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Nobody talks about periodontal disease and tooth loss.

Posted Aug 25 2008 3:26pm
My heart goes out to everyone suffering from periodontal disease, the fear of tooth loss, the experience of tooth loss and denture gain, and the accompanying self-esteem issues.

I was terrified while experiencing the dizzying vortex of periodontal hell with deep root planings and scalings, periodontal surgeries, bone grafts, and a bone transplant. I searched bookstores and libraries for information looking for someone to tell me how to live through it with my self-esteem intact.

There were no books written about it from a patient’s perspective, and certainly not from a woman’s point of view. Nobody talked about it.

Now I’m talking about it and you are not alone. You are welcome to post your questions, concerns, and comments here and begin your own support community. I swear, I’ve been there and I’ll be here with you.

What I know for sure is that it’s all connected.


Saundra Goodman

Got Teeth? A Survivor’s Guide

How to keep your teeth or live without them.
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