I Need Prayers

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If there are those on this message board who believe in the power of prayer, please say a prayer for me. I am on day 4 of an upper denture. I had all upper teeth pulled last Tuesday and got the new denture on Friday. I have tried to be so positive through this but tonight I am feeling so depressed and regretful about the whole thing...not that I had any other choice. I know that things will never be the same...that I will never look the same, that I will never be able to enjoy food like I used to, that I will always have to fear someone will see me with no teeth and I will be so embarassed. I am starting to get past the pain and soreness but I just want so badly to eat something normal. I am praying that I can get through this and see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am just having a really hard time finding much of anything positive about this. I really wanted to be one of those people who would say "I love my teeth...I wish I had done this years ago!"...but that is so NOT the way I feel. It's awful to start a new year so overwhelmingly sad.
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You will get through this, we all do. You will find a new normal and you will love your new teeth. Give yourself a chance to get things together. You have been through a lot in a short period of time between the surgery and the placement of the denture. This is an anxious time for you. Try to be positive and look to the future. It will come together.
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Please be kind to yourself and give yourself some time to adapt. I'm nearing the six month anniversary of my extractions. Although I, too, did not react as positively as I would have liked to the journey I have been on, and although I sometimes still regret my condition (mainly, my appearance without my denture), I am amazed at how well adapted I am! Adaptation and acceptance happen slowly for some of us, but they do happen.
In the meantime, try meatloaf (cut up into really small pieces with lots of gravy) and mashed potatoes. Then, have a milkshake or ice cream for dessert. You will love have full you will feel!
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I will put you in my prayers. I fell the same way you do, three months ago. I had to have a whole mouth of teeth removed.It was very hard at first but with mypraying all the time and my husband was is the greatest and friends words of encouragement. I love my teeth you will too give your self time and take the positive road on this journey. God be with you. JBHROB61
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I have a had a hard time & still do... My first month, I had my appendix burst....8 days in hospital no teeth....2 weeks later in hospital again with pneumonia....10 days age 75yrs old..no dentures.!. I lost all that time not able to wear dentures......I'm on oxygen & have  congestive heart failure......now I have to be on Coumadin my church family prayed for me and family.prayered for me .........Prayers  are answered.       Praise &..ThankS TO OUR LORD.... .Now I have to have to deal all over again with my dentures ...... Went in Depression about Dentures......Does  anyone have top partials with metal clips.. that attach to my real teeth.? I concern about the enamel wearing off my teeth???I  prayers are out there.............for you all .....<3    of course my bottoms fall out all the time  when I eat.......! ....................wcrusier@bellsouth.net ................... Mary L. Thompson..!




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I just had all of my teeth removed. I was worried about the embarrassment of people seeing me with no teeth. But then I decided to not worry too much about that because the people that love me will understand. I decided to not go with the quick fix, but to let my gums and jaw heal (I also had bone removed from my jaw) so that when I get my dentures they might be a better and more permanent fit. Also I remember that when I got lazik surgery, after about a week, people that knew me all of my life didn't even remember that I used to wear glasses.