Nearly three years ago, I had a molar extracted due to multiple failed endodontic procedures and repeated reinfection of the root tip (extra root that, due to space constraints, being that it shouldn’t even have existed to begin with, was shaped like a fish hook and was impossible to fully instrument or end-resect). That was nearly three years ago. A bridge is $3,300 and without insurance or a job, there’s no way I can afford it.
Once in a while, I forget this. I don’t know why. It seems like something you’d remember. So I was eating lunch and trying to figure out why there seemed to be a lack of efficient mastication occurring on that side. So I probe a bit and discover a hole where a tooth should be. I start to freak going “WTF? I lost a tooth??? When did that happen???” And then I remember that the extraction was nearly three years ago. I’m freaking strange.