• As a result of severe malnourishment, my teeth have started to rot, and quickly.
Con’t. below
Can you believe I developed SIX (6) cavities in a 6 month period, all without having ANY sugar in my diet?! Even had 4/6 teeth fixed WITHOUT NUMBING MEDS, ANDDD THE DENTIST EXPOSED THE NERVE AHHHHHHHHHH

Yeah me either 🤣 but I did! (Con’t).
Yeah me either 🤣 but I did!
My dentist was weary of giving me local anesthetic (to numb my mouth to fix my teeth) because she was afraid of me going into anaphylaxis on the table. So she opted against it and drilled on my teeth all Bear Grylls style lol. (Con’t. below)
During the procedure she kept commenting “do you feel anything?? It’s deeper than I thought. Ha...ha...” (keep in mind, she is a fairly new dentist)
After she finished, she said “you know, on that top left one there I was drilling and I saw something dark, and I..”
(cont below).
“..and I sort of think I exposed the nerve. Let me check!” And upon looking at my x-ray, lo and behold, she DID in fact expose the nerve.
Her follow up was “well, there is an off chance the tooth can die bc I exposed it and nerves are sensitive; but should be fine!”
Then I asked how I would know if that happened and she said “oh you would know if the tooth died, it would be severe pain.”
(Con’t below)
Then I said, “but...did you see the records from just 6 months prior about how I had a dead and septic tooth whilst suffering little to no pain...”
A very real reality for the chronically ill and disabled ppl is that our pain thresholds are not like that of an abled person. Being in extreme chronic pain all the time has my body ignoring pain left and right in order to keep me functional. And this is a reality for many.
So if you’re chronically ill and/or disabled, remember that just because the pain doesn’t feel “that bad” —doesn’t mean it isn’t! Trust your gut, and ask questions.
[ID]: a picture of Mo, smiling at the camera, holding up a printed out x-ray of her teeth

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