I am a 38 year old female and due to heath issues I will be going in on Jan 18/16 to have all remaining upper teeth removed (only missing one), in preparation for immediate dentures. I had all appointments set up, then got a call yesterday saying that Alveoplasty would be necessary in 3 spots of my jaw where the teeth have been extracted from. I have degenerative joint disease in my tmj and have had a few surguries done on my jaw. I am already filled with anxiety about getting the dentures done, the thought of letting my regular dentist perform this procedure absolutely terrifies me! I also don't know if it's necessary or not as nothing was mentioned before now and when I read about other peoples denture experiences, no one mentions it. I know everyone is different but I'm wondering if anyone has any insight, or has had this procedure done. Any info or advice would be greatly appreciated.