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  1. #1
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Very OT: The Deed is Done!

    Disclaimer: If this is TMI, please don't read...

    At 10:30 this morning I was in the dentist chair beginning a nearly four
    hour session of removing all my teeth and placing the temporary dentures.
    I had previously been lulled into an "I don't care what you do" feeling by
    a heavy dose of Halcion. That, along with significant local sedation made
    the entire procedure completely painless.

    I already had a significant number of broken teeth, but as the work
    proceeded, most of my remaining whole teeth broke as they were being
    extracted. Dr. Jeong, a tiny but very skillful dentist/oral surgeon is
    truly amazing, and was completely nonplused by this turn of events.

    When all the work was completed and the dentures put in place, I had no
    pain and I'm still pain free hours later, although I have to admit to some
    soreness, which is certainly to be expected. I go back tomorrow for an
    initial followup to check on the healing process, and then after that only
    as needed for adjustments.

    I am truly amazed at how good the temporary dentures look. They look at
    least as good as my original teeth before I had problems. (There were four
    tooth colors to choose from and a standard color for the gum tissue.) In
    six months or so, I will get my permanent set of dentures, and they should
    look spectacular, as each tooth may be selected from twenty-four variations
    of color, brightness, and translucensy. as well as shape and size. The gum
    tissue is custom blended based on existing live tissue.

    Sorry for so much detailed personal information, but I'm really excited
    about this and just had to share...

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    As the days grow short, some faces grow long. But not mine. Every
    autumn, when the wind turns cold and darkness comes early, I am
    suddenly happy. It's time to start making soup again. ~Leslie Newman




  2. #2
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Very OT: The Deed is Done!


    "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote
    > Sorry for so much detailed personal information, but I'm really excited
    > about this and just had to share...
    >


    May you have better cause to celebrate before you die, old man.



  3. #3
    King's Crown Guest

    Default Re: Very OT: The Deed is Done!

    No worries on the details. I've never talked to anyone to get what happened
    before they got their dentures. It was interesting. I hope that you'll be
    more comfortable now this is done.

    Lynne

    "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 5.250...
    > Disclaimer: If this is TMI, please don't read...
    >
    > At 10:30 this morning I was in the dentist chair beginning a nearly four
    > hour session of removing all my teeth and placing the temporary dentures.
    > I had previously been lulled into an "I don't care what you do" feeling by
    > a heavy dose of Halcion. That, along with significant local sedation made
    > the entire procedure completely painless.
    >
    > I already had a significant number of broken teeth, but as the work
    > proceeded, most of my remaining whole teeth broke as they were being
    > extracted. Dr. Jeong, a tiny but very skillful dentist/oral surgeon is
    > truly amazing, and was completely nonplused by this turn of events.
    >
    > When all the work was completed and the dentures put in place, I had no
    > pain and I'm still pain free hours later, although I have to admit to some
    > soreness, which is certainly to be expected. I go back tomorrow for an
    > initial followup to check on the healing process, and then after that only
    > as needed for adjustments.
    >
    > I am truly amazed at how good the temporary dentures look. They look at
    > least as good as my original teeth before I had problems. (There were
    > four
    > tooth colors to choose from and a standard color for the gum tissue.) In
    > six months or so, I will get my permanent set of dentures, and they should
    > look spectacular, as each tooth may be selected from twenty-four
    > variations
    > of color, brightness, and translucensy. as well as shape and size. The
    > gum
    > tissue is custom blended based on existing live tissue.
    >
    > Sorry for so much detailed personal information, but I'm really excited
    > about this and just had to share...
    >
    > --
    > Wayne Boatwright
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > As the days grow short, some faces grow long. But not mine. Every
    > autumn, when the wind turns cold and darkness comes early, I am
    > suddenly happy. It's time to start making soup again. ~Leslie Newman
    >
    >
    >




  4. #4
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Very OT: The Deed is Done!

    On Mon 06 Jul 2009 09:01:05p, King's Crown told us...

    > No worries on the details. I've never talked to anyone to get what
    > happened before they got their dentures. It was interesting. I hope
    > that you'll be more comfortable now this is done.
    >
    > Lynne


    Thanks you, Lynne. Honestly, I'm already more comfortable than I was before.
    I was having some very serious pain issues over a period of time. I'd have
    done it sooner, except that I had to wait to choose a different dental
    insurance plan during our open enrollment period, which just became effective
    on 7/1.

    Thanks for your good wishes!

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There's no
    pleasure worth foregoing just for an extra three years in the
    geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer




  5. #5
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: Very OT: The Deed is Done!

    cybercat wrote:

    > "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote
    >> Sorry for so much detailed personal information, but I'm really
    >> excited about this and just had to share...
    >>

    >
    > May you have better cause to celebrate before you die, old man.



    I can't imagine being as frigging *bored* as Lil' Wayne is, cyberkittie...

    OTOH I *guess* it can be construed as somewhat on-topic, I mean the oral
    area is used to ingest food...


    --
    Best
    Greg



  6. #6
    Cloven Hooves Guest

    Default Re: Very OT: The Deed is Done!

    On Tue, 07 Jul 2009 03:46:46 GMT, Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > Sorry for so much detailed personal information, but I'm really excited
    > about this and just had to share...


    Maybe in your next life you'll learn to brush your teeth.

  7. #7
    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: Very OT: The Deed is Done!

    On Jul 6, 10:46*pm, Wayne Boatwright <wayneboatwri...@arizona.usa.com>
    wrote:
    >[shared his new dentures story]


    Thanks man! I've been experiencing dental pain for a while now, and
    have it under manageable control thanks to improved dental hygiene and
    the occasional ibuprofen.

    Good to hear your adventures in dentures are so far a positive one!
    Lotta people have dentures, and now you're now of them!

    John Kuthe...

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    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Very OT: The Deed is Done!


    "Gregory Morrow" wrote:
    >
    >> "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote
    >>> Sorry for so much detailed personal information, but I'm really
    >>> excited about this and just had to share...

    >
    >
    > I *guess* it can be construed as somewhat on-topic, I mean the oral
    > area is used to ingest food...
    >
    >



    Some folks will do anything to help them give Supremeo Abrasionless BJs

    Little boys are gonna start cally Duh'Weenie their "Gummy Bear", or is that
    "Gummy Bare"? LOL





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    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Very OT: The Deed is Done!

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > I am truly amazed at how good the temporary dentures look. They look
    > at least as good as my original teeth before I had problems. (There
    > were four tooth colors to choose from and a standard color for the
    > gum tissue.) In six months or so, I will get my permanent set of
    > dentures, and they should look spectacular, as each tooth may be
    > selected from twenty-four variations of color, brightness, and
    > translucensy. as well as shape and size. The gum tissue is custom
    > blended based on existing live tissue.
    >
    > Sorry for so much detailed personal information, but I'm really
    > excited about this and just had to share...


    Congratulations, I'm glad it went smoothly! And I'm happy you're
    happy with the results.

    nancy

  10. #10
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Very OT: The Deed is Done!

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > Disclaimer: If this is TMI, please don't read...
    >
    > At 10:30 this morning I was in the dentist chair beginning a nearly four
    > hour session of removing all my teeth and placing the temporary dentures.
    > I had previously been lulled into an "I don't care what you do" feeling by
    > a heavy dose of Halcion. That, along with significant local sedation made
    > the entire procedure completely painless.
    >
    > I already had a significant number of broken teeth, but as the work
    > proceeded, most of my remaining whole teeth broke as they were being
    > extracted. Dr. Jeong, a tiny but very skillful dentist/oral surgeon is
    > truly amazing, and was completely nonplused by this turn of events.
    >
    > When all the work was completed and the dentures put in place, I had no
    > pain and I'm still pain free hours later, although I have to admit to some
    > soreness, which is certainly to be expected. I go back tomorrow for an
    > initial followup to check on the healing process, and then after that only
    > as needed for adjustments.
    >
    > I am truly amazed at how good the temporary dentures look. They look at
    > least as good as my original teeth before I had problems. (There were four
    > tooth colors to choose from and a standard color for the gum tissue.) In
    > six months or so, I will get my permanent set of dentures, and they should
    > look spectacular, as each tooth may be selected from twenty-four variations
    > of color, brightness, and translucensy. as well as shape and size. The gum
    > tissue is custom blended based on existing live tissue.
    >
    > Sorry for so much detailed personal information, but I'm really excited
    > about this and just had to share...
    >

    Oh, I am glad this went so well, Wayne. I hope you don't develop
    any problems now.

    --
    Jean B.

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    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Very OT: The Deed is Done!

    On 2009-07-07, Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:

    > At 10:30 this morning I was in the dentist chair beginning a nearly four
    > hour session of removing all my teeth and placing the temporary dentures.


    I hope it works out for you, Wayne. I've know two ppl who've gone the same
    route, one being my ex. A close friend had it done several years ago and
    highly regrets it, going so far as to explore teeth implants at $30-50K to
    reverse his decision. I haven't heard how my ex is doing. I sincerely wish
    you the best and hope it's a change for the better.

    nb

  12. #12
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Very OT: The Deed is Done!

    On Tue 07 Jul 2009 05:51:39a, Nancy Young told us...


    > Congratulations, I'm glad it went smoothly! And I'm happy you're
    > happy with the results.
    >
    > nancy


    Thank you, Nancy! I'm still amazed at how well it went.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Always eat grapes downward ~that is eat the best grapes first; in
    this way there will be none better left on the bunch, and each
    grape will seem good down to the last. If you eat the other way,
    you will not have a good grape in the lot. ~Samuel Butler




  13. #13
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Very OT: The Deed is Done!

    On Tue 07 Jul 2009 06:46:15a, Jean B. told us...

    > Oh, I am glad this went so well, Wayne. I hope you don't develop
    > any problems now.
    >
    > --
    > Jean B.
    >


    Thank you, Jean! I'm going this morning for a post-surgical exam, but I
    think things are fine. Now it's just a period of adjustment.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead ~not sick, not
    wounded ~dead. ~Woody Allen




  14. #14
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Very OT: The Deed is Done!

    On Tue 07 Jul 2009 06:57:55a, notbob told us...

    > On 2009-07-07, Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> At 10:30 this morning I was in the dentist chair beginning a nearly
    >> four hour session of removing all my teeth and placing the temporary
    >> dentures.

    >
    > I hope it works out for you, Wayne. I've know two ppl who've gone the
    > same route, one being my ex. A close friend had it done several years
    > ago and highly regrets it, going so far as to explore teeth implants at
    > $30-50K to reverse his decision. I haven't heard how my ex is doing. I
    > sincerely wish you the best and hope it's a change for the better.
    >
    > nb


    Thanks, notbob! Dentures and implants are vastly different options with
    vastly different costs involved. I could only afford the former. However,
    I know quite a few people with dentures who are satisfied with their
    results, and recently went through the process with a co-worker who is
    extremely happy and used the same dentist and technician I went to.

    Wearing dentures succesfully is a little like wearing the old-style hard
    contact lenses successfully. It takes a skilled provider and a determined
    wearer.

    I've only known one person who had a full set of implants, my uncle, who
    has had a few problems. I guess there is no perfect solution.

    Day two: I'm still happy. :-)

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead ~not sick, not
    wounded ~dead. ~Woody Allen




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    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Very OT: The Deed is Done!


    "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 5.247...
    > On Tue 07 Jul 2009 06:57:55a, notbob told us...
    >
    >> On 2009-07-07, Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> At 10:30 this morning I was in the dentist chair beginning a nearly
    >>> four hour session of removing all my teeth and placing the temporary
    >>> dentures.

    >>
    >> I hope it works out for you, Wayne. I've know two ppl who've gone the
    >> same route, one being my ex. A close friend had it done several years
    >> ago and highly regrets it, going so far as to explore teeth implants at
    >> $30-50K to reverse his decision. I haven't heard how my ex is doing. I
    >> sincerely wish you the best and hope it's a change for the better.
    >>
    >> nb

    >
    > Thanks, notbob! Dentures and implants are vastly different options with
    > vastly different costs involved. I could only afford the former.


    Not even, you just could not have the latter done all at once. What is sad
    about it is that the main problem is eating. I understand it is just not the
    same with dentures. Among other things, some foods actually hurt your gums
    due to the pressure of chewing them. I can understand someone of limited
    intelligence thinking this is all they could do, but singing about it here I
    will never understand. You're a bonehead, Wayne.



  16. #16
    pavane Guest

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    "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 5.247...
    | On Tue 07 Jul 2009 06:46:15a, Jean B. told us...
    |
    | > Oh, I am glad this went so well, Wayne. I hope you don't develop
    | > any problems now.
    | >
    | > --
    | > Jean B.
    | >
    |
    | Thank you, Jean! I'm going this morning for a post-surgical exam, but I
    | think things are fine. Now it's just a period of adjustment.

    An old friend of mine once described having all of his teeth removed
    for dentures as "the most intelligent thing I have ever done for myself."

    I certainly hope you retain such satisfaction and enthusiasm.

    pavane



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    Felice Guest

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    "pavane" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:1gL4m.343384$[email protected]..

    > An old friend of mine once described having all of his teeth removed
    > for dentures as "the most intelligent thing I have ever done for myself."
    >
    > I certainly hope you retain such satisfaction and enthusiasm.


    On my part, it was implants! About the price of a small car, but I gave up
    driving when I moved to downtown Boston and I figured "what the hell".

    Enjoy the new choppers, Wayne!

    Felice



  18. #18
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: Very OT: The Deed is Done!

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > Disclaimer: If this is TMI, please don't read...


    <snip>

    I can still remember when dentures were fairly common (where I live)
    i.e. before there was 'alternative dentistry' (which is rather
    expensive here too)... However, I also remember that most of those
    folks with dentures could still eat biltong (jerky) and enjoy it. I'm
    hoping you'll have equal success.
    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

  19. #19
    Gregory Morrow Guest

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    Cloven Hooves wrote:

    > On Tue, 07 Jul 2009 03:46:46 GMT, Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >
    >> Sorry for so much detailed personal information, but I'm really
    >> excited about this and just had to share...

    >
    > Maybe in your next life you'll learn to brush your teeth.



    Lol...


    --
    Best
    Greg



  20. #20
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: Very OT: The Deed is Done!

    brooklyn1 wrote:

    > "Gregory Morrow" wrote:
    >>
    >>> "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote
    >>>> Sorry for so much detailed personal information, but I'm really
    >>>> excited about this and just had to share...

    >>
    >>
    >> I *guess* it can be construed as somewhat on-topic, I mean the oral
    >> area is used to ingest food...
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > Some folks will do anything to help them give Supremeo Abrasionless
    > BJs
    >
    > Little boys are gonna start cally Duh'Weenie their "Gummy Bear", or
    > is that "Gummy Bare"? LOL



    No more snagging of foreskins on those nasty broken stumps...

    ;-D


    --
    Best
    Greg



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