|Purred: Tue Jul 10, '07 1:44pm PST |
|My mom had no idea how important it was for me to get dentals. (To be honest, she was clueless about all kinds of things). I got my first one when I was about 13 and I already had problems. About a year later, I started losing a lot of weight. My poor mouth was so sore and inflamed, that the vet was very worried that I had oral cancer, which I didn't, thankfully. For 2 years, mom tried all kinds of medicines, paid for two operations, etc, but nothing was working.
She took me to a specialist, and the recommendation was to have all of my teeth pulled out, because that was the only thing left to try. It worked, mostly, but I still have some pain and inflammation.... nothing like before though. It was a very long operation (4 hours) and mom had to feed me through a tube in my throat for a few days! Mom said it cost over $2500 for that one surgery!
So *please* nag your people about taking you for your dentals. It is kind of a pain, but believe me, it is much more of a pain to have your teeth pulled!
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