My name is Ryan Scott and I am certainly in need of dental implants and additional dental work. I am married with 6 beautiful children and just turned 30 years old.
Even though life has been complicated financially, we have been blessed with a great family.
Despite having multiple degrees, my wife and I have never been above the poverty line. We have moved around from state to state and have done the best that we can to provide for our children. However, in doing so, some needs are not always met. Over the last few years, I have slowly had teeth lost and/or removed.
Last year I was in so much pain that I could not sleep and had difficulty eating and speaking. We went to the dentist and they suggested I get a bridge or an implant, and then told me the cost.
My wife and I did not have the money so we asked how much it was to just remove it. We could barely afford that but I was in so much pain, we decided to just have it removed. Since then, portions of three of my other teeth have falling off and I wake up every night with pain in my mouth.
Pain killers no longer do the trick. I do not tell my wife about the pain most of the time because I know we do not have the money and that her needs and the kids’ needs should come first.
Thank you for your consideration.
by Ryan Scott
(Gilbert, Arizona, USA)
Losing teeth is never fun, and being in dental pain is excruciating! We certainly understand your predicament, and will definitely consider your story for the contest.