Hello everyone my name is Shandora and I’m asking for help with dental expenses. I know it might not seem that important but I’m 24 years old and have been dealing with this problem since I was 17 and still in high school. Bad teeth run in my family but when things really started going downhill for me dental wise was when I went to one particular dentist who shaved my two bottom teeth down to nubs and put a filling composite around them but telling me that it was a permanent fix and by the time the mistake was caught it was to late and my medicaid ran out when I turned 18. Slowly my bottom teeth began to rot and break away, the cavities are getting worse and worse, along with that came tooth infections and abscesses in my mouth that had me in the worst pain of my life..for a while there I contemplated suicide just to end the pain. sleeping, eating, and talking we’re impossible when an infection flares up and all I can do is lay there in pain crying and praying to god that it’ll go away. I’ve gotten so desperate that I tried every home remedy In the book, literally even swishing perfume in my mouth and Rubbing alcohol, that’s how desperate I got. Every time I saved up the money to fix one tooth something ALWAYS came up and there went my money. Eventually I Saved up enough just for extractions and was able to get 2 Of my bottom teeth removed and it helped..for like a month. My fiancé and soon to be father-in-law helped with my last one just recently. My fiancé works long and hard hours to Make ends meet and get out of our financial debt and when he can, he helps with my pains. Now I’m pregnant with my very first child and we’re so excited! but unfortunately That has put more pressure on us and because of COVID I haven’t been able to work, due to not wanting to risk my baby’s safety, my fiancé supports us completely so this is my way of not just helping myself but also to take pressure off of him, also what I was not aware of was that all my calcium would go to my baby so now the decay has sped WAY up which in turn has caused the infections to act up again, I can’t even enjoy this pregnancy because I’m always in pain. I cannot explain the physical pain that comes with a tooth ache and cavity And the infections, also how it’s mentally draining but because you can’t do ANYTHING but wish and pray it’ll go away, If I wasn’t pregnant I would drink myself into a stupor just to get even a little bit of sleep and relief. I want to get this taken care of once and for all because I’m tired of not being able to fully enjoy my life and I wanna be able to enjoy having my baby around and I’m scared that whenever I Eventually get another infection or abscess and my baby is here that I won’t be able to fully take care of them the way I’m suppose to. I’ve thought about making a go fund me for years Now but the way I was raised really held me back from that, I feel horrible asking for help about this and for me it’s a really personal and embarrassing issue but my fiancé finally gave me the courage to do so because In the end I’ve tried everything I can do to fix my mouth on my own and I was afraid to get judged because I’m so young and I have these problems, and the stigma with having teeth like mine is “oh they must be smoking meth” I’ve never done anything like that in my life I swear on my mothers grave, I’m just an unlucky girl with bad family genes. I’m to embarrassed to post the actual picture of what I look like when one of the infections starts to Act up so message me if you want to see a pic just so I can prove and show you what I’ve had to deal with for close to 9 years straight. Thank you everyone for reading this and for helping out if you do and if you don’t end up donating all I ask is please pray for me, it would mean so much.