Dentures are coming soon
Hello all. I just so happened to come upon this website and I felt it might be a safe place to share my concerns. After years of bad fillings, multiple PAINFUL abscesses and extractions, I was finally told that my teeth are beyond reasonable repair with decay and breakage and chipping. I started to get them out when I needed multiple root canals because I can’t afford that, and I just needed to be out of pain. If you’ve been there you know. I finally braved up and had my consultation and I am going to be getting 16 extractions and a full top denture and partial on the bottom. I knew that this day would come eventually because my teeth have been bad since childhood no matter how well I maintained them - but I’m feeling blue. I’m so nervous and scared waiting to hear back from my insurance to schedule the surgery date. I have so many concerns that a lot of you have probably felt.
what will I look like without teeth?
will they be too big?
will my gums hemmorage too bad after surgery?
Will the numbing work?
How much pain will I be in?
How likely is a dry socket?
How can I possibly keep the dentures in?
Will it all be worth it?
Will I ever feel like myself again?
I know a lot of these answers are different for everyone, and I know I’m not the only one to go through this. I am 24 years old, and both of my parents had such bad genes with their teeth too. I wish I could find some relief. It will be so good not to have the tooth aches anymore, but I know this journey is just the beginning. Thank you for listening!