Originally Posted by worriedwendy
I have been told I have to have all my bottom teeth out, (long history of repeated apicectomies and antibiotic therapies). If I don't the deep seated infection is going to end up breaking my jaw!!!!
I am so frightened of having all my bottom teeth out. Also I am scared how I will cope with bottom dentures (my Mum struggles terribly with hers). Having nightmares of them flying out etc etc.
Could really do with some support from people who have already gone through this :-(. Feeling so down right now :-(
I am 48 but feeling 78 today :-(
I had 14 teeth (7 front upper teeth & 7 front lower teeth) extracted on the same day. Before the rest of my teeth were extracted, I wore upper and lower partials for a number of years. Also, had the immediate full dentures, uppers & lowers placed in my mouth on the same day of the extractions. All of my dental work was done on March 22, 2012, and its the best decision that I could have made. I have to have the full dentures lined in several weeks.
In reference to your question:
I was scared to death too and had to cancel a vacation trip, because of pain, gum desease, loose teeth and I couldn't eat anything. A dentist had told me last year that I needed to have my teeth extracted, but because I was so scared I ignored it, so therefore, I had no choice but to have them all extracted. T
he dentist extracted my 14 teeth within 10 minutes. But, this was after the injections of novacaine. He knew that I was scared and told me that the hardest part was the novacaine injections. He was absolutely correct! I did not feel any pain other than a little pressure (no pain involved) which he talked me through the extractions and made me feel very comfortable. This all took place at 9:30 am in the morning, the extractions took about 10 minutes which my husband told me. The bleeding subsided at 3:00 pm in the afternoon and at 4:30 pm I had my new pearly white natural smile.
Believe it or not I did not suffer any post bleeding, pain or infections when I got home. The immediate full dentures feel better that my old teeth. I will be getting the permanent full dentures next year. I haven't had any problems with the lower denture plate because I use Fixodent which hold the bottom plate in perfect which it does not move. I use the Sea Bond wafer cushion for the upper plate. I have the custom signature immediate full dentures which look very natural. They cost a little bit more than the standard dentures and they don't look like doggy teeth. Most people think they are my natural teeth.
My gums are still shrinking and getting more firmer, which I am able to eat most foods. When I first got them they felt a little awkward and it took a little while for me to get adjusted to them and too find the right adhesive product that made the dentures feel comfortable in my mouth. They now feel like my own and they do not slip, slide or move when I am talking or eating. I had to experiment with different products in order for me to have a perfect fit. So far it's working.
I sympathize with you on your fear, because I had the same fear too. But, whatever you do, please do not wait until you are in so much pain, cannot eat or your teeth become loose like mine were. When my mouth was at that state, I knew that it was affecting my health. Today, I have a clean bill of health and wish that I had them removed a year ago.
Hope this information helps and feel free to ask more questions. I know that we all have a fear of the unknow, but believe me, a good caring dentist will help you to overcome the fear. My dentist joked with me and checked on me throught the whole ordeal all in one day.
Go for the gusto and get the new pearly whites!!!
Feel free to ask more questions and Have a Blessed Day!