For the past 8 years I have been living with dental problems, but 3 years ago it took a turn for the worse, I had no way of helping with my problems.
I went to a dentist with complaints of dental pain, looking for relief, hoping to just need a tooth pulled, but after the dentist got done with scans, I was informed every tooth in my head was dead, and nothing could be done without pulling every tooth from my mouth.
This is what I had to consider, so I did research, and learned that without teeth or implants in your gum line, your jaw bone will decay over time, resulting in a deformed jawline.
I did not find this to be comforting... I found it horrifying.
So I have lived in constant dental pain, for the past 3 years, and some days it is better than others, but some days it feels like my jaw is trying to be pulled from my skull.
I have gathered prices in the past from dentists, and full mouth dental implanting is severely expensive, but it is what I need. Dentures do not preserve jaw bone, bridges only work if they are connected to healthy teeth of which I have none.
So please help me, help me finally live my life without all this pain in my mouth, safely.
I fear if I keep these teeth too much longer, it may stunt my life, but I don't want my jaw to become deformed.
I have no income, I have been decided by the state for previous issues that I am ineligible for any form of disability based income, and I have no medical insurance.
- Teresa Garcia