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Old 03-12-2007, 11:12 AM   #1
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Hard to ask.....dentist....

Have any of you had many teeth removed at once. I ahH!!!! I hate this. Im so stressed over it. Question is should I try to save the teeth or just get them pulled and be done with it? Cost wise...pain wise.....I just want to crawl in a hole and ignore all of it.

Are partials a pain in the neck?

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Old 03-12-2007, 11:45 AM   #2
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Depends on whats wrong with your teeth.I spent alot of time and money at the dentist in my early thirties to get my teeth where they should be including root canals,a couple of bridges etc in which they did pull a couple of teeth.They were in pretty good shape but as you get older
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:48 AM   #3
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Thats what im worried about. Would I just be spending my money on something not worth it. My dentist says the bone is deteriating.....sp bad today......and it hurts but im scared to go get my darn teeth pulled...I mean ill look different and everything
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:09 PM   #4
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Hard so say but if your teeth are falling apart not much else you can do but you should up your vitamin C intake it will help get your gums healthy,gum disease is actually a mild form of scurvy.
Another thing to consider is going to a good dentist in Mexico as they train in the USA but are much cheaper .Ive heard of older people going there to get the whole shebang teeth pulled and dentures.Another option is to pull the bad ones and then get dental implants however that is expensive but the implants last forever.Also consider taking some calcium to may help strengthen the teeth that are still good.
These are just some things to look into and just my humble opinion.
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I am trying to keep mine as long as I can, what does your Dr. suggest?
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:13 PM   #6
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cost me just as much to get to Mexico!
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:15 PM   #7
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He wants to pull em. Thing is.....thru the years will it cost more one way or the other. I hate this. AND ill look funny and feel funny.....like im hiding
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:17 PM   #8
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It wont hurt much if the dentist is good even the numbing shots dont hurt that bad if he does it right.Then they give antibiotics and something for the pain afterwards.Dont stress that just makes things worse.Be glad that we live in a time that we can take care of these things.The very worst part is the dentist's bill.Also alot of dentists have portable CD players so you can listen to music while he works on you which can be a nice distraction..
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We have TV's in our dentist offices, but chances are if he's pulling that many teeth Im gonna be OUT like a light
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:27 PM   #10
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Barb , One of the best things you can do is floss,floss ,floss Im terrible about doing this.I had another dentist with whom we had dinner with once at the ranch ,hb was his hunting guide and he told me that a sonic tooth brush is one of the very best things for brushing your teeth and that water pics are basically worthless.
I guess you can say I have a facination about dentistry stemming from not getting proper dental care as a kid hence all the work in my 30s.To me its a luxury to be able to afford good dentistry.
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