getting dentures

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Getting Dentures


I was told back in August that I needed to either get implants which I cannot afford or dentures. I have not gotten the courage to do anything yet and I know my teeth are getting worse. I am only 56 and am terrified about the thought of getting all my teeth yanked. I read all these horror stories of this process. I was told by my dentist that he does sedation with a few pills that make you not remember anything. Has anybody had that and what's it like? I was quoted at $6,800 for the whole procedure of extracting 21 teeth and same day dentures. Please help with any advice.

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Paul Hataway

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Sher

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While I didn’t have that many teeth extracted I had other issues such as very long roots and even though my teeth were in poor shape and I had very poor past experiences . I chose the sedation route, I didn’t remember anything after IV, I vaguely remember being escorted to the car going home and waking several hours later with my immediate dentures and some bloody gauze in my mouth. I am 53 and my parents watched out for me the first 48 hours. I think I took a couple of pain pills first day and that was it.
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Jo C

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Today is my 4th day I put a pair a full of dentures.The pain is not so bad.As for the price i said it was very fair.But still i feel very sad is hard to go and put a denture .am 44 years old and who is gonna look me seriously.
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Pamela

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Who is going to look at you seriously? As in a future mate? Anyone who is worth having you once they get to know YOU the person and your heart. Hang in there. When you least expect it things will change.
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Hi Paul, I had 11 upper extracted and full permanent put in. I'm on day 12 and still am glad it was all done in one shot. Some soreness on my gum but after leaving them out for a day and faithfully doing sea salt water rinses that pain has gone. You will hear many different stories in here Paul. Some went easy, some ok and some badly. I really believe it's case by case. Not one of us are the same. If you need it get it done. I just had novacaine shots.
And that was with them taking out one trouble tooth. I just made sure I was good and numb before she started on me haha.. She had told me that I have a good suction power and may never need any extra adhesives. So far she's right. I can't say I know what it is like to have both upper and lowers but plenty of people in here can tell you about theirs and maybe share some advise. All I can say is, this came out of the blue for me. I was shocked when told that because of my illness it had seriously affected my normal looking teeth. Rather than put it off and wait until I would be in pain I dealt with it then. Scared? Oh yes, very! I had no idea what was involved and heck I just didn't want to lose my natural teeth. But I worried needlessly. All said and done everything went well. Will I ever except the fact that I lost my teeth? Probably not. I spent my life taking care of my teeth and would brag how I'll go to my grave with my naturals. But life and illnesses out of my control got in the way. Just have to accept it and move on and thank God for other blessings I've been given in life.
Good luck in your decision.
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6 months out lowers 5 months out uppers. One hour before each appointment i took a strong valium . Was awake while he put numbing gel on my gums awake for the needles ( felt nothing) awake for 2 extractions again felt nothing next thing i remember is waking up all done. Just had permanent relines done of both upper and lower and had them shaved down etc to fit better. Bottoms still a tad loise but thats because they have no suction a tiny bit of adhesive on each end at the back helps keep them in. Uppers the suction is great and they stay put. I didnt really have any pain after each set of extractions only pain was with little shards of tooth working their way out .
Salt water rinses after drinking ,eating etc .
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By the way i was meant to go to hospital and get knocked out to have them removed cause i had a major fear of dentists. But due to serious illness i couldnt do it. The valium helped relax me enough to walk in to the dental surgery .Honestly there wasnt much to be afraid of except the fact all your teeth are gone . I asked to keep a tooth so he put one in a sterile bag for me .
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ChristyB

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Hi Paul...like you I was very scared. I thought of cancelling the day before my 25 extractions. I'm now Day 4 and still waiting for the pain others have described. I took the narcotic the first day, and have been taking less Ibuprofen each day. I've been following instructions - ie, salt water rinses,

I'm 59, took care of teeth all my life and I'm having a hard time this was necessary. But it could be worse, right? Best of luck.
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Hi, really the pain for me was minimal. I had all my uppers removed with just normal needles. Felt nothing.
My problem is being unable to really get used to the dentures. At home I don't even put them in. Can you get root canals and caps? Expensive I know. Good luck.
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Brandon James

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Don't sweat it. I'm 34 and had to get them.