Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Dental Update

Back home and exhausted Back is really bad now. Got really close to falling and scaring everyone, but the wall stopped me from going all the way down and I did NOT dent the wall. lol In dentist news.....there is NO cancer. They see what worried me and why.... and it is multiple infection sites. Four teeth have to come out for sure, and maybe two more. The four are broken --two wisdom and two regular-- and are massive infection areas as is two gum boils and a couple of other areas. He is pretty sure that this was part of the reason why I wound up in the hospital and is concerned that things could be making the cardiac deal worse. He is sending me to an oral surgeon who will work with my PCP and the cardiologist to figure out what sedation would work for me and how to go about getting the bad teeth and infected areas out. Then, about a month after the sugery happens, I will have to start doing teeth cleaning in the main dentist office. I am in for along haul,. but he kept stressing that considering how long it has been for me with dental care, things are better than he expected. All the other teeth--at this point--are okay and should be fine once the gum disease situation is stopped.

4 comments:

Gram said...

Sending good thoughts your way for an easy surgery and fast healing!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thanks!

Caroline Clemmons said...

So glad you are getting your dental problems taken care of before they become worse. You know, I'm sure, that Ramses II died of an absessed tooth. Take care and do what the dentist and doctors tell you.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Home and they are holding off until tomorrow when they will rip out this one and five more.