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Serious dental problems

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Posted by: theactor  (9 years ago)

Hi there!

I have a lot of broken and badly decayed teeth up front. I have a feeling that I’ve got infections as well. I know my teeth will have to be extracted and would need implants or dentures but I cannot afford any of them for now. I am jobless, my mother has been sick for weeks, and we have to prioritize her. What should I do? Recently, I noticed that my front teeth were eroding and turning yellow. My top teeth were eroding to stumps. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions as to what I can do about this until I am able to save enough money for implants or dentures? I have no pain in any of my teeth, though I feel slight sensitivity sometimes. Any information would be highly appreciated!
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Posted by: mbognar  (9 years ago)
Hey... your post makes me feel better, I thought my teeth were in bad shape. I literally had a tooth pulled had the time you wrote your post.

Dental consultations are free... find a dentist and talk to one to see what your options are. One of my front teeth got pulled, but I was able to plan it out and I walked out with what they call a flipper as a temporary tooth. So I have no apparent missing tooth and I can stall for a while on in implant to save money.

I met with 4 dentists until I was happy with one. It was totally pain free. My other advice is that it sounds like you need a cleaning bad. I would start there... if you are not going to run to the dentist to do so, run out and get a water pick and clean your mouth regularly until you get to the dentist. Focus on your gum line where your teeth meet your gums.

Good luck, get over the dental fear. My tooth extraction was PAIN FREE!! A little gas, and injection.. i was in and out, back to work in 30 minutes.