Update on the Road to Robyn’s New Smile

by Robyn Wright on July 29, 2015

in Health

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Tuesday afternoon I had my first oral surgery for the first step of extractions for my new smile! They took out seven teeth yesterday. Luckily I had IV anesthesia and so I don’t remember any of the actual oral surgery part! That is the way to go for dental work! Such a huge difference and such a much less stressful experience for me.

Dr. Loveless of St. Louis West Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery was awesome, as usual. Everyone in the office is amazing with another extra special shout out to Chrissy M who is the best surgical assistant and is so sweet.  He is the one that administers the IV as well as does the surgery. I told him I was a bit of a hard stick – I have tiny veins. He looked on an arm, then on my hand, and then went to my other hand and got the IV in on the first try and I do not have a bruise even today on my hand! That never happens! WOW!

Robyn’s New Smile Checklist

  • Dentist consultation about dentures  –  DONE
  • Oral surgeon consultation about extractions  –  DONE
  • Set up GoFundMe to help pay for all this  –  DONE
  • First set of extractions  –  DONE
  • Surgery follow up
  • Being getting molds/impressions at dentist
  • Second set of extractions and immediate placement of dentures
  • Lots of follow up to get just the right fit
  • No more embarrassment when I talk and smile!

It is going to be odd not having any back teeth to chew with for a while, not that the ones I had were very good at it anyway. Luckily I love soup so I have lots of options over the next few weeks and Hubby is becoming the king of smoothies and juices and is mixing me up some healthy ones to help me heal.

Please, if you can, donate to Robyn’s New Smile fund. You can read more about my story and there is a video of me telling it and showing you my teeth even. Even if you cannot donate money I totally understand but would appreciate if you could share my fund on your social channels.

Any questions on my process? I’m very happy to help answer anything I can for everyone.

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1 tannawings July 31, 2015 at 12:22 am

You will do just fine! May I also suggest when you have healed a bit , try meateaf if you are wanting meat. As bad as this sounds, you can also puree meat into a paste, and use it on top of potatoes, or even mixed in dressing. Go for vegetables that are over cooked- the best ones are cauliflower (which also are great mashed) brooccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes etc. You just got to be a bit creative.
If Brad doesnt like the texture of the pureed meat, just have him take his portion out and have it separate. There have been some meats going through this with David that the texture freaks me out. Yesterday for example, I made chicken breasts in the crockpot, and they were superr tender, and he could manage it, but it was still a bit hard. Today I nutri bulleted it, and he had it on top of mashed potatoes and had peas.
I have top dentures, and very few on the bottom… I think I waited 6 months before having impressions made just so I wouldnt have to go through pulling dentures in and out when they were still healiing. I have had friends go through the temp dentures thing and I didnt want to do it! My bottoms are estimated to last maybe 3 or 4 more years so I am holding on to my own teeth for as long as I can.
Youre going to do just fine, it will take some getting used to, but you are gonna be smiling in no time.

2 tannawings July 31, 2015 at 12:24 am

BTW, for some reason the link isnt going through for the gofund me… been sharing but was trying to hot on it tonight and it didnt go..

3 Kelster July 31, 2015 at 1:36 am

Hope your pain is less today, Robyn! Don’t know if you’ll be up too the VZWBuzz party. You’ll be missed, if not. Take care!

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