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A weird problem... skating troubles.
I recently had a trapeze accident that cracked three of my teeth very badly. I had to have them shaved down and get veneers to repair the damage. Since then, whenever I skate (or rather, hear the ice while I'm skating), it sends a shooting pain from the teeth and through my body to the point where I can't skate at all. (It actually happens with a bunch of different noises, generally high pitched, like a car breaking quikcly or styrofoam squeaking). I thought it would stop, but it's been nearly two weeks now and there hasn't been any improvement. I'm completely stumped on what to do, I can't exactly skate with ear plugs in, and even if I try to block out the noise, my mind mentally fills it in and it hurts again. Does anyone have advice?
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I hope you are recovered from your accident.
Um..................... That is really weird. I would talk with your doctor and do some research on veneers. Maybe this happens to more people?????? Maybe try going on the ice with your sneakers on and see if the same thing happens??? I don't know if the blades are causing the problem or what???
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Ouch... that sounds horrible. For the accident, the teeth, and the skating!
My hypothesis is that the high-pitched sounds are making your veneers vibrate, which your teeth cannot really do and so that causes the pain (I believe teeth, as in the the ivory part, are connected to the jaw bone, which would cause a very unpleasant vibration in your head). Humans can only hear a certain range of wave frequency and my guess is that you didn't notice them before because they are outside human hearing range. Veneers just might be more sensitive to the sound, and, in that case, I would speak with the dentist who put them on to see if there's an alternative... maybe something mroe spongy between the veneers and your actual teeth. Don't quote me on that, though... I'm just repeating what I've been studying for a physics midterm!
Hope that helped a little,
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I can relate to this a little for from my masculine studly bunny hop debacle, I chipped my eye tooth. The veneer went fine though - I waited a long time to get though - and I have had no issues with vibration, sounds, cold sensitivity (anymore / now that it is repaired) and wonder if the DDS did a quality job. Or are you still with "baby teeth"? That might be a difference. ????
bethissoawesome I do not know your age so I hope that question is understood.
Otherwise I would be asking the DDS to get it correct rather than impairing your love for a sport.
And I am not trying to be demeaning, but it could also be purely psychosomatic. With that knowledge it could go away is the reason I suggest.
Yeah, I would call your dentist. It could just be nerve sensitivity in the teeth, which will go away eventually, but maybe there's something your dentist could do to help in the meantime. . .
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Thanks for the advice... I hope there is something that can be done. I have a pretty tight schedule for skating laid out :-/ They were adult teeth, so no difference there. The teeth were very damaged though and needed root canals before the veneers. I'm hoping it heals or maybe with enough exposure, I'll get used to the feeling and it won't cause anymore trouble. It's just so bizarre. It's not like you can go to a physical therapist for your teeth!
You could try special toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Do the teeth hurt from any other activity such as running, or do they hurt from the cold? I have veneers on my two front teeth. One tooth was later hurt in an accident and I had to have a root canal on that tooth. However the tooth can still hurt. The dentist said that I must have developed arthritis where the tooth sits in the jawbone.
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It takes a long time for teeth - especially root canal work to heal. I had a problem with a root canalled tooth that bothered me for about two years. I ended up going to a dental specialist who was able to finally give me some relief from the constant pain that I was in. My tooth had a nerve that the dentist could not see. Anyway the tooth took months to settle down and even now it is still somewhat sensitive. I call it my "trick " tooth.
You may want to consult a dental specialist. Don't give up! My tooth problem seemed to go on forever, but has finally settled down. I almost thought at one point it would have to be extracted.
I am sure your teeth will settle down and you will be able to enjoy skating once again.
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The above site has an option to type your question in and get an answer from a dentist.
They had a question about hot and cold sensitivity with veneers, but not one about sound.
You might want to try asking them---but ask your dentist first--recall though, if he did a bad job, he may well not be the one who will be able to tell you what he should have done differently. Get a second opinion.
Here's some people who had tooth pain due to sound: