I'm living a dental nightmare...I have a condition called dental resorption. My body attacks my teeth like they are foreign bodies. this process is more than likely due to a combination of my inflammmatory autoimmune diseases and long term Bisphosonate (Boniva) use. The dental specialists I've seen are stumped. I no longer take Boniva.
My mouth has seen more root canals than the average person. Not all my root canals have been sucessful and now have missing teeth farther back in my mouth. I cannot wear a partial anymore, I've had teeth snap off at the gum line. I have tooth roots still in place. Specialist are afraid of removing them, fear of the bone not healing correctly.
Even if I could have my teeth pulled, I have bony growths called tori. They would have to be chisled out...again specialists are afraid of bone not healing. I'm caught between a rock and a hard place. I continue to go every 6 months to get my teeth cleaned...it doesn't take long as I only have 19 teeth left.
I'm praying that my remaining teeth hold out for my remaing years or I will look like a hillbilly for sure :)
I do understand your frustration.
Fibromyalgia, Adenocarcinoma survivor, Lung Lobectomy, Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension,
MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma and RA)
Raynaud's, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis,
Osteoporosis, Hypertension and Migraines
"Where there is a will, there is a way"
Post Edited (crazykitty) : 3/16/2013 9:25:18 AM (GMT-6)