Jayden was born with a bone disease called Rickets. This disease causes the body to not produce enough phosphate or Vitamin D. His mother, and his grandmother both have the disease as well, but Jayden may have it worse than them both. He has bowed legs, an oddly shaped skull, and odd shaped chest compared to his friends. And now we are finding out that his teeth are affected by this disease as well.
About a year ago we noticed that Jayden had a loose tooth along with what looked like a gum infection. We took him to the dentist, and had to get the tooth pulled. We thought that was it, but not even a couple of months later, the same thing happened again, another tooth needed to be pulled. Fast forward a year later, and he is now getting his 6th tooth pulled. This issue is caused by his bone disease, Ricketts. The teeth are very porous and bacteria can easily travel through the teeth into his gums, causing infections that are uncontrollable.
My dental plan does not cover the anesthetic that he requires to get these teeth pulled. Without the anesthetic, he would feel incredible pain done by the process of pulling his teeth out, and it would be very traumatic for him. We are taking him to the dentist tomorrow (Jan 18/2018), and it will be the 4th time in the last year that he will be given an anesthetic, and the cost of it is $440 each time. None of that is covered by my dental plan.
Since he is only 4 years old, we assume this will keep happening until he starts to get his adult teeth, which won’t be for another couple of years. Our credit card debt is starting to pile up, as we are a single income family with 2 boys. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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