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Continued cost of smoking/Saved money

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 Well hope this comes out ok.  I am well into spending my saved money from quitting.  Most all of you know I am having major dental work and most of the damage was created from smoking.  Anyway had my last oral surgery today -- that was $1100.00 and will include a crown on another tooth.  In 3 weeks I get my impressions for really high quality partial dentures and that will add $3800.00 on top of another 1000 spent for the first oral surgery.  Anyway had some good meds  at the office to get thru and some good meds to get me thru the next three days --- on the down hill roll now and in a month or so will be able to eat somewhat normally and be proud of my smile.  Sure glad I  saved that money, I would like to have travelled some but in the future I can take care of that.   Anyway on the mend and on to a better smile.  No regrets -- I did this to myself and I will get it taken care of now that I have the means and the motivation!!!!!

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Glad you're on the downhill  end of it now martian. We'll be looking forward to seeing that shiny new smile :) 

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Yay for you, reci!   Enjoy your new smile -- you did the hard work to earn it.  I've spent a fortune on dental fun also.  

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They sure know how to charge don,t they! I had some deep cleaning done, as had gum disease which was caused by smoking, luckily the treatment worked, but I still have regular checkups and see a hygienist every 3 months to keep on top of it.

glad it’s all going well for you, and it will be great when you have your new smile. Something to look forward to indeed.All the best 🙂

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That's great, Martian5! 😃 You just don't realize how damaging smoking is to your teeth (and your arteries, skin, heart, etc.) I go every 4 months for a cleaning now to keep on top of things...after having a lot of "deep cleaning/scaling" to head off periodontal disease....(ouch!). My dentist is impressed at how much my teeth and gums have improved since quitting....so am I!

 

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I know any visit to the Dental Torture -ist is serious business.

Drink delicious and healing smoothies and sleep as much as you can.

Imagine how crazy this would be if you still smoked !  

Hope you are back with choppers soon.

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I think that's a great investment!! Healthy teeth and gums are just as important to the body as not smoking. Lots of salt water rinses help during the process as well BTDT. You are going to rock that brand new smile!! 

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You’re worth it! Congratulations on this spectacular self care! That’s something to really smile about! 

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