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31 and getting dentures. scared to death!!

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mandie

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I'm waiting on the phone call this week to be told when my surgery is. I'm having all of my uppers extracted and getting an immediate denture. Keeping 8 teeth on the lower front and will eventually have a partial. I am so scared! We tried the twilight sedation last week and it didn't go well. The dentist I was sent to was very rude. The first tooth he pried on had me coming up out of the chair. That was as far as we made it. So now I'm waiting to be put down and knocked out to have my teeth pulled. I'm fine with that part. I don't mind being asleep for dental procedures. It's the after part that I'm worried about. The immediate denture, the pain. I won't have much help except on the day of my surgery. After that I'm on my own. With 3 small kids. My husband works out of town and won't be here when all of this happens. I can't wait to have all of this done but I'm so scared too. It's weird. I don't know anyone my age that has been through this before so I'm flying solo. And my mouth hurts so bad right now. The tooth that the dentist tried to pull is twisted in an awkward position. I only had three back teeth to chew with and since he twisted the one on top, chewing is very difficult. Just since he messed with it, it has broken along the gumline and anything cold or hot or sweet sends me into convulsions. Drinking is difficult too. Room temperature things are ok if they aren't sugary. I can't chew on the other side of my mouth. Ugh. I can't wait to be able to chew and smile and not be sick. I keep sinus infections, ear infections and I'm currently on my 4th antibiotic for this recent sinus infection and luckily this antibiotic is working.
I know I didn't really ask a question here but any support or advice would be greatly appreciated.
 
Hi :welcome: to the forum.

I am putting you a link written by someone called Deejay it might help you she also had her teeth extracted and dentures put in. She is a bit older than you but the experience is the same.

I am also going to put a couple of links that may help you on what to eat after too, back in a mo ;)



I hope these help a bit, I just noticed I forgot to link Deejays posts for you, sorry, if I only had a brain that would work with me :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: I will go back and get it for you :butterfly:



There, done it, let us know how you get on. We do understand how nervous and afraid you must be feeling but we are always here. I haven't got dentures so I cannot help through experience here but I am sure others will soon be along soon to help you. :grouphug::grouphug::grouphug::grouphug::grouphug:
 
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Thank you so much! I will check out the links! I just got the phone call and my surgery is December 4th. I'm so nervous!
 
Hello..I'm so sorry you either are or were having such pain as I am at the moment as well...Not sure if you have had your surgery yet as I am late to this thread...But may I ask why the IV sedation didnt go well...Because I am having 5 teeth out under IV sedation as General is not an option for me to have due to my insurance...

I'm very worried about the IV meds not working well.


Hope you are hanging in there ok....



LeAnne :)
 
Hi Mandie, I'm Deejay, from the thread Carole posted to you, if you can juggle life with 3 kids this will be a breeze, I would rather tackle getting dentures!!!:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
Please read my thread I had mine done with local over a couple of visits 17 teeth leaving 6 lower front and had my top immediate done first then the lower, that was June when it finished and I eat just about everything now barr tough steak I had no terrible pain and went back to work serving kids meals and talking to each one after 2 days, there was no hideous pain not even half as bad as some of the toothache I had put up with!:cry: And nothing that alternating paracetamol and ibuprofen from the chemist didn't solve think I was off tablets by day 3, ( which can be the sore day), you do get sore spots where the denture causes little blisters but keep some teething gel in the fridge, you can do this no prob, I have 4 booked appointments for the New Year for 1 impressions 2 bite 3 try and 4 fit of my permanent set, so by march I will be done, bottom ones are a bit tougher, just from the rubbing but the top set sit in with a natural vacuum bottom get a bit more punishment keep good care of your remainder bottoms they are super important for your partial, believe me your worst pain should only be from rubbing issues that your dentist can trim/ file down. Happy to answer any question and this is specially for you:thumbsup:
D.J :whirl:
 
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Good luck for the 4th December, come on here as much as you need and rant and rave as much as you want. We are very good at offering support and comfort on here and everyone will be only too pleased to try and help calm your nerves.

This time is the worst time, the waiting and being worried is pants :o:o:o The extraction will go fine and you will feel so much better after and also you will feel so proud of yourself too :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::butterfly:
 
I'm waiting on the phone call this week to be told when my surgery is. I'm having all of my uppers extracted and getting an immediate denture. Keeping 8 teeth on the lower front and will eventually have a partial. I am so scared! We tried the twilight sedation last week and it didn't go well. The dentist I was sent to was very rude. The first tooth he pried on had me coming up out of the chair. That was as far as we made it. So now I'm waiting to be put down and knocked out to have my teeth pulled. I'm fine with that part. I don't mind being asleep for dental procedures. It's the after part that I'm worried about. The immediate denture, the pain. I won't have much help except on the day of my surgery. After that I'm on my own. With 3 small kids. My husband works out of town and won't be here when all of this happens. I can't wait to have all of this done but I'm so scared too. It's weird. I don't know anyone my age that has been through this before so I'm flying solo. And my mouth hurts so bad right now. The tooth that the dentist tried to pull is twisted in an awkward position. I only had three back teeth to chew with and since he twisted the one on top, chewing is very difficult. Just since he messed with it, it has broken along the gumline and anything cold or hot or sweet sends me into convulsions. Drinking is difficult too. Room temperature things are ok if they aren't sugary. I can't chew on the other side of my mouth. Ugh. I can't wait to be able to chew and smile and not be sick. I keep sinus infections, ear infections and I'm currently on my 4th antibiotic for this recent sinus infection and luckily this antibiotic is working.
I know I didn't really ask a question here but any support or advice would be greatly appreciated.

I can relate!! I am 28 years old and scheduled to have the last remaining six upper teeth removed and my immediate placed and a bottom partial tomorrow morning. I know what you are going through, it is a young age, but I try to tell myself anything is better than what I have now. If you're interested, I'll post and let you know how it goes! I hope all the best for you!
 
I've been MIA for a while. Surgery was supposed to be today but had some issues come up and it's been moved to Monday. And wouldt you know I end up with an awful tooth/ear ache last night lol. I was up all night. It was so bad it made me sick to my stomach. It's a little better today. Waiting for nap time to roll around for my 2 yr old so I can lay down. I'm exhausted.
It was the twilight sedation that didn't work for me. It eventually worked cause that whole day is a blur but it hadn't kicked in at the point where the dentist tried to pull a tooth. So I will be completely knocked out Monday.
Hope you all are doing well. Sorry I haven't been keeping up with this thread.
How is everyone doing? Who's got new chompers?
Also, what can I expect that first day of having them in my mouth after the surgery?
 
Kpow how are you doing???
 

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