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jessbear

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Jul 5, 2011
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Location
Edmonton,AB
I've been struggling with getting my top 2nd molars pulled a couple years now. I'm going to make the appt for next week. I'm tired of the pain and anxiety it gives me. I'm just wondering will I even notice that they're gone? Will my speech stay the same? and if I can't afford Implants in time will my face become sunken in? I'm a stay at home mom atm and I want nothing more then to have my teeth fixed :(
 
Dr. Daniel

Dr. Daniel

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Nov 2, 2010
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Location
The Hague , Holland
Hey
Difficult to answer without knowing your dental situation.
If the mouth has enough molars, then the missing molar is not noticed with chewing and speech.
Our mouth is covered with a lot of nurves so every small change in the form of our teeth (like a new feeling) is noticed, and it takes about two weeks to adjust to the new situation.
In your case, I am pretty sure that your tongue will notice the missing tooth, but again, after a couple of weeks the tongue will get used to the new situation.
 
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