Did anyone else feel depressed after having all their teeth removed

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Kelly Durack

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joan rosenblatt

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yup and its been years and I still get depressed.
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Renee Seymour

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Mine has only been a month and have my good days and bad days x
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Melanie Baker

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I kinda had a little bit of depression but for me it was very short. My teeth had hurt so bad and looked so horrible for so long that its been a huge confidence boost for me. Yes I was a little depressed cuz no1 wants to not have teeth but I know my health immediately got better and now I can hold my head high look ppl in the eye and smile proudly. No more shame of ugly teeth. So I've really tried focusing on all the positives of getting dentures. Getting dentures is a traumatic experience its understandable to have a little depression. But just know u have prob made the best decision for yourself.
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Cookie Mckenzie

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Thanks I needed this
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Lee mel

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I was terrified, horrified at the thought and it actually took me like 10 years to finally get them removed by the way I had no choice anymore. March 2018 got all except top 5 teeth removed and immediately felt relief. I'm now waiting for my final dentures to come in any day now but I still feel anxious because it will be the first time I feel them in my mouth (I wasn't able to get immediate dentures) needless to say I haven't seen many of my friends and family because I feel gross. They tell me they love me and won't even notice but I'm the one having to adjust. Anyway you'll get to a point of acceptance it's small steps at a time I guess.
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I was soooooo happy to see my horrible teeth go! No more abscesses, toothaches, and best of all.... NO MORE hiding my smile!! Plus, I am able to eat things that were very difficult to eat with the teeth that I did have left. Yeah, it kinda sucks not to have real teeth, but my dentures are beautiful and I get so many compliments on them. This has definitely been a huge boost of confidence. It has been 3 weeks today and I have zero regrets!
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Robyn....Sorry you are still so sad after all this time, but implants! How awesome for you that you are able to have that!
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Hey there Richard, its still so new for you and yes it sucks big time! But it does get better! I am almost one month in and everyday things get better and better! If you read through this forum you will see that it does! Take your time with your expectations and stay positive!
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Anna

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Hi Richard, I got my extractions and immediate dentures 8 days ago, and I understand how you felt! How are you doing now? I hope you're feeling better!
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Hi I just got all my top teeth out 2 days ago. I'm finding it really hard with just my transitional ones. Iv been crying non stop and I'm so depressed. The dentures are so nice but I feel like I have this big thing of plastic in my mouth that makes me gag time to time. The middle part of it that suctions to the roof of your mouth is bothering me . If it was made with out that middle part I think I would be way better.
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Considering that mine is a 9-10 month process, I couldn't be happier.  I had everyone of my teeth pulled (just bad luck in the gum/teeth department) and for the first time since I recall I have no pain.  My bottoms are anchored by 5 surgical implants and though they are expensive, so worth it (the piece in there now is temporary, the final product will be considerably slimmer).  The top is a normal denture for now and will eventually be replaced by a permanent one once posts can be inserted (5 month wait on bone grafting to heal), in the meantime the change has been great and only getting better.  Sure, I wish I never had to make this change but considering the alternative I am so glad I did.  I will say, if possible, do whatever you can to make them permanent, the difference is unbelievable.
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Lots of us have had some adjustment periods mentally.  I had a few weepy moments in the first couple weeks, but they got knocked down by the positives pretty quickly. 
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I am 16 days out from getting my extractions and full immediate dentures. My teeth were all crowns (they thought that would give me my "best chance") due to enamel hypoplasia. The crowns started falling out and then teeth started to hurt and I had no choice. I went with a partial at first and I had it for about a month and I decided that I should just get full dentures because I would have to one day anyway and I didn't have the money to fix the teeth that the partials were connected to.

Long story short...I've had ups and downs from childhood with my teeth and yes I get really depressed every time I take my teeth out to clean them or sleep...BUT I'm not as depressed now since I have a beautiful smile to show off to everyone!!

The MOST depressing thing for me right now is not being able to eat tacos yet!!!! lol
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I get married in 10 weeks and had full extraction last week.. uppers been put in but i hate them and they dont look natural to me . I dont look lije myself at all... bittims were made wrong so i have to wait for bottom set to be made.. im freaking out that there not gonna be sorted dor the wedding and also i can hardly eat much and hate going out in public and havent gone back to work yet ..im not dealing well with this. :(
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Louise omg I am 6 days into my full upper extraction and feel exactly the same! I’m freaking out about my new look, I’m on an emotional roller coaster, I don’t wanna be seen, I want to stay under my covers forever. I have not been back to work yet (I’m scared and embarrassed) I went into this strong minded and excited knowing how great my smile will be now but why am I not happy
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Cookie - I think a lot of us struggled with that same feeling, but look at it this way:  You've taken a major step with having that full upper extraction and you have absolutely NOTHING to be embarrassed about - you should be proud of yourself for having had the courage to do it, and if you're strong enough to take that step then the rest of it will come in time.  We can't change the things that put us in the position to have extractions and dentures...but we CAN change the way we look at things now that we have them.

You've got this.
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I have total upper and lower anchored dentures. They look beautiful and I can eat pretty well - but despite this, the process is/was long and very heart wrenching. Someone on here made a wonderful comment that I have adopted and want to pass on to others who are struggling so much. Losing all your teeth is truly the equivalent to having an amputation - you are losing a part of you that you've had since birth and the grief and sadness over the loss is very real and very difficult to deal with on so many levels. I don't think a day will ever come when I feel like the person I was before. I am trying to find a"new" person inside here and it's just not easy. It has been A 6 month process from complete extraction to having my permanent anchored plates and I still struggle everyday. They really do look beautiful but I will forever have a very awkward, foreign apparatus in my entire mouth. The psychological process you go through is completely disabling at times. I am an RN and am no longer able to work for several health related reasons, but the loss of my teeth are far from the least of these reasons. I pray others can adapt to this prosthesis in their mouth better than I have - it is a life altering experience that I wish I had never had to go through. I will always grieve the loss of my natural teeth.
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Yes and know.  The yes was because I would finally be able to smile at people without worrying about the 9 teeth I had left.  No, because I wished I had taken better care of my teeth.  Questionable because of heredity - my mother wore dentures for the majority of her adult life.