Im 20 years old and ive been told that i need 7 teeth pulled by a dentist. I have flip flopped having insurance and not for many years. Mostly without then with. Because of my insurance flip flop its dont nothing but feed into my anxiety about how much its going to hurt and how i feel ill never be the same after, trying to adjust to dentures. My teeth are so bad and every day they hurt, and everytime i want to smile i think of how bad they really are. I have 5 teeth which are severly decayed, and they all take their turns aching me. And then i have one tooth that the crown of the tooth broke off but the base Of the tooth is still in my gums. Knowing this i feel like that tooth is the one that will hurt the most, just because of the need to most likely cut my gums, and (eeek! Just at the thought...) STICHES!
i know im being a big baby, and this is my first time ever trying to disscus this with others who might relate. i feel emmbarassed mostly, one, for being only 20, two, for being a baby, and 3 because i have such a beautiful smile, and i wish i could have beautiful teeth. But ive really taken a stand recently to try and over come my fears and get them fixed, because they are getting worse, and its affecting my health in more ways then one. Im 5'8 and weigh 120lbs. Im natuary a skinny person, but he last 2 years, im lucky if i eat one meal a day. Im slowly lossing my appetite for food all together because i rarley eat because it hurts too much, Even soft foods. And the toothaches keep me awake 5 out of 7 days a week till 5-9am not being able to sleep, along with headaches. But my actual requests in this post is for people to please help me with tips to over come my fears, and advice on how i can possibly get this done asap with no health insurance, and my jobs not to good, so with very very little cash. And lastly advice on what its like to have dentures. Ive never had them and most of the teeth i will be losing are back teeth. So how can i eat? Or will it be difficult? Or do they ever just fall out? Idk anything about them.
thank you to anyone who does.... I feel quite alone.