Yikes this is hitting too close to home. I had a crown for almost 16 years on a back molar. Last year I had to choose between a bridge and implant. I wish I had gone for the implant. The bridge was a nightmare. No matter how many shots of novicane (over a 100) and some lidocaine I couldn't get numb enough for my dentist to drill to shape the nubs for the bridge. I ended up needing conscious sedation in order for the dentist to do ( I even started my own IV because the dentist couldn't get it after 6 sticks). It was a nightmare. My dentist felt so bad that he didn't charge me for the conscous sedation and he and his assist gave me a gift card
to the Cheesecake Factory -ymmm!
Well, dread, don't you know at my check up before christmas he said that there is a small opening at the base of one of the bridge teeth that is open and so I need to get a new bridge placed because the first one doesn't fit right(at his cost of course).
I did a curbside second opinion with a oral surgeon in the ICU and he said that I really did need to have a new bridge placed for the 1 mm size mal alignment.
So tomorrow I go back in. Does anyone know if Percocet interacts with the novacaine/lidocaine? I am seriously considering self medicating before I go in, I am petrified to go back in because I am a baby when it comes to teeth.