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Dentures.? Must share

Postby pinkeye » 01 Feb 2018, 22:27

:bgrin
Long story short.. I'm going to have my remaining 6 top teeth removed, and an immediate denture put in place, on, of all things, Valentine's Day. :roll

So ..I was relating this fact to someone I haven't spoken to for a least a year, who happened to ring me today. The Universe provides. :bgrin

He proceeded to tell me about HIS dentures. He was particularly concerned about whether my upper denture was going to be solely upper. They have a much larger moulding over the roof of the mouth than those, like his, which were made for full lower dentures as well. :OMG :bgrin :purple :purple :purple :purple :purple :purple
Only.. he has lower teeth and finds that the lower denture is useless. He doesn't wear it, and subsequently the much shorter upper emplacement doesn't work well either. .

He complained.. it is a real pain in the arse... if I chew the wrong way on one side, the denture flips out and around and bites me on the cheek.!!! :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl

:rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl He added, and yeah it really hurts.!!

Haven't laughed so much in years. my dog is worried. :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl
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Postby mothra » 01 Feb 2018, 23:49

Had a boyfriend who had one of front teeth knocked out and the thing to do back then was fit a new one on a little levery thing ... so he could flop it out and it would sit on his lips.

He'd do it to people.. catch them unawares ... they'd turn to look at him and his tooth would be just sitting there. They never knew how to handle it. Watching them trying t be polite was extremely awkward. Was hilarious.
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Postby Miranda » 02 Feb 2018, 12:46

Pinkeye, your writing style is so youthful, that I thought you were younger! I still think you are young, so why are you getting dentures? Were you involved in an accident of some kind?

It is very good news though. Good luck!
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Postby johnsmith » 02 Feb 2018, 13:47

have an older brother who whilst trying to show off to some girls in the surf at Port Kembla beach, sneezed and his dentures flew out. Spent the next 50 mins feeling around in the sand with his fingers and toes to try and find them ... surprisingly, he eventually found them


lets just say the girls weren't impressed :rofl :rofl :rofl
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Postby johnsmith » 02 Feb 2018, 13:48

Miranda wrote:Pinkeye, your writing style is so youthful, that I thought you were younger!


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Postby mothra » 02 Feb 2018, 14:03

Y'all know people can need dentures at all sorts of ages, yeah?
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Postby pinkeye » 02 Feb 2018, 20:13

Miranda wrote:Pinkeye, your writing style is so youthful, that I thought you were younger! I still think you are young, so why are you getting dentures? Were you involved in an accident of some kind?

It is very good news though. Good luck!



Thanks for the good wishes. I must admit to some apprehension. If you have never needed to have dentures you have NO IDEA about whats involved.

I am told once the teeth are removed, the denture will be placed immediately. I asked What about all the blood and stuff.. he looked at me and said.. you have to leave them in place for at least 2 days. EEK.


And thanks for your comments on my style of writing.

Hmmm. I do feel young this is true, BUT I'll be 61 yrs of age next birthday. And loving it. :bgrin
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Postby pinkeye » 13 Feb 2018, 23:10

EEEk the big day looms tomorrow.

(teeth chattering).. LOL

It'll be strange having teeth up there.

Oh well, I'll be in a whole different space tomorrow night.
I'll rely on Ibuprofen, mainly, for the pain.
No paracetamol for me.
No sirree. Bad for you, it is. ( YODA)

No matter what, I must not remove the 'immediate denture' for at least 2-3 days.. and that should be done back at the Dental Hospital. My mind is boggling, so I'm trying not to think too much about it. :roll

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Postby pinkeye » 13 Feb 2018, 23:17

mothra wrote:Y'all know people can need dentures at all sorts of ages, yeah?



I may have reasons why..... BUT... a major factor, that I could have overcome, was a total ignorance and disregard for my dental health.
I have had a turbulent life.
Mostly in my younger years I lived totally inside my own head. My body was like a vehicle, an automaton, that carried my brain around.

HEY it seems my penchant for a product called tobacco is considered the main cause...

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Postby pinkeye » 15 Feb 2018, 23:26

Please forgive my somewhat maudlin prev post.

There were many factors. :b


ANYWAY

I arrive to find the plan has changed. NOT losing all my top teeth . Bearing in mind that this is a TEACHING Dental Clinic, it seems thru some process , which I imagine was a group review of cases covered, it was considered the plan proposed was inadequate for my needs. My case was considered more complex, and needed to be bumped up a level.
:roll

I DID lose my two front incisors. My student dentist had an assistant.. who when asked by my guy, said no, he'd never assisted at an extraction before.
Duh, schuckss. :roll

Only 4 to go. :thumb

Hmm.. my student practitioner was actually pretty good, but ummm he copped some flack from his supervisor , a much senior man. It was procedural, about interacting with different teachers and teams... bit over my head, but the gist was enough to suggest that the previous person I dealt with last year , and her supervisor, had decided too hastily. :roll .
Seems I have another FOUR APPOINTMENTS.!! HMMMMMMM.

I suspect they see me as an excellent teaching subject.
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Postby HBS Guy » 16 Feb 2018, 07:17

Heh, my dentist said I was a good patient—didn’t move much. Well, d’uh, the more you move the longer it takes and the more pain. Logic!
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Postby pinkeye » 16 Feb 2018, 20:16

HBS Guy wrote:Heh, my dentist said I was a good patient—didn’t move much. Well, d’uh, the more you move the longer it takes and the more pain. Logic!


Yeah they love me. :bgrin

I remain extremely calm. But talkative We all have a good laugh. :bgrin

So yeah feeling good. Have healed up pretty well so far. Only took two Ibuprofen that evening.
Fuck... I am so tough.

No front teeth worth mentioning, but it is a relief to have them gone. They were very much in the way of eating.
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Postby HBS Guy » 16 Feb 2018, 22:08

Like your spirit.
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Postby pinkeye » 16 Feb 2018, 22:56

HBS Guy wrote:Like your spirit.


I've been remembering conversation.. I do have an excellent recall in most cases.My guy was looking at the X-Rays I SUPPLIED.. ( their comp sys could not find a record of it, and couldn't read the CD.!! FFS. :roll )

I have been told for going on two years now Full uppers are the only answer. Since then I have had several teeth extracted.

So anyway I remember my young guy looking at these X-Rays, and SAYing, without looking at me... quietly, they want to save your teeth.


Hmmmm.

Then the supervisor arrived, asked me how I was .. I replied... Not 100% sure actually, which caused a chuckle, and I forgot about the remark. Then followed the discussion about 'treatment plans' etc. So... after some tinkering with base moulds for dentures (the proposed ones were never made) the Senior guy came back, My guy showed him the moulds, My XRAY, he looked came and touched my teeth, and instructed my fellow to remove the two front incisors. NO QUESTIONS about THAT.!

But it seems to me, without my agreement, that they now want to save , at least my upper canines, 2 of my 4 remaining uppers.

I will have to be incisive in my questions next time I go. :grn

(excuse the pun :bgrin )



Which is Wednesday.

You know i think I'll continue this topic till I have a resolution. Whether you'all enjoy it or not.

Cheers. :thumb
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Postby pinkeye » 21 Feb 2018, 23:36

I'M BACK.!

OK today was a good day. 1.5 hrs of denture production. What an experience.! :)
I will lose the rest of my upper teeth ( 4) on 9.3.

Today's entertainment included mini-flamethrowers and very hot water.
I'm lucky I have a high pain tolerance.

At one stage, my student dentist had glued a mould into my mouth, BUT eek then had BIG trouble getting it back out.
So another day down.

I might have functioning dental hardware by my birthday.!!

I'm so thrilled.
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