Having 24 extractions and temporary dentures.
Hello, I'm new here and have been reading lots of posts and trying to learn what to expect. My teeth have been getting bad over the last few years and because of pure fear I didn't go to the dentist. A few weeks ago when my front broke, I found a little courage and went. After an exam and X-rays he told me I had moderate periodontal disease. To fix them all and treat the disease was going to cost 8000.00 but wasn't sure that it would even solve the problem. He suggested extractions and dentures. He told me about the procedure and costs. I didn't care much for the place or him. For someone who is terrified of even being there I wanted someone to at least act like they cared. I got a second opinion and they acted like they cared and it was a bit more comforting there. They pretty much said the same as the other one. She said the way she does it is, I go in for impressions first for my temporary dentures. Then I will be on antibiotics for about a week. She rights a prescription for a sedative and I take that 2 hours before my appointment . She will pull all 24 teeth and put in my temps. I will go back the next day for a check up. Over the next six months I will have check ups and fittings then after the healing and bone changes has happened I will be fitted for permanent dentures. Does that sound pretty typical? I can't get over the fact of being awake as she pulls all 24 teeth!! I am getting the implants in my lower. That also is freaking me out to think of them putting those metals screw things in my bones! I know I need to do this. All I have to do is make the call and tell them I'm ready....but I'm not ready!!