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Monday, October 13, 2014

For your prayers and advice!
I crave them!

4 of the teeth that need to come out are my wisdom teeth. One tooth is one that never grew in all the way. The other 5 are the result of the horrible dental experience I had when I was 18. I decided then never to go to a dentist again. Bad choice.

Last night was the most painful night I've ever had. I never want to repeat it.

I'm going to be going through the storage at my brother's house to see what I can sell. My brother will list the nicer things on ebay for me and in the Spring I'll have a garage sale. Hopefully the ebay will help pay for the immediate need.

I'm hoping the dentist I went to will agree to sedation. If so, I'll stick with him. For clients who pay in cash, the root canals are $120. each. He has a sign in his window that says simple implants are $695 each. If these prices are accurate and if he does plan to replace all ten teeth (although I don't think it's normal to replace wisdom teeth), it would cost me in the neighborhood of $8500.

I sent email inquiries to his office and to a few others to get information about cost vs implants. Of course, it's a holiday weekend so I may not hear back until Tuesday or Wednesday.

I just qualified to sign up for insurance at my company this week. I've signed up for Met Life Gold which is supposed to cover $2000.00 of dental. But, not until after the 1st of the year.

I'm leaning hard on God. He will provide. He always does.
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    Dumb question - why aren't you just getting them all removed and getting dentures?
    2240 days ago
    In my community, that would be an excellent price for implants. But it is overwhelming when you have multiple teeth to replace!!! I have friends that went to a foreign country for implants, it was cheaper to fly to Nicaragua and have the implants done there, than to have them done here without paying for airfare. I hope you can get it done. And many dentists will work with you on a payment plan.
    2240 days ago
    I feel for you my dear. I had many years before broke my front tooth on biting down on a carrot. There was still a little bit of my own tooth and the root of my own tooth. My dentist at the time did a wonderful job building up a tooth that lasted probably about ten years. Then it became lose and almost fell out by it self. I had to do something . I had a false tooth that they call a flipper that came in and out at night. I knew I would have to have an inplant or get a bridge. I did not have to come up with that much money but I needed to come up with $3,000 for a bridge. I saved up part of the money myself and waited a year at which time I had spent some money to cover the flipper front tooth. My brother had passed away during the year and I did inherit some money to help me pay for the rest. I would of course much rather have had my brother a hundred times over the money, but it did help out.

    Your story also resounded with me for another reason. Back in 1981, my mortgage was due for renewal. It went from 10 percent to 18 percent in one fell swoop. I owned a triplex and was living in the biggest apt., but I asked God to help me when they were not going to renew my mortgage and He gave me the idea of moving to the smallest one bedroom apt., we had to sell and move some things. A lot of my son's toys went to grandmas house. I sold other stuff including a Royal Doulton figurine. I convinced the bank to give me my mortgage because by moving I was getting more rental income.

    God will help you too! Keep the faith!
    2240 days ago
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