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SR

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I'm sick of being terrified of the dentist and I'm currently in a lot of pain. I've had bleeding gums for a few years and I now think I've got a wisdom tooth coming in at an angle. Is there anywhere I can just have all my teeth removed and be done with this? I'm stressed and getting depressed over this, I just want rid of them all
 
I have the same thoughts sometimes but then realise that dentures aren't that easy to deal with either and your gums can still get inflamed. Maybe get someone to look at the wisdom tooth and tell you what your options are. But I know joe you feel. My teeth are a constant strain on my nerves and my finances!
 
I was last in a dentist around a year ago. Prior to that it was 7 years. The initial check up was bearable and I even made an appointment to start treatment. The night before my appointment was hell; couldn't sleep, feeling sick with dread. Needless to say I cancelled, and I can't go back. I'm desperate to have my teeth removed, I can't think of another way to be done with this. I barely brush my teeth now as the amount of blood worries me so I go through 2 litre bottles of listerene a week rinsing with that instead. I'm a bit of a mess just now ... because of these teeth. It's ridiculous
 
I was last in a dentist around a year ago. Prior to that it was 7 years. The initial check up was bearable and I even made an appointment to start treatment. The night before my appointment was hell; couldn't sleep, feeling sick with dread. Needless to say I cancelled, and I can't go back. I'm desperate to have my teeth removed, I can't think of another way to be done with this. I barely brush my teeth now as the amount of blood worries me so I go through 2 litre bottles of listerene a week rinsing with that instead. I'm a bit of a mess just now ... because of these teeth. It's ridiculous

Hi SR

I totally get where you are at. I avoided the dentist as much as possible my whole adult life. Interspersed with visits when absolutely necessary. I have total hatred of teeth and dentists. I obsess about the ones I have left and about the partials I have constantly. But........having teeth removed and partial dentures is a challenge to say the least. I can only imagine how hard full dentures must be. Most dentists will not remove teeth that are healthy.

I hated my teeth in the front and kinda did what you are doing I guess.......I did not look after them because I hated them and wanted them gone. Well they are gone now. I also found out I had hereditary periodontal disease and will probably lose more as I have not treated it. I am now. The bleeding has stopped. I have hygenist Monday and hope that things have settled down. I forced myself into this through fear of being unemployable. ......that was my trigger to get it sorted. Everyone has one, it may be pain , or bleeding or how they look. Try and think of a motivator that will get you in the door.

Even with full dentures you still have to get your mouth checked every year by a dentist to ensure gum health. Are you really ready to drop your teeth in a glass ( in my case a coloured beaker, see my posts for info on that little delight) at night???? Have gunky denture glue slipping and sliding down your neck all day ? Bone loss? Denture sores? Candida infections? These are all things that can happen......not saying they will, I have been relatively fine so far, but they can and these are some of the issues faced.

Find the right dentist and you may find the problems are easily fixed. Also, what do you use to manage anxiety in other areas of your life. Can that help you with this ? Good luck

Miss P
 
Hi SR, get them cleaned under sedation if you can't bear the thought of sitting in the chair and having it done (it's not a good prospect I know). Once they're clean the gums will be easier to restore back to health and they will stop bleeding. Vitamin C and D help with gum health. Some dentists offer valium to help you through the initial appointment. Do whatever it takes to get you there. It won't be as bad as you think.
 
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