25 Coming Out And Immediates Going In On May 30

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70 years old and will have a 25 tooth full mouth extraction on the 30th of May. I really appreciate this community. Many more answers here than the dentist or the oral surgeon. I hope they are better at what they do for a living than they are at communication. 

Just saying Hi and thanks for the information you contribute. I will be back later to lean on you all for support in this adventure that I am defiantly not looking forward too, but reading lots of posts here already makes it more bearable. For now during the anticipation phase.
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Hi brotherbart!!! Welcome! This site really is great. Was so wonderful and helpful for me b4 and after. I'm a little more than 2 months out and I don't know what i would have done without all the great advice and wonderful ppl here. I hope u do great and will b thinking of u on the 30th!!! Good luck!
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I was actually excited to have mine done! It was such a relief for me! I love my new smile, even though I'm still swollen & sore. :-)
Good luck, you're going to do great! Keep everyone posted!
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I feel the same way! Was so happy to get it done and so proud of new smile!!!
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Gorgeous!
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I love everybody enjoying their new smile. Funny thing with me is I have the same mouth configuration as my Dad had. To show our teeth in a smile is a weird strain. We both have/had a closed lip smile our whole lives with good teeth. I have to do a "cheese" to even show any teeth. The dentist told me I would love my new smile. Told her that if she got it right nobody would still see my teeth. 

Thanks for the encouragement gang.
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Immediates go in the same day. They are sitting here on my desk.
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I have had the same "closed" smile for decades, so I completely understand.  I love my new teeth, but I just cant find a smile that works for me without turning me into a crazed idiot.

You got this, partner.  A few days of pain, a few weeks of adjusting and a few months of learning and you'll be good as new.  This board has been an amazing source of info and support for me as well, even with a dentist and oral surgeon that communicate well - shared experience will always be a better source.
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Hahahaha TJ.  Heck, I'm still dealing with that.  I practice every time I pass a mirror.
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Well, they came out with just local anesthetic afternoon before last. The oral surgeon just slapped the immediates in and disappeared. He had estimated an hour and it took three so I guess folks were piled up in the other rooms.

The things were so much too big and bleeding so bad there was no way they would stay in top or bottom. And hurt like crazy top and bottom to put in. So I disobeyed and took them out. And got a decent nights sleep. Went in to the dentist the next day and she started to give me grief and I told her to go right ahead. I had a few things I wanted to unload on her about too when she was ready. She shut up and did adjustments and they fit great. She put Fixodent on the pallet of the upper and in the channel of the lower. I question putting it in the lowers due to fear of it pulling out the clots. She said it wasn't a problem because I have stitches. I ain't so sure I agree with that.

Now at about 36 hours post extraction and I took out the lower and took that junk of it and put it back. Pain top and bottom but you guys had me prepared for that.

Thanks to the folks here for having me ready and no surprises. Can't say the same for the dentist or oral surgeon. I had to learn everything here on the forum.
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Unfortunately, bad dentists happen.  They're part of the reason it took me so long to get mine done.  When I finally found someone that I was comfortable with, it was time.  Sorry that you got one that doesnt all that pleasant, but the truly hard part is behind you now.  Its all downhill from here
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Brotherbart how are you now?
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Day 3 1/2 so far. Went back for a emergency adjustment of the lower plate yesterday so they fit without agony. They were cutting into a web at the base of my front lip. A mouth full of pain from having all of my teeth pulled. Using Ibuprophen every four hours to make it through. The oxycodone the surgeon prescribed is some nasty dope. Only used it for two days. I actually stepped off the curb in front of a speeding car on the stuff. I would rather live through the pain than stay high on that dope.

From what folks say here things are pretty normal at this juncture. I go back Monday for the dentist to take another look. I was trying to hold out for that appointment but the adjustment error she made the day after extraction just hurt too much.

Were I to have to do it over I would just wait until everything healed for a month or two and then get the immediates made since I don't have need of the cosmetic factor and can look in the mirror at my toothless self with no problem.

Had I not learned what to expect from experiences on this site I would be livid. 
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Day seven and things are going pretty well. Some soreness but expected. Gonna wait a few days before using adhesive since healing is going well and will go for soft reline in July. I make a mean milkshake and love mashed potatoes thankfully. Had my first cup of coffee in eight days this morning. Yes!!
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That first cup of coffee was amazing for me too!  I'm still doing the milkshake thing - trying to put weight back on.
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Loved my first cup!!

Day 21, stitches out today! Implant posts healing nicely & so are gums "tissue". First"hard" reline is June 24! Can't wait for my permanents though! I will not miss having to use adhesive or having a plate on the roof of my mouth!
First "solid" meal was last night, we'll see if it's easier now that stitches are out!
Overall feeling pretty good at this point! The first 14 days was rough! I didn't realize how physically drained I was going to be. I'm a nurse, I should have known better!

Going back to my first 12 hour shift since surgery in 2 days!
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Congrats. They look great! Yeah I was running on pure adrenaline obviously the first four days. Then came day five and I fell off the cliff strength wise. Some coming back now. Get back to work. Stat.
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It was a much longer and harder recovery than I prepared myself for, that's for sure! It wasn't so much the pain, but the physical exhaustion!
I was physically​ exhausted after trying to eat anything up until about day 17!