Growing Older

Funny, I don’t feel like I’m 62.  In my mind, I’m still in my thirties. I am in much better physical shape than my mom was at this age, that’s for sure.

Some parts don’t age as well as others, though. I had healthy teeth for years.  I didn’t get my first cavity until I was in my mid-twenties.

In recent years, my teeth have been more than annoying.  Because I was born with out my eye teeth, I wore a partial denture from the time I was about 14 years old on.

That partial ended up screwing up my teeth – so I had to have the 4 teeth surrounding those two spaces pulled a year ago, and get a 6 tooth partial.  It looks nice, but, damn.

And then last week, a crown that was put in about 25 years ago after a root canal came out.  Seems the tooth under the crown decayed enough that it went bad.

So I get to get that tooth pulled today.

Fortunately, it’s not a tooth that is visible when I smile, but I’m not a fan of having a tooth pulled.

I could have an implant, but we have no dental insurance, and it would cost over $2000.  We don’t have that amount handy.  There are much more important things we need money for.  🙂

Anyway, I hope they come up with something so that younger people don’t have to go through this stuff as they age.  It sucks.