You know that dream

by Ginger on November 30, 2006

in I'm a Disaster

everyone seems to have had where all their teeth fall out? Welcome to my reality. I have CRAPPY teeth, have for years, partly having to do with genetics, partly those 8 years or so when I didn’t have dental insurance or the $$ to take care of them, and partly my own failures in the dental care arena.

While my teeth aren’t technically falling out, they might as well be. I’ve been told by my dentist that I need a dental implant on one tooth. I made the mistake of looking that procedure up online–I won’t horrify you all with the images, but suffice it to say…Icky. The process includes removing a tooth and the root structure, and then surgically attaching the implant to the jawbone. It’s not a pretty process, let me tell you. Or a short one (start to finish it’ll take about 6 months, unless I need a bone graft on my jawbone, then up to a year). Or a cheap one, even though I’m lucky that my insurance covers it.

On top of all that, there’s the slight wig out at the fact that at 27, I’m already losing my real teeth. I mean, really? Already? I used to joke that I’d have dentures by the time I was 40. Looks like my joking was more prophesy. AND I overestimated. Crap.

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