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270 Points

Sat, Mar 4, 2017 1:16 AM

Had all my teeth pulled

Hello all had all my teeth pulled I was only missing 1 tooth and had them all pulled in one shot and had dentures slapped right in after I get my next set in 7mo I payed 4K for that set so I hope thy are good and 10,000 for the teeth pullling and the "temp" set but after my Insurance I only had to pay 2500$ of all of that so not a bad deal buy I still can't seem to eat much and hurts to put much pressure down is this normal

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8.7K Points

4 years ago

If u needed one tooth why not an implant.  This is another world.  Why did you not ask about options.  I cant believe you pulled all your teeth.  I am really upset for you.  This is forever and btw they don't stay in.  Think about getting two iimplants or  four and get bridges that snap in place.

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He didnt say he only needed one tooth.... only that he was just missing one.

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The cost of implants is quite expensive and most is not covered by insurance

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900 Points

4 years ago

Hi, I did the same thing, one tooth missing and pulled them all, so don't let people knock you around for it.  I figured , eventually they were all going to go anyway, lol.  But , the pain is usually due to the teeth have some spots that need to be adjusted.  It will make the pain immediately go away.  And please heed my warning , wait for at least a year or more before getting your permanent dentures.  Their timelines are not accurate at all.  So , yes, its normal.  Go to your dentist and go often as needed to get the sore spots out.  You need to wear your dentures for as long as you can before your appointment.  They can even see the sore spots from the redness.  Good luck, hope everything goes well in the future.  

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270 Points

4 years ago

So I shod hold off a year for my other set? Will Aspen dental do that

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132 Points

I just had 34 teeth pulled on March 11th . Same as you they immediately put the temp set in. Tomorrow the 26th will be my 3rd appt and get stiches out. They said in about 9 months from first visit I will be ready for my permanent set. My insurance covered
$ 1, 500.00 and out of my pocket I paid estimated around$4,800.00 on the first visit and then a payment plan of around a $100.00 a month to pay off the last thousand owed. Its a long healing process but well worth it. My problem is trying to figure out a way to NOT LOSE SO MUCH WEIGHT during this process. They make diet and weight loss pills. Why can't they make fat and gain pills. Lol

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164 Points

Wow, would never have guessed, you have a very beautiful natural smile.

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This is mine after 30 years Aspen Dental did mine and had 24 teeth pulled got softliners ,they were snug for about 2 weeks then they wasn't snug no more but then I put fix a dent on top of liners and wore them and ate hard things i have full set.

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4 years ago

Confused so if you r missing a tooth, u pull all your teeth.  If u were in need of a tooth u pull all and what about options don't they count.  I wish him the best just going into dentures is far greater that maybe another road.

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I pulled all my teeth cuz 60% of them cud only be saved and that 60% all needed so much work I was told about 60k so I had them pulled

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Yes I understand....I took it that your teeth were in bad shape. And when one goes..they slowly go one after another. Because the teeth move when you lose one. What some might not understand is that, the cost to correct the situation, which will include gum work, can reach up to 20,000 . And over a long length of time. Now the 60k the quoted.... I think they should be ashamed of themselves. Yes, it's pricey. But, I look around for awhile, and found that most dentists...MOST, will figure to quote you a high figure...shouldn't be that much...I had chemo that cost around 100,000k...so 60 k for teeth???? ,so they figure people will go with the sure thing Ito get money in their pockets and suggest pulling and dentures. I don't have anything against dentists...some are good. But, Nicolas , I see the pictures of your gums..this is after right? How long after? Personally, I would check around for another dentist with good reviews and does NOT charge for a consultation...because. I just think you might want an opinion on your gums. Have they got ton ant better since pictures taken? I say this because, I'm not a professional, but will your temporaries even fit in there right now? Don't torture yourself, take them out to eat, you need strength, and everyone is different, so everyone will have different results. But, I don't know how your gums in that condition will heal if you keep teeth in very long. But, there will be others on her that will have had same or similar condition. And they can advise what helped them. My gums were flat after my teeth came out. I would were them get a sore from it rubbing and go have the dentures adjusted to relieve the sore. And of course another would pop up...so I stopped wearing my as much as possible and after a little time, I could put them in without getting sores...my gums had healed enough by then. I suggested another dentist (with free consultation) as only getting a second opinion...not to leave your own..unless you want..your choice of course, but I spent 7k on mine, I can't eat yet with them, but later this month I'm going in for a proper fitting. It will be year for me next month that I had them taken out. I figure if you spend the money, they'd better fit and fit perfect. That's what. Mine told me. Let us know how going. And I assume they told you about the warm salt water routine. For me it was about 3-4 months to feel better..but, after the first month was when things started looking up. Just take care of yourself while healing. And don't get discouraged , it will be ok. I would really love to be able to eat in public though, myself. Feel well.

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270 Points

Them pitchers are only 3 days old so a bit over 2 weeks

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4 years ago

Gums still in ruff shape

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Hi Nicholas I had all my uppers pulled 12 at once last year. Pictures look pretty normal to me. I know it's not pretty but the healing process is what I remember to be the most difficult. Just keep rinsing with lots of salt water. Pea soup is great nutrition and super soft to eat. Feeling pain when you apply pressure is 110% normal. Liquid diet may be you're best option at this point. Yogurt is great. If you don't have one already buy a blender and consider making yourself some smoothies. Eat it with a spoon obviously as no straws after extractions! Hope this is somewhat helpful. Good luck with the healing process. Hope it goes quickly for you :)

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Oh...ice cream....or icy's . Felt so good. I'd lake bite and let sit in mouth a few seconds longer...especially when I took my teeth out in the beginning.

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Mashed potatoes and baby food fruit

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4 years ago

Salt water rinse so sorry this is a very difficult time for you.  Milk shakes or Ensure shake

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302 Points

4 years ago

Well Done!  I had all my teeth out for much the same reasons as you.  Most of them were rotten and the others would have taken a fortune to save and even then for how long?

You will find that your gums shrink very rapidly at first so you will need regular relines.  But you will find your dentures get easier to manage as the weeks pass.  Then you will get your permanent dentures which will fit better and will not be so bulky.

It is so nice to have even white teeth and after a while you will not even think about your dentures.  They will just become part of you.

I've worn dentures for over twenty years and I have no regrets,

Good luck.

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Steve said what I was trying to say...except I wrote a book...sorry. And I agree. When you can get them in and smile...you're on top of the world!! Only my uppers fit...but, no one can tell I don't wear my lowers. That was a jaw problem though. But, I noticed I got better quicker..in some way, because sores were only on top..not wearing lowers ..my bottom gums healed much quicker...and my jaw appears to be adjusting with my uppers in. (My jaw caused lowers Togo to side).

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I would love to know if you're having issues with any jawbone loss? I'm getting my teeth extracted and within 5 years I will be getting the implants and am super worried about losing the bone in my jaw in the mean time.
To hear you've had dentures for so long, makes me kind of think that I'm wrong in thinking that the bone starts to shrink super fast...

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When my teeth were first pulled I lost a lot of bone under my gums, particularly the lower gums.  In the first three or four months my lower gums must have more than halved in size and became much narrower. So you are right that you will lose a lot of bone.  Then the bone loss slows down.  My dums have continued to shrink over the years and my lower gums are quite narrow and shallow.  But I still manage quite well with my dentures and do not use adhesive to keep them secure and that is after twenty seven years of full denture wear.

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Thanks Steve for encouraging words. Always good to know in time, things will get better.

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Thank you Steve, very much. But yes Im still scared. I do not want to look " shrunken" as my mom did and so msny I know. But yes that was a few decades ago. Not that I can afford this but, DUMMY ME just realized thst I truly need 2 or 3 visits to Alomogondes for temps, adjustments then permanents, if I REALLY want to make this work and more importantly, get great fits to be able to live with for decades of my life. With that said, I found a local DDS with a CareCard??? Financng thst I actually was approved for that I could get pre-extraction molds, then temps, with several check up visits, then pernanents 6 mos or so fitted and made for 1609-2200.

I considered how many travel trips to Almogondes and cost it ACTUALLY would requured for best results. Ftom where I live in Cental California, updating passports, gas, motels, and Dental services, it was almist 2 1/2 times local guy. Granted, NONE OF THIS has extraction surgery fees included. Only by Gods good grace was I, and help from Primary Dr and Oral Surgeon were we able to convince Medical insurance that 32 teeth extraction was required due to medicsl illness and disease. (No dental ins of course, can you say bigger rip offs than Investment Advisors!).
So, heres hoping that it all actually works out and in a most positive way

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8.7K Points

4 years ago

You are the lucky one have u read what some people including myself have gone through and still going through.