- Sep 18, 2013
I am new to this site- I am a 47 y/o female -I have various medical issues, primarily I have had juvenile onset (type 1) Diabetes since I was 15 y.o- I am a smoker. I was told 2 years ago at dental visit I had 90% bone loss and would lose all my teeth- in the past 2 yrs I did not have any insurance so did not go back. I recently got approved for social security disability so Medicaid has helped with this issue. Here is my current situation;OKAY I WENT TO DDS YESTERDAY AND HAD 10 TEETH EXTRACTED----HURT LIKE HELL, I DO NOT DO PAIN WELL I CRIED THROUGH THE WHOLE ORDEAL EVEN AFTER HIM GIVING ME 2 EXTRA INJECTIONS FOR NUMBING!! SO I AM A SMOKER- MY TEETH WERE EXTRACTED EXACTLY 24 HOURS AGO-SOME PAIN BUT NOT UNBEARABLE I DESPERATELY WANT A CIGARETTE-- HOW CAN I GET THROUGH THIS WITHOUT GETTING DRY SOCKET? AND WHEN AM I OUT OF THE WOODS (SO TO SPEAK) FROM NEEDING TO BE CONCERNED OF GETTING DRY SOCKET?? I GO BACK NEXT TUESDAY FOR REMAINING TEETH TO BE EXTRACTED. I ASKED ABOUT IMMEDIATE DENTURES AND THEY SAID 1- WE DONT DO THOSE HERE AND 2- YOUR INSURANCE WONT COVER THAT COST SO THEY SAID I HAVE TO WAIT 8 WEEKS THEN COME IN FOR 4-5 VISITS IN PREPARATION FOR DENTURES SO IT SOUNDS LIKE 12-13 WEEKS WITH NOOOOO TEETH---UGH--NOT HAPPY RIGHT NOW AT ALL!!!