I’m Having Dental Surgery

A while back I started posting about my dental journey.  I said I would try and continue posting on a weekly basis about that.  I haven’t posted in a bit about that. I haven’t posted much about anything lately because since it’s springtime now I’ve been busy spring cleaning inside and out and getting my garden in.  I have most of my garden planted now and am ready to update you all as to what’s going on.

I’ve also been getting ready for my up coming surgery. I wanted to inform you all I will be having dental surgery on June 6. You heard that right, less than a month away.  Since I’m having IV sedation, I had to go to my doctor and get a physical done, blood work and the whole nine yards.

I will have have my top dental implants replaced then.  The first placement didn’t work out so well.  So we will try again.  The first set was placed in September 2015.  They didn’t integrate with the bone so my dentist had to remove them.  We had determined that the quality of the bone on top was the reason for the failure. It was a little too soft. Normally dental implants have a very high success rate.  The bottom implants were a huge success.  They were put in, in 2014.  This time he’s using a different kind of implant, one that is supposed to have a higher rate of success and integrate with bone better.  My dentist tells me he’s quite optimistic these ones will work out.  I hope he’s right.  Actually I’m quite optimistic too.  I know this may sound strange but I’m actually looking forward to my surgery.  This is not my first rodeo.  I know how to prepare, what to expect and what the post-op is like.  So I am excited.  What good does it do to be other than?

I don’t think much will happening until the big day although I do have an appointment on the 24th of this month just couple of weeks before the surgery so I will update to what went on there.  I will try and post as much as I can post-op to share the progress of my recovery.

I will try and post what I’ve been doing to prepare and hopefully on other topics as well until then when I get a chance.

 

 

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Dental Implants

I used to have a blog that focused on my dental journey. After a while nothing was happening, I nothing to report so I wasn’t posting anymore.  I love writing so I started this blog on all kinds of issues, right now primarily about politics. I have many interests.

Things are happening again and I thought that it’s about time I should use this blog to share and inform  you all about my dental journey so you hopefully you can learn from my experiences. Everyone at some time or another had to deal with some kind of dental issue.  I will go into more detail later in future posts, hopefully weekly starting from the beginning of my journey, up to what’s going on currently.   Here is a quick summary.

April 2014 is when my dental journey began. I had full extractions done and all on four implant system placed on the bottom arch with secured denture and a regular denture on the top.  All was successful. September 2015, I had six implants placed on the top arch all of which failed.  My dentist had to remove them.

So fast forward to today.  I have decided to try and go for it again.  Last      Wednesday I visited my dentist to see about  seeing if replacing the implants that failed would be feasible.  It went well.  My dentist took a full CT Scan of my mouth and determined that I am a good candidate. They couldn’t give me an estimate, date or any protocol etc. that day because my dentist has just started a new clinic and because I will be having IV sedation, they is not yet set up for that.  I was promised though that I would hear something in the next week or two. So it seems it’s most likely a go which is good news and something I’m looking forward to.  I have a good feeling about this and know this time the new implants will work.  As soon as I have more information I will post an update.

My next  post will start at the very beginning of this process.