Takes a deep breath, this is actually extremely hard to write because I have never asked for help before.
But I sit here overwhelmed with all the information that was given thinking what am I going to do. Like many others I had significant amount of dental work over the last 10 years. About 5 years ago I went to a dentist where I was living at the time because I was experiencing horrid tooth, gum pain and my teeth were crumbling. The dentist said due to reflux, esophageal issues and high level of acid in my mouth it was causing my teeth to decay rapidly. During the visit he said I needed to have 6 up front teeth removed because of an infection and it was urgent and he said multiple teeth on the bottom needed to be removed ASAP. The dentist against my concerns drilled into another tooth and crown/bridge that was already in place so that the parcel could hook on to.
I followed his recommendation and got a vanity parcel, my insurance at that time paid nothing which was a huge financial burden but I did it. Which irony in tack I just paid that bill off from 3 years ago last month. Recently the parcel has been given me significant amount of trouble. It consistently falls down or fall out of my mouth as I am talking to someone which is highly embarrassing. I am a receptionist so I am constantly assisting and talking to people in front of me. I am not able to bite down at without the parcel falling down or out of my mouth. Due to my lack of teeth on the bottom I have an extremely hard time chewing that is painful. And now within the last month I have developed several large painful like blisters that the dentist has explained to me that are dental fistulas and abscesses that are infected and has started to cause some major bone loss in my jaw. The infections has now spread into all my teeth. The dental surgeon and my PCP are concerned that I have had an increase in migraine headaches and most medications do not seem to be helping. They feel it is linked to the dental problems I am facing. To add more concern and stress the infection has spread into my blood and could be causing other health related issues I am experiencing and adding stress my heart. The consistent migraines make functional daily very hard, mouth pain and missing teeth has made it hard to eat and I am humiliated to smile and show teeth because the image is disgusting.
The surgeon has expressed the urgency of the surgery due to the infection in all my remaining teeth and the amount of pain I am in all the time. I have considered all my options of doing the surgery, but they said I need to get this done in the next month. I am tentatively scheduled for surgery 07/01 with the terrifying reality that I need an insane amount a money that I know I will never be able to come up with.
I am honestly terrified… I am 40 years old single female, I work full time and my reality is I cannot afford this surgery and I don’t have family that can help at all. A friend suggested I try asking others for help…
So here I am asking if anyone is willing to help someone who is overwhelmed and desperate for help.
Phase one: Multiple Surgical Extractions, Multiple Dental Implant, IV Sedation
Phase two: Multiple Implant – placement ~~ Total = $27,000.00
Dental Compression, X-rays, Molding, Bone Filler, Multiple Implants (teeth), Surgical Time ~~~ Total = $33,000.00
Full surgical cost = $60,000.00
Prays for a miracle…
I would be beyond eternally grateful if you would consider donating any amount towards helping me.
If you are able to and find it in your heart to help I would appreciate it more than words can ever express..