I broke two teeth and I don’t advise you try it!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Respect Realty LLC 200311024

If you have ever broken a tooth or even had tooth pain, you know that it never happens when it is convenient. Well, when I broke two molars, it was no exception! It was 7pm on Thursday night when I bit in to a Peanut Butter Cookie and a peanut decided to use itself as a wedge to divide my two molars and broke them both.

Dentist Chair

This was one very painful experience, and I was now in search of a way to alleviate my pain. I could not find a dentist that was open at 7pm and I was starting to get close to passing out from the pain. That is when I got of hold of one dentist that knew of another that offered service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I was willing to pay any amount to have my pain go away.

Dr. Thomas Pham of Emergency Tooth Doctors was my savior. He not only was at his office in less than an hour, he didn't charge anything above and beyond what my other dentist did. So I've now switched dentists and I alsoknow that if I'm ever in pain in the middle of the night again, I can count on him saving me! (Not that I'm planning on that.)

I'm happy to say he saved both my teeth and I am now pain free, but I'm not going to be eating another crunchy peanut butter cookie anytime soon, if ever!


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Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes
Hi Todd. Sounds very painful. I think I'll stay away from the crunchy peanut butter cookies also. Best of luck.
Oct 12, 2007 04:36 PM #1
Bill Nazur
Corona, CA


That hurt to think about....the passing out part made me think of how much of a wuss we are as men, until I remembered the last toothache I had, and lo and behold, the compassion kicked in.....

get well!

Oct 12, 2007 04:46 PM #2
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
Todd - That sounds horribly painful.  Glad you were able to find a 24-hour dentist to help.  It makes me want to avoid peanuts altogether.
Oct 12, 2007 04:52 PM #3
Nancy Brenner
Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc. - Roswell, GA
Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent

Sorry about your tooth pain, Todd.
I've never heard of any 24 hour emergency dentist.
I'll have to check to see if there's on in my area.

Anyway, I'm glad you're feeling better.

Oct 12, 2007 05:08 PM #4
Jason Smith
DreamDirt Auction - Mondamin, IA
Thats just plain bad luck.  You might have to find a new bakery.
Oct 12, 2007 05:12 PM #5
Dwight Wolfe
Emerald Coast Realty, Inc. - Panama City Beach, FL

OWIIEEEE ZOWIIEEEEE and a few other choice words !!  Did it expose the nerve?  Yes indeedy, a good toothache or a good earache will make 'mice' out of all of us.  But even a mouse can chew his leg off!!  It is a lot easier to be John Wayne when shock and adrenalin are kickin' in.  Without those two things going for ya, pain just sucks.  GLAD TO HEAR YOU ARE DOIN' FINE. 

I chipped off a molar 3 years ago eating Pistachio ice cream.  Damn nuts!!  It was strictly topical, no exposed nerves.  I finished my ice cream.  But I had several large fillings in that tooth for many years and it was just 'time for it to break'.  Truely, it was not that the nuts were that hard but the nut just got in there at an angle that allowed it to put a little pressure in the right direction and the corner of the molar came right off.  And of course, I swallowed it. 

Peanut Butter Cookies?  Couldn't you use the peanut butter to stick your teeth back together?  :-)

Picture of the Dentist Chair.  Good God man, give it a break.  "Doctor, Doctor, I am dying, WAIT A SECOND, I got to get a picture of the chair for my blog"  I just had a real funny thought, WHEN DO YOU NOT THINK ABOUT BLOGGING?   Don't answer that, take the 5th !! >>> " . . . nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, . . . "

Oct 12, 2007 05:37 PM #6
Membership Cancelled
Pullman, WA

My teeth felt a chill while reading your post! I imagine that any price was worth it.

Oct 12, 2007 05:51 PM #7
Linda Scanlan
A Fan of AR - Burleson, TX
Todd - I've had 2 children and to me a bad toothache hurts every bit as bad, if not more!
Oct 12, 2007 09:33 PM #8
Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner
I know first hand how painful that can be. It hurt to read about it!!!
Oct 13, 2007 12:18 AM #9
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate
OUCH!  It is certainly good to know that there are 24 hours dentists.  I don't think I would have expected that.  I hope you are feeling better!
Oct 13, 2007 12:20 AM #10
Jeff R. Geoghan
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Lancaster, PA
REALTOR, Marketing Manager
Man, I broke a molar at dinner a year ago.  That bugger freaked me out!  I heard the distinct "Crack" inside my mouth and the pain was wild.  I wasn't eating anything hard at the time - it was just ready to go.
Oct 13, 2007 02:24 AM #11
Ryan Martin
Windermere Real Estate / Whatcom Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Commercial RE Broker
Todd, Looks like no Halloween candy for you. I am sorry to hear about your pain. It make me shutter just thinking about the pain.
Oct 13, 2007 02:29 AM #12
Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte
Poor Todd. I'm going to bring the kool-aid after all ;-)
Oct 13, 2007 10:26 AM #13
Robert Huntsinger
Empire Realty - Upland, CA
Empire Realty Upland, CA - Full Service at a Discount

Todd, better you than me.  Enjoy the crowns.

Take care!


Oct 13, 2007 10:29 AM #14
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Vincent - No crunchy peanut butter allowed in the house anymore!

Bill - I certainly didn't drive myself that night!

Nancy - Either had I, until Dr. Pham. But, I can't say enough good things about the guy!

Jason - My baker has been married to me way too long to get rid of her. - lol

Dwight - Yes it did expose the nerves in both teeth! It was the most pain I have ever been in and yes while I was in the chair, I was cracking jokes with the dentist about writing a blog about this and did it while during the surgery on my phone which has Microsoft Word on it.

Nathan - Don't tell Dr. Pham, but you were right at that time I would have paid anything!

Linda - My wife says you used drugs then - lol

Charles - And I never want to do it again!

Diane - I just got lucky finding him. It was a referral and I would have been in pain all night had I not caught the other dentist doing paperwork.

Jeff - It was the worst sound I also had heard. You knew what happened when it happened.

Ryan - YOU ARE WRONG - Have to test it for the kids' safety - lol

Jennifer - thanks!

Robert - Not looking forward to going back to finish the job. But, you have to do what you have to do.


Oct 13, 2007 05:07 PM #15
Armando Rodriguez
Orlando Homes 4 Sale, Real Estate Broker-GRI

I was playing paddle ball many years ago in NY and my partner let go of his paddle which had a metal banding around the edge.

Although it felt like just a tap, it knocked out two teeth.

I feel your pain!

Oct 14, 2007 04:07 AM #16
Keith Perry
Coldwell Banker - Hiram, GA
REALTOR - West Metro Atlanta
OUCH!! glad you are feeling better. Switch to PB&J sandwiches. :)
Oct 14, 2007 04:20 AM #17
Rick Grand
nowhere - Eugene, OR
OUCH! I had an experience with a Jolly rancher...darn those little candies! It broke a molar and that was not fun at all. I know your pain Todd!
Oct 15, 2007 06:04 AM #18
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Armando - OUCH! How fat did that lip get?

Keith - CREAMY!

Rick - We all have our weeknesses. I am guessing my next one will be taken out by a ginger snap... I love those things.

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