I am convinced there is a special level of hell for dentists. They must enjoy hurting people. I have never had a pleasant dental visit. I suspect my dentist enjoys his job a little too much. The last few years it has taken weeks to work up the courage the schedule another dental appointment. I’m thinking it might be easier to have one last dental appointment and have him remove all my teeth, then I could get dentures and not have to deal with it anymore. Would a dentist remove all my teeth if they’re not infected?
Ibrahim M. – Texas
I know it probably sounds like a dream come true to have no teeth to worry about, but I promise you that it will be many times worse with dentures.
Even the best fitting dentures will lower your chewing efficiency by 50%. Most of them lower it even further. Then, the dentures will move around on you. They slip and at times even fall out.
The worse part is what will eventually be facial collapse. When your teeth are removed, your body begins reabsorbing the minerals used in your tooth roots for use throughout your body. Eventually you won’t have any jawbone left which will leave you as a denture cripple.
Let me give you an alternate solution. If going to the dentist is traumatic to you, a great solution is to use sedation dentistry. Your dentist can give you a pill to take before your appointment. You’ll be completely conscious, but absolutely relaxed and unconcerned about your appointment. If you want an even deeper level of level of sedation, you can find a dentist who does IV sedation. These will allow you to have a pain free dental appointment.
This blog is brought to you by Grosse Pointe Woods Dentist Dr. Theodore Hadgis.