Hi, my name is Savanna. I’m 29 years old, going through a situation I never thought I’d have at such a young age yet here I am currently at my last limb of hope. Since I was about 20 years old, I’ve been having dental issues nonstop. I always did well to brush them growing up however I was unaware of how detrimental it was drinking soda and eating candy was when it comes to keeping up with your oral health. I never thought to have my teeth checked when i was younger because i never really was in any pain to begin with and I thought suffering a crack or two wasn’t going to hurt me in the long run. My teeth were white and my family never really took me to the dentist growing up, so it wasn’t something that I had in mind at that age either.
Well, one day I woke up in severe pain and ended up finding out that i had to have not one, not two but four of my back molars removed. Now, I thought my troubles ended there back in 2013, at the time I was just getting fresh out of high school. Over the years, I’ve managed to use some of my student loan money trying to fix the issues with my missing teeth. I managed to get three implants put in at the time however, two of them fell out immediately a week after surgery, one was left unfinished, and I was forced to find another dentist because the one I had previously went to had been shut down for performing operations without a license. Needless to say, I’ve had problems with my dental situation ever since and I was never able to get them put back in because the other dentists were just too expensive for me. Up until 2017, I’ve kept up with my teeth pretty well but stopped going in because I was told that the remainder of the ones I had been in pretty good shape despite me feeling otherwise. I went from going to the dentist obsessively to not going in at all due to me admittedly just giving up at the time. I thought maybe i was doing too much and that I was going to be okay. So long as i kept my brushing habits up, everything was going to be fine and i would just take care of the rest of my teeth once i got the money for it. Fast forward to today, and I’m now facing the reality that I have to get four more taken out and I’m just a couple of teeth away from not being able to chew on my right side. I’m fearful that the same thing will occur for my left if I don’t do anything soon. I’m at my wits end and I’m desperately trying to find a solution. I’ve been trying to raise the money on my own but between having to pay for rent and a car that keeps breaking down, i have been struggling to do so. This is my first attempt at doing one of these crowdfunding stories, so I don’t really know what to expect however the way I see it I really don’t have a choice in the matter. I’m willing to do whatever i can at this point to get whatever help that’s available. Any little bit helps and of course i am extremely grateful towards anybody that’ll lend a helping hand.
My goal is to raise enough money to get at least one implant put in so I’m able to confidently eat on both sides again. I’m told that a single implant is worth somewhere from $1,000 to $3,500 dollars so any help is much appreciated. I also have to fix the remainder of the ones i have left. You’d be giving me the ability to chew again and honestly, I don’t even know how I’d react to having that as a privilege again. It feels weird to be saying that at only 29 but I guess we all have a story we have to grow stronger from. Thank you for taking the time to read my story and I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day.