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    Last of the toofers to go tomorrow

    Asked by GGP on Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    Last of the toofers to go tomorrow

    Tomorrow marks a big day. The last of the teeth come out, marking the end of a 4.5 yr. ordeal with dental issues. After the gums heal, I am set for a new set. I won't know how to act with a set of teeth again.

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    • HearMeRoar's Avatar
      HearMeRoar

      Good luck!!

      over 3 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar
      FreeBird

      I hope everything goes well and you're on the road to speedy healing. Get some good drugs.

      over 3 years ago
    • JEML's Avatar
      JEML

      Best wishes with your treatment!! I hope everything goes smoothly :) Just wanted to pass along a tip that many people may not think of - even if you have a full set of dentures, it is still good practice to continue seeing your Dentist at least once each year for a thorough oral cancer screening and to perform your own oral cancer screenings at home. A great source for information on how to perform your own exam and to know if your Dentist is conducting a proper oral cancer screening is http://www.sixstepscreening.org/

      over 3 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Thanks for the well wishes, and thanks @JEML for the info. I get screened yearly at Vanderbilt in Nashville, so I think they will take good care of me.

      over 3 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Goodbye toofers! Hello having one less pain and one less thing to worry about. Hope all goes well.

      over 3 years ago
    • GypsyJule's Avatar
      GypsyJule

      Good luck! I hope it all goes well for you and you have your smile back quickly!

      over 3 years ago
    • cris' Avatar
      cris

      Good Luck, I hope all goes well!!!

      over 3 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Good Luck

      over 3 years ago
    • Lindy's Avatar
      Lindy

      As a member of the "Teeth, you have teeth?!" club you have my concern, best wishes, and a mighty dose of no hurties..

      over 3 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Here's wishing you no pain, no paperwork

      over 3 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Well, back at home on my comfy "recovery couch" I've spent many a day and night in this spot, it has special healing qualities that the Dr's cannot give. The Docs cut out my last 8, and for some reason really gave me a double dose of pain with this round. All of them were on the top, they put me to sleep before starting, but must have given me a bunch of shots in the roof of the mouth since it hurts to even touch it with my tongue. Then I have two sockets that must have been trouble because they hurt twice as bad as the others. And then it looks like Mike Tyson gave me a shot right in the mouth from the swelling.

      But, hey! I'm tickled to pieces. No more cut tongue, cracking teeth, etc. etc. I also have to have some pins drilled in and mounted in my lower jaw to support the lower plate, and carry those things for 2.5 months before the plate can be mounted, but still I like soup!

      Thanks for your well wishes, now if these pain meds will kick in, I'll be a happy camper for the rest of the night.

      over 3 years ago
    • ValerieR's Avatar
      ValerieR

      Good luck. Hope all goes well for you.

      over 3 years ago
    • vet613's Avatar
      vet613

      Hello GregP_WN

      I hope all is going well with your extractions! I am especially interested in your progress because I am facing the same "journey" in the not too distant future. You are in my thoughts and have my best wishes for a speedy recovery.

      My best to you & yours,
      vet613

      over 3 years ago

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