I have what my physician calls Caine's Mutiny. The use of any caine-type drug, or derivative (amides or esters), even used topically, causes me to go into anaphylactic shock.
I have been to allergists and they have all said that it's not the preservative in the drug that is the problem and they were unable to find a safe alternative.
I have not had any dental work done for years hoping they would eventually find a suitable alternative. Now, my teeth have reached the point that I must do something. There are no dentists within 100 miles that use a general anesthetic. My dentist is unable to find anyone willing to come to his office to administer a general anesthetic. So, a trip to the hospital operating room appears to be the only option available.
I had my dentist work up a treatment plan. Six hours in the OR, to complete everything I need done, comes to $12k. This included a remote link to someone to design the Cerec crowns. Add to this, the hospital costs, and I'm looking at close to $20k.
If I do proceed with his treatment plan, I still do not have any way to get local treatment for major issues except for the hospital OR. Oral surgeons here do not do normal dentistry. If I proceed, I will have repaired my teeth, but have no way to maintain them.
My brother had implants put in several years ago and swears by them. My dentist says I'm not a candidate for implants because my gums and jawbone are in great shape, he is not supportive of the idea of implants.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.