| | New here, Bad teeth, no insurance
Hi, I just found this board today, and I have to say I have felt very alone in my misery. It is nice to read and find out I am not quite as alone as I felt. I have had dental problems as long as I can remember. My mother took some anti-morning sickness medicine, that caused my teeth to have no enamel. I am not sure if this is the case with my adult teeth, but I am so tired of being in pain.
Currently I do not have any dental insurance, I work from home, and my husband works for a company that does not offer insurance.
When i had insurance i began to finally get some work done, I had two back teeth pulled (same on either side) and one wisdom tooth pulled. The worst part is I am only 25 years old.
Now having not seen a dentist for over 2 years my problems have just gotten worse. I have cavities behind 3 of my front top teeth. For awhile i was in denial, I just would refuse to think about them, as if they would go away.
Now it has gotten worse. I have resorted to covering my mouth when i yawn, smile, or laugh. I am so embarrased by my teeth, as i have heard people in the past make fun of people with visable cavities.
I also have a cracked wisdom tooth with no room, that is causing me extreme pain. I cant really take much for it, because i am breastfeeding..so i have been taking 2 tylenol a day, and sometimes its so bad it makes me cry.
I am even ashamed for my husband to see my teeth. I know he has noticed the cavities, but he has never said anything negative, just a comment that i should call around and see a dentist about the wisdom tooth pain.
I feel like everyone see's my gross front teeth and thinks to themselves "sick she doesnt brush" but I really do, everyday..though im bad about flossing.
Im not even sure why im posting, my real question is that about finding insurance..im in PA..and i need to find a dentist, or some kind of insurance for individual. All the policies i have been finding have either a 1 year waiting period for fillings and extractions, or they are just discount programs. If I wait another year, i wont even have front teeth.
I am so sick of having tooth pain, and i feel like if youve never had it, you have no idea how bad it is.
My husband has perfect teeth and has not been to a dentist in about 8 yrs.
I am so tired of feeling ashamed, im even embarrased when i go to the dentist...i feel like they are going "oh gross, i have a story for dinner tonight".
I just wish and wish everyone had free dental coverage, i know silly dreams..
i just dont know what to do. I know we cant afford the full bill of what i probably need done..
okay, sorry for going on and on, its just nice to finally find a place to talk about some of this.