Personal Stories of Dental Phobia and Needing Dentures

I can smile again

by ross71

After battling a 30 year fear of the dentist, I finally faced my fear and have come out the other side smiling! My teeth were severely decayed (every one of them) I lived with chronic daily pain, agonizing abscesses and shame and embarrassment. I avoided going out in public because I felt everyone was judging me by my teeth. 

On Tuesday, I had 30 teeth extracted under GA in hospital and full immediate dentures placed in my mouth before I woke up. I am so happy with my smile and very little pain. A 30 year fear beaten in 50 minutes. I still can’t believe it’s me when I look in the mirror, and I feel so healthy after getting rid of all those infected teeth.

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