Having 24 teeth pull and full upper and lower dentures April 12

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I'm 56 and in a bit over 3 weeks, I'm getting all my teeth extracted and immediate dentures.  I'm going to the Smile Center in Buffalo, NY.  My teeth don't look too bad, though I'd like them to be whiter (that'll be for the permanent dentures for sure), but I have front cap which will never look anything other than a cap.  3 broken teeth in the back, 8 loose teeth, 3 crowns (one has a big cavity under it) and too many fillings to count.  I could do all the appointments to have them fixed, but I've hit the wall when it comes to the grinding, drilling and scraping of my teeth.  So, I've elected to have the teeth pulled and go to full dentures.  I should be nervous, I suppose, but I'm looking forward to getting it done.  Sooner it's done, the sooner the healing can begin and I can get my permanent dentures.   Am I being nuts for this attitude?  I'm being put out during the extractions, so that's not an issue.  Just joined, but feel I'll be back a lot.
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joan rosenblatt

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Wearing dentures is a whole other world.  I hope all goes well for you.  If you have good bone your chances of your dentures fitting better. Keep posting.
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Thank you.  My bone is solid, but my teeth are bad, I'm hoping for good things following my "E" day.
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I believe you will be happier with dentures.  Bad teeth hurt like Hell and make bad breath as well.  I hope you adjust well and come back to check in and let us know your progress.  You sound very confident with your decision.  Best of luck to you Ken.
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Thank you.  Health issues come as we get older, I've had mine, and the best is to embrace them, educate yourself about them and deal with it best you can.  Years ago, I was helping a friend of mine into the emergency room, he had broken his leg very badly and was very despondent, and being very vocal about it.  On the way in, another guy was helping his friend out, and he had no leg.  I turned to my friend, and said, "Anything else you want to add?"  He smiled and realized however bad things are, they could be worse.
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I would do anything to have my bad teeth back. Even if I could fix one every few months. I never go out anymore. I can't eat in public ever! Yes. Some people do ok but my dentist told me 30% of people never adjust.
I had extensive cancer treatment and losing my teeth has been worse. Think hard before you do this. Good luck, Nancy
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Thanks, Nancy, but the date is set, I've signed everything and it's happening.  So sorry that it hasn't been good for you.
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Ken I am 53 and had 19 teeth extracted March 2nd. I was awake for the extractions. I am glad I did it. I am still adjusting to the dentures. I am a nurse so I was very embarrassed by my broken and missing teeth. Now I can smile. I hope all goes well for you. Make sure you stay ahead of the pain. Take your pain meds.
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Nancy I can relate to some of what you are going through.  I hate going out and I hate my bottom denture.  It will get better keep posting.  What are you using.  SECURE might be a good choice.