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It’s going to be bad, struggling to cope

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Scareddd

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Hi,

I have a dentist and hygienist appointment booked for the 6th September. I’m petrified that they are going to say that my teeth will have to be taken out. Do I have to walk around toothless if that’s the case?!

After years of not looking after my teeth and gums, I’m finally ready to put a plan in place and do something about it(hopefully it’s not too late!)

my question is, from the picture below, what will my dentist say to me? I know it’s hard from a picture but any idea will help my anxiety. Thanks ?
 

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Gordon

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No, you don't have to walk around toothless.

Doesn't look too bad from the photo, there's a bit of gum disease visible round the lower front teeth but that's to be expected and should be fixable.
 
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Scareddd

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Just got back! Gum disease as you said and some bone loss ? but I was half expecting that. I must say the Dentist and hygienist were both very good and made me feel at ease.
 
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