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post #1 of 13
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Completely random but has anyone here ever had to have one of their teeth filed down? because it was too sharp or something? I have really sharp canines and im constantly biting myself with them and getting canker sores and I was thinking of getting them filed down by a dentist, has anyone had this done?
post #2 of 13
Yes ma'am, sure did! It was about 18 years ago, and the dentist only charged me $35 to ease the sharp points on my canines so I would do myself fewer injuries... and look less like a vampire.

It didn't take much to solve the problem, and apparently it didn't thin the surface enamel too much or anything, because I've had no trouble at all. Go for it!
post #3 of 13
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Awesome but I just asked my mom if she had it done, and she said yeah, on her bottom canines....and she said it hurt and they had to numb her. Did it hurt for you?
post #4 of 13
I had a tiny chip in a tooth filed down when they had numbed my mouth for filling a cavity. Never had any problems with it since, and it looks much better now too.
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by Roimata View Post
Completely random but has anyone here ever had to have one of their teeth filed down? because it was too sharp or something? I have really sharp canines and im constantly biting myself with them and getting canker sores and I was thinking of getting them filed down by a dentist, has anyone had this done?
I have! Do I get a prize? Actually the prize was NOT getting the canker sores you are talking about because I always used to get them. No longer. Off hand, I cannot think of any downsides to having this done, assuming you have a competent dentist. I would certainly do it again.
post #6 of 13
I have once but not enough. I was (a kid) at the orthodontist and he filed down my "canines" a little. I wish he would of filed my two front teeth down just a tad. Im not buck tooth, but for some reason it bothers me... Oh yeah, he cut my lip while doing it too.
post #7 of 13
I filed my own.... I know it's bad, I've heard it a million times! It was with a simple soft nail file, it probably mostly just smoothed it than anything. They are probably the same teeth you have, but not the canines (they have to pull your canines, or at least they are supposed to, it's much better for your whole mouth in general). They are perfect now though, I was getting tired of biting bits of my tounge off. PS....for those of you worrying about me that was almost 6 years ago and my teeth are still doing great, have the enamel and everything! My mom wanted to kill me though....
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by EnzoLeya View Post
I filed my own.... I know it's bad, I've heard it a million times! It was with a simple soft nail file, it probably mostly just smoothed it than anything. They are probably the same teeth you have, but not the canines (they have to pull your canines, or at least they are supposed to, it's much better for your whole mouth in general). They are perfect now though, I was getting tired of biting bits of my tounge off. PS....for those of you worrying about me that was almost 6 years ago and my teeth are still doing great, have the enamel and everything! My mom wanted to kill me though....
What? your not supposed to get your canines pulled lol, you get your wisdom teeth pulled.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by EnzoLeya View Post
I filed my own.... I know it's bad, I've heard it a million times! It was with a simple soft nail file, it probably mostly just smoothed it than anything. They are probably the same teeth you have, but not the canines (they have to pull your canines, or at least they are supposed to, it's much better for your whole mouth in general). They are perfect now though, I was getting tired of biting bits of my tounge off. PS....for those of you worrying about me that was almost 6 years ago and my teeth are still doing great, have the enamel and everything! My mom wanted to kill me though....
If you mean they pull canines for braces, wrongo.....they pull your first bicuspids(the ones BEHIND your canines) so all your teeth line up better. This is very common. But I have never heard of pulling your canines...you need them for tearing food! I am a Dental Assistant and have never heard of that. Oh yes and they also pull your wisdoms to make your teeth fit better....

And I really don't think they would numb you for that. It's like polishing down a filling that is too sharp. It wouldn't hurt.

Just my two cents
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
Ive never had to have any of my teeth pulled. What are bicuspids? I never had any abnormal teeth.
post #11 of 13
The OP PMd me earlier (and you know how painful that can be ), so I've already answered her question -- but in case anyone else was wondering, I thought I answer here too:

Nope, it didn't hurt a bit! It was not a big deal at all.

But to do it yourself, Enzo, with a nail file? Jiminy Christmas! I hope you never need an appendectomy!
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
But to do it yourself, Enzo, with a nail file? Jiminy Christmas! I hope you never need an appendectomy!
What a hoot!!!
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Roimata View Post
Ive never had to have any of my teeth pulled. What are bicuspids? I never had any abnormal teeth.
They are the 2 teeth right behind your canines-first and second respectively. They commonly pull those for orthodontic purposes.
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