Extractions and dentures?

My husband and I have no insurance what so ever and his teeth have been killing him for about 2 years! It is genetic in his family for tooth decay and his mother and grandmother had dentures by the time they were 35. I don't know what to do! He is in constant pain and we cannot afford extractions and dentures. I'm out of options between going to doctors and the hospitals. The only thing the hospital has done is give him pain relievers and referrals to their charity dental clinic which only provides extractions. Without any teeth how are you supposed to eat?


Where can I find a free dental clinic or school that would help him? I'm so scared that it will start causing heart problems and I just don't know what to do! It causes him so much stress and I can only imagine the pain he is in everyday. Please someone help.

By kwilkinson

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August 9, 20130 found this helpful
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People can eat without teeth. I got dentures in 1983, but I had been without teeth for so many years that I prefer not to wear them, unless I am going someplace or having company. You also don't have to eat just soft foods when you don't have teeth. Your gums get used to it. I can eat popcorn, etc. without my teeth. Until your husband's gums get healed he will have to start out with soft foods, soups, mashed potatoes, etc.


As the gums get stronger he can add more variety of foods. Believe me it can be done. My now "ex" had his teeth pulled in the fall of 1964 and by the time the dentist said he could put the dentures in, he was eating popcorn, etc. About the only things I can't eat are raw veggies like cauliflower, broccoli, etc.

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August 12, 20130 found this helpful

You should a Dental school, it should be very reasonable or free.

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