Bad Bite, Bad Teeth, Bad Finances! Rockville, MD--Scheduled for Tuesday 01/19/15
I have had bad teeth the majority of my life. An...
Day 2 post surgery
Pics are not in order, and I don't feel up to dragging them around.
Day 4 postsurgery
The worst is supposed to be over, since this is day 4 post-surgery.
If it weren't for the fact that I have Lupus, I would have probably tried to go overseas. Google dental tourism, there are a lot of places that facilitate it. But the pretty much want folks in good physical health.
We're not sure if the bottom right is going to "take". The bottom back of both sides of my jaws are very soft. My PC doc gave me a list of supplements to start taking, so I'll look for those. I will do whatever I need to do, including not eating anything that as to be chewed, for 9 months. This is an exception,though. Most people are able to eat soft foods.
I was able to get the first part of the financing done by taking out a loan on my 401K. M husband did put up a "Go Fund Me" up for me, and we have gotten a few contributions, which I am super grateful for. I will have to pay the balance when the permanent teeth are delivered. We have gotten quite a few credit card offers for "no interest until 2017", and I will probably use one of those and transfer the balance as the end date comes due. Now that the pain is diminishing, I think it's going to be worth it. Wish I could have done something when I was younger. But not having a migraine in almost 2 months is a minor miracle.
https://www.gofundme.com/kne2twfg the pic my husband used is from when I got my last tooth pulled prior to surgery. It was a single tooth, the anchor tooth to a bridge. I broke the tooth off into the bridge. : ( Really don't have much more swelling and bruising now than I did for the single tooth. I had 7 pulled for this procedure, and it feels like the dentist is trying to get more mileage out of the bottom jaw by forcing the gumline forward, which beats the heck out of having the jaw broken. I can almost get my top and bottom teeth together, which I have never been able to do, even after 4 years of the ugliest braces you have ever seen!
Clear Choice All On Four
I am still in quite a bit of pain, but it is manageable with ibuprofen and the occasional Percocet. I'm not sure at this point whether it's worth the $$$, though I had to do something since I had failing bridges with the
Update on implant