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1/17/2012 9:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/17/2012 9:28 PM

Well back at the end of September, i fell over my bars on my bike at a skatepark, I never took my hands off my bars since i tried to throw my bike away, slammed the ground right on my front teeth. Broke my nose and jacked up my front teeth. I got a super bad concussion, i dont really remember that whole day, went to the hospital and got some stitches in my lip and shit. I Dont remember a whole lot from the crash. i only know what i was told. So here i am close to 3 months later. And still paying the price.
My dentist has told me that if i was wearing a mouth guard i would have been fine. I forced my top teeth back to be even with my bottom teeth and pulled them down 1/8 of an inch. I have to force my teeth back into place too. Thank god for the retainer from my braces. I had braces before too so i have perfectly straight teeth.(sorry parents) I had 3 root canals on my front teeth. Have had maybe 15 numbing shots(not fun). Im in nearing the end of getting my teeth crowned with pearly whites again. This is only after close to 15 grand in teeth if i didnt have insurance. Thank god i do. After im getting a professionally done mouthguard. I would like to say everyone should wear a mouthguard, its not that bad it turns into a habit like listening to a ipod while riding.

Here are some of the pictures
A few days after. the wire is my retainer.



Prep on my worst tooth out of the four.


final prep today for my permanent teeth.

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1/17/2012 9:31 PM

once, i chipped one of my front teeth. got the broken half, took it to the dentist and they glued it back on :D. been going about 2 years strong with it like that haha. but that sucks dude. chipping teeth feels really uncomfortable.

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1/17/2012 9:32 PM

Fbm Marauder wrote:

once, i chipped one of my front teeth. got the broken half, took it to the dentist and they glued it back on :D. been going about 2 years strong with it like that haha. but that sucks dude. chipping teeth feels really uncomfortable.

thats actually pretty cool. imagine how hard it was to eat food for me like first week, the teeth were super loose!

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1/17/2012 9:49 PM

dude thats no fun....looks painfull....ive broken 5 teeth in the back of my mouth from not wearing a mouthguard and my teeth smashed together so much they eventually broke when i slammed hard enough....it fucken hurts....im glad i live in canada though my coverage has helped me out allot with the bills....hope your luck changes man

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1/17/2012 9:53 PM

eskimojay wrote:

dude thats no fun....looks painfull....ive broken 5 teeth in the back of my mouth from not wearing a mouthguard and my teeth smashed together so much they eventually broke when i slammed hard enough....it fucken hurts....im glad i live in canada though my coverage has helped me out allot with the bills....hope your luck changes man

Thank god i dont remember the first crash which i am so glad

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1/17/2012 9:58 PM

yea i think im going to invest in a mouthguard next riding season....concussions suck and theyre starting to add up

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1/17/2012 10:03 PM

eskimojay wrote:

yea i think im going to invest in a mouthguard next riding season....concussions suck and theyre starting to add up

that is good plus they are under 10 dollars!

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1/17/2012 10:04 PM

I was actually looking in on getting some a couple of days ago..

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1/17/2012 10:08 PM

once i get all my teeth worked on fix the broken ones from riding and pull the wisdoms its going to cost me arond 5000 dollars.....almost half done....and i work at a hospital and get mad coverage.......shits expensive to get fixed so even if i get an expensive mouthguard its going to be worth it in the long run

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1/17/2012 10:08 PM

it looks kinda goony lol.... but damn dude that sucks... its kinda making me think of getting one

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1/17/2012 10:09 PM

just gotta get one with some custom paint some angry looking evil sharp teeth with blood or something shit would be badass

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1/18/2012 6:52 AM

sketchytravis wrote:

it looks kinda goony lol.... but damn dude that sucks... its kinda making me think of getting one

would you rather look goony than to have to pay a shit load of money for new teeth, and not be able to eat correctly for a while?

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1/18/2012 6:56 AM

i broke one of my teeth in a game of tag when i was little and broke the new one off riding, they had to put metal pins in the 2nd time around.

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1/18/2012 6:59 AM

eskimojay wrote:

once i get all my teeth worked on fix the broken ones from riding and pull the wisdoms its going to cost me arond 5000 dollars.....almost half done....and i work at a hospital and get mad coverage.......shits expensive to get fixed so even if i get an expensive mouthguard its going to be worth it in the long run

i have to get my wisdoms pulled too, got about 4 months till they put me under.

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1/18/2012 7:07 AM

thats gotta suck. looks so painful. i might start wearing one now.

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1/18/2012 8:15 AM

i;ve considered it. especially without health insurance, wearing a mouthguard seems kinda smart. i know some of them have 10000 dollar coverage if you fuck your teeth up while wearing it

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1/18/2012 10:34 AM

i also broke both my two front teeth riding park. sucks... and this is also why you wear a gumsheild

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1/18/2012 12:20 PM

sketchytravis wrote:

it looks kinda goony lol.... but damn dude that sucks... its kinda making me think of getting one

Cjmdawg wrote:

would you rather look goony than to have to pay a shit load of money for new teeth, and not be able to eat correctly for a while?

i meant hit teeth looked gooney not a mouth guard lol

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1/18/2012 4:13 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/18/2012 4:14 PM

A year ago I overshot a dirt jump and snapped my frame, I hit my face on the ground and broke my jaw but I also knocked one of my front teeth out. I had my mouth wired shut for a month. Now I wear this retainer with a fake tooth attatched so it looks like I have all my teeth but I can easily just take the retainer out. kinda like alex liiv!

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1/18/2012 4:28 PM

I ate it and cracked my front teeth sucked

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1/18/2012 4:37 PM

id consider getting a small one. i was in karate when i was younger and had one you boil and bite. then it molds to your teeth. might try one of those whenever i go to the skatepark.

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1/18/2012 5:38 PM

the first time my friend tried dropping in a bowl his back tire got caught on the coping and he fell about on his face. Chipped two of his teeth pretty badly and is about to go get it filled in I believe. Shit's expensive. I'm probably gonna buy one here soon

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1/18/2012 7:52 PM

yeah i pretty much always wear one now!

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1/18/2012 8:21 PM

yeah i almost knocked some teeth out in my recent concussion, i cased on an air about 6 feet high in the air on a quarter and flew over my bars and landed mouth first and than hit my head. At least this is what was told, i dont remember anything. The last thing i remember was my first run around the skatepark and i was told by onlookers i was there for 2 hours before the crash. now its about a month after my crash and my teeth have been bothering me very much since the crash(sensitivity) and i went to the orthodontist yesterday and my teeth are turning very gray and now i have to get a root canal, and for those of you who dont know what that is, it's when they basically saw off your current tooth and put in a new one

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1/18/2012 8:54 PM

CaptainSwagtastic wrote:

yeah i almost knocked some teeth out in my recent concussion, i cased on an air about 6 feet high in the air on a quarter and flew over my bars and landed mouth first and than hit my head. At least this is what was told, i dont remember anything. The last thing i remember was my first run around the skatepark and i was told by onlookers i was there for 2 hours before the crash. now its about a month after my crash and my teeth have been bothering me very much since the crash(sensitivity) and i went to the orthodontist yesterday and my teeth are turning very gray and now i have to get a root canal, and for those of you who dont know what that is, it's when they basically saw off your current tooth and put in a new one

a root canal is not what you described, a root canal is when they drill out your tooth where your nerve and blood supply is and dry it out, take the nerve out, and fill it. thats a root canal. also your tooth turned gray like mine did, due to the fact you messed up bad and the blood supply stained the tooth

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1/19/2012 1:10 AM

Cjmdawg wrote:

a root canal is not what you described, a root canal is when they drill out your tooth where your nerve and blood supply is and dry it out, take the nerve out, and fill it. thats a root canal. also your tooth turned gray like mine did, due to the fact you messed up bad and the blood supply stained the tooth

This. Is a root canal.

I had two (non-bmx related) and they fucking suck.

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1/19/2012 4:48 PM

K after i saw this thread i decided it might be wise to invest in a mouth guard. It is the most uncomfortable thing i have ever worn

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1/19/2012 7:37 PM

if i had a photo of mine on my mac id put it up but i did a similar thing.
i face planted and knocked my self out. had to get both my lips stiched up and my eyebrow and i now have 4 new teeth held together with metal pins.
my dentist said i have to wait for them to eventually die before i can get a root canal so i constantly have really bad tooth aches.
i did mine about a year ago and it still hurts.
500 bucks a tooth just to put up with constant pain and wait for them to die out so i can get a whole new tooth replacing it.
and i cant close my mouth properly any more.
im waiting for my next dentist appointment in 2 months to get my mouth gaurd fitted. i suggest everyone get one.

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1/20/2012 4:04 AM

cory thats fucking grim, i cringed all the way looking through those pictures, if it wasnt for my rear stem bolts being tight as fuck im pretty sure i would have fucked up my teeth

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1/20/2012 8:16 AM

iLOVEeclat wrote:

if i had a photo of mine on my mac id put it up but i did a similar thing.
i face planted and knocked my self out. had to get both my lips stiched up and my eyebrow and i now have 4 new teeth held together with metal pins.
my dentist said i have to wait for them to eventually die before i can get a root canal so i constantly have really bad tooth aches.
i did mine about a year ago and it still hurts.
500 bucks a tooth just to put up with constant pain and wait for them to die out so i can get a whole new tooth replacing it.
and i cant close my mouth properly any more.
im waiting for my next dentist appointment in 2 months to get my mouth gaurd fitted. i suggest everyone get one.

you dont have to wait for the teeth to die, your dentist should be able to tell if your teeth are jacked by x-rays, if they hurt tell him before they change colors and look like shit.

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