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  1. janesix profile image60
    janesixposted 3 years ago

    I'm getting all of my teeth extracted and getting dentures. I am just nervous about the extractions, I haven't even really thought about the dentures part too much. I'm kind of traumatized right now. Not even sure why I'm writing about this, I just can't stop thinking about it.

    Has anyone gone this rout, and do you have any advice or a personal story you're willing to share?

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I have not.  But I recently made a craiglist sale of a camper to a woman that picked it up several days later, the day AFTER having all her front teeth extracted and a denture put in.  Only one day and she seemed fine, not complaining except she didn't like the dentures yet.

      1. janesix profile image60
        janesixposted 3 years agoin reply to this


        I hope mine turns out so well.

        1. wilderness profile image98
          wildernessposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          I'm sure it will.  I DID have all four wisdom teeth extracted at once and was uncomfortable for a few days, but then that was over 40 years ago.  I would certainly hope that techniques have developed somewhat since then!

    2. Sed-me profile image81
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Im sorry Jane, how very difficult for you. Life can be so hard sometimes. Remember to pray while you're in the chair... it helps me.

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      Mel92114posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Both my aunt and grandfather had their teeth removed and got dentures not long ago. They are so glad they did. They both said they should've had it done much sooner and that it wasn't as bad as they'd anticipated.

      Good luck to you, dear.

    4. Cat333 profile image75
      Cat333posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      While I can't say about the dentures, getting teeth pulled is not so bad as feared (I had four premolars pulled at one time during young adulthood to make room when getting braces). The pain meds made me dizzy/sick, so I went without any meds the same day and was fine.

      Sometimes when I stress about this or that with my teeth, I think of a man at work who often played around, taking out his dentures to be funny. It was no big deal for him to have dentures and I think we can learn from what a "light" matter it really can be.

      Will be praying for your peace, comfort and healing.

  2. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 3 years ago

    Hi janesix. I had four teeth out one day and five two weeks later. Have been fitted for dentures and will have the finished product in a couple of weeks. My last fitting was to make sure the dentures fit perfectly and were aligned correctly...they felt and looked much better than I expected. It has been a long process but not as bad as I thought. I was worried before hand too.

    1. janesix profile image60
      janesixposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Good luck:) I hope it turns out well for you.

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago

    My Sis had this done several years ago. Her mouth was sore for awhile, which is to be expected, but everything went well, and she has had no problems since. She is very glad she had it done.

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    calculus-geometryposted 3 years ago

    I don't know anyone who went for full dentures at a young age so I can't share any stories, but apparently it's not so uncommon -- according to a very unscientific survey of Google results.  Here are some personal anecdotes about it, most are pretty positive and the people who get it done seem happy with the results.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/TwoXChromosomes … th_pulled/

    http://wordingwell.com/i-have-false-tee … love-them/

    Good luck with the surgery and take care of yourself!

  5. Cgenaea profile image59
    Cgenaeaposted 3 years ago

    Well, I'm a chicken, and I am convinced that my own teeth will rot out of my head before that. wink
    My grandma had it done many years ago. It was a big deal. She had 1 day of irritation and loved her new dentures. 
    I wish your experience to be as easy-breezy!!!

  6. Sed-me profile image81
    Sed-meposted 3 years ago

    Hey Jane, look at this article. I hope it helps.

  7. peeples profile image93
    peeplesposted 3 years ago

    I don't share this, well ever, but since you are going through it and I know how it feels I will. All of my top teeth were removed when I went into foster care. They were too badly broken to repair at a cost the state would like.
    The Pros - Eating again (like really eating), pretty smile again, feeling like I don't have to talk with my mouth closed
    The Cons- Having multiple teeth pulled in one sitting isn't terrible, but the sound is. When dentures first go in they feel weird, really really weird. They also make you sound weird until you get use to them. Getting a good fit can take multiple fittings. You may need glue to hold them in, and if you do finding the right one is trial and error. Hopefully you'll get a perfect fit and not need it.
    Overall I am thankful it hasn't been that bad. It's been 15 years since I went through the pulling and I still vividly remember how it sounded. I had them all pulled in one week. The swelling looks scary but goes away quickly. My best advice is when you get your denture, don't go for the cheapest. Spend a little extra to know you get the right one. Also ask to look at the size of the dentures before they make them. I'm fortunate, even at 31 I still wear a child's size denture because my mouth is small, but I have a friend who ended up with giant dentures that did not match his face at all. Good luck! You won't regret it when it's all said and done.

    1. Sed-me profile image81
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That was so kind, thanks for that.