Long term dental issues
 

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04-18-09 10:46 AM
Jill Zavaleta
Long term dental issues
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My 8 yr. old is  6 yrs. post tandem transplants and I was wondering how many people are having issues with malformed permanent teeth or the absence of permanent teeth.  We feel very fortuante to even be asking this question let alone be 6yrs. out from tandem transplants with this being our only issue.    My son's xrays are showing malformed teeth and 5 missing permanent teeth.  He is currently in great hands with an orthodontist but I would love to hear if anyone else is experiencing this.   -Jill     

04-18-09 08:23 PM
Suzella
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I'm a 24 yr old Neuroblastoma survivor. I've had a lot of issues with my teeth over the years. When my baby teeth came in most of them came in black and I lost all my baby teeth a lot quicker than the kids I went to school with. Two of my adult teeth never came in. I had braces, and when they pulled the braces off, it pulled off some of the enamel because my teeth were so soft, so they had to cover my teeth with veneer. I get a lot of cavities even though I brush and floss regularly. I've had many root canals, and I'm currently in the process of getting some of my teeth capped...the dentist said I have to cap them because they are so soft and brittle that if they don't cap them now, they'll end up having to pull them eventually. My teeth frustrate me a lot and I wish I could change them. However, I have my health now, so I can put up with having messed up teeth. When I look at the bigger picture of life, my teeth aren't that big of a deal...
04-18-09 08:37 PM
Jill Zavaleta
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Exactly.  I'll take a deaf kid or a toothless kid as long as he is still alive.  It really is minor in comparison to what you have been through.  So glad to have your insight in this forum.  Thank you.  Jill