Wow its been a while, how are you all, well I trust?
Me too I'm happy to say, but a small post script has come down the line 7 years after my surgery, it appears that I am going to lose a tooth or 2, as a resut of a type of necrosis due to poor blood supply to parts of my jaw. Caused by the surgery or radiation treatment.
Bit of a bummer really, the dentist tells me that much of the bone on my lower insisors has wasted away and there is nothing left to support the teeth, one is very loose the other will be soon.
I have to go to the jaw surgeon and see if there's any case for implanting some bone from elsewhere (probably not as the blood flow isn't good) and the more likely case is to remove the 2 teeth and have another prosthetic made.
I never really liked the old prosthetic as it was resting on bone with no gum to support it, making it quite unfomfortable after a short while, and I had to remove it when I ate. I stopped wearing it after a few months.
Oh well.....can't say I am happy about it but once again we have to consider the fact that had I not had the surgery I would be dead by now so its really a small, but annoying price to pay. It's not as if losing teeth is such a big deal these days, I guess we can come up with a decent pair of falsies to let me eat apples again :(
I'll update when I have seen the surgeon.
4 days ago