Next Week, Extraction Day...Finally!!

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I had to postpone my E day from April for financial reasons.  But next week, I'm getting the 18 remaining teeth extracted and my temporary dentures.

I had 24 teeth when I first started this, but have had 6 pulled since.  I had one on the upper left and lower right because they were cracked and causing me pain.  6 weeks ago, I had the upper front four pulled.  This left a huge gap in the front.  So, to say I'm looking forward to it is to say the least.

When I had the front four pulled, I thought I'd have a lot of pain, but it wasn't bad at all.  A few Advil over the next couple of days did it.  The worse part of it wasn't the pulling or the pain, it was the gap it left when they're gone. 

I hoping since I have fewer teeth now, the post extraction pain won't be as bad, but we'll see.  I've read a few reviews of my dentist on the pulling, and they're all positive.  I was talking with a guy in the office who had all his teeth pulled (28) three months earlier and he said all he needed as some Advil.  He was only 24 and his extractions and dentures were totally elective.  He had a few dental problems but all could have been fixed through traditional methods, but he decided to go for dentures.  He loves his.  He was in getting his permanent dentures.

This was very encouraging for me to hear.  My decision to get dentures is/was elective (though getting the front four pulled eliminated some of the options).  I have not great teeth, always getting cavities and just can't do the drilling and grinding anymore.

So next week, they'll be gone and I'll have a full mouth of teeth.  I can't wait. 

Has anybody else here in the same boat, mostly an elective process?
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Ken McKinnon

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Cassie Duff

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I chose to have all mine removed instead of getting them fixed for nedical reasons. Im waiting to be listed for a lung transplant . Too avoid them redeteriorating due to new medications i chose to have them out now. I may never get to have a transplant but at least i have a new smile etc and have saved thousands of dollars in dental work. So do i miss my old teeth ...yes but once i have my dentures relined permenently and master the eating etc things will be great.
Goid luck next week :-)
P.s you wont be able to stop smiling .
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Ken McKinnon

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Thanks, you're right, I can't stop smiling.  It's only been two days, and I'm feeling great.  I may even be able to lose a few more pounds with this, an added benefit.
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Good luck Ken!  I could have saved mine...  for a while.  In the back of my mind I knew I was only delaying an inevitable HUGE CASH outlay or Dentures.  No regrets on choosing Dentures!   
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Ken McKinnon

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I got a price of between 8 and 10 grand to restore all my teeth, with at least 30 dental appointments.  My old dentist had the save the teeth at all costs, but I'm the one suffering through the appointments and paying for the privilege.  No thanks.
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I could have delayed the inevitable and tried to save mine but at the end of the day it was cheaper, faster and less stressful to get it done and over with.  3 months later, I'm still kicking myself for not having it done sooner.  Like Ted said, NO REGRETS!
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Ken McKinnon

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I could have gotten mine done this past April, but cancelled the appointment.  I'm sorry I did, as I'd be further along, maybe even eating meatball subs (that's my standard, when I can eat a meatball sub, I'll have arrived, so to speak).  Thanks for your comment and encouragement. 
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I feel the same way! Really glad i did it and wish woulda sooner. I have absolutely no regrets same as T.J and Ted. Best decision ever.
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Ken McKinnon

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I feel like celebrating now that it's done.  Me too, on getting it done sooner, but we learn these things the hard way, I suppose.