Re: 19 & Considering Dentures
After some serious thinking and consideration, I think I'm just going to go through with it. No, not all of my teeth need absolute extraction right now, but they will eventually, as I am rather serious when I say every tooth has a cavity - trust me, I've seen x-rays multiple times from multiple dentists.
I trust this dentist I have. He's really nice and has treated me well. When I came to him, confessing a bad experience with a prior dentist (and some from my other dentists), he took good care of me and I couldn't believe how minimal the pain was. I have already had several teeth removed and I still have crowding. It's so bad that I couldn't floss if I wanted to. If you can't see a cavity, I guarantee there'd be one between my teeth or hidden behind them.
It's horrible, and I kind of feel a little depressed that I didn't just listen when growing up. I failed to care and keep up with my teeth. It's truly my own fault, but now I have to make a decision.
I asked my boyfriend if he would stay, and what he thinks. He says he will and that I'd probably feel better in the long run. To be honest, I could really give a crap about how I would look with false teeth. Let's face it - it's not any better to smile looking like I smoke meth and getting questioned about it. I'd rather have flabby lips.
My grandmother (who I grew up with) had all of her teeth removed at a fairly young age due to lack of calcium in her teeth after five children. Where she is now, 59 now, she tells me I would probably be happier to just remove my teeth and not risk any higher risk of being hospitalized due to the rot found throughout my mouth, whether it be the teeth or my infected, disease gums.
Wish me luck. I intend to do my research on dentures and press for all the information, and I'll have my grandmother present to help advise me on what to do and what not to do. I'll likely go with implants on my lower jaw to help preserve things a little longer.
Those who have dentures in my life are saying go for it, as are those who sincerely care about my health.
Thank you all for your messages and comments and thoughts on the matter. Every word shall seriously be taken into account and will be used to help me defend myself against stupid dentists.
EDIT: LOL, some friends on another forum said they'd donate money to me if I used the money to buy rainbow dentures! Rainbow teeth! Honestly, I'd wear them everywhere...
Last edited by gotno; 09-14-2012 at 06:55 PM.