It's too late for me to save my teeth
May 23, 2019 10:16am CST
I visited today another dentist. Many members of mylot told me to ask for a second opinion. And I did this. This dentist was young. She told me that my teeth can't be saved and it's too late for me. I will lose ALL of them. But now they can be crowned. I am young and this is hard to accept. I have fillings and teeth have decay next to fillings. I will need over $2000 and many root canals that are so painful. I am depressed and I don't know how to accept this. She told me that in a very short time I will not have teeth anymore. I have to crown all my teeth. How can I accept this?
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@dya80dya My late father in law lost his teeth early, I believe - I think he had dentures fairly young. He said he always had bad teeth because of some calcium deficiency - something to do with his mother too and it was passed on to him. So knowing that he had this condition, he had all his kids' teeth sealed to help prevent cavities. My husband and sister were ok, but the eldest sister ended up with bad teeth (but she did not take care - she didn't brush well and she smoked).
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Oh gosh. You mentioned dentures . . . did they give you that option too and how much it would be for you? My dad (though he is in his late 70s) had all rotten teeth due to his many years of smoking. He wanted dental implants but the dentists told him there was nothing for the teeth to attach to - that's how bad it was for him. He opted for the dentures and is ok with them now (it took some time to get used to them). I hope all these dentists will explore all the options with you and explain them well so you could make the best decision possible for your teeth.