good afternoon all .... i am having such a hard time with this whole no teeth thing....i received my tempts after my teeth were taken out.... upper and lower..... I think i had 14 teeth removed anyways the first day no big deal.... went back for a follow up that was gross some sore spots but they put them back in.....the night of day 2 taken them out was okay but the morning of day 3 horrible.... haven't been able to put them back in since....i'm crying all the time and second guessing myself...yes i know there is nothing i can do about it now but still my emotions are on high right now can't stop crying....please help any advice would be great...oh and i'm only 49 :
yes william i would have to say the 3rd day was the worst mentally and physically but with a lot of crying i got threw it.... today is day 4 and its better. Can't talk very well but that will come in time... I have had them in for about 10 hours and only gagged 6 times that's progress...lolol thank you for your input i really do appreciate it.... oh and Judi thank you so much for the inside tip on orajel......love it
Janet, I had 22 teeth removed and had 8 bone graphs done. Today is day 19 for me. I've had mine in constantly except for twice a day when I took them out to clean them for about 40 mins. total a day. I still have some sore spots. I haven't been able to eat solid food yet because they haven't been adjusted to fit properly yet since we were waiting for all of the swelling to go down. On the upside...I've lost 17 pounds...lol I go tomorrow to get a better fit I hope. I'm only 54 and have also had a hard time with anxiety. But, it's done now with no turning back. We may as well make the best of it. My teeth and gums were so infected that I bled excessively upon removal. They keep telling me I'll be healthier and feel better once the adjustment time is over. We'll see...but I am glad to find this forum to hear that others are having the same issues that I am.
thank you Richard for taking the time to write to me. Anxiety is the worst for me right now and crying all the time but i'm sure in the end it will be good. I'm so glad to find this sight as well it has helped me with some issues that my husband has no idea about. That's the other thing my husband although he has been great during this whole thing i have this self confidence thing that he is going to leave me don't get me wrong he isn't it just me and that's some of my anxiety too. i'm on day 5 now and its a little better not mentally but physically my stitches don't seem to hurt as much and i was able to keep them in for 10 hours yesterday so that is a good thing i just couldn't take the gagging any longer...lolol I to have lost some weight i think i'm up to 9lbs in 5 days. don't get me wrong that is a good thing but still.... again thanks for taking time to write to me i know i will be fine just and adjustment and something new takes time good luck in your healing process.