Teeth. I’m so happy to have them, but boy have they given me trouble. Now my daughters are paying the price of inheriting my genes–poor things. I am trying to decide if and how I should get my teeth fixed. I shared before that after all those years of braces my teeth have recently gotten crooked. I don’t like it, but it’s not that bad yet. The problem is the orthodontist tells me they are going to continue to move and not only look worse, but begin giving me bite problems leading to more damage to my already weak teeth.
My daughter Joy is going to have to begin the process of braces soon because overcrowding and bite issues are already causing damage to some of her permanent teeth. Big teeth, small mouth–it’s part of the curse passed down through the generations!
But the one on my mind and heart most right now is Faith. She had a couple of molars that grew in with weak enamel. These teeth were capped hoping to protect them, but one of them has gotten infected. We treated it with antibiotics a few months ago and it seemed better, but I took her in to have it checked again and the infection is back. The infection shows up on the x-rays all they way down to the root and is draining into the bone–not good! Because of my husband’s change of employment we had to find dentists under our new insurance plan. This dentist is not very confident and already talking about sending her to a specialist for a root canal, which her original dentist was hoping to avoid.
She will be on another round of antibiotics to try to heal the area, and we will take her in again in a couple of weeks to have the cap removed and evaluated as to how to progress from there.
So many decisions needing to be made right now, I would really appreciate your prayers! Teeth–gotta have’em!