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I'll be going in for my 4th OC surgery in twenty years and this will take out my remaining lower teeth. For the last eight years I have had a partial denture that was anchored to my soon to be lost teeth. I beleive I'll be able to keep my original uppers.

What have people experienced with no lower teeth? Eating, speaking and how long before dentures? I do not expect to have radiation.


SCC stage 1 Nov. '03,
SCC stage 2 (clear mrg, no rad, no chemo) RND, Feb. '15
SCC stage 1, lower gum Mar '23

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I am able to report that now, three weeks after the operation that took out all my lower teeth, I'm able to both eat and speak well. I have no issue eating many things including chicken, fish, scrambled eggs, french toast, lasaga, pasta, potoato salad and many other similar dishes.

Basically, I can eat anything that I first cut up into small enough pieces. I'm not losing weight which has to be the critical test.

Speech I believe is best measured by the fact that I seldom get people asking me to repeat myself. Converstion proceeds normally with minimal issues.

This is a lot better than I had feared.


SCC stage 1 Nov. '03,
SCC stage 2 (clear mrg, no rad, no chemo) RND, Feb. '15
SCC stage 1, lower gum Mar '23

TLC356

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