Dental Implants

In the past few years I have struggled from dental problems that have gotten progressively worse. Between extreme anxiety and stress, lack of funds and no access to dental insurance since the age of 17, my oral health has taken a scary turn. I have lost 9 teeth in the past 3 years, between BOTH the left and right sides of my mouth (top and bottom) Due to this, I can not longer chew any food on either sides, causing me to rely on my front teeth for eating everything. Because I am now forced to chew solely with my facial (front) teeth, they have become more and more decayed, even though I am taking any and all proactive steps to fight the issues by using prescription toothpastes, fluoride mouth washes, only drinking through straws to avoid my teeth, rinsing my mouth with water while eating or drinking anything, flossing, and having been sugar free for almost 6 months. Regardless of my efforts, the decay has worsened on my front teeth and I have now been forced to change to a full liquid diet as chewing has become impossible due to pain of having exposed gums in most of my mouth.
I have started this go fund me because a few people had messaged me with interest of helping my situation as it feels not only painful, but quite scary and helpless. I alone have poured thousands of dollars into my oral care over the past 2 years, while living on my own and working multiple jobs. 

Normally I would not have set this up, but since people had offered, I did. 

I know the goal is set quite high, and this is due to the fact that dental procedures are unfortunately unreasonably expensive and are generally not covered by dental insurance. I have set the fund goal in hopes of being able to purchase TWO dental implants, one on the left side, one of the right, in order to be able to chew more comfortably and have less gum exposed inside my mouth. This is NOT about cosmetic qualms, but about quality of life. I can not even chew something as simple as a salad without feeling pain of my gums getting hit with food, and my front teeth suffering from overuse.
These dental problems have been plaguing me and no matter what I do it seems like I can not fight against them and I constantly fear losing more teeth.. to continue to be proactive, i will be having blood work done to see if there is an under lying problem causing my tooth loss and accelerated decay.. 
Anyone who donates to my goal, even a few dollars, I truly thank you for your generosity. 
I, myself, have and will continue to pay for my dental procedures that I need right now as this campaign is running because I know this will take a long time, if ever, to reach such a high goal, but here's to wishful thinking. 

No one is obligated to donate anything at all, this campaign  was created because i have had a few kind people ask me to make it. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Donations

  • Jason P 
    • $25 
    • 6 mos
  • Jenn Kay 
    • $30 
    • 6 mos
  • Alyse Sharp 
    • $20 
    • 6 mos
  • Demi Horn 
    • $20 
    • 6 mos
  • Olivia D 
    • $5 
    • 6 mos
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Organizer

Sammy Jo Schiffres 
Organizer
Orlando, FL
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