Yep, my number 30 tooth (2nd from the back on the lower right side) is not doing well. I have to have it pulled, an implant put in, and then a crown put on top of it. So not happy about this...or about the cost. GRATEFULLY, we have good insurance! Instead of costing $4,000, it's ONLY (?) going to be about $1,200. ONLY.
I did the whole verge of tears thing when they were telling me. All those years of not understanding just how important flossing is... All those years of not having my teeth cleaned regularly... Now I have to have a metal post put into my gum and a fake tooth put over it! Crap.
Well, I am NOT going to let that happen to the rest of my teeth! I WILL floss every day. I WILL brush twice a day, not just once. And, I DID buy an automatic toothbrush today - for BOTH of us - because I do not want Melon Man to have to go through anymore teeth loss than he already has.