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228 Points

Sun, Feb 11, 2018 10:13 PM

E day tomorrow no sedation 24 extractions

Already backed out once. Having hard time coping with the time it takes to extract teeth. Most are broken down to gum line. Need encouraging from everyone thanks!!

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7.3K Points

3 years ago

Don’t back out! I had a lot of mine removed as well with just the shots that they gave me to numb me and the only thing I can tell u is be strong. The nurse that was with me held my hand through it all. I might’ve broken her hand due to squeezing so hard but I got through it and so will you. I’m 2 years in already and it’s the best decision I made. Hope this makes u feel better

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228 Points

Thank you!! 1030 am tomorrow. It's not like I don't what to expect. Just scared this time. I'm going to do it. Already have temps made.

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726 Points

I had broken teeth too, right at the gum line. They will numb you up! The needles hurt but once they do that, seriously most of my teeth were out and I didn’t even know it. I just used laughing gas. It was scary but it wasn’t as horrible as I had imagined. You’ll be happy once you do this.

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228 Points

I'm going to keep reading here all the way up to my appointment. You look great. Thank you!!!!!

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80 Points

Just had all of my upper and lower teeth extracted I took a xanax before going in " I did ok just with the lidocaine injections. I'm happy for all of you that had dentures right after extractions, but I am looking forward to having my dentures soon.....and be able to smile again, not an easy journey but we'll worth it 

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6.1K Points

Tim.. make sure to eat something before your extractions and breathe. I had broken and infected teeth. It took about 30min for the numbing to take and almost an hour for the procedure. There was TV over the chair and i had a music station on. I closed my eyes and took deep breaths. Speak up if you feel any discomfort. I got immediate dentures and left with a new smile. Get your meds and ask the dentist for Benzodent. Do your salt water rinses and sleep with your head elevated for a couple of days.. You’ll do fine.

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842 Points

3 years ago

You made the biggest decision already.  Even though you backed out once think of having absolutely no pain once they are pulled out.  Its not all that bad.  I didn't have sedation.  Once the gooms are frozen in no time the teeth will be out.  I backed out once, for a whole year but then decided I didn't want anymore pain.  Chin up, walk in and remember once they are out and you get your dentures you will wonder what took you so long.  The Dentist might say that it will take so many hours but in reality it don't.  If some are to the goom, they have appliances that grip them below the goom.  Don't worry so much about it.  Good luck .

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228 Points

Thank you!!!!

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1.8K Points

Tim just think about how good your gonna look with new teeth. Just relax and go to your happy place. Mind over the pain. It works every time.

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7.3K Points

This is me now. I’m so happy

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726 Points

You’re beautiful. It made me go out and buy red lipstick lol

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726 Points

Not sure why the pic is upside down

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19.7K Points

3 years ago

Are you talking about both the uppers and the lower arches

Would a light tranquilizer like Xanes or whatever they prescribe
make it easier  for you to get into the Dental office by reducing your anxiety level
Would there be any value in doing only one arch at a time????

Any point in getting another dental  opinion on whether all your teeth have to be extracted???

Are they sure all your teeth have to be extracted???   Are there any teeth good enough to use as anchors for over dentures or bridges???

Good luck what ever you do.  

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180 Points

I was given xanax before i went in for my extractions and i can say it helped a little. Might be a good option to consider.

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228 Points

3 years ago

Having what's left extracted. Both top and bottom. Have temps already made and ready to go . Just gotta do it for my health and smile.

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7.3K Points

I was down to numbs also. The shots hurt more I thought then the extractions. I know you’ll b fine

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19.7K Points

3 years ago

What about  light tranquilizer before you leave the house???

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228 Points

3 years ago

I have a 1 valium to take if I want in the morning.

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4.3K Points

3 years ago

Me too.  I backed out a couple of times.  I was scared shit-less and pretty mad actually.  What I did was clear my mind, pretended like I was going surfing at the beach and maintained (in and out) my mind at the beach just by envisioning surfing, kids playing with beach balls, a volleyball game going on with a bunch of drunk people, the smell of bbq on the grill, the sound of the ocean, a whale watching ship going by where the people in the boat threw me a rope and I surfed parallel to the shoreline.  Anyway, that helped me alot!  Because I had backed out so many times it just made it harder to go in when I finally did.  But I really needed to.  You will be amazed at how fast it goes by.  Absolutely take that valium, I mean I did.  I took the painpills afterward also.  I gave myself moments to just daydream during the process.  I still have my temps but I am eating whatever I want, however sloppy, and I don't have to deal with people looking at me grossed out or feeling sorry for me or even scared.  Those people can kiss my ass now!  I can smile.  My temps aren't great so you can really tell I have dentures but at least I don't have a mouthful of shit anymore.  The sooner you get it done the sooner you can chew.  Chewing is good for the soul!

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Yes. Chewing is good but also not having to think about "can I chew that?" It's great to see an apple and just pick it up and eat it.  

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188 Points

3 years ago

Dude I’m fucking petrified tomorrow for myself as well. I’m going in for 1:40 28 teeth extracted all black craters down to the gum line. I’m so scared it literally just hit me an hour ago. Do not watch YouTube videos of it lol that was a major mistake i had. Right now i still have a slight abscess thankfully no pain from it so hoping the novacaine will work. I’ve backed out multiple times as well. Bring your headphones and ignore all the sounds. You got this and i do to!

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726 Points

The numbing works amazingly. Seriously you’ll just feel pressure. The worst pain is the needle but after that it’s totally fine. I promise. I thought I was gonna have a heart attack but it wasn’t too bad. It wasn’t even loud and horrible sounding. Trust me, it will be worth it in the end.

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104 Points

3 years ago

Tim,
I hope you give us updates as to how you are doing. 
I am two weeks out from having all uppers and lowers extracted with immediate temps and no sedation. I did much better than I thought I would. I am hoping you did too. 

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19.7K Points

3 years ago

Dear Pamela and Tim
Please chart your dental journey for everyone on this blog
It would be a service to everyone
Hope you both are doing well  
Pamela how are you doing with your temporarys?