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...'I Gaze Up His Nose In Despair'...
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Well, things on the dental front, like everywhere else, look grim. Apart from the money, it seems impossible now for me to have an implant, due to the course of  alendronic acid  I was given after breaking my wrist. He'll have to refer me to a dental hospital to have a bridge attempted. Even that my cause a longlasting and 'VERY painful' infection. In the meantime, it's a temporary denture, which I must wear to keep the hole the right shape, etc. Fucking bloody hell.
I do know it's absurd. I've been ugly as sin my whole damn life, and 'should' be quite indifferent to the added  hideousnesses of old age, but oh, I'm not, I'm not...

It's certainly not safe...

If it stays cloudy, I may go out in a bit, to exercise, but I've been kinda giddy all morning, and my reflux, etc. is getting worse. Ai. Ai ai...
Another interesting new arts documentary on BBC4 last night; this one about dwarfs in art.
At least Coffee Lovers has reopened after their holiday, and  I had a nice sit there, writing my latest bizarre  muggy-fever drams down....and I'm bloody sorry.

If it stays cloudy, I may go out in a bit, to exercise, but I've been kinda giddy all morning, and my reflux, etc. is getting worse. Ai. Ai ai...
Another interesting new arts documentary on BBC4 last night; this one about dwarfs in art.
At least Coffee Lovers has reopened after their holiday, and  I had a nice sit there, writing my latest bizarre  muggy-fever drams down.

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Warning: Medical advice about to be dispensed by some rando off the internet! (I do know something about this topic but I'm not a doctor.)

That sucks about the implant. I understand why they might say you can't have an implant, but I'm not sure it's as impossible as they're claiming. You are in a higher risk group as an older (sorry) female, but you're not taking the biphosphonates now (from what you said) and wouldn't be during treatment, which is less risky than attempting an implant during treatment. I'm not sure if you were having oral rather than IV, but if it was oral that reduces the risk even further. And while there is a risk it's still quite small. Dentists can administer an oral test (CTX) to see what the blood serum level of biphosponate is to work out whether it's a possibility. More on this from an actual dental resource:

https://tribecaadvanceddentistry.com/bisphosphonates-dental-implants/

Having said all that, if you think it's too expensive/too risky, commiserations. I totally agree about the utter horribleness of even temporary plates. My business partner went most of a year without a front tooth during her implant procedure rather than wear the hideously uncomfortable plate.

Thanks. That's interesting, and I'll take it up with them. I have to keep taking the meds until next November, though., one a week for osteoporosis. tHE DENTIST ALSO SAID THEY AFFECTED THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING AN IMPLANT 'FOR YEARS', TOO (....oops, sorry. 'Caps Lock'...)
I also HAVE to wear the plate until any further procedure, to maintain the 'ole in the right shape, etc. Otherwise I'm with your partner. I'd actually rather have a grotesque gap, than the constant discomfort. I tried for months to settle to the one I was given because of my missing back teeth. Wah!

Oh, boo:(. I do know it's possible to suspend biphosphonate treatment while you're having dental stuff done, but of course like you say your risk is still raised (takes about 5 years to go). It's really a lose-lose no matter what you do, although hopefully a bridge would be comfier than the temporary and also hopefully reasonably sightly.


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