Several years ago I decided to take a trip to the dentist after skipping multiple appointments for over 15 years. I truly had a dental anxiety and had a hard time getting over my fears. Thankfully, my dental visit went smoothly with only four cavities identified. What I did find from this dental visit was that there was a great deal of new information and technology that I had been missing out on. Laser-based technology and digital imaging are just a few examples. With this blog, I want you to understand that you can get over your fears and learn about this new technology like I did, so enjoy the information.
Do you battle with dental problems and depression? When your teeth make you self-conscious, it can make living a normal life difficult — it can even contribute to depression. If you're living with dental problems and depression, it's time to take action and take your life back. Here, you'll find a few things that can help you break through the emotional jail that you're in and find that life truly is still worth living.
Talk with the Dentist about Dentures
When you're missing teeth or if you have lots of teeth that need repaired or extracted, knowing how much it could cost to make each of those repairs can be debilitating — this is especially true if you've invested lots of money in repairs over the years and find that you have to continue repairing the same issues time and time again.
This may be the time to discuss multi-tooth extractions and making the change to dentures. Just knowing that you'll have all of those painful teeth taken out of your mouth and never have to deal with an abscessed tooth again can brighten your life up a bit.
Discuss your physical needs as well as your emotional needs with the dentist. Sometimes letting the dentist know how disheartened you feel and how difficult it's become for you to live a normal life will help him or her understand how this has been impacting you. This can help him or her come up with the best possible treatment plan for both your physical and emotional needs.
Discuss Temporary Dentures
If you're worried about leaving the oral surgeon's office without any teeth in your mouth and having to live like that until your dentures are made — don't. You do have the option of investing in a set of temporary dentures.
Temporary dentures are much like the permanent ones, but they aren't made with the same level of detail, and they're made to fit over your gums immediately after the teeth are extracted. This makes it possible for you to leave the office with your dentures in place.
This is good for more than just your self-confidence — this will help decrease the swelling, bleeding, and pain and help you eat more comfortably as your wounds heal. In about six weeks, you'll go back to the dentist and have an impression made for your permanent dentures — until then, you'll have the temporary set to wear.
Talk with your dentist about how you're feeling. He or she will help you come up with the best treatment plan for your physical and emotional health.
For more information about dentures, contact a local resource such as NOVA PREMIER DENTAL.Share
17 October 2019