Sep 24, 2010 - 9:43 pm
Man.... I don't know about everybody else but chemo is destroying my teeth. Had a dentist appt. this morning and they took x-rays. Since starting chemo last July my teeth have decayed more than they have in my entire life...Literally. While off all chemo for Cyberknife I took time to get my teeth looked at. I immediately had to have 1 tooth pulled because it was beyond repair. This past Monday I had to have a root canal. I was suppose to start on maintenance chemo that day but was in too much pain from tooth. Went Tuesday for chemo but they could only give me the 5FU..no Avastin until mouth is healed. Today I went to dentist for final check up. Ended up I had to have ANOTHER root canal today so no Avastin this Monday either. Both teeth that had to have root canals also had Porcelin crowns that had to be replaced since the structure of the tooth changed. My insurance will only cover a new crown every 5 years per tooth. Ain't been 5 years since I first got them so that expense fell on me at $800.00 per tooth plus the cost of the root canals at $950.00 each. My dental insurance pays 100%...BUT... only $1500. per year and that was ate up in week one. My dentist called my insurance company and told them this should be an exception to the rule because this was cancer related and not no fault of my own that all this had to be done. NOPE.... No PROOF that chemo causes this.... NO documentation anywhere stating that as a fact...and thats true. Even tho we know that is the case...SOL. Ok... just beechin bout that...thanks for ears...feel better now...LOL... Love ya guys!!!