Becky White | CaringBridge

Becky White

I am currently in chemotherapy.  I am trying to give my body as much help as I can to stay strong and to heal.  For example, studies have shown that oral health is very much connected to overall health.  I have some teeth with cavities that have been filled to keep them viable, but the fillings are there because I haven't been able to afford crowns and are a stopgap measure.  They should have crowns on them before they get to the point of needing to be extracted or having root canals.  I do not think it would be a good thing to have root canals while undergoing chemotherapy treatment.  The chemotherapy is enough stress on my body as it is.  I also have several teeth that already have had root canals.  One of them is decades old: a front tooth.  Another had a crack that went into the root before a root canal was done.  It probably should be extracted.  I am missing an upper right first molar and the tooth that had the crack in the root is the same tooth on the left side: the upper left first molar.  If I had the tooth on the left removed, I could then get some sort of bridge or flipper to make it easier to chew.  If anyone is able to help, I would be most grateful for your kindness.

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