Well I just had 3 bottom front teeth removed and it was so difficult to decide on doing this! Right before I walked into the oral surgeons office I starred for ever at myself in the mirror contemplating even then if I should do this now or put it off longer! I hate not knowing what is going to be the outcome. Thank God my oral surgeon is awesome he is truly caring something that is hard for me to find in this day in age. I already had one empty space from one bottom front tooth that already had been removed, now the gap makes me look like a freakin vampire! OMG its so scary! I have been kinda havn mini panic attacks out in public I start thinking wierd thoughts like what if I end up in an accident and my partial comes flying out and breaks and leaves me looking horrible while I get another one.. or if I start getting really hungry cause I havent been able to really eat, and I start feelin shaky and I need food fast and I cant just eat what ever fast on the road it has to be soft and kinda mushy and what if I freak out and cant find something quick! My deliema gets worse I havent been officially diagnosed yet with interstial cystitis but I have been treating the symptoms of it...My diet is very limited as it is no acidic foods no harsh meats no condiments and the list goes on and on...Basically it is chronic inflammation of my bladder due to a thinning of the mucosal lining...Soooo this makes sitting in a dental chair stressful too having to pee so much..Anyway with medication I have gotten it under control and I am doing better now I have the further dental issues to deal with. So today I swam with my partial and it was a very wierd experience. I find that I am needing to keep my mouth open alot now and swimming making sure my mouth is always closed was kind of difficult. Also today I tried eating spagetti noodles with light cause and my partial popped out I totally freaked! I really am not liking this foreign thing in my mouth I have the temporary and now waiting for metal one while healing..I really hope it is less bulky and less plastic! I really need advice on implant planning my dentist thinks I should just need partials but I dont like this removeable idea I miss my natural teeth the problem was that they were very erupted higher than the others and were uneven and very crocked and hard to keep clean now I have this huge gap Anyone feel my pain??