Living with Pain
I am in pain because the dentist has put in 3 discs over implants in my BOTTOM denture that are too large and I cannot chew. Dentures pop up from my bottom gum and it is agonizing - particularly since top denture does not fit properly Any food I eat lays on top of top denture on the right side and on left side goes under bottom denture .
I had to sign a contract in which he took out $4500 from my bank account in 6 equal payments. I cannot drive and have spent over $500 in cab fares . I had the implants put in 20 years ago . 2 implants are sealed but the gum around one implant is so swollen and sore that I must use pain killer night and day. I went to him because I did not know what to do about the swelling( which is much worse now) and he gave me a prescription for Lidocaine to use daily- and nightly. Then he made both dentures- and they both do not fit.
He makes alterations in his lab .One time he said he could fix the denture and a portion of the denture -half an inch of solid denture split -if I had swallowed it, my throat would have been ripped- and possibly I would have been hospitalized. I am now living in an independent living facility and I don't know where else to go or what to do. If I call him, I have to wait days or weeks and then if he fixes one thing, he creates another serious problem. If only I could find someone who could help me.
I know now that he does not have the ability to handle any major dental work- sadly,