A Personal Story: Physical Health Keeping Her from Dentist – Margaret, Lebanon

Margaret is 96 and lives in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Margaret has had false teeth for the past six years, and she had a new upper plate made a few months ago for which she paid $1,000. The problem is that they don’t fit properly and they hurt her after being in for an hour. She wants to go back to the dentist, but she can’t get there, because she has a heart condition, hasn’t been out of the house all winter, and has to be very careful not to catch cold. She normally winters in Florida, and her body is not used to the New Hampshire cold. With no upper teeth, she has to watch what she eats. She has been able to bring her weight up from 101lbs to 113, but would like to gain a bit more so that she’s at 120. Margaret is hoping to get back to the dentist to get her upper plate fixed or remade when the weather is better.

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