Good afternoon! I am writing this out of sheer desperation as I am in excruciating pain.
I have had severe Crohn’s disease since my teenage years and that required a LOT of steroids to keep inflammation at bay, which depleted the Dentin in my teeth making them extremely soft. I’ve never had much in the wAy of dental insurance and I live on a disability check of $786/month. I worked for a bit while my Crohn’s was in remission so I got some work done while I had some insurance but it still wasn’t great. Two summers ago I had a few pulled and a few others root canaled, along with a partial made for the top. Last summer however, (about 5 months ago) I was sitting at a stoplight and was hit head on by a man who was doing drugs while driving and overdosed. I was REALLY beaten up, and most importantly the two teeth where the posts for the partial is were cracked by the airbag. Without car insurance from him and having to leave my job and lose what little bit of dental I had, those teeth have been held together by the partial until a few weeks ago when they broke off at the gum line. I am severely immune compromised because of my Crohn’s medications, so it is very important that I get these fixed before I get an infection I cannot fight. I need $250 just for x-rays and consultation and he said if they need implants it will be in the thousands but right now I just want to get the roots out to prevent landing in the hospital with the covid19 situation.