Next Step: Dentures

@just4him (76140)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
January 21, 2016 6:03pm CST
It's been a busy day today. I didn't get much sleep getting to bed at 1:30 this morning and up at 8:30 so ended up taking a short nap when all was said and done. I barely had enough time to eat and get out of the house this morning for my counseling appointment. That's going well. I got home and got my Bible Study done and posted and had to rush out the door for my dental appointment. I'm so happy with the way dentists ply their trade today. I didn't feel a thing and the drill didn't bother me too much, only the sound. I had three teeth filled today and when all was said and done they handed me a slip of paper with the phone number to make an appointment to get my dentures. So that's the next step. I'm so happy. It means I can look forward to eating normal again and I'll have a proper smile again. And this time it will be proper, no missing teeth, no crooked or cockeyed teeth. I'm looking forward to a picture with a nice smile on it. Now that would be great! I also did my walking on the treadmill before I came back in here to interact with you all, so things are looking up. I will definitely be upping the time next week from 5 to 10 minutes. So that was my day. How was yours?
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@Platespinner (15678)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
22 Jan 16
I hate visiting the dentist...invariably it involves needles and a major pain in my pocket book!
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
Yeah, the needles part is what I don't like too, though this doctor is very good. They numb it first so you don't feel a thing.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
22 Jan 16
@just4him I'm one of those folks that the numbing really doesn't help. According to my dentist I don't have enough fat deposits in my mouth--who knew?
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
@Platespinner I didn't know we had fat deposits in our mouths. Interesting.
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@salonga (27762)
• Philippines
22 Jan 16
My lower denture has to be relined so I am also visiting my Dental Technician to fix it. It is so hard when denture does not fit well anymore.
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
When I left the dental clinic today the receptionist said I would have another follow-up appointment in a year. I wonder if it's to check on the denture's or just the remaining teeth.
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@salonga (27762)
• Philippines
22 Jan 16
@just4him I think both. Regular visit to our dentist is a must.
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@sharon6345 (93138)
• United States
22 Jan 16
I had my teeth done last year and It was the best thing I ever did for myself. I was so happy to be able to eat once again. Missing 9 teeth is rough on chewing. I wish you luck getting them done fast.
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
Nine is all I have left on the bottom. I'm looking forward to eating again.
@sharon6345 (93138)
• United States
22 Jan 16
@just4him That is good that you will have them soon.
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@jstory07 (57338)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Jan 16
I am glad that you had a good day.
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
I hope it continues. I don't want any more problems, except the one I'm not looking forward to - Pip - for the rest of the year.
@LadyDuck (103686)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
I do not like to go to the dentist, I go once a year to have my teeth cleaned, but at least I do not have major problems.
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
I'm glad you don't have any problems with your teeth. I inherited my mom's mouth. She had dentures early. I've had bone loss in my jaw causing my teeth to loosen. I've lost quite a few teeth in the past few years due to it. They took the last five uppers in October or early November, and a couple on the bottom, leaving me with a total of nine teeth. Now I need to make an appointment to get dentures, but that could take a while as one of their dentists is out due to injuries. They have short enrollments on the first Friday of February and March.
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@LadyDuck (103686)
• Switzerland
23 Jan 16
@just4him My Mom had teeth problems, but I have inherited my Dad mouth. I consider myself lucky, I have all my teeth except two wisdom teeth that were removed two years ago.
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Jan 16
@LadyDuck That's wonderful. I lost my wisdom teeth when I was in the Navy many years ago. They were the cause of my headaches at the time because my jaw was so small and the teeth cramped all the other teeth.
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@Jessicalynnt (48170)
• Centralia, Missouri
22 Jan 16
sounds like a nice day, despite the dentist
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
The dentist wasn't bad. No pain and now my mouth is completely thawed and I can finally enjoy eating once again. Pizza tonight.
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• Centralia, Missouri
22 Jan 16
@just4him that's pretty nice, I often end up sore for days
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
@Jessicalynnt No pain whatsoever. I think I did too in the past which is why I always hesitated about going to the dentist, but now it's painless.
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@mom210 (5818)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jan 16
My mother has had dentures since she was 20 years old. The dentist is my least favorite stop. Hope all goes well.
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
Delays ahead. I called for the appointment to be told they have a short open enrollment the first Friday of next month and in March as well due to the loss of one of their dentists who was injured. So it could be a while before I have them.
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@mom210 (5818)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Jan 16
@just4him oh no, I hope this all passes quickly.
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Jan 16
@mom210 Me too. I'm doing my best to remember I need to call. I hope I remember next Friday.
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@SIMPLYD (72479)
• Philippines
22 Jan 16
It's so nice when our teeth is in its proper form . You can eat all the foods you want including those corns on the cob .
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
I haven't had corn on the cob in a very long time.
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@SIMPLYD (72479)
• Philippines
22 Jan 16
@just4him Was it because your teeth were not that well at those times ?
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
@SIMPLYD No, it's because I didn't have any front teeth and now I don't have any uppers.
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@Marcyaz (36191)
• United States
22 Jan 16
My day has been going good and now this evening it is snowing. Good Luck with your new dentures and smile, smile, smile.
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
Snowed here all day, no accumulation though. I just need to make the appointment and I'll be on my way to a new smile.
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@Marcyaz (36191)
• United States
22 Jan 16
@just4him You are lucky with no accumulation good luck with your appointment and your new smile.
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
@Marcyaz I saw the weather site and some areas are getting a foot of snow with the current storm and some places that rarely get snow are getting snow. I called to make my appointment this morning but they aren't taking new patients. They have a short enrollment on the first Friday of the month, so I'll be calling then and hope I can get an appointment or it will be a long time before I get dentures. The receptionist said they are down a dentist because he was injured.
@Blondie2222 (15536)
• United States
23 Jan 16
I'm glad you had a good day and you will have normal teeth again. I still have all mine i've only had 1 pulled before because it was a bad tooth but it's way in the back to where it's not noticeable. Other than that my teeth are in great shape.
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Jan 16
My teeth were in great shape too. It was only my jawbone that caused the teeth to loosen up so I lost them.
@Hatley (149277)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jan 16
myd ay was find bu t myI wishI co ud afford to get dentures as i have alot of teeth missing mostly upper ones that were crowns I have most of my lower teeth but I dare not smile big and that leads to people asking me are y ou okay? yes Im okay just missing teeth where it really shows. lol
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Jan 16
I'm sorry you have a lot of missing teeth and can't afford dentures. I can only afford them because I'm on state aid.
@marlina (55400)
• Canada
22 Jan 16
Busy day for you. Keep doing the treadmill, don't you just feel so much better now?
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
It's only been a short while since I started the treadmill so there isn't any real change except in how long I will be working it starting next week. I'm looking forward to the physical benefits.
• United States
22 Jan 16
Sounds like you're on your way to a beautiful smile and happy eating!! what's the first thing you want to eat that you haven't been able to?
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
Believe it or not, an apple.
@scheng1 (24982)
• Singapore
22 Jan 16
Denture is very expensive, especially if you make the chrome denture. Chrome denture lasts a very long time, but the cost is very high. Many companies here do not cover for dental cost, so it is out of pocket for most of us.
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
I'm on government aid so mine is covered. I just need to go to another city to get them.
• United States
22 Jan 16
That is great you had a good procedure at the dentist! I had to get a crown last year and was so scared, but after the visit ~ I didn't feel anything.
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
The only thing I'm feeling right now is a bit of soreness because of the way my mouth was opened so wide the whole time.
@DeborahDiane (13808)
• Laguna Woods, California
22 Jan 16
It must be so nice to have your dentures in and be able to eat normal again. Good for you for walking on the treadmill.
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
I don't have the dentures yet. That's the next step. I need to make a phone call to make the appointment, then arrange a ride to get there since I have to go to Milwaukee to get them and there's no way I will ever find the place on my own, but Medicaid will provide transportation. I'm very pleased with my progress on the treadmill.
• Canada
22 Jan 16
I'm glad that some things are improving for you. I've missed seeing you around, but I understand you've been busy.
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
I've been here. I guess we just missed each other. Today is the most I've been absent in a long time.
@amnabas (9681)
• Karachi, Pakistan
22 Jan 16
Nice to hear that you are delighted as you got the freedom of eating.
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
Yes it is. It's been month's since I enjoyed a good steak.
@Morleyhunt (14233)
• Canada
22 Jan 16
I have had dentures since I was 22 years old. My husband is just in the process of getting a partial denture.
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
That's a long time to have dentures.
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@Elizaby (3191)
• Pensacola, Florida
22 Jan 16
It has been quiet being stuck inside with a lot of rainy weather. The rain should be out by 3 am but then comes the falling temps during the day and bone chilling winds
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@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
I hope you have some sun to help warm things up for you.