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Posted by: diverdan  (9 years ago)
I'm a recovering alcoholic / former two pack a day smoker. On both my right and left 2nd molars I have a cavity a little above and below the gum line. ( today started pain on my lower right 2nd molar crazy pain I feel all the way to my inner ear.) I also a cavity or hole almost I can feel with my finger on my 2nd upper premolar. To be honest from my upper canines around are stained and slightly decaying. I'm 27 years old with dental insurance but terrified to go to the dentist out of fear I'm going to be told I should get dentures or have a bunch of teeth removed or it's going to cost many many thousands to save them. I'm an executive now and mastered hiding my grim smile but I want to be able to smile again especially now having to speak to and meet a lot of people. I'm just terrified if I can't afford to fix now and removal is the only option I'll end up like George Washington having to stuff cotton balls in my cheeks. I'm sure I'm being a bit dramatic but I have been putting off the dentist for almost 4 years.
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Alcohol and smoking are not good for oral health. It could be the cause behind your oral problem directly or indirectly but can not be assess without physical examination. I would highly recommend you to visit some good dentist. There is no need to assume and get scared of dentures or tooth removal beforehand. It might be possible that you would be cured by simple medication only.
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Posted 9 years ago
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I'm a recovering alcoholic / former two pack a day smoker. On both my right and left 2nd molars I have a cavity a little above and below the gum line. ( today started pain on my lower right 2nd molar crazy pain I feel all the way to my inner ear.) I also a cavity or hole almost I can feel with my finger on my 2nd upper premolar. To be honest from my upper canines around are stained and slightly decaying. I'm 27 years old with dental insurance but terrified to go to the dentist out of fear I'm going to be told I should get dentures or have a bunch of teeth removed or it's going to cost many many thousands to save them. I'm an executive now and mastered hiding my grim smile but I want to be able to smile again especially now having to speak to and meet a lot of people. I'm just terrified if I can't afford to fix now and removal is the only option I'll end up like George Washington having to stuff cotton balls in my cheeks. I'm sure I'm being a bit dramatic but I have been putting off the dentist for almost 4 years.

It is a rare patient that I see needing all their teeth pulled and dentures. You will probably be surprised and all of your teeth can be saved-as long as you start NOW.

It may take root canals, and it may takes some crowns. The cost will likely exceed your dental insurance maximum several times, so I would be building up a war chest of savings to pay for it. Every week you delay will mean the costs only go higher. Procrastination costs! THE MOST IMPORTANT THING is to get started NOW. You have one month left in 2012 to bill as much as you can on this year's dental insurance maximum. Most dentists are pretty busy in December, SO YOU NEED TO FIND AN HONEST, COMPETENT DENTIST NOW and get started.

DO NOT shop for dentists using some stupid dental insurance list. Instead, look for honest and competent dentists on the recommendation of friends and coworkers. Avoid chain clinics like the plague.
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