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I'm done and a picture is worth a thousand words, besides I'm way too emotional to type.......2 years.
 

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:D WOWX100! I normally don't care to look at "before and afters" but couldn't not check yours out. Have I mentioned how happy I am for you?! As I said in your journal thread, get out there and celebrate my friend. P.S. I think you should consider changing the title of your journal from "My Life Long Battle" to "(One of) My Life's Greatest Triumphs!"
 
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Oh Mona- I told my dentist today in an email that this was truly the hardest thing I had ever done....but there will always be dental work......or a cleaning or an abscess. I realize that, but now it will be one thing at a time- not 28.
 
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And that is the difference and why despite lingering ghosts of the past, where you are now is nothing short of a triumph of your awesome spirit.
 
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RP - YOU LOOK AMAZING !!! a hugeeeeeeeeeeeee well done and lots of :XXLhug::jump::):XXLhug: sent your way, you truly are very courageous and i admire you!! Very inspiring lady with bundles of inner demons now blasted away. well done! xx
 
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Wow Nice teeth rp I wish mine were like that.well done.


Dave.:)
 
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Oh Mona- I told my dentist today in an email that this was truly the hardest thing I had ever done....but there will always be dental work......or a cleaning or an abscess. I realize that, but now it will be one thing at a time- not 28.

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Wow!!! What a beautiful smile!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I cannot imagine how great you must feel and the number of people you have inspired with your courage.
 
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Thanks DW-

Right now I'm busy thanking everyone who helped me- it's a long list not to mention this forum.....and believe it or not still texting my dentist.............closure you know.

I smile a lot - I'm learning how to, I have to remind myself its OK to part your lips....but the way it looks is really just the frosting on the cupcake- what is way more important is the physical well being- I have/had pretty nasty TMJ with a daily headache and dizziness - gone, I was missing quite a few teeth, to the point that chewing properly and nutrition was an issue- have 24 now, 12 up, 12 down.....no gaps-implants and bone replacement are a miracle, I had pretty bad periodontitis so my body was fighting infection all the time- under control, I smoked two packs a day going into this- smoke free almost 18 months, I also had quite a few abscesses including the one that just slowly ate away the floor of my nose and learned to live with dental pain everyday for many years, and the phobia- the psychological torture- well let's not even go there, but sedation dentistry is one of the most compassionate things on earth and I had dental work- lots of it and it got easier............it's awesome to smile and, quite honestly, I think I deserve that, but my health....priceless. Thank you dfc!

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Hi,

I've not really got a 'success story' as such yet, however my story so far is that, as a child I had awful dental experiences, which resulted in me getting a triple abscess to my bottom left adult molar, at the age of thirteen. The tooth was eventually removed via emergency surgery (5 injections and an insane amount of pain), and an extremely very traumatic experience, which put me off ever seeing a dentist, until thirteen years later.

I crashed to earth two weeks ago, when part of my top molar (which I had stopped brushing) because the electric toothbrush hurt it, fell off and subsequently the decayed tooth went gray and caused a dreadful infection. The dentist (which i was extremely scared of as I am now living in a foreign country) was great, but unfortunately my top right molar could not be saved and i had to have it removed.

It's a week later and I have not had a dry socket or anything, but I am still finding that my mouth is generally uncomfortable.

I have actually tried to look after my teeth, buying expensive tooth brushes and toothpastes/ mouthwashes throughout the years, but my teeth have always been awful looking- huge gaps and so unsightly - don't think ive ever smiled showing my teeth, but i attach a photo of them now because, I am 26 years old and I want a normal smile, i'M just looking for a dentist who may be able to correct my teeth and give me a mouth that I am not so ashamed off.

Finally, to all the previous users who placed old and new pics etc, I am so grateful of yourinspiration, I don't think I could have done it without u
 
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Hi all,


new to the forum and figured I would post mine as well.. This is right before I went out the door to get full top/partial bottom from Periodontal disease and right when I got home that night.. I feel that they are too big so any comments/advice would be welcome in that area.. I feel like I need to "push them up" more because they hang down a bit low but the doc said it was normal/swelling etc..?
 

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They look really nice but you do look a bit swollen- give it time.
 
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Thanks,

and yea this is day 3 and still swollen..especially the left and right cheeks..
 
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I think the general guideline is 3 days up then 3 days down....should start feeling better tomorrow
 
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ME 2.jpg My New Smile.......I got it yesterday after 9 loooooong weeks without teeth.
 
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YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! sooooo happy for you!! YAY! :jump:
 
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Thank you hun....one more to go and the 3 Dee's are sorted:jump::jump::jump: x Dee x
 
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!!!AWESOME!!!
Isn't it amazing to love the thing that used to "ruin" your life?
Take good care of them, and share the love, girl!
 
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