Today, my daughter agreed to go to the dentist. First time in years. She has infections, cracked teeth, Ca I ties, and needs root canals. This does not surprise me since the mentally ill have issues with teeth because of medication, diabetes and poor hygiene. The dentist, at first, would not speak to me not bring her conservator. When I came in and indicated she had good dental coverage through Medi-cal, he said we will see.
It seemed like it was too much to bother with a medical mentally ill person. Too hard. No one cares about this population. I asked if he would give her an antibiotic, and he first said no, and I said if you know she has an infection and refuse, I’ll report you.
Here are my questions. My daughter says nothing is wrong with her she is fine. Sound familiar. The X-ray s show otherwise. I think she may have to be sedated, but know she won’t agree with it. So what do I do. Let her teeth rot. Get a conservatorship, run the risk of her leaving, she has done that. Any advise would be appreciated. I am quite depressed today