So…On Valentine’s day I knocked out one of my front lower teeth. I knew it was loose and I needed to get to a dentist but I was hoping to wait for spring break so I wouldn’t have to take time off work. My mouth had other ideas. Got into a dentist on the 19th and told me that I had periodontal issues and would need the rest of my lower incisors extracted, wait a week for healing, come in for impressions, and then in 2 weeks I would get a partial denture. My world crumbled. I know I’m almost 48, but I was too young for dentures.
A week later, and a whole lot of internet research, I’m not too young/old for dentures. In fact there are tons of people out there who have dentures since they were in their 20’s. I couldn’t imagine going three weeks with no teeth so I called Dr. Davis and was able to get in to see him this morning. Exam, done. Impressions, done. I will be having my three remaining lower incisor teeth pulled next Thursday and my partial denture will be given to me that day. Not three weeks later. YAY! I’m killing my sick leave but I now know that I need to get on this mouth issue ASAP. Of course, I knew that periodontal disease can cause health problems but I was in denial. Even though my father had periodontal issues. In fact, I think he had the same kind of partial I’m getting. I’m sure my Hashimoto’s and diabetes aren’t helping my mouth health at all. UGH….so overwhelmed but looking forward to getting this started.
I know that this probably isn’t the end of my dental problems either. My upper incisors are splaying out but aren’t loose so we aren’t doing anything with them. Yet… I am hoping invisaligners but who knows…
I want to thank KALinJAX and her YouTube channel, and website for helping me with the courage factor. You are an inspiration to many and I am grateful that people like you are out there making us fraidy cats feel a little better. I know my situation isn’t the same as yours but the same feelings are there.
So there you have it….another little speed bump in life that keeps things interesting. I’m hoping that is the only speed bump for a while.