I don't really want to have them pulled though! Granted, my smile is not the best however I could care less... and I can still chew (on one side). So, practically speaking, I am still functional so I am trying to figure out why he is pushing me to get full upper denture and lower bridge work now. I was happy without that.
On top, the teeth I have left right now are...
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 15 (so he is planning on puling all these in one sitting and sticking the denture on same visit)
Lower I have
32, 28 though 20 and 18, 17
He is warning me about the antibiotics that I have taken a lot of every time I get a tooth impacted which he ultimately pulls anyway... my only question is, why does he keep prescribing strong antibiotics why didn't he just pull the tooth to begin with? Is there some dental rule that says you can't pull a patient's hurting tooth, they have to be put on antibiotics and painkillers for a few days first?
Maybe I am over reacting, and I am going to just love the denture. However right now I am thinking this is WAY to aggressive dentistry... I was hoping to just keep losing teeth until I can't chew and THEN I can worry about the dentures. In other words, do the minimum amount of dentistry to keep the tooth around... (and since I am not filthy rich I can't afford all the fancy stuff anyway)... and cross the denture bridge when you finally are forced to.
Any thoughts out there? thanks