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PostSubject: My teeth   Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:21 am

I went to the dentist today. Mom and Dad were going to get their teeth cleaned and everything. They decided to squeeze me in at the last minute. (Nothing like being unprepared to see a dentist is there? HeeHee ) Dentists terrify me. Not so much of what they are or what they do but of what could happen. I deal with emetophobia on a daily basis, so when someone messes with my mouth it scares me more because I'm afraid of gagging. I was shaking like crazy. (Although watching Andy Griffith on the television they have in there helped me. Smile)
Anyway, we all know I need braces and which I will be getting before the end of this year. (Hopefully if not this month, next month.)
But the doctor found out some other things. First is that when my wisdom teeth come in, they all 4 will have to be extracted. thud I had previously been told it was only 2, maybe even 1...but alas, I guess as you grow older things happen! Anyway, that freaked me out because I hear so many stories of how awful and miserable it is, plus, because blood gets in your stomach, you can vomit some after. Double scary!
Second, I have a baby tooth that never came out because an adult tooth was never under it. This baby tooth does not even have roots. It's just there. Under it is a cyst. The dentist is not too worried about the cyst, be she did refer me to an oral surgeon to have an exam on it to be on the safe side. Eventually, that baby tooth will have to be extracted and I will have to have either an implant, bridge, or a partial.
The nice part of the visit was that she said I take extremely good care of my teeth and I had hardly any tarter or plaque build-up. I had an extremely tiny cavity, but she took care of that. I didn't even need a shot to numb me. grinsmiley

My thing is for everyone to just please pray that when all this work has to be done is that it would go easy with no complications and no vomiting. For an emetophobe that's important! Smile Also, that the cyst would not be anything serious. It won't all be done at once of course, some of this has to wait until I get older-- but still..... Main focus right now is getting my braces which I am thrilled about. My orthodontist is also a TMJ specialist and he has been my Mom's doctor. He is a nice dear older man. I also discovered through my best friend that he was her Mom's, her brother and sister, and her orthodontist and they have no complaints, only praises, so that puts me even more at ease about him.



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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:24 am

Prayers going up now, Julia. Maybe it's an option to have your wisdom teeth removed one at a time. It might not be cost effective or work in your situation, but I ended up doing that. I found it much easier to cope with. My son and my husband had all 4 removed at once. They were put under and had pain meds afterwards. They had no issues with vomitting, so hopefully you won't either.

My youngest daughter was born tongue-tied. That means the little flap of skin holding the tongue to the bottom of her mouth is shorter than usual. She has gagging issues because of it. Her mouth is also very small, so that doesn't help. It's definitely good to stay as calm as possible, focus on something other than what's going on in her mouth, sometimes listen to music.

I hope everything goes smoothly for you.


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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:30 am

Smiley Hug I'm sure you will do fine.Just stay very clam.Try and think of something very postive.I know how you feel tho.That's not my favorited place either.


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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:30 pm

bethandmanly wrote:
Prayers going up now, Julia. Maybe it's an option to have your wisdom teeth removed one at a time. It might not be cost effective or work in your situation, but I ended up doing that. I found it much easier to cope with. My son and my husband had all 4 removed at once. They were put under and had pain meds afterwards. They had no issues with vomitting, so hopefully you won't either.

My youngest daughter was born tongue-tied. That means the little flap of skin holding the tongue to the bottom of her mouth is shorter than usual. She has gagging issues because of it. Her mouth is also very small, so that doesn't help. It's definitely good to stay as calm as possible, focus on something other than what's going on in her mouth, sometimes listen to music.

I hope everything goes smoothly for you.

Wow! I've never heard of that tongue tied issue. I have a small mouth myself. They have to use smaller things to stick in my mouth for X-rays. Thank you very much! Smiley Hug


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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:32 pm

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Smiley Hug I'm sure you will do fine.Just stay very clam.Try and think of something very postive.I know how you feel tho.That's not my favorited place either.

Thank you Krissy! I always try to think if I just stay calm this will be all over faster..It's nice that they have a television in each room that you can put on what you want and watch while having the work done.


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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:43 pm

Aww you poor girl! Hope all goes well for you. My dentist keeps telling me to get one of my 4 wisdoms taken out, but none of them bother me anymore.


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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:44 am

I had to have a baby tooth & 2 wisdom teeth removed when I was younger. I didn't have to have a replacement for the missing tooth because the braces just shoved the teeth together. I did vomit blood from my surgery, but I will say I was so doped up it didn't even phase me. Do you know are your wisdom teeth impacted?
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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:05 pm

Kamberley wrote:
I had to have a baby tooth & 2 wisdom teeth removed when I was younger. I didn't have to have a replacement for the missing tooth because the braces just shoved the teeth together. I did vomit blood from my surgery, but I will say I was so doped up it didn't even phase me. Do you know are your wisdom teeth impacted?
I am not sure....They haven't even come in yet, but she said they are for sure there and can tell they will have to come out.


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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:41 pm

bethandmanly wrote:
My son and my husband had all 4 removed at once. They were put under and had pain meds afterwards. They had no issues with vomitting, so hopefully you won't either.

My son had all four removed at once too, and he did fine. I was more worried about it than he was. He was on 'laughing gas' and never felt a thing (you're not even able to worry about anything Julia, when you're on laughing gas or 'put under', not even gagging Wink ). He was sent home with Vicodin and never even had to take it! He coped just fine with a Motrin 800.

Hope everything goes ok for you Julia.
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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:51 pm

I had all four of mine out at once, too. Along with two other teeth, because my mouth was too small. It went just fine. Amy's right - you won't even be able to worry at that point. The worst of it is usually the dread leading up to it. And they use a small suction hose to keep blood from going into your mouth.

Now...that being said...

Julia wrote:
First is that when my wisdom teeth come in

Sweetie, if your wisdom teeth haven't even come in yet, try not to waste time worrying about the process of getting them out.
Life is just too darn short to waste time worrying about things that you aren't even facing yet.
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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:15 pm

Lisa wrote:
I had all four of mine out at once, too. Along with two other teeth, because my mouth was too small. It went just fine. Amy's right - you won't even be able to worry at that point. The worst of it is usually the dread leading up to it. And they use a small suction hose to keep blood from going into your mouth.

Now...that being said...

Julia wrote:
First is that when my wisdom teeth come in

Sweetie, if your wisdom teeth haven't even come in yet, try not to waste time worrying about the process of getting them out.
Life is just too darn short to waste time worrying about things that you aren't even facing yet.

That's what Momma tells me. Quit worrying about things that aren't even there. I guess it's kind of hard, but God will give me the strength and grace too. Usually we worry about something that won't even happen. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:22 am

I agree. Prayers are getting to you, Julia...I just hATE to go to the dentist...So I know very well how bad are you feeling. thud But as soon as you could rememner the whole thing should be ending , your mouth will be healthy and you'll be O.K. Smiley Hug

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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:05 pm

Julia, it's funny that you're talking about your teeth with that avatar.
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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:23 pm

Rob wrote:
Julia, it's funny that you're talking about your teeth with that avatar.
Hahaha! laugh3 Isn't it though?? I saw it on Pinterest and was overcome by the cute-ness! I had to put it as my avatar.


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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:07 am

I love your new avatar! grinsmiley (An you see...I'm also showing my teeth in this emoticon). Here I go again: greenS

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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:21 pm

Well, update!

Yesterday I went to the orthodontist for my first visit to have X-rays and such to try to get this braces show on the road. Guess what? ROADBLOCK! Yikes
He wants that baby tooth that never came out and the cyst out first...so this means oral surgery.....like maybe this month... Noo *sigh* What they will do is cut the side of my gum and remove the tooth and the cyst, then do a biopsy on the cyst just to make sure it is not cancerous. After I recover, then I will go get my braces. What my orthodontist wants to do is not have me get a partial, implant, or bridge for the space where that baby tooth was but have the braces align everything and make room for some wisdom teeth which is fabulous because that means less wisdom teeth have to come out in the future. (This is all my bottom teeth I am talking about.) This baby tooth has no roots whatsoever.

I am really trying to be grown up about this...it's just all the unknown and scariness of it. I figure the quicker I get it done and over with and the more positive attitude I have about it, it will all be over faster and I will heal faster. I just need prayers...as you can understand. Actually, my Mother is on the phone this moment scheduling an exam first for me so X-rays can be done and such. I really appreciate you all so much. I will keep you updated!


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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:31 pm

I had to get my tooth pulled i was scared to death.but it really wasn't all that bad.Once it was done and over with....

*Hugs*...I understand you being scared.I'm sure it will be all okay.You will feel better once it is done trust me. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:29 pm

I get very nervous when I go to the dentist. I hate having my teeth messed with. I had only 2 wisdom teeth come in. I had mine pulled by an oral surgeon. I was very calm and relaxed. It's been about 10 years since I had mine pulled. Prayers that everything goes well for you, miss Julia. It's okay to be nervous. I'm not afraid of the dentist, just having to go.
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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:58 am

Thank you! I am scheduled tomorrow for an evaluation at 10:30. I hope that man is ready for all my questions! Haha! Here is a photo of the x-ray. You can see the smaller tooth and the darker area below it which is the cyst.. (Sorry about the bad quality.)



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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:05 am

Yes. Now I can see it...Hope they will have this cyst removed quite soon...Ugh...I just hate all kind of mouth surgery. OhMy affraid

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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:13 am

Well, the time has come...lol. The day of my surgery is October 25th. It takes place at noon.


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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:48 am

I'll say prayer for you, on that day, Julia.




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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:13 am

Praying for you and your teeth, Julia! Smiley Hug

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PostSubject: Re: My teeth   Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:11 am

Thank you very much!


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PostSubject: Tomorrow is the day..   Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:00 pm

Tomorrow is the day I have my surgery, so if I don't reply or get on for awhile it is because of that. Smile
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