- Sep 10, 2011
- Central Valley, CA
I'm 24 going on 25...and I just recently gained health/dental insurance. I'm working on getting all my dental issues taken care of, but it's literally going to take me thousands of dollars. I've already had one tooth pulled (it needed a root canal, but it was a back tooth to I figured it wasn't worth it), a root canal, and 7 fillings so far. I still have 2 more root canals needed and probably about 8 more fillings. My dentist says that some of these fillings I've gotten could end up needing root canals later on. Not too mention my teeth are crooked, which makes me EXTREMELY self conscious about myself to the point that I cry because I hate having to smile on a day to day basis. Any who....is it even worth it try to get all this work that I need done (even though I really can't afford it)? Or should I try to find a dentist that would be willing to give me dentures? I just don't know what to do, and I'm so unhappy.