, 10:05 AM)GPnative Wrote:
(01-25-2019, 06:55 AM)GCG Wrote: I'm taking my wife to the dentist today. She is mortified of dentists. She had a root canal from hell years ago and she's hated going to the dentist ever since. There is a show called Root Cause on Netflix that I started to watch last night. If there is any truth to what they are saying then my wife has some explanation to some of her chronic problems. I'm not sold on any of this but I'm going to look into it.

https://toothbody.com/youll-want-to-chec...emic-link/

I watched this last night and as I said before, I certainly think there is legitimate issues with root canals. It has certainly made me consider removing the tooth I had the procedure on. Reality is, I won't, I hate dental work, but if I had the initiative, I'd have it taken out.
Did a little research, down the rabbit hole of the documentary and there are two outfits for finding biological dentists, one is International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine and the other International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, both of which you can search for members on their websites, The closest member dentist we have is Eugene Robbins in Ashland OR. and the next closest is a guy in Eugene. I bookmarked Robbins info, I've been on a hunt for a dentist I like for a while now, maybe I'll check him out some day. It's cool we have one of these dentists practicing in our area.

I had a tooth pulled about 20 years ago because I couldn't afford a root canal.  Fortunately it was the last one in the back. But on the bottom. Now the remaining one above it, keeps growing and growing because the bottom one is not there to put pressure on it.  So it's signifigantly longer than the rest. So you have to be careful what you do. You might need a bridge if you have it pulled.

It must be moving . I don't think it's growing.

I mean it continues to grow downward.  They showed me the Xray.  It's quite long now, past the point of the corresponding tooth on the other side.  The pressure from the bottom teeth keep the top teeth from continuing to grow.  That's why it's better to have a root canal than an extraction.
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(02-03-2019, 09:11 AM)Juniper Wrote:
(01-30-2019, 03:30 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(01-29-2019, 07:18 PM)Juniper Wrote:
(01-29-2019, 10:05 AM)GPnative Wrote:
(01-25-2019, 06:55 AM)GCG Wrote: I'm taking my wife to the dentist today. She is mortified of dentists. She had a root canal from hell years ago and she's hated going to the dentist ever since. There is a show called Root Cause on Netflix that I started to watch last night. If there is any truth to what they are saying then my wife has some explanation to some of her chronic problems. I'm not sold on any of this but I'm going to look into it.

https://toothbody.com/youll-want-to-chec...emic-link/

I watched this last night and as I said before, I certainly think there is legitimate issues with root canals. It has certainly made me consider removing the tooth I had the procedure on. Reality is, I won't, I hate dental work, but if I had the initiative, I'd have it taken out.
Did a little research, down the rabbit hole of the documentary and there are two outfits for finding biological dentists, one is International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine and the other International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, both of which you can search for members on their websites, The closest member dentist we have is Eugene Robbins in Ashland OR. and the next closest is a guy in Eugene. I bookmarked Robbins info, I've been on a hunt for a dentist I like for a while now, maybe I'll check him out some day. It's cool we have one of these dentists practicing in our area.

I had a tooth pulled about 20 years ago because I couldn't afford a root canal.  Fortunately it was the last one in the back. But on the bottom. Now the remaining one above it, keeps growing and growing because the bottom one is not there to put pressure on it.  So it's signifigantly longer than the rest. So you have to be careful what you do. You might need a bridge if you have it pulled.

It must be moving . I don't think it's growing.

I mean it continues to grow downward.  They showed me the Xray.  It's quite long now, past the point of the corresponding tooth on the other side.  The pressure from the bottom teeth keep the top teeth from continuing to grow.  That's why it's better to have a root canal than an extraction.

I thought it was a myth that teeth continue to grow like the saying.."he's rather long of the tooth" to describe that someone is old. When actually the gums recede and the tooth stays the same size.
Just like it's myth that fingernails continue to grow when you die LOL. I guess not in your case Blink
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(02-03-2019, 02:31 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(02-03-2019, 09:11 AM)Juniper Wrote:
(01-30-2019, 03:30 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(01-29-2019, 07:18 PM)Juniper Wrote:
(01-29-2019, 10:05 AM)GPnative Wrote: I watched this last night and as I said before, I certainly think there is legitimate issues with root canals. It has certainly made me consider removing the tooth I had the procedure on. Reality is, I won't, I hate dental work, but if I had the initiative, I'd have it taken out.
Did a little research, down the rabbit hole of the documentary and there are two outfits for finding biological dentists, one is International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine and the other International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, both of which you can search for members on their websites, The closest member dentist we have is Eugene Robbins in Ashland OR. and the next closest is a guy in Eugene. I bookmarked Robbins info, I've been on a hunt for a dentist I like for a while now, maybe I'll check him out some day. It's cool we have one of these dentists practicing in our area.

I had a tooth pulled about 20 years ago because I couldn't afford a root canal.  Fortunately it was the last one in the back. But on the bottom. Now the remaining one above it, keeps growing and growing because the bottom one is not there to put pressure on it.  So it's signifigantly longer than the rest. So you have to be careful what you do. You might need a bridge if you have it pulled.

It must be moving . I don't think it's growing.

I mean it continues to grow downward.  They showed me the Xray.  It's quite long now, past the point of the corresponding tooth on the other side.  The pressure from the bottom teeth keep the top teeth from continuing to grow.  That's why it's better to have a root canal than an extraction.

I thought it was a myth that teeth continue to grow like the saying.."he's rather long of the tooth" to describe that someone is old. When actually the gums recede and the tooth stays the same size.
Just like it's myth that fingernails continue to grow when you die LOL. I guess not in your case Blink
Well, I don't think it's unusual, TV, the dentist was showing it to me as if it was perfectly normal.
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(02-09-2019, 07:22 PM)Juniper Wrote:
(02-03-2019, 02:31 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(02-03-2019, 09:11 AM)Juniper Wrote:
(01-30-2019, 03:30 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(01-29-2019, 07:18 PM)Juniper Wrote: I had a tooth pulled about 20 years ago because I couldn't afford a root canal.  Fortunately it was the last one in the back. But on the bottom. Now the remaining one above it, keeps growing and growing because the bottom one is not there to put pressure on it.  So it's signifigantly longer than the rest. So you have to be careful what you do. You might need a bridge if you have it pulled.

It must be moving . I don't think it's growing.

I mean it continues to grow downward.  They showed me the Xray.  It's quite long now, past the point of the corresponding tooth on the other side.  The pressure from the bottom teeth keep the top teeth from continuing to grow.  That's why it's better to have a root canal than an extraction.

I thought it was a myth that teeth continue to grow like the saying.."he's rather long of the tooth" to describe that someone is old. When actually the gums recede and the tooth stays the same size.
Just like it's myth that fingernails continue to grow when you die LOL. I guess not in your case Blink
Well, I don't think it's unusual, TV, the dentist was showing it to me as if it was perfectly normal.

"Do your teeth get bigger as you get older?
It is based on the thought that teeth grow longer as we age. ... As teeth start to come in or erupt, as we term it in dentistry, they appear to be growing. They are not growing. In fact, when teeth are developing in the gums as children, they are adult size.Oct 2, 2017
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Do our teeth get longer as we age?
There is an expression that I don’t hear that often anymore. The idiom is “long in the tooth.” This phrase is usually referring to someone getting older. It is based on the thought that teeth grow longer as we age.
Well, this is true when we are children and teens. As teeth start to come in or erupt, as we term it in dentistry, they appear to be growing.
They are not growing. In fact, when teeth are developing in the gums as children, they are adult size. As we get into our teen years, the teeth grow into the mouth. It appears that they are growing bigger, but in reality, they are just uncovering themselves from the gum tissue from which they were buried.
Less gum tissue = longer teeth
Teeth, for the most part, do not grow or move anymore once we reach our late teens. However, with time, gum tissues may shrink away from the tooth.
Sometimes, we become very hard brushers and wear away our gum tissue. Gum tissue is fragile right around the tooth and can be easily brushed away. Now we see more enamel than we saw previously."

https://jeffreygrossdds.com/tooth-size-long-short/
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(02-10-2019, 04:43 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(02-09-2019, 07:22 PM)Juniper Wrote:
(02-03-2019, 02:31 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(02-03-2019, 09:11 AM)Juniper Wrote:
(01-30-2019, 03:30 PM)tvguy Wrote: It must be moving . I don't think it's growing.

I mean it continues to grow downward.  They showed me the Xray.  It's quite long now, past the point of the corresponding tooth on the other side.  The pressure from the bottom teeth keep the top teeth from continuing to grow.  That's why it's better to have a root canal than an extraction.

I thought it was a myth that teeth continue to grow like the saying.."he's rather long of the tooth" to describe that someone is old. When actually the gums recede and the tooth stays the same size.
Just like it's myth that fingernails continue to grow when you die LOL. I guess not in your case Blink
Well, I don't think it's unusual, TV, the dentist was showing it to me as if it was perfectly normal.

"Do your teeth get bigger as you get older?
It is based on the thought that teeth grow longer as we age. ... As teeth start to come in or erupt, as we term it in dentistry, they appear to be growing. They are not growing. In fact, when teeth are developing in the gums as children, they are adult size.Oct 2, 2017
[/url]
[url=https://jeffreygrossdds.com/tooth-size-long-short/]


Do our teeth get longer as we age?
There is an expression that I don’t hear that often anymore. The idiom is “long in the tooth.” This phrase is usually referring to someone getting older. It is based on the thought that teeth grow longer as we age.
Well, this is true when we are children and teens. As teeth start to come in or erupt, as we term it in dentistry, they appear to be growing.
They are not growing. In fact, when teeth are developing in the gums as children, they are adult size. As we get into our teen years, the teeth grow into the mouth. It appears that they are growing bigger, but in reality, they are just uncovering themselves from the gum tissue from which they were buried.
Less gum tissue = longer teeth
Teeth, for the most part, do not grow or move anymore once we reach our late teens. However, with time, gum tissues may shrink away from the tooth.
Sometimes, we become very hard brushers and wear away our gum tissue. Gum tissue is fragile right around the tooth and can be easily brushed away. Now we see more enamel than we saw previously."

https://jeffreygrossdds.com/tooth-size-long-short/

We're talking about a specific situation in this case. You can google what you like, but I saw the xray and talked to the qualified Doctor about it, so I'm going with the tooth is continuing to grow.  But if you like I can say it a different way. It's still increasing in length. What do you want me to say? It's actually longer than the other corresponding teeth in that row.  The dentist said this is what happens when the other tooth below isn't there to apply opposing pressure.
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