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.
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.
Salt water rinses after drinking ,eating etc .