- May 30, 2019
Hello... I'm new to this. I have a dental appt scheduled for Friday. I have a bridge that needs to be cut off and a tooth under it extracted. I also may need to have the next tooth extracted. This bridge has been in my mouth for a couple of decades and has given me problems off an on for the past 10-years. It became infected last December, they gave me antibiotics it cleared up but I had health issues that prevented me from getting it treated. It's June now and the tooth under my bridge became abscessed again... they gave me another round of antibiotics but I was allergic to the meds given and they have now given me four antibiotics! The fourth one has not made me sick. I've been sent home twice between the first of May and now as the Dentist said he didn't want to work on my teeth when they were infected. Well now I'm petrified because although my tooth doesn't hurt like it did it is still feeling weird and the Dentist said that if there's any infection I won't get numb. Then he said I was a candidate for sedation but I cannot afford that. I'm really worried that the pain is going to be bad. I'm also worried because this could be my third tooth pulled on the left bottom side so I'll only have about 10 teeth on the bottom. I'm not ready for dentures but cannot afford implants. I've been to over a dozen dentists and the fees to fix all of my teeth are over 50k. I'm sad, scared and ready to give up. I'm a fairly attractive woman for my age and I do not want to do the dentures thing. Not liking this at all and I already have dental anxiety. Long, Long story. Car accident at 17 messed my teeth up and all of my work is failing. ?