PLEASE HELP ME GET TEETH.
I have spent my life helping others, especially the poor and addicted. Now I am on disability. When I was growing up we were poor and my mom had five kids to raise, she was an amazing women and died a few years ago which means I lost my two best friends within a few years. As you know no one goes into social work for the money. I am currently on disability and have gone through all my savings over the last 3 years keeping my two children afloat as a single parent. I am proud of the work I have done over the years I spent as a social worker and as a clinical supervisor. So, the money never seemed to matter unless I could not meet my kids’ needs. I have never asked the public for help before.
When my mom had to decide who got braces and who did not, because she could not afford all five, the dentist told her that even though I needed them the most, the dentist told her that I had very soft teeth and needed braces the most, that my teeth were soft and that I would need dentures by the time I was 30. I was a very pretty girl then and my teeth made me feel selfconcious. I never told by beloved mother this because I knew she was doing the best she could even when people made fun of my teeth. I also never showed any jealousy towards my other four siblings when they had beautiful straight teeth. What I did do was take as good of care of my teeth as possible so I did not need dentures until I was 56 years old. Well of course, I needed help to pay for my teeth, I tried to save the teeth I had. The funniest story in that process was when I went to a chain dental clinic and had a siezure after getting multiple shots to prepare my mouth for treatment. The dentist started crying and screaming, I don’t know what to do, call 911, and then she just started crying and saying that she could not take care of me. i just rode the seizure through and then went home after they gave me some refers for dentist that could put me to sleep for treatment. I called all of them, but most of them turned out not to be dentist at all but people who took out gallbladders. I did find one doctor who sounded very confident about his skills. After my first visit and his estimates, I had to call my brother for financial help. That was hard because he had already helped me by sending out his wife’s older subaru to me in perfect shape. Don’t worry she got a new one. I cried when the dentist told my brother it would be cheaper to get dentures then fix my teeth but I could not ask my brother for more money.
Well, the doctor examined me and then talked to my brother, telling him that fixing my teeth would be very expensive and that I should get dentures and that I could get some implants later. Well, it turned out to be a disaster. The dentures did not fit even though I went in to have them realigned over and over, then my dentist, a different one said that if we could not get these to work or if they would not take implants she would give me my money back. That did not happen. Instead I got a letter from the first dentist, the owner saying that I was not cooperating with my side of wearing them each day enough. Well, I was trying but they hurt like hell and the top denture was way too big and made me look like I had a fat lip. The letter said they could no longer serve me due to a lack of trust in my dentist.
I went to three other dentist who said that the teeth would never take implants and that they were too big, did not fit at all, were too bulky and would give me TMJ and not to wear them. So along with all my other medical issues I have not had teeth since April. I should have reseached this guy. When I tried to talk to him about getting a good portion of my money back he yelled at me like a teenager might fight with his girlfriend or parent.
I have tried to get help from every social service agency possible and have written to everyone and coperation that I can to no avail. I found a very good dentist who said that I had a very tiny mouth, which I knew because the top plate and all the plastic made me gag. He wants me to get 10 small implants and will make me two pair of dentures, one to wear while the implants heal and then the final pair. I have not had teeth since April, my bones are starting to shrink. Which means I may never be able to get teeth which makes this sort of a crisis. He wants 11,000 up front. It is expensive because of my need for surgery and anesthesia. Please help me. I will never be able to eat right this way, it will be hard to fight another job when I am better. It has also aged the way I look by 20 years. I would love to date some day. I just want teeth that will work made by a doctor I trust. Please, please help me. I will find a way to help others in the future as a volunteer.I have been thinking of volunteering at a hospice or at the VA. Thank-you for reading this and giving it some thought. Sincerely, Vicki
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