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Bawana jim January 02, 2018 15:46

Having upper dentures put in
 
Holly smokes I get new teeth..:biggrin:

SWOHFAL January 02, 2018 15:56

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Bawana jim January 02, 2018 16:05

Had my teeth pulled today, $309 a tooth and you pay before they will do the work.

meltblown January 02, 2018 16:08

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Originally Posted by Bawana jim (Post 4521377)
Had my teeth pulled today, $309 a tooth and you pay before they will do the work.

Damn, that's got to hurt. I remember getting on pulled for $50 when I was in my early 20s and couldnt afford a root canal. Sum bitch hurt for a couple of days.

Bawana jim January 02, 2018 16:20

$2781 to have em pulled and $1600 for the dentures. You have to put the new deterred in over the stiched up gum and it chokes the hell out of you because they are not fitted yet. Ouch.

Bawana jim January 02, 2018 16:39

Interesting how they do a mass removal of teeth. I didn't want to be put under so they shot nova cane around every tooth but they add a heart stimulant with it and I nearly shook out of the chair, thought I had Parkinsons and I couldn't stop shaking for 10 minutes.

They got that needle up into my nose and that kinda smarted. Waited a half hour and the surgeon started yanking teeth and I could hear em break as they came out. Then he used a grinder to get the last bit of tooth out, that smelled really bad. Then he stitched up the wounds and I nearly choked as the thread went down my throat.

Fun day huh.:biggrin:

slavicshooter January 02, 2018 17:42

https://youtu.be/sLqtuXnFJ4Y
Hope you heal quickly with minimal pain.
~ss:biggrin:

Bawana jim January 02, 2018 17:49

Never gone through anything like this and glad I won't again. It's messy with lots of blood now for hours. Sneezed 4 or five times and spent 20 minutes cleaning my blood off everything. Just useing IBP for pain. Most of my friends and family have dentures and now I have a new appreciation for what they went through. Can't hardly talk yet but my dog still loves me.:biggrin:

Texgunner January 02, 2018 19:26

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Originally Posted by Bawana jim (Post 4521383)
Interesting how they do a mass removal of teeth. I didn't want to be put under so they shot nova cane around every tooth but they add a heart stimulant with it and I nearly shook out of the chair, thought I had Parkinsons and I couldn't stop shaking for 10 minutes.

They got that needle up into my nose and that kinda smarted. Waited a half hour and the surgeon started yanking teeth and I could hear em break as they came out. Then he used a grinder to get the last bit of tooth out, that smelled really bad. Then he stitched up the wounds and I nearly choked as the thread went down my throat.

Fun day huh.:biggrin:

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Originally Posted by Bawana jim (Post 4521416)
Never gone through anything like this and glad I won't again. It's messy with lots of blood now for hours. Sneezed 4 or five times and spent 20 minutes cleaning my blood off everything. Just useing IBP for pain. Most of my friends and family have dentures and now I have a new appreciation for what they went through. Can't hardly talk yet but my dog still loves me.:biggrin:

Oh lord! It hurts me to just read about it. Good luck brother!

J. Armstrong January 02, 2018 19:34

Are you sure the dentist didn't pump any gas before putting his paws in yer mouth ? :devil::)

All kidding aside, good luck and take care, dental work is no fun. Wishing you a quick recovery :beer:

Bawana jim January 02, 2018 22:52

Wow, no joy in mudvil tonight. Once the novI cane wears off your whole face feels like you been in a fight. It makes you wonder if the face bones got cracked as they jerk ed your head around pulling them out. Plus now the needle wounds remind you they stuck a big fugging needle in your mouth about 15 times.

Looks like liquids for a while but that's ok cause maybe I will lose a pound or two :rofl:

On a side note if I was ten years younger the gal that gave me the shots would have been here tonight giving me comfort.:shades:

Texgunner January 02, 2018 23:18

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Originally Posted by Bawana jim (Post 4521529)

On a side note if I was ten years younger the gal that gave me the shots would have been here tonight giving me comfort.:shades:

Man, if you're feeling like getting a little "comfort" now, well, you're a tougher ol' f*ck than me! :bow:

:D

Bawana jim January 02, 2018 23:20

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Originally Posted by Texgunner (Post 4521536)
Man, if you're feeling like getting a little "comfort" now, well, you're a tougher ol' f*ck than me! :bow:

:D

It would sure help the healing process..:rofl:

Right Side Up January 03, 2018 00:09

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Originally Posted by Bawana jim (Post 4521383)
Interesting how they do a mass removal of teeth. I didn't want to be put under so they shot nova cane around every tooth but they add a heart stimulant with it and I nearly shook out of the chair, thought I had Parkinsons and I couldn't stop shaking for 10 minutes.

They got that needle up into my nose and that kinda smarted. Waited a half hour and the surgeon started yanking teeth and I could hear em break as they came out. Then he used a grinder to get the last bit of tooth out, that smelled really bad. Then he stitched up the wounds and I nearly choked as the thread went down my throat.

Fun day huh.:biggrin:

Sorry you had to go through that. get well soon.

0302 January 03, 2018 01:39

Indian Health Service does it fo free🤙🏽Last time was a nice Viet American gal.

Bawana jim January 03, 2018 01:54

My teeth have been painful for years but when I got the last cap on the bottom done the price told me to pull the rest. If I would have capped the rest of them it would have been $1800 each and you still end up pulling them later. Dentist will chase a cavity all around a tooth then end up capping it after its played out. Makes them good money.

My teeth had three nerves instead of the normal two. It's going to be great to have teeth I can live with that are not painful. I did it now so I have a good year to come. It's a good day for me in a sense.

I go in tomorrow for the first fit if I don't choke to death tonight when I fall asleep.:wink:

aussiedave January 03, 2018 05:48

Had mine done few years ago in Australia, they were bad due to meds given when I was a baby, went in got upper and lower dentures, 12 stumps pulled, just 3 shots and it took 20 min all up. I had already got work done in the usa back in the early 2000s, I had 7 pulled, no pain meds, went in to work next day, handed arsehole boss a note that read, 7 teeth pulled, no pain meds, will not be responsiable for reactions to crap from you. he stayed away from me for a week. in Australia it cost me nothing...

01BIRDDOG January 03, 2018 08:53

You all have scared the living s*** out of me.......Can't they just knock you out with some monkey dope of some kind?

Bawana jim January 03, 2018 09:15

Made it through the night but never really got to sleep. Wounds keep oozing and choke on the blood, pain killers worthless. Dentist in a while to adjust plate so I quit choking. They can't build it perfect first shot and you have to wear the plate just as soon as the teeth are out or the gum swell and plate wont fit. Sinuses giving a headache and jaws let you know they are there.

Glad this is about over. On the positive side you don't get hungry and I hope this helps you guys that are going to go through this.:biggrin:

Herr Walther January 03, 2018 11:10

God that sounds like it sucks. I'm afraid I may have to have this done in the next three to five years. Peridontal disease has reduced the bone mass of my jaw making a lot of my uppers loose.

Not falling-out loose, but it hurts to chew hard foods, and when it doesn't, it usually hurts the next day for a few hours after waking.

I thought (but I haven't checked) that dentists today were using some sort of a screw jack instrument that eased the tooth out of the socket without all of the wrenching, twisting, and yanking that has/is been/being currently done.

Bawana jim January 03, 2018 11:49

Just got back from the dentist and he regrettable made it so I could talk again:D 15 minutes with a Dremel and he made my new teeth fit the swollen gums. Cut out the gag in the back of the plate and while it's difficult still it's far better now. Mush better looking teeth now, might even go out and chase women with a smile.:bow:

Next visit they adjust the fit better as the swelling goes down and the stitches are removed. I really feel good today even with little sleep last night.

Randall January 03, 2018 12:19

Bawana Jim with the Toothless Grin!!!! :beer:
Enjoy them chompers.

alphadog58 January 03, 2018 12:51

I heard that wimmins go wild for toothless pussy lickers. Something to look forward to.
Seriously, that sounds like it really sucked. Get better soon.
Larry

Bawana jim January 03, 2018 13:07

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Originally Posted by Randall (Post 4521661)
Bawana Jim with the Toothless Grin!!!! :beer:
Enjoy them chompers.

My oldest brother had teeth made by a really bad dentist and only wears them when he eats. He is 76 and works on a ranch while carrying his teeth in his front pocket. I made my dentist promis me my teeth would fit so I wouldn't be like my brother:facepalm:

V guy January 03, 2018 13:46

Amazing.

In 2001, they made up my upper plate, based upon what would be left........two eye teeth for the hooks.

I went in, they pulled all of the uppers, save the eye teeth, popped in my new plate and away I went.....all in about 1 1/2 hours. That first plate had a metal palate and was great. I now have an acrylic upper.


Pain after novacaine wore off, was controlled by aspirin.
Piece of cake.

Cost was $500 for the plate, and $200 for the extractions that went like shucking corn. $700 total cost.

Since them I have had the eye teeth removed and use super poligrip. Works well. I do cut apples with a knife, however, but corn on the cob is no sweat.

I recently considered implanted uppers, and the snap in kind with just 4 anchor type snap on's, but have decided against it all, after some old guy I know got abcesses, when the screw in implants loosened up.

Bawana jim January 03, 2018 16:38

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Originally Posted by V guy (Post 4521701)
Amazing.

In 2001, they made up my upper plate, based upon what would be left........two eye teeth for the hooks.

I went in, they pulled all of the uppers, save the eye teeth, popped in my new plate and away I went.....all in about 1 1/2 hours. That first plate had a metal palate and was great. I now have an acrylic upper.


Pain after novacaine wore off, was controlled by aspirin.
Piece of cake.

Cost was $500 for the plate and $200 for the extractions, that went like shucking corn..

Since them I have had the eye teeth removed and use super poligrip. Works well. I do cut apples with a knife, however, but corn on the cob is no sweat.

I recently considered implanted uppers, and the snap in kind with just 4 anchor type snap on's, but have decided against it all, after some old guy I know got abcesses, when the screw in implants loosened up.

So is it true that you know you are getting old when you don't sleep in the same room with your teeth?:D

Texgunner January 03, 2018 16:41

My mom and her mother both wore dentures. They placed them in a water glass at night; if you came within 25 feet of those teeth you were told, "Watch out for my teeth! Don't break my teeth!" Sheesh...:)

John A January 03, 2018 17:06

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Originally Posted by Bawana jim (Post 4521383)
Interesting how they do a mass removal of teeth. I didn't want to be put under so they shot nova cane around every tooth but they add a heart stimulant with it and I nearly shook out of the chair, thought I had Parkinsons and I couldn't stop shaking for 10 minutes.

I believe I had a similar experience with a mix of lidocaine and epinephrine.

But was mainly caused from being directly injected into the vein which caused my heart to nearly stop working from going into some out of rhythm something or another.

Short story, dentist injected my cheek, told me to get up and rinse my mouth out and spit, and by the time I was spitting I told him I thought I was going to pass out.

When I woke up, dentist and two assistants were over me while I was laying in the floor.

Pissed myself while I was out because my body basically was no longer working.

I felt like hell for 2 or 3 days after that.

I have spoken with a few anesthesiologist and they all thought the dentist injected it in a vein instead of the tissue where it would be absorbed more slowly if it had been done right.

martin35 January 04, 2018 00:34

I was working offshore when I had a small accident where a 36 inch pipe wrench slipped and hit me in my mouth loosening the teeth on my left side,,, I worked 10 more days and finished my work tour.
I was notified I was needed to do some repairs on a rig down in Chile so I went to the dentist and had all my teeth pulled as they would keep me from making a living and it wasn't getting any easier at age 55 and spending money on dentistry was what the future held and I had two young ones still in school .
My dentist was the one my health insurance required I use, he was a little short Hispanic and he had to sit in my lap for most of the procedure.
All my loose teeth on one side were easy to pull those on the other side were still well attached,,, the little dentist and I struggled and groaned to pull the remaining teeth and at one point I let go with a very loud fart that my wife and the receptionist heard out in the waiting room,,, it was only the one fart and I paid it no attention and it didn't much concern my little beaner dentist, he was all business and probably recognized a tamale fart when smelt one,,, we forged on he finally installed a temporary set of dentures and I flew south to work the next morning.
The job lasted for 2 weeks and I ate a lot of soup and oatmeal while losing 20 pounds,,, when I got home the little dentist fitted my new permanent false teeth.
Almost 30 years later I'm still wearing them, I reline them myself every 3-4 months.
I will have to admit I really miss the old chick magnet smile,,, it can't be duplicated at these prices in this time and place.

In my opinion the contributing factor in my tooth loss was the water supply on the rigs I worked on,, almost all have water makers that treat and refine by filtering water from the sea or water transported from fresh water estuaries,,, these water makers are subject to human maintenance and too often fecal matter content is allowed to become too high,,, my injury became infected in my opinion from the water supply available to me. I probably had a personal injury suit case,,, if I never wanted to work offshore again.

Deltaten January 04, 2018 07:12

I really feel for ya!
I had to bite the bullet last March for new plates. Broke my upper partial while sailing. Once funds were available; thanks to gunbroker and my fn49, I haddem done.
Went to cheapest place for same day service I could find. Female,middle age Indian dentist. Terse but efficient as hell. Special on full set, $595 plus $95 per extraction. Total bill was only $1165 .
Last 5 teeth ,including the canines came out OK; but Oh my, that plate! Huge, rough and thick; it dammed near gagged me to death. Spent a few days/week with the food grinder and soup until swelling went down. Worst pain was post-op from needle-bruising to the palate.
After an hour or so making adjustments with the belt sander and dremel the plate was short enufff and thinner with space for my tongue. I held off with major interior remodel until swelling and healing; but severe high spots and sharp pointy bits were removed ASAP.

My last set of lowers and partial uppers lasted 8 yr and 10 yr, respectively. Judicious use of reline and repair kits, along with superior WECSOG skills kept the cheap, acrylic "temporary" plates alive. I expect these 9 month old beauties to last tll the end! ;)
I use no nasty glue, either. Fit ' em right and no need. Found that twas better to have em loose so's debris can be cleared easily. Glue is problematic at best and guaranteed you WILL get a poppy seed or summat immediately upon pasting in! ;)

Remember...... The dremel is yer friend!

PS. I now stow the new chompers in the galley sink upon leaving the dock
LOL

Best of luck with em

Texgunner January 04, 2018 10:06

A little bit of warning perhaps is in order. My mom got her dentures in her early thirties. They were the only set she ever had when she passed at 79. As she aged, the fit loosened and she just kept using more and more Poligrip or similar to keep them in place. She was in a nursing home, ostensibly for rehab before going back home after a round in the hospital. My wife is the office manager for a local dentist and he would've gladly gone out to see her for a refitting or even new dentures.

Her vanity prevented that. "Why, that man would see me with my teeth out!" We tried to tell her that was not a problem, but she wouldn't have any of it. Just kept packing on more adhesive.

Not too long after her death, I came across an article about the dangers of too much zinc. It turns out that the adhesive she used had a lot of zinc. So many of the problems described fit her symptoms to a tee. It then dawned on us that her damned vanity helped kill her. Please don't be like her.

Bawana jim January 22, 2018 16:16

They put the lining in my dentures today as the swelling has gone down. What a real difference and today I am very happy with the way it's turned out. If you need it done it's over with in about two weeks and you can chew again. I had three nerves in every tooth and now no pain at all.:bow:


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