This is the truly unfair aspect of healthcare. It is medical issues that have caused our decay problems in this instance, but you cannot access medical insurance to cover.
I’m just finding out that one can have very good dental care and condition, but radiation gets us anyway. Bummer to say the least. So I’m getting a crown removed with a little decay, a build up over the root canal, and a bridge. No extraction. I feel like we are kicking the can down the road but no choice.
Really why has dental health been placed in a different category? Especially when dealing with fallout from radiation.
SCC tongue 9/2010, excised w/clear margins:8 X 4 mm, 1 mm deep
Neck Met, 10/2010, 1 cm lymph node; 12/21/'10: Neck Diss 30 nodes, 29 clear, micro ECE node, part tongue gloss, no residual scc
IMRT & 6 cisplatin 1/20/11-2/28/11 at MDA
GIST tumor sarcoma, removed 9/2011, no chemo needed
Clear on both counts as of Fall, 2021