It has been decided to get the amalgam out of my mouth and eliminate the possibility of more mercury poisoning. That means 6 teeth are going bye bye. The fillings have been replaced at least once and there isn't any wiggle room left, so I'm crossing another bridge into old timers' land. *sob* I've ordered my smoothie and sorbet books and cleaned up the juicer. Here's my problem. I'm disabled and dental work is covered by the state. I don't want to say we are treated like cattle or anything, cuz at least cattle are fattened up first. LOL Can someone talk me through this trauma? I will be put to sleep and then I'm on my own for three months. I have my pain pills standing by. How long will I want to shoot myself? And I heard on the radio that fashion models have their back teeth removed so they photograph better. I've *always* wanted that ... cough ... What kind of stuff am I going to get stuck in my mouth after this? Is it horrible? Do I even want it? (sigh) I'm scared. Bess they don't even hurt or anything... aaack.