- Aug 21, 2015
My name is Claudia and I'm a 47 y/o woman living in So Cal. I have been terrified of the dentist for a very long time. I had so many bad experiences with horrible bedside manner and the worst experience being temporary facial paralysis at the hands of a horrible dentist. I was dealt a crappy genetic hand as well (as far as teeth are concerned). I was under the impression (because of numerous extractions over the years) that full dentures were in my immediate future. Fortunately, I have been blessed with a very patient dentist ... now. Here's the plan...9/18 I am having 6 more teeth extracted and they will be replaced with immediate partials, upper and lower. It has taken me so long to wrap my head around this whole idea. I want to thank everyone that has shared their personal stories here. I can't tell you how much comfort it has brought me. I still have so much anxiety with the up-coming events. I will be having general anesthesia and that terrifies me. Once again.. thank you to all of the brave souls here who put their fears out here so that others may gain comfort from it.