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WyldOrchid5150
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   Posted 2/2/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Ya'll....got another for everyone to ponder.For the last 2 years my teeth have went to pot.Breaking,abcessing, the works.The bottoms are not bad,its the top.They are constantly cutting into my lips and gums from the jagged edges,its really gross.Its not from lack of care,I just have very bad teeth genes.(Thank you european heritage!Austin Powers is a cousin..lol!)So we got our income tax return and I'm planning on going to the chain Affordable Dentures this Thrusday to see what they can do.I spoke with a rep this morning and she said if its to bad they will send you to a oral surgen.God, I hope not because I just don't have enough money for that.I'm going to have 13 teeth out at one time*shivers to my toes*,and I'm scared to death.I've had 2 pulled at once and thought my head was going to blow off.Also, do you think doing this is going to send my fibro into overdrive because my body will respond to it as an injury.I just want to be able to smile and laugh agian and not look like a meth-head(and I'm Not!).It probably would help with the docs to because every time they look at me, its the first thing they see and its the first thing they think.*sigh*I guess I just need a pumping up..my self esteem is in the crapper again.
Fibro,Heart Disease,Diabetes,Hyperlipademia,2 Stents,The Fog, other assorted twigs and berries.
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Sherrine
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   Posted 2/2/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Wyld, first of all, many with fibro do have problems with their teeth.  BUT, I have a friend who has Italian background and his teeth were breaking like yours and were quite ragged.  He found an excellent dentist that put crowns on them and they look great.  This dentist had a dental insurance that cost about $175 and it covered most of the cost of the crowns!  Plus, the policy is good for one year.  So, if I were you, I'd get on the phone and make some calls to see if the better dentists have insurance policies that you can purchase.  Keeping your teeth is the best option if at all possible.
 
Sherrine
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getting by
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   Posted 2/2/2009 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I have bad teeth genes too. Ever since I can remember there was always something going on with them. Right before I got fibro, I was at the doctor's office and was around a woman who was really sick. shortly after that, I got really, really sick and my two front bottom teeth all of a sudden got bad and I had to have them pulled. They were so lose that it didn't take much. It was just so all of a sudden. And it wasn't long after that the fibro started. So I kind of think that virus had something to do with it, along with stress. But I too have teeth breaking now and really need to get to a dentist. I just hate it so much. But better to get it over.

I did find out in my blood work that I am low on calcium. That probably has something to do with it too. I keep forgetting to take it.

Hugs, Karen
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 2/3/2009 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
i have teeth problems, too. my teeth were always in fairly decent shape-i didn't have any cavities until i was 20 and then i only had two-but since fibro came into my life, i've had to have 5 teeth pulled! i've got like 4 more that need some serious work done, but can't afford the dentist bills right now. sometimes i wonder if i shouldn't just get them all pulled and get dentures!
love and hugs
~danielle


fibromyalgia, ibs, gerd, anxiety

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.~Carlos Castaneda

I wish you all the joy that you can wish.~William Shakespeare

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.~Erma Bombeck


pattipanda
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   Posted 2/3/2009 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   

I too HAD a lot of problems with my teeth.  All of the same things you guys mentioned.  After all of my bouts with Lyme the antibotics distroyed my teeth.  In 2003 I had to get upper dentures.  What a difference it made!!  After everything healed up I felt ALOT better!!!  Now I can eat just about everything... including corn on the cob!!  No carmel, but that's ok.

One thing that's important to remember is bad teeth lead to poor health. Its wonderful not to be in pain all of the time (at least in the mouth area).  Yes, its scary and a little painful, but if you're a fibromite you can handle the pain.  It was worth it!!  I look better and feel better smilewinkgrin


Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown


WyldOrchid5150
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   Posted 2/3/2009 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
smhair  ok,just talked to the office about the tooth removal,no gas no sedation,just numb you up and pull.I'm gonna be sick....

this is gonna hurt...

Fibro,Heart Disease,Diabetes,Hyperlipademia,2 Stents,The Fog, other assorted twigs and berries.
       Metoprolol 100mg   Lisnopril 20mg  Glucophage100mg  Goody Powders 5 a day
                                             She Hath Done Wonderous Naughty


leemadd
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   Posted 2/3/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
If they numb you properly you will not feel a thing my son had one pulled and yes at 15 insisted I be in the room with him. the dentist was all done and My son asked when he was going to pull it. So you may be ok. Just tell your self to relax...

WyldOrchid5150
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   Posted 2/3/2009 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
ok...here goes...(oooohhhhhmmmmm)....nope,still can't get the image of 12 teeth going at once out of my head.There's going to be pulling and tugging and breaking and cracking.....and lions and tigers and bears..oh my... shocked
Fibro,Heart Disease,Diabetes,Hyperlipademia,2 Stents,The Fog, other assorted twigs and berries.
       Metoprolol 100mg   Lisnopril 20mg  Glucophage100mg  Goody Powders 5 a day
                                             She Hath Done Wonderous Naughty


SleepyBug
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   Posted 2/3/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
lol

i don't blame you for being nervous-i hate dental work! the sounds bother me the most for some reason..*shudders*
love and hugs
~danielle


fibromyalgia, ibs, gerd, anxiety

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.~Carlos Castaneda

I wish you all the joy that you can wish.~William Shakespeare

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.~Erma Bombeck


donnaeil
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   Posted 2/3/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
HI,

I have read that affordable dentures is a good company. Do not worry, The new teeth will be in instantly and you will be out of the dentists office before you know it.

Have canned soup, Ensure liquid drinks, yogurt, cottage cheese and other soft foods stockpiled for your recovery.

Take care, donnaeil

pattipanda
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   Posted 2/4/2009 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Remember.. it will only be scary for a short time.  Your going to feel MUCH better when its over.  Ask the dentist for headphones, it'll block out the sound... you'll be fine!! wink
Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown


leemadd
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   Posted 2/4/2009 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Even though i know my son had no problem I would still be scared. I had to have a root canal in oct. that was enough to keep me away from the dentist for awhile.

kelly71
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   Posted 2/4/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Wyld,
 
I've told this story many times, but I don't mind telling it again.  Actually, your story sounds almost exactly like mine.  My teeth began to break at the gumline and just started rotting out (and it was not from lack of care).  No one else in my family has dental problems except me.  I really think it may be a fibro (or some other auto immune) thing.
 
Anyway, my self esteem was horrible.  I really did feel like I looked like a monster.  I never smiled or let my teeth show when I was talking.  During the Xmas season of 2007, I came home to SC (I was living in CA at the time), and my parents helped me get dentures.  It was an office that just did dentures, and it was at an extremely low price (compared to regular dentists).  I had to have 17 teeth pulled (BTW-these were parts of 17 teeth-they were all broken off), and I got the "high end" dentures.  Actually, most of the money went into pulling the teeth.  But, everything came to about $1500 (the dentures were only about $500 or so).
 
This was one of the best things I could have ever done.  My self esteem shot up, and I got my smile back.  It was so worth it to me.  BTW-I was only 36 years old at the time. 
 
If your dentist has told you that you need dentures, then you need them.  Some people don't understand that crowns can't fix every dental problem.  Yes, dentures are a last resort, but you sound like me-there was no fixing the "teeth" I had left.  BTW-if you want to email me on a personal level, I would be more than glad to talk about this with you.
 
I hope everything goes well for you.  Good luck, and hopefully, you'll be smiling soon! smilewinkgrin


FINALLY dxd with fibro on 06/13/08
Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Aciphex for reflux
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WyldOrchid5150
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 174
   Posted 2/4/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey ya'll...thanks so much for the support.I've got yogurt,pudding,soup,mashed potatoes,and broth.Steve has got my pillow and blanket in the car,and we are leaving at 5 am.I'm excited and scared all at one time.I know I'll feel sooo much better about myself once I have teeth again.My grandma gave me 2 Adivans,and I'll take those in the morning to chill me out a bit.I'll let you guys know how it went tommarow,granted I'm not to messed up.

ps....mp3 player is ready to go...I'm gonna drown myself in music smilewinkgrin
Fibro,Heart Disease,Diabetes,Hyperlipademia,2 Stents,The Fog, other assorted twigs and berries.
       Metoprolol 100mg   Lisnopril 20mg  Glucophage100mg  Goody Powders 5 a day
                                             She Hath Done Wonderous Naughty


pattipanda
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   Posted 2/4/2009 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Girl.. you'll do just fine!! smilewinkgrin
Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown


GamJill
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   Posted 2/5/2009 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Wyld-

By the time you read this, it should all be over with! Yay! I have bad teeth too. It started after having my first son. After he was born, I went to the dentist and had 11 cavities! shocked And it has been down hill ever since. Just had two root canals done over the holidays - but my mouth could not feel better now.

Sounds like your all stocked up and ready for this- let us know how you are doing-

GamJill

 

 

 


 
 
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