Does getting dentures hurt?

Does getting dentures hurt?

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  • its horrible, especially when you have all your teeth pulled out. it happened to me in one day, all my teeth pulled and the denture put on the open gums, then i went to the hospital to recover for a week, cedars sanai, in los angeles. i was twenty something years old.
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  • is not true what that other person put , some hurt and some dont .. it all depends on the person.. how fast they heal or dont.. so fixodent i wish you luck..
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  • oh my this message is so right I had all my teeth pulled in one day.That was yesterday.The pain is unbearable i have not slept for 2 days now.How long does it take for this pain to go away.My dentist wanted me to kepp my instant dentures in but i could not it hurt so bad,Then with getting sick to my tummmy i took them out.Also when can you swish i feel like i have a piece of scrambled egg stick in one of the holes but afraid to do anything i do not want to get a dry socket but also need to get this out. please give me some advice.thank you
    mary
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    I am THE BIGGEST BABY when it comes to Dentists..I just had my 13 upper teeth pulled this past tues and my dentures put right in....I only had gas and novicaine and it was AWESOME! It was not even CLOSE to what I thought, yeah that day and the next sucked, but by the 3rd day MUCH better....don't be afraid..it is the end result that is the 'carrot' to keep in front of you....it is all in the Dentist and the Oral Surgeon you pick....mine where AWESOME and now I look forward to my visits and I still have more work to do on my teeth....don't be afraid! I didn't have to go to the hospital or have ANYONE with me...I went to the oral surgeons office by myself, drove myself home...and took NO PAIN medication other than Extra Strength Tylenol PM. All people are different, that is true....but I don't regret a THING!
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  • I was put to sleep, had my teeth pulled and when I woke up the temporary denture was already in my mouth. My ride was waiting to take me home because I was still woozy and I went home and slept. I thinkI experienced more discomfort than pain because 1) this temporary denturewas new tomy mouth 2) Iate soft food and ice cream or shakes as that freezes your gums.
    (from buddybuddy)
    • Did medicad over putting you to sleep or did u pay cash im going to get top and bottom done im just wondering if they will put me too sleep
    • Medicaid does not cover dental procedures in adults age 19 and older. My dentist numbed my gums top and bottom for the tooth extractions, did not put me to sleep but every dentist is different. You need to ask these questions when you go for your consultation. Also ask what payment methods are accepted. My dentist required cash at the time of service or he accepted major credit cards or Care Credit which is a credit card specifically for dental services only. You need to ask what your total cost will be with any extractions and the cost of the dentures themselves, also ask if alignments and relines are included in that cost. Hope this helps.
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  • I dont have dentures, but i really want them. I heard so many negative about the pain from the dentures. I want to get as many opinion that i could get. I don't have a denture but I want to get dentures so bad, but I cannot afford them. I don't have dental insurance, I looked dental plans out there. Almost all plans i saw that every tooth they pull....is an additional cost other than the actual denture. Is that true..? If you get dentures, do they give you a temporary denture before you get the actual denture.
    (from blue-eyez)
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    • An update on my denture experience: I'm going in 2 days for my denture reline. After the first week of getting those 17 extractions and my dentures fitted the same day, the pain eased to almost no pain at all. I went back for an adjustment and that eliminated all pain. Now my dentures are quite comfortable and I barely know they're in. Learning to eat with them is an ongoing process, but I am thrilled with my new smile. I don't regret getting them, not even for a moment.
    • That's so wonderful, Angie! I'm glad to hear that your denture experience is going well. 

      Eating with dentures takes some time to get used to, but one of the best tricks I can offer is to chew small bits of food on both sides of the back of your mouth. This helps to even some of the pressure. We also have an article with some other tips that you may find useful: http://www.dentureliving.com/new-to-dentures/denture-articles/eating-with-confidence

      Hang in there! I'm sure that new smile of yours is beautiful :)

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  • I dont have dentures but I want to get them but I cannot afford them., I looked dental plans out there. Almost all plans i saw that every tooth they pull....is an additional cost other than the actual denture. Is that true..? If you get dentures, do they give you a temporary denture before you get the actual denture.
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  • Thank you for that reply. It has also helped me. I am thinking of getting dentures too, my partial is ok but other teeth look horrible. I have serious cavities with most of my top teeth. I think I can handle the pain because I don't mind the dentist. Normally don't even take the painkillers when I have something done. Only extra strength Tylenol myself. I have seriously thought of doing this for the last 5 years and now have the money to do it. I will be glad when I can smile and not have to worry about it. Thanks again.
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    I have had my immediate denture for a month now and i am totally happy. i only have a upper. i had them all removed at once and had very little pain. as i read this message board it is obvious to me that everyone is different. i have insurance that paid for the dentures but every tooth removed cost extra.and thank god it was 80% covered as well. i can only give you my opinion about my experience, and it was not a bad one. my upper denture looks exactly like my natural teeth and i feel very confident when i smile. i am 51 years old. my bottom teeth are in great shapeand i plan to keep them that way. also after your teeth are pulled they do incert an immediate denture if thats what you want. or you can wait until your gums heal and then get them. i say no to that...i dont ever want to be without my BEAUTIFUL TEETH.. to me they are very much my real teeth. iwish you all the best and thatyou have apositive experience with your new smile. GOD BLESS.
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  • I'm the biggest chicken every was when it comes to getting my teeth pulled..I have 8 ledt on top and they really do need to be pulled but I'm just to affraid to go get it done..Does anyone know what I can do not to be so scared...
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  • How long was it before you got your real dentures?
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  • I had 17 teeth extracted and dentures made (upper and lowers) on April 6, 2010 and I have very little pain on Apr. 10. I am already eating some hard foods carefully. Sexton Dental in Florence S.C. extracted the teeth and made tempory dentures. It was only $675.00 for upper and lower temp. dentures. There website is www.sextondental.net
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  • The best thing I can think of that I done is just pick a day and go as fast as you can and get it over with. Just think how much better you will be when it is done and over with. Then you start the healing and it will be on the road to everything getting better for you. It does hurt but it will be better than haveing a tooth hurting or them poisoning your body. Hope it goes good for you it has been a month for me and I already know it was the smartest thing I have done.
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  • When I was sitting waiting for the extractions, which I wasn't happy about being a woman, I recalled a ruined vacation due to a dental abscess. Then I recalled all the other ruined occasions from abscesses, broken fillings, and all of the money spent on trying to look 1/2-way human and not being satisfied with my smile ever! I just got my lowers done Monday 5/10, and am adjusting. It is a little uncomfortable, but there's nothing quite like the pain of healing versus abscess pain! At least with denture discomfort you can take Motrin or Tylenol and actually feel better, but not so easy to do with an abscess that requires antibiotics, root canal, and all the other trappings of it. I am not sorry that I lost those teeth; they were not good to me, and any pain adjusting to dentures is far less severe than what toothaches were doing to my life.
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  • Yes it is very painful but it is worth it. i had my top teeth removed 3 weeks ago tomorrow and i had denture put in the same day. I went home like 30 mins after they pulled them and put in the dentures. It has been painful but i can manage.. Advice... drink the cambells "Sou St Hand". It is awesome for this and remember to take your antibiotics. That is all you have to do and it is great. THey dont hurt every much anymore. :) GL
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  • The simple answer is "Yes", but do you include extractions as "Getting Dentures". Simply getting impressions done so thedentures can be made will hurt quite a bit, because it involves Xrays (the film tabs hurt) and it involves quite a bit of hardware put in your mouth and taken out again. All of this is with no anesthetic, because it's not sever enough to warrant any, but it hurts (bearably) nonetheless.
    If you're going to have teeth extracted, that's when "Getting Dentures" means REAL pain. Not necessarily while they're being pulled (God Bless Novocaine) but starting several hours afterwards, expect plenty of miserable pain, and expect the pain to outlast the pain pills you'll no-doubt be given.
    For about two weeks, the pain will be barely bearable, especially if they put in "Immediate Dentures", which provide lots of extra irritation and pain.
    But supposedly immediate dentures on the day of extraction not only gives you teeth (VERY Handy) instead of being without any for a couple of weeks, but they are supposed to makeyour gums shape somewhat to dentures during the healing process, giving you some long-termbenefit in fit of later dentures.
    So yes, "Getting Dentures" hurts, almost all phases of it hurts, some more than others. Expect to live in so much pain for 30-60 days that you'll lose weight. I dropped over20 pounds in 5 months.
    Not a bad thing, in my case, but a pretty miserable way for it happen.

    (from Jugband)
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  • You don't say where you live, but if there's a Dental School near enough to make it worth your while, that's a way to get things done with less expense.
    Everything about getting dentures hurts, except the actual extractions. You only have the pain of the anesthetic shots there. The pain comes in afterwards. I didn't get pain pills that were strong enough, so they pretty much took the edge off the pain, but it was still plenty to give me two nights of almost no sleep.
    800mg of Motrin is equivalent to one of the Hydrocodone pills, and that helped me a lot. The single overdose shouldn't hurt you, butthere's a limit on how much Ibuprophen you can take in 24 hours, and if you take 800mg (4 pills) every six hours every day for a week, you might have some kidney or liver damage (I forget which).
    I was told repeatedly to wear my temporary dentures as much as possible, and of course they hurt a lot when they were in. It took about a week for that to slack off significantly, and another week before I could say that the pain was a constant irritation, but not severe unless I tried to bite down on something or chew something.
    You're going to feel strange trying to eat a hamburger with a knife & fork, but that's what it will take to get hamburgers eaten for quite a while. Pizza too, since you'll probably be able to chew things long before you can bite things off (like a piece of pizza).
    Yes, you get Temporary, or Immediate dentures as soon as your teeth are all out. They take impressions a week or two before teeth begin to come out and make temporary dentures from them.So you have temporary dentures sitting on the counter before the dentist ever starts on the first extraction.
    Don't count on being able to really EAT much anything with them... my dentist kept referring to them as "Party Teeth".
    They make you look and speak fairly normally while your gums are healing and and the swelling is going down, but really aren't much good for eating.
    Until you have NO teeth in your mouth, you don't fully appreciate how valuable they were for eating. That's when you find out that with no teeth, your gums can't reallyeven be made to touch each other except in the very front.
    It turns out that you do most of your eating by chewing, not biting. You're pretty much on soup, peanut butter, and oatmeal when your dentures aren't in.

    (from Jugband)
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  • i just got dentures on monday june 7th and it is now the 11 and i have had no problems...they pulled 6 teeth and put in my dentures the first day was fine the second day i was swollen but now i am fine and i only took advil every 4 hours and had no pain i think getting my dentures was great!!!!

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  • The dentist who did this to you should have his license revoked, so he can't do it to anyone else. That is not the way we are taught to do "immediate" dentures.
    We learn that we must remove your back teeth first, and allow the gums and bone to heal completely. If we don't do it this way, your dentures will be falling out of your mouth in just a couple of weeks. Complete healing takes about 12 weeks. If we it this way, your dentures will have a strong firm ridge to sit on when we deliver your dentures. They will also stay in much better.
    After your back gums have healed, we make impressions of your remaining teeth and the back ridges. From this, we can make your dentures. Once your dentures are finished, we only have to remove the remaining six top and six bottom teeth, and seat your dentures. The dentures have a strong, firm back ridge to keep them in, and for them to rest on while the relatively small ares if the front heal.
    As the bone heals from extractions it shrinks a lot. So, after your gums heal in front, we have to refit (reline) the front of the dentures
    This is the way we were taught to make "immediate dentures in dental school. Immediate dentures are a wonderful service. I have done these hundreds of times, and the next day when my patients come in for their follow-up appointment, they are smiling and thrilled with their smiles.
    Unfortunately, I am now retired and no longer get the thrill of seeing these beautiful smiles.
    (from Dr.Snore)
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  • My husband & I went to Mexico.. I already had an upper.. for many years. I had 6 lower teeth left with a bridge. The dentist was Wonderful she pulled the 6 lower teeth. The next morning I was in having the new top and bottom dentures put in. Like someone else said.. the pain is less than having tooth aches, infections, rootcanals.
    I am adjusting to the bottom denture, I have been eating soft food..Chicken, noodles, eggs, even some crackers and chips. It takes a little practice, take smaller bites.. chew well, learn to use your tongue.
    Your tongue an muscles in your mouth will try to push out the denture (especially the bottom one). so try to relax your jaw, practice saying the alphabet . Your tongue will shrink some.. since it had more space before you had the dentures in. It takes pactience and practice, but now I can smile again .:)

    (from bj2705)
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  • So you have to buy temp. dentures and then buy permanent dentures? How much did it cost to have your teeth pulled?
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  • My story is somewhat different than yours. I have had over 30 oral surgeries over as many years. I had a complete bridge on top, and a 2/3 bridge on the bottom put in when I was 27. I can say that this pain was no worse or better than any of those surgeries. In other words, it is manageable, and more uncomfortable than actually painful.
    If you have nitrous oxide given to you, they will increase the dose if you ask, and when they anticipate a greater level of pain for you, they increase it. After, that, take your pills,and expect to sleep for a day or two.The pain IS manageable. It is nothing to be afraid of.
    I just had all that expensive bridgework removed. My perio disease had progressed to the point that it could no longer be maintained. I lost 12 more, leaving me 4 of my own. They apparantly help- on the bottom, which can be a difficult denture to manage.
    If you have severe dental problems, it is something that will probably be with you for a lifetime. I hope to be able to make dentures last for my remaining 30 or so years.
    The very best of luck to you. You can do this. Life is far better at the other end.
    (from Leona)
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  • 2500.00 isn't all bad, even with dental ins. having my teeth pulled cost a little over 7000.00 and my upper and lower dentures cost over 5000.00, I really don't know why the dentures cost so much, I have family in NB and PA who have dentures and they cost less than 1000.00 for a full set. some say it's because I live in Alaska and everything cost more! good luck in getting the money, I will have my dentures at the end of this month and I can't wait, I know it will be a learning process adjusting to them, but I really miss not be able to chew!!!
    (from judyak)
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    It depends, each person tolerates pain differently. It also depends where you get your procedure done. Do your research, even if you have sit in the waiting room as I did and talk to others who had the same procedure. I had my procedure done at Affordable Dentures on my 60th birthday. I decided that I would give myself the best birthday present I could wish for, a new smile. I was tired of not being able to smile for pictures, avoiding going places where I'd have to deal with talking with the public, and even passing up certain jobs.
    I was given a sedative to take 1 hour prior to arriving for my procedure. Not being used to taking medication, I fell asleep while the dentist was pulling out my lower teeth. After having 25 teeth removed ( 15 difficult) I was awakened by his assistant who told me that everything was over. I had my new temporary dentures and was ready to be taken home ( still unsteady). I experienced some bleeding for the next 24 hours and pain for approximately 1 week.
    My advice would be to leave the dentures in for the first 24- 48 hours. Make sure to take all your antibiotics and pain medication as needed. Start off with soft foods, smoothies, and soup until you can gradually eat foods that have more substance. As any sore spots develop, see your doctor for adjustments or soft realigns. The swelling will continue to go down, and you'll see it was all worth it every time you smile with confidence the way I can now. I still have a long way to go and yes, I do get frustrated, but would I do it all over again? Absolutely !!! It takes time, patience, will power, and always prayers.
    Smiling At Last
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  • well i just had 10 teeth extracted immediate upper and lower dentures all in one day and the cost was 3000.00 dollars and the dentures hurt likecrazy when there in but you have to keep them in the first couple of days i guess because of swelling but when i take them out to rinse with salt water and go to put them back in they really hurt and as far as eating it's ganna be awhile before i eat normal food right now when i eat i take the dentures out because i guess that since they are new i can't even think of biting on something cause it hurt's i've been eating soft food like pasta mashed potatoes boneless chicken thing's of that nature but they say in time it gets better i have to get them relined in like 8 to 10 weeks hopefully i'll be used to them by then might have go in and get an adjustment first to maybe ease this gum pain but in the long run it's all worth it when you smile more self esteem confidence can smile now with out putting my hand over my mouth get it done it's not as bad as you think the extractions went well did'nt feel nothing but after the novacaine wears off look out gums will be throbbing i did'nt get no pain medication fogot to ask the dentist but if it gets worse i will call him for something to ease this annoying gum pain had to get this off my chest hope it help's someone like i said it's not that big of a deal when you get your teeth out it's after just make sure you tell him to give something for pain afterwards now go get it done and have a beautiful smile
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    I had 17 teeth extracted 3 days ago and get my impressions done tomorrow and will have my permanents in my mouth on the day following. Gums are sore but not as bad as a tooth ache, and at least once this pain is gone then it won't hurt ever again! If you can afford it and need them just go for it! I can't wait to smile again, it's been over 10 years since I showed my teeth in a picture. I'm taking a ton on Tuesday to make up for all the lost time!
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