Hello DxD community! I’m Shubhada. I’ll be replying to all your comments on Thursday, 22 November at 5:30 PM.
Background: I'd like to begin by saying that I consider myself to be quite brave when it comes to dental procedures. I had to undergo dental treatments since I was 5. Fillings, extraction, root canal, crowns, bridges - you name it, I'd have probably done it.
However, 13 years ago, I lost a tooth that was situated in my lower jaw. I was pregnant then, so I was preoccupied with a lot of other matters and completely ignored my oral health. The tooth was too decayed to be salvaged, so it had to be extracted. To make things worst, the surrounding teeth were affected too. I had to do a root canal for the neighbouring tooth, and a bridge in order for me to eat properly.
Unfortunately, the bridge always felt uncomfortable, as if there's something pressing against my teeth. Gradually, it became hard for me to chew and it finally gave way after 5 years.
I knew that getting a dental implant would be ideal for my situation, but I was fearful that I would not be able to survive the pain. I heard too many horror stories. Eventually, I mustered up the courage and went ahead with the procedure.
I never looked back since then! I was so glad I did it. Thus, I thought it would be helpful to share my dental implant experience with everyone throught this AMA.
Leave a comment below asking me anything about dental implants, or questions related to:
- What made me decide to finally do it after so many years
- How was the process of getting a dental implant like
- Were you under anaesthesia
- Types of oral medication that I had to take
- How long was the down time
- Was it really that terrifying like what everyone else says
- Do the dental implants feel like a foreign object