Help me smile again..
I am a 19 year old girl with type 1 diabetes, which is a struggle in itself but for the last couple years I have been in so much pain with my teeth. I have had surgery twice, which has not worked on both occassions and caused me to end up in hospital 4 times in 2015 and again 3 times in 2016 with DKA (diabetic ketone-acidosis), which is potentially fatal. I also have temporomandibular joint syndrome making it hard to eat with a painful jaw and where I grind my teeth in my sleep, it makes my jaw click quite often. I can't open my mouth for along time, otherwise it aches and becomes very sore. My teeth crumble and fall out so easily that I only have 8 out of 16 teeth on my top set. I've lost my front teeth already and now I have a couple of temporary replacements, but nothing long term. I wake up everyday in agony with my teeth, constant bleeding out of my teeth and puss that never goes which makes me sick a lot. Poison dripping out of my teeth all the time making me throw up, which means more acid on my teeth which is doing no favours. I'm tired of it all! All I want is some nice teeth that aren't going to break if I eat something or crumble without even touching them. I've probably spent most of my life at the dentist trying to sort this, but no one knows the reason why this has happened to me. I've lost a lot of confidence what with losing my front teeth and others, having temporary replacements and being bullied for not having 'nice' teeth.
Please help me smile again!
So I had a good run after my last dentist visit about 3-4 months ago after forking out £200 for some stronger fillings. I had no toothache and better yet, no more swollen faces. I thought it was finally going but, unfortunately it has now returned...
I have been in the worst pain ever these past couple of days. I went to my dentist yesterday, just to be told that I have a serious infection in my lower tooth. My nerve in my tooth is really deep and nearly exposed, so my only option is root canal and a crown cap on top. It's not going to be cheap either at £230!! Following that, I still need some of my front teeth extracted and a new temporary denture for the time being, costing even more over the coming months.
I have also found out that I cannot get implants, due to the little amount of bone I have in my mouth and also being Type 1 Diabetic and grinding my teeth in my sleep, its even more difficult. I've struggled all my life with grinding my teeth in my sleep but at the minute, it's worst than ever. It's something I have no control over.
However, I have now been told the best possible solution for me is Cobalt Chrome dentures, which will be safer and better for me. They will have to be done privately and will cost up to £400. Obviously, I don't have an unlimited supply of money to afford this and so far all the help, support and donations I have received has overwhelmed me. I cannot express how much I appreciate all the help. All I ask is if you can share this or even make a small donation, anything is massively appreciated.
after it all, my dentist pulled out my infected, dying nerve that was only 1mm, how can something so tiny cause so much pain, swelling of the face and muscle spasms?
I am 23 years old & went through the same thing. Multiple dentists could not figure out what was going on. I dealt with toothaches for multiple years and my front teeth began to come out. I could not eat and I was a victim of so many infections. I became immune to certain antibiotics because of all of those infections so now my body has built a resistance. Almost a year ago, I finally made the decision to have all of my teeth removed. Now, I have dental implants. At first, I had a denture plant while healing, but you could not tell and honestly, I could not either. I love my smile now. They saved my life. If you ever want to talk, let me know! I wish you the best of luck and I will donate to help!
My niece just turned 17, and had gotten dentures. She was kicked in the mouth br a horse at age 11, which broke her jaw, nose, and maxilla. After surgeries, implants, bridges, and braces, she cried uncle. She has a beautiful smile, and no more fears of infection or teeth falling out. Hang in there. Prayers for you!
As a dental professional it sounds like you might have ameleogenisis imperfecta. You are not alone! I'm sorry you are going through this awful ordeal but maybe this may help with your treatment. All the best!
The first thing I thought was EDS, too. It's a defect in your body's ability to produce collagen - so connective tissue, something that your entire body is made of. You don't even have to be super flexible to have it - I've been trying to stay a step ahead of it for 25 plus years, but Type 1 LADA is always lurking around the corner because of it. By the time I was 31, between my allergies, MAST Cell, and monster roots that sat in my cesspool sinuses, I had to rip all my top teeth out and get a plate. I don't know how the referral process works for you, but if you go to the EDNF page (or hell, Wikipedia), and read through the different types and manifestations, and it rings a bell, you NEED a Rheumatologist and a Genetics Specialist, possibly a Cardio, too. If your gum tissue isn't strong enough, no amount of hygiene is going to help. 28000$US? EEK! I'm due for implants once my face gets fixed next month, and even with the rhino, tonsil, adnoid, and sinus correction, from start to finish, it'd 'only' cost about 1/2 of that, including the major facial reconstruction (I know, right? Haha) without insurance. You'd be amazed how fast you feel better after a hefty dose of antibiotics (Cipro, the one that kills anthrax is what I'm forced on) once those teeth come out. Please get in touch with me. If coming to the States is more financially viable option, you are welcome to stay with my family for as long as it takes, because we know how hard this is. If your mouth's sick, your whole body is. Hugs, love.
I know how it is with diabetes and DKA i deal with it alot since being diagnosed in 2000 i have spent close to 3 years all together in the hospital some visits being 2 days some being 3 weeks its horrible only thing im glad about is im canadian and these visits only cost me time that i could be working or in extreme cases jobs that ive just started
My husband had this at a young age. He had all teeth removed by age of 20 and fitted with full set of false teeth. The teeth continued to break and fall outstarting at 8. He was diagnosed with pyorrhea. Not many people heard of it. Its sometimes hereditary. But is like gum disease and calcium defiency which caused his teeth to deteriorate with severe gum infections, root exposure and as he got older they ried fillings and caps but. The teeth breaking and infection and to prevent soreading to jaw. Hus teeth were surgically removed. Best thing thry coukd do. You csnt tell theyre false and no more health issues. PYORRHEA. .... Hope this helps
Im having the same kind of problems with my teeth but for some unknown reason. I look like I have done meth for some time and have never touched the stuff. I understand your pain. I just had a tooth removed due to infection and am now suffering minor (as the dr said) nerve damage. I cant feel parts of the left side of my face and still have headaches. Im seeing another dr as soon as my insurance kicks in. Im sorry you're going through this.
Would you message me on facebook. I have these same dental problems without a reason other than maybe nerve damage. It is humiliating and embarrassing to not have good teeth.
Linzi I am so very sorry because I know how you feel. I sit here now in a great deal of pain. No money to get help so I wish you luck and if I wasn't unemployed I would help somehow. God bless you
I have dentures due to a very similar situation cause by genetics! Hope your able to get the dentures and smile proudly like I have been able too! Good luck and stay hopeful!