Have appointment scheduled for Thursday...i'm freaking out haha

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I am having 22 teeth removed on Thursday, and will have temporary immediately. After reading and trolling everyone else's posts, I'm even more nervous than before! :) I am already expecting the pain and the bruising...but I am SO nervous about taking them out for the first time! Yikes. I am scared about eating, and bleeding, and omg...what am I doing??
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Mer

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Cherie Coble

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If they hurt too much, don’t feel bad about not wearing them right away. I didn’t wear them for the first month to give my gums healing time and couldn’t even get them in my mouth.
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allison Haskell

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One does dentist know how nervous u are I was give. Meds which knocked me out basically .. I don’t have much bleeding and have had no pain since first day.. I took my pain Meds first day after that nothing .. I wore my temporary straight for 4 days escept to clean and barge with warm salt water and mouth wash dentist gave me at night and morning .. that is most important .... I’m 5 weeks out can eat now .. only have upper denture .. now had new one made to replace my first one too big and have dr Seuss thing going on so tomorrow go get my new temp.. be patient and at end will be worth it ..
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Mer

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Sounds like you are doing well, minus the Dr. Seuss! Thanks for the support! Keep me posted on your progress. Did you really feel like eating the first few days?
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allison Haskell

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Answer to your question nope I didn’t , I don’t eat anything until 3 day , I Drank breakfasts drink etc 2 day.. after 24 hours I will feel more like yourself .. I don’t have blood taste in mouth either after first day.. I did drool for like 3 days put towel on pillow .. u will drool ... lol!
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Mer

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Oh lordy...I didn't even think about the drooling. Wonderful :( haha
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allison Haskell

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I wasn’t warned of that until afterwards , but I was heavily sedated so next day I was like what the heck feel like a baby, I read myndirections for care and saw drooling
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I had 16 teeth removed and the dentist placed the new ones in expecting them to stay in.  Ha Ha they didn't so I let my gums rest until the stitches came out.  I ate soft food until I got my temps.
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James Hart

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give it time and you can eat anything you want.  the only foods I don't eat is bread and apples.  I love corn on the cob and steak and I have had no problems with ether.  Good luck and don't let anything stop you. 
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If you get sedated (knocked out) you will need someone with you to drive you home.
I was just numbed up everywhere as 19 teeth were removed, upper and lower put in, I drove myself to get meds then home. You will feel beat up, and the meds will make you tired so take a nap. I was told to keep them in for the first 24 hours acting as a bandage. I kept them in for two days, the upper was difficult to pull out once I finally did. Today is day 6 for me, and I have a appointment tomorrow I'm looking forward to.
There are stages of fear in my short term opinion.
1st - Loosing you teeth- having them all pulled.
2nd- Learning to live with it. Eating, appearance, 
 I was not happy about the prospect of loosing my teeth and going on to dentures, yes I was scared about the process, the pain, and the relearning with talking, eating, drinking, hopefully some day kissing. When you talk with a person that has had dentures for a few months or a year they make it seem like no big thing, I guess everyone prefers to show a tough demeanor, or they all healed up and moved on. I will say if you want to quit smoking, and loose some weight this is a great time for both. I quit smoking on Jan 26th getting ready for this procedure so I'm on day 76 now, funny all the savings has gone to the dentist!
Be prepared for a major change to your life, this is not an easy process but at the end it will be well worth it I keep being told. Keep your glass half full of water(with salt).
Best of luck to you, stay strong, you can do it! :o)
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allison Haskell

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Agree 100% it’s a journey can’t wait till end of mine though ..
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Thank you to each of you. You give me a little more courage to go through this transformation. Although of course still freaked out! I am definitely getting knocked out for the procedure...if I wasn't I would possibly knock out a dentist or assistant. Just ready to get on the other side of this and start the healing. Not looking forward to the first few days for sure. Still nervous about taking them out the first time. Was there blood and a major initial shock? Was it super painful to pull them out? 
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Today is day 18 for me. On March 23rd I had 17 extractions and immediate dentures put in. I was terrified and I will say, for me... the first 48 hours was the worst. I would compare it to breaking in a new pair of dress shoes that are too small... for 48 hours. I was sore and had blisters and could not wait to pull them out for the night. After 48 hours my pain kind of disappeared... I know that doesn't happen for everybody but that's how it was for me. I had my first adjustment on day 13 and they feel really good. I know things can change rather quickly though. 
The first time you take them out is not very painful but that first look in the mirror without them is devestating. I cried... I'm over it now but that was a real smack in the face. I wish you much luck!!
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It sure is a journey, but for me the weight loss is excellent and well needed. It also gives me a right perspective on food. After 6 months, still trying to get use to uppers.