I flew to Turkey and spent £4,000 on new teeth

A WOMAN is left devastated after flying 2,000 miles to Turkey to get new teeth – but now she risks losing them all.

Lisa Martin, 48, from Co Kerry, Ireland, has gone viral on TikTok after sharing her traumatic ordeal.

Lisa Martin said she could now feel the

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Lisa Martin said she could now feel the “fangs” under her veneered crowns and could barely eatPhoto credit: Jam Press
Lisa had veneers done in 2010, but a tear resulted in one hell of a two-year ordeal

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Lisa had veneers done in 2010, but a tear resulted in one hell of a two-year ordealPhoto credit: Jam Press

The medical assistant first flew over to pick up £1,248 dental mono-crowns, a type of cap that restores the tooth.

All seemed well, but within weeks she noticed a small crack in one of the crowns – which would be the start of her expensive nightmare.

Last year she returned to Turkey for a second procedure on her teeth, filing down both sets and replacing them with another set of crowns – which netted her £2,913.

But unfortunately the process did not go well.

Shortly after landing back home, Lisa began developing an abscess that soon infected the entire side of her face, leaving her in excruciating pain.

She rushed to her local dentist, who told Lisa she would need a check-up every six months and multiple root canals – which would cost her thousands.

Because root canal treatment is so expensive, Lisa fears she will lose all her teeth as she cannot keep up with the cost of dental treatment.

Since the procedure, Lisa has been unable to eat properly as eating irritates the nerves in her mouth.

It has also caused Lisa to lose a lot of weight.

She said: “I made a stupid decision based on the cost and it will now affect me for the rest of my life.

“Since all of these teeth are connected, it becomes a huge task for the dentist to separate the crowns without breaking them to extract a tooth.

“Fear of the unknown is racking my brain knowing I cannot afford to continue having root canals.

“I’m going to lose my teeth and end up having dentures — it’s just a question of when I’ll lose them.”

Lisa has now taken to TikTok to warn others about the dangers of getting teeth done abroad and to share the daily pain she is living with.

One of several videos has garnered 338,000 views and over 6,000 likes so far.

In the clip, Lisa starts commenting on how sensitive her mouth is before clenching two of her teeth.

She says she can feel her “fangs” underneath and is “exhausted” from the pain.

Lisa claims she was “slammed” by people online who said she was lying to Turkey’s dental industry about the pain she was in.

“You’re telling me I ground 26 teeth, put them in my mouth and that I’m lying about the pain — whatever,” she says in the clip.

“Since someone with nice teeth tells you you won’t feel anything, that sounds too good to be true for someone with dental complexes.”

Lisa Martin

Others have taken to the comments section to applaud Lisa for her transparency.

“Thanks for posting, we need to know about the unsuccessful procedures. I’d be interested to hear what your own dentist says,” commented one viewer.

“Root canal for you I would say,” wrote another person.

“I worked in a dentist’s office for a couple of years. Cases like this happened again and again. Feel so bad for you,” added another.

One person commented: “Toothache is the worst pain ever!!! I hope you feel better soon.”

“Omg thanks for all your videos. I thought for a long time whether I should go, but now I’ve definitely made my decision. Your honesty saved me,” added another viewer.”

Someone else said, “You tell your story girl, hope you get sorted.”

Lisa hopes the videos will discourage others from going abroad to get their teeth fixed.

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She added: “If you go abroad to have your teeth done it is not in the best interest of dentists to tell you the problems you may encounter.

“Having someone with nice teeth telling you they won’t feel anything sounds too good to be true for someone who has a complex about their teeth.

“They will say it just costs any amount and you will have great teeth in a week with no pain.”

dentist dr Shaadi Manouchehri, who has been practicing for seven years, has shared her expertise on crowns and the dangers associated with Jam Press.

She said: “Shaving healthy teeth down to the pins can cause irreversible nerve damage, which can cause pain and infection.

“The treatment that is required in most cases is a root canal, or if the teeth are not salvageable, extraction is the only option.

“Crowns need to be replaced every 15 years and there are minimally invasive alternatives to this treatment.”

Before she got veneers, Lisa said the dentist didn't tell her how painful it would be

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Before she got veneers, Lisa said the dentist didn’t tell her how painful it would bePhoto credit: Jam Press
Lisa now wants to warn others about going abroad for dental procedures

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Lisa now wants to warn others about going abroad for dental proceduresPhoto credit: Jam Press

https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5154071/turkey-cheap-new-teeth-now-painful-fangs-need-dentures/ I flew to Turkey and spent £4,000 on new teeth

Sarah Y. Kim

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