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NightWish
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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 9/18/2008 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, I just got back from a dental procedure that has been needed for almost 3 years, due to a car accident I was in. Basically, I had crowns put in the front of my mouth and I'm just having some mixed emotions about it. The job that was done is lovely, but it's just hard to accept for some reason (not only because it was expensive, but that I don't have my real ones anymore. And it's triggering flashbacks from the accident and the stress that followed. Anyway, just feel like I wanted to tell someone what I'm feeling. I hope this doesn't come across as the big vanity issue I know it probably sounds like! Thanks in advance for any support.

Confusedli
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   Posted 9/19/2008 3:24 AM (GMT -7)   
NightWish,

It doesn't come accross as vanity at all. I think maybe that you have been waiting so long for the dental work that when you have finally had it done its brought a lot of stress back to you, that maybe you haven't felt in a while.

I think this will probably pass in a day or so. I guess the dental work was just a reminder. Now that it is done though you have some closure and can move forward from it!
Confusedli
 
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enWayen
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   Posted 9/19/2008 5:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Heej NW,

First of all, I want to say that you have given such great advice to other members! You are amazing!

All I can do is give my usual advice, which is to smile. Smile whenever you feel emotions coming up because of your new teeth. Smiling means that you are aware of the emotions, and will make it a lot easier to accept them, and the stress that might come with them. And once you fully accepted the emotion, there will be no resistance from your side towards, and because of that no negativity.

I hope you will enjoy your new teeth!!
Erik
Acceptance is the key

Existential depression and Insecurity

Try to keep smiling! :)


Doug Rooney
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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 9/19/2008 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Reminders of a trauma can come in many forms.. A sound, a smell, seeing something, new teeth as well since they were connected with the trauma. Not a vanity issue at all Nightwish. Glad you were able to feel comfortable enough here to share it. In my case it is Vietnam. Not a day has gone by in 39 years that the memories have not come to me in some form. Enjoy the new choppers and remember this....One of the physical aspects of your accident has been repaired! God bless, Doug

stkitt
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   Posted 9/19/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Nightwish,

I am so glad you have the dental work behind you and yes I can see how the work caused flash backs.  You would not have needed the procedure if not for the accident.

I bet you have a beautiful smile with those new crowns.  I also admire your walking into the building in the first place. For me that is a huge show of how far you have come.  I sit in the car and want to cry when I go to the dentist.  It is a trigger for me too. sad

Smile turn

Hugs
Kitt


 

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NightWish
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   Posted 9/19/2008 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the support, you guys. I should be totally proud to smile now, right? Interesting thought about how I can see this whole situation as being "fixed" now. I'll definitely keep telling myself that if the negative thoughts come back. I also appreciate letting me know that you can relate to flashbacks. It helps to know that I am reacting normally to past trauma. It's only been a day and I already feel a lot better and your comments were a big help. I'm confident that I'll keep feeling better and better as the days go on.

NW

stkitt
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   Posted 9/20/2008 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   

NW,

I am glad your feeling better today. You have new crowns but you had to lose your own teeth and I know the reason why.  You have a right to remember why this happened. Let the thought into your mind and let them pass through.

Stay in the moment, right now.  Don't fight the thoughts rather let your mind process them and then let go.

I am so glad you found us, as we care.

Hugs

Kitt


 

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