Hello, my name is Dawn. I have a hereditary dental condition that has caused my lower teeth to deteriorate to the point that I can barely use them anymore. I am unable to eat normally because of this condition, and I am in constant pain every day.
Recently, this condition caused a very serious infection in my teeth that spread to my jaw and I had to take antibiotics to treat it. The primary infection has gone away, but I was told by my dentist that it is only a matter of a short time before this infection will come back, and it is virtually unavoidable. The only thing I can do to avoid this inevitable infection is to have my 9 remaining lower teeth removed, and get a full lower denture.
I have been living with this condition for many years, and the deterioration of my teeth has led to many problems for me. Many times I have nearly choked on my food because I cannot chew it properly. I have had to miss work and personal activities because I am in too much pain to participate. I can not enjoy eating with my family, and my nutritional needs cannot be met as a result.
Having my lower teeth removed and a having a lower denture would improve my life dramatically. I would no longer be in pain every day, and the risk of infection would disappear, improving my health and possibly saving my life.