Friday, January 02, 2009
This is a picture of a healthy tooth. Mine aren't so healthy. For one thing I have rheumatoid arthritis and know I have week joints and bones. Another thing after years of some of the meds for RA I have an ulcer and acid reflux. The meds I take for it reduces calcium and also causes weak teeth. I go to the dentist once a year to have them cleaned. This past September the dentist noticed I had 2 cracked teeth. They were not bad and since I do not have dental insurance, I decided to wait on getting them capped. Well I figured if the tooth went ahead and broke off, then I could be out the $800 to get it fixed. Well my tooth cracked open this evening and it was/is too late to call the dentist. It is a pretty large crack and hurts when I bite down. It will have to be repaired now. It hasn't broken off yet and I'm hoping it doesn't. I'm just praying I can make it through this weekend and can see the dentist on Monday. It might be good for my dieting in that I don't think I'm going to be able to chew. ...so guess it will be clear soups and yogurt. Also won't be able to talk much as the air hitting it hurts it..so good on my husband's ears.