36 and a failure , I just got dentures today. As a single 36 yr old woman, with other physical deformities ( Nf1, now I really feel like no man will ever want me. I already had self esteem issues as it was.. I just don’t know how to adjust to this. It had to be done, my teeth were falling out do to bad dental hygiene ( my fault) and genetics. I’m afraid it’s going to deter a man wanting to kiss me. I’m just feeling oh so depressed and am looking for a support community.
Hi Jamie, I can completely relate. I am 27 years old with no real teeth. I am so thankful that I had a man that stuck with me through the process even though I really thought he was going to leave me (and I couldn't blame him if he wanted to). When my teeth started getting really bad, he would hardly kiss me. But he even said no teeth look better than how my teeth actually looked, and I feel like he has been more affectionate in a way too. So you just have to stay positive, and that amazing, caring, and UNDERSTANDING guy will come your way. Keep us updated on your progress <3
Hang in there .. once u go thru the healing .. I see the difference ! Understand others don’t know what u don’t tell them ! Especially when u get your permanent set ! No one knows about mine but my immediate family ... It’s not your fault when genetics plays a part even of lack on your part don’t beat yourself up! In the end I think you it will help with your self esteem! There are good men .. too so when it comes to that point you have to say he won’t mind ! I’m 56 and it was a struggle for me far esteem .. go online Utube and watch the videos of all your age as well who have had to go thru process! Plus help with any questions ! When u see thisnyoung ladies you wouldn’t of know. Except by them telling you and showing you ! Hang in there ! Light at end of tunnel! Keep us updated
The healing process is different for everyone do lots of warm salt water rinses, I use a wet rag I heat it in a bag for 1 minute then wrap it in a wash cloth and use that to hold against my cheeks it helped the swelling and felt good, I also slept elevated for the first week. Hope that little bit helps
That’s normal by third day will start to go down .. I was lucky I didn’t have swelling but I take anti inflammatory medication .. I was thankful then I have too .. but it’s normal to have more swelling days .. just make sure rinse your mouth with warm salt water at least 5 times a day .. that will help as well .