Instead of hijacking the thread about
teeth and meds, since the subject of dentures was mentioned several times, I had some general questions about
them. Believe it or not, no one in my immediate family has had them. Even at 86, my mother still has most of her teeth, plus a couple of what I think you call bridges.
If you get dentures, does it require a dental surgeon to remove all your teeth?
If so, are they all removed at one time?
Would you be put under entirely for the process?
Once they are removed, do you leave the dentist with the dentures in place, or does it require healing time for
the teeth removal or gum repairs or stiches?
It would seem like one would have a lot of pain having all their teeth removed at once, what was the pain situation like for any of you that had this done?
I know this would vary area by area, but as a rough figure, how much did the teeth removal and initial dentures cost? A round number would do.
Do you know if most dental insurance would cover any of the costs?
I know for a fact, that I am on the losing side of the rest of my teeth, as I mentioned in the other thread, now most of the right side teeth are simply breaking apart or crumbling away. Between the neck/throat radiation I had, and the amount of opiates I have been on for 3 years, plus the dry mouth issue, its all starting to make sense.
So for so many questions but it is all about one subject, and it may help any others here contemplating going the denture route. Thanks for any answers or advice in advance.