My extractions and immediate dentures will be done and put in this Thursday march 27th. Im so scared.

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Hi everyone,
I am a 31 female, and a mommy to five. This Thursday I will have 28 of my teeth removed, including the implants I have in my mouth, six of them. Then of course have my immediate dentures put into place. I am so extremely nervous. I had spent 8 years ago, 31,000.00 on getting implants and had the worst experience ever! I am praying that this round will be a lot more smoother. I need as much advice as I can get at this time. I am going this Wednesday to buy all the products that I will need for afterwards. Any advice as to what type of Fixodent adhesive would be greatly appreciated as well as any other products that would help with the pain and of course the management and maintenance of my mouth and dentures. I know my dentist is going to be writing me pain medicines, but in my past with dental work it didn't help as much. So needless to say, I am so terrified of the pain.
The plan at the moment is I will be taking a Xanax a hour before I go in, my appointment time is at 11:00am. Then I pray that will chill me out, considering I have horrible anxiety in hospitals and dentist offices. You would think after having as many kiddos as I have that I would be a lot braver than this!
Then when I get there they are going to give me the nitrus oxide(laughing gas), as well as local anesthesia.
So please any tips, tricks and trades would be so greatly appreciated! :)
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Elizabeth J

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Hey im 29 and grtting all of my remaining top teeth taking out and getting immediate dentures in may and im so scared also,mommy of 3 and just ahhh..i really hope it goes well with you..keep us updated..if you want a friend to talk to ,i can give ya my email:)
Oh,i heard the fixodent complete free i think its called works very well and of course the fixodent powder
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Crystal

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Absolutely would love to connect. Seems like we are both going through the same thing!
My email is candillicious83@gmail.com.
This whole situation has been very frightening. And now that it's just a hop, skip and a jump away, my nerves are all a mess!
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Jerry Landry

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i had 28 teeth taken out about a month ago. and the dentures shoved in my mouth right away. be prepared for a lot of bleeding when u leave the dentist. and you won't be able to talk for about 8-10 hours.
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My kids will love that. Lol
I'm wondering if I should put a plastic bag over my pillow with a towel so I don't stain it. Probably would be good for just in case.

It's tomorrow and i didn't think I'd have this much anxiety about it. I mean i knew I'd have some, but not as bad as i do at the moment. I think it's the idea of all the pain I'm headed for. I am such a big baby.
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if you would like more on what to expect email me @ jerrylandryjr@gmail.com
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Kathy Cuccia Griga

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Are u the one that had implants what did u not like about them
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Hi Crystal! It's perfectly normal to feel scared about getting dentures, but I'm sure you'll be great. I answered your question about the different types of Fixodent denture adhesives in the other thread, but I'll paste it here too just in case it helps!

Fixodent Complete Original: This is what your mom uses :) Guarantees long, strong hold
Fixodent Plus Scope: Combines strong hold with fresh breath by killing germs that cause bad breath
Fixodent Plus Gum Care: Helps stop denture movements to help prevent gum soreness
Fixodent Complete Soothing Mint: Strong hold with soothing coolness of mint
Fixodent Complete Free: Long hold with no artificial flavors or colors
Fixodent Complete Free Mint: Provides cool, clean feeling that doesn't interfere with the taste of food
Fixodent Neutral: Guarantees a great fit and strong hold with no zinc added
Fixodent Extra Hold Powder: Our only powder; it guarantees a great fit and a strong, thin, airtight seal

All versions of Fixodent are formulated to hold all day, so you'll have a great fit no matter which one you choose. 

You're going to do great, and I'm sure your smile will be beautiful! We're all here to help, so please don't hesitate to ask away and keep us posted on your progress. Good luck :)

Does anyone else have any advice to share with Crystal?

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Jerry Landry

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fixodent holds for about 4 hours.
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I llke the powder the best. Doesn't leave a gooey mess in your mouth when you take your dentures out.
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Padraig MacUidhir

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I know this is a year old discussion, but warm salt water takes care of the gooey mess and I use fixodent with scope. Works wonders for me.
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Elizabeth J

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Send you an email:)
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Elizabeth J

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Sent you an email:)
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Elizabeth J

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Good luck tomorrow
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Hello Crystal: IMO, the very best thing you can do is to constantly say to yourself is that yes, I will have to endure discomfort and/or pain(heck, you've done it quite a few times having your children), but, after all the teeth are removed, most of the issues with your mouth will be a thing of the past. I had all my uppers(3 teeth and 7 impacted/broken roots) pulled 3 weeks ago. No gas, just lots of novocaine needles. Dental work is one of the most awful and painful things to go through. Once the healing is over and you constantly look at that smile, you will say to yourself "it was rough, but it was well worth the pain". Getting dentures is a massive adjustment physically and emotionally, no getting around that. Please, bring out that strong and brave woman inside of you. Don't let fear scare you. You control your emotions, your emotions don't control you. This is my very first post, but god has given all humans the ability to help each other in some way, so I hope I can continue to do this for you. Best of luck and keep us posted when your able to.
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Crystal, by the time you read this it will be behind you, in my case most of the fear and worry was in my head. not a bad deal at all.

I hope you are having a good day and best of luck.

Bill
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Thank you everyone for your comments and words of wisdom! I am sorry its been a couple of days since I have been back to respond. I think I have slept more than anything the past couple of days. I am now going on day 3, and I will say I can't eat or drink anything really except for room temperature bottled water and warm teas, jellos and ensure and all that is just not thin enough and broth burns. So needless to say I feel like I am on a cleansing week.
My dentures are not moving around yet, they are actually very comfortable, I think its the swelling that is hurting me the most. I am so swollen its unreal. I don't have any hot spots yet, and no clicking and no gagging from my upper dentures. So needless to say all the things I was worried about hasn't been the problem. My problem is way too much swelling which I guess would be normal for a girl like me that has a small face..maybe? I will tell you though it took them 3 hours to get out 28teeth and I cried through the whole thing. I didn't cry because I was hurting at that moment I cried off and on in three hours because I was emotionally a mess. It is not easy to go through that at all and especially at my age, but I must say if I had to redo it again, I defintley would. I don't think any amount of youtube videos helps this to be easier on us as individuals because a lot of the things I am expierencing I haven't seen on the videos. I love this chat forum, the groups because I feel like its more personal. Thank you to everyone who has emailed me and checked on me. You have all been supportive and amazing!
Tomorrow I will add all the pics I have off my face and all the swelling I have had so you guys can see that are going to get this done and for those of you to see what I am talking about, when it comes to pain for me.
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Crystal, I know it's only been 4 days, and I hope you are doing better today than yesterday.. It does get better .. just keep ICE packs on your face and take pain meds if you need them.. I recently had gum surgery due to a sinus infection.. I had all the swelling looking like a ''chipmunk'', unlike the first time my teeth were pulled, but after 3 days, I was down to just a few bruises which 'make-up' covered nicely... Your gums are shrinking by the minute, and you'll be seeing your dentist regularly for the first month or so...you don't want to be ''uncomfortable'' during the healing process, so trust your dentist and get there often at any sign of discomfort... Good Luck to You... Keep the updates coming too... We're all here to support you ...
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Hi Chrystal, did you also get new implants to retain the denture?
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No, I actually had six implants with my remaining teeth before deciding to get dentures. I paid 31,000.00 for all the work I had done when I was 20. The past six years with the single implants were horrible for me. I had amazing dental hygiene but unfortunately my gum disease was so determined to not let that happen for me that I had enough. Some of us just can't handle the rods, especially with me already having small jaws, the gum surgery would have just gave me a couple more years with them then I'd be right back to getting dentures.
I wish I was one of the lucky ones!
Atleast I can say I tried.
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Hello Crystal,
So good to see you back! It's all down hill now, my first 2-3 days was the worst.
It's now been over two months and it's bee pretty darn easy. I wouldn't trade not having teeth for another toothache for anything.
Bill
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I agree with you!
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One thing I want to share with you all and new comers in the future is that if warm salt water doesn't help, try green tea at room temperature as a mouth wash. this helped me a lot with the swelling and even the discomfort. the antioxidants in the green tea help combat this issue and it worked wonders.
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hi crystal, I know this is a long time since you had your dental work done and I am only on my 4th month of getting my dentures, I have had to have sx again to remove a bone spur as my teeth weren't fitting right. the one thing I can say I s I can understand how you felt when you were going through this. I can't say it was the right thing for me, but I had already gone too far to turn back. there really weren't any options. I think the dental field needs to learn more about the emotional pain and the frustration the patients go through. I hope you are doing good. I regret what I did, but the options were no better. I could not afford implants and cannot imagine how much pain that would be.good luck. for my own experience, I eat a naval orange and it helps get the adhesive off my mouth.