Question by nurburg: Should i have the work done and how much would it cost?
I am 24. I have had 8 fillings in my life, i went to the dentist last week and i need another 7 fillings and i am going to lose one of my front teeth and need root canal on it. The fillings that i did have previous, some are loose and have holes in again. I am in pain all the time and haven’t been able to chew on one side for years. I have very good oral hygene the dentist said but i used to drink alot of fruit juice which im told has contributed to the problem. My teeth have been like this all my life. I also have unusually large nerves in my teeth too which is why they often hurt. They are making me so unhappy. I feel it is useless to try and keep repairing them all the time and it doesn’t help that i have a very big phobia of the dentist.
I am wondering if there is something available which will do the following: I want all my teeth taken out including the nerves in my gums. I want some sort of permanent false teeth put in. a bit like dentures but they are screwed in somehow and never can be removed. I have thought seriously about this. How much would it cost to have this done.? the money is irrelevant really i will pay whatever it takes. is this available?
Answer by kwflamingo
There is nothing like your own teeth. I would have the cavities filled, the root canal done and do whatever you can to maintain your own teeth. You are only 24 and have many years to go if you get dentures now. Dentures are usually done as a last resort. And any good dentist will tell you that.
I also had a severe phobia of the dentist, I hadn’t gone in 20 years! I have found a painless dentist who knows he’s dealing with a coward, and who has a wonderful staff. Now, it’s not my favorite place to be, but I truly don’t mind going any more. After the first heavy duty cleaning – they had to do it in four parts – I now go every 4 months – I don’t wait for the 6 months as recommended. I figure every 4 months, means less cleaning each time I’m in the chair.
Try to find a dentist you’re happy with, there is no reason for you to be in any pain.
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