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Hi DFW....I am in Texas too...EAst TX....Crisma gave you some good advice girl, she gave me some too. I just had all my top teeth pulled a week ago this past Wed....also had 4 pulled on the right bottom. So far I have done great, much better than I had conjured up in my little ole mind. My dentist gave me two 5mg. Valium to take abt. an hour before my appt. and they had me really relaxed...not sleepy but very relaxed, which made it easier to get past the needle...that was what I worried abt. most and it was really not that bad. Once I was deadened good and he started pulling I did not feel a thing, just a little pressure a few times but NO pain at all. Also I was only in there abt. an hour total and it was over. When I got ready to leave they gave me a prescription for an antibiotic (he said he always does this to be safe) and a presc. for Vicodan for pain. I only had to take the Vicodan 2 or 3 days and I was never in any bad pain, just a little uncomfortable. Be sure before you go to stock up on soups, puddings, jello, yogurt, ice cream and such, soft foods. For breakfast I usually eat scrambled eggs or cream of wheat, oatmeal and such. I am a big iced tea drinker and the nurse said that was great, that the tannic acid in tea helps the healing. No carbonated drinks for a few days and nothing real hot at first. Tomorrow I go in to get the bottom teeth cleaned (9) and one filling and they will prepare two teeth for crowns and put temp ones on. In abt. two weeks I will get perm crowns and about 5 wks. after that I will get a bottom bridge or partial. Try not to worry too much and thats easier said than done, as Crisma told me...lol....but it really isnt as bad as you imagine...I promise. The dentist told me to leave my denture in at night for now. After the 2nd day I was to take it out 5 or 6 times a day and rinse gently with warm salt water but I do sleep in it. I do not want to sleep without mine either and the Dr. said that was ok but to leave them out at some time during the day to let your mouth rest and breathe. When I shower I put them in the denture cleaner and then brush them and rinse my mouth good and put back in before I leave the bathroom...lol. I guess I am very vain but oh well. Crisma is right too, I would have done them sooner if I had known it would go this well. If you have any questions I will be glad to try and answer you and I am sure Crisma will too. Hugs...Marcia....got to help a fellow Texan!!
Hi Dfw, its me again in East Tx...lol! You know, everyones experience is a little different, so far I have not had any problems. I did go back today and they prepared the two teeth on the bottom left that need crowns. The hygenist couldnt be there today, so when I go back in 2 weeks for the permanent crowns they will do the one filling on the bottom right and also clean the bottom ones. My dentist said I was healing up very well, especially since it has only been a little over a week since all my top ones were pulled. I was not put to sleep for mine, around here that is MUCH more expensive so I could not go that route. But I promise you the valium helped to calm me because I was very nervous also. My top denture fits really well and in two months they will do a reline because my gums will have shrunk. And to me they look very natural and I also have not even had any trouble talking from the get go and I was worried abt. that too. My grown children and my husband says I dont sound any different than always and I dont think I sound different either. I still have to eat slowly but I feel that will be remedied some when I get the bottom partial because right now I have no back bottom teeth, only 9 across the front. Just hang in there and do some research on your own and as sone poster suggested, talk to anyone you know that has dentures. Some will have a good report and some not so good but I pray yours will go well. Is January the soonest you can get in to the dentist? Hope this helps some....Marcia Ps. I forgot to tell you too, that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and take a lot of powerful medicines and frequently, RA patients heal slowly, but I havent. I also could not take some of my RA meds while taking an antibiotic and I was afraid my RA would really act up with the cold fronts we have been having, but that has not happened either.
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Hi DFW....I am in Texas too...EAst TX....Crisma gave you some good advice girl, she gave me some too. I just had all my top teeth pulled a week ago this past Wed....also had 4 pulled on the right bottom. So far I have done great, much better than I had conjured up in my little ole mind. My dentist gave me two 5mg. Valium to take abt. an hour before my appt. and they had me really relaxed...not sleepy but very relaxed, which made it easier to get past the needle...that was what I worried abt. most and it was really not that bad. Once I was deadened good and he started pulling I did not feel a thing, just a little pressure a few times but NO pain at all. Also I was only in there abt. an hour total and it was over. When I got ready to leave they gave me a prescription for an antibiotic (he said he always does this to be safe) and a presc. for Vicodan for pain. I only had to take the Vicodan 2 or 3 days and I was never in any bad pain, just a little uncomfortable. Be sure before you go to stock up on soups, puddings, jello, yogurt, ice cream and such, soft foods. For breakfast I usually eat scrambled eggs or cream of wheat, oatmeal and such. I am a big iced tea drinker and the nurse said that was great, that the tannic acid in tea helps the healing. No carbonated drinks for a few days and nothing real hot at first. Tomorrow I go in to get the bottom teeth cleaned (9) and one filling and they will prepare two teeth for crowns and put temp ones on. In abt. two weeks I will get perm crowns and about 5 wks. after that I will get a bottom bridge or partial. Try not to worry too much and thats easier said than done, as Crisma told me...lol....but it really isnt as bad as you imagine...I promise. The dentist told me to leave my denture in at night for now. After the 2nd day I was to take it out 5 or 6 times a day and rinse gently with warm salt water but I do sleep in it. I do not want to sleep without mine either and the Dr. said that was ok but to leave them out at some time during the day to let your mouth rest and breathe. When I shower I put them in the denture cleaner and then brush them and rinse my mouth good and put back in before I leave the bathroom...lol. I guess I am very vain but oh well. Crisma is right too, I would have done them sooner if I had known it would go this well. If you have any questions I will be glad to try and answer you and I am sure Crisma will too. Hugs...Marcia....got to help a fellow Texan!!



oh that helps me a lot
thank you!!!
[QUOTE=crisma;2612377]Hi there! Getting dentures is a pretty scary thing, but if you have bad teeth, I think it is well worth it! I usually wear my dentures all the time. I have a full set. Sometimes I take the bottoms out to sleep, but most of the time I leave them in. Eating takes a little while to get used to, but I eat better now than when I had the bad teeth. Talking is kinda hard for a few weeks. The letter S is the worst. If I had known how easy of a time I have had with mine, I would have done it years ago. Living with bad teeth is a nightmare!!!!!! If you have any other questions, I will be happy to answer them if I can!

Cristie

I am 47, and am going to go in thursday and have all my front teeth pulled(7) and one on the bottom pulled, and then get upper dentures. The dentist thinks two will have to be surgically removed, and will do that then too.
I am SO scared. I am going to a place in Oklahoma. They have prescribed me Valium to take the night before and the day of. I work talking on the phone, please can you give me some advise. How long did it take to do the procedure? I am terrified.
I have all these horrible images running through my mind. So afraid they wont fit right, that I wont be able to eat, or talk. Just pure fear I know.
Please help!
[QUOTE=roxanna7;3593381]I am 47, and am going to go in thursday and have all my front teeth pulled(7) and one on the bottom pulled, and then get upper dentures. The dentist thinks two will have to be surgically removed, and will do that then too.
I am SO scared. I am going to a place in Oklahoma. They have prescribed me Valium to take the night before and the day of. I work talking on the phone, please can you give me some advise. How long did it take to do the procedure? I am terrified.
I have all these horrible images running through my mind. So afraid they wont fit right, that I wont be able to eat, or talk. Just pure fear I know.
Please help!

I totally understand. I too live in OK and am 47. I just got my uppers. Its an adjustment please let me know how you are doing. I feel very strange. gag alot and it doesn't seem like I have enough room in my mouth.