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Haveing oral surgery and getting dentures

I am going to be haveing oral surgery to extract all my teeth and will be waking up with dentures after surgery.I am really scared because I don't know how painful it is going to be. I also don't know how eating will be at first. My concern with the eating is I am diabetic and worried about my sugars. It is so hard to try and imagine what it will be like,but I guess everyone was in the boat at one time.
I would really like advise from anyone to help calm my nerves.

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  • I wish I could offer you more personal help, but I'm just starting the beginning of my trek. Unfortunately, I can't answer your question fully for about another 2 months until I receive mine. From the research I've done and the people I've talked to, they say it's obviously uncomfortable at first, but everyone makes it work. My dentist told me up front: if you look at the situation negatively, you'll fight it and never be happy. But, if you accept it and look at it positively, the results can be amazing. He told me that my bite will obiously not be as strong as my natural teeth; but once I get the hang of having them in mymouth, my tongue will help hold them in place and I'll basically learn to eat like normal again. He also told me I'll be on a soft diet for a while b/c my mouth will be sore.
    Please keep us updated- let us know how things went and about your progress.As a newperson, I foundthis site to be so helpful b/c it let me learn what other people had gone through.
    Good luck! I wish you nothing but the best :)
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    I had nine upper teeth pulled and the denture put in. I am on day three and it is not so bad. Sleep alot and drink plenty on liquids. Have soups, puddings, ice cream, grits (I'm from the South.) Ice Packs are very important to help with the swelling. Day three has so far been pretty good. Sore in places. I know I will need some adustments. They sure are PRETTY
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    I had oral surgery in April having all my teeth removed. I did not wake up with dentures, I had to wait two weeks (different dentists have different methods). Pain...a bit...eating, not too bad with soft foods...getting dentures took some getting used to....especially with talking. With time it gets better. Also finding the best denture adhesive is kind of like a touch and go. Right now, Fixodent Food Particle I swear by...the best by far (and I've bought at least five different kinds).

    Good luck
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  • I got my immediate dentures about 6 weeks ago. It really wans't that painful (I was under general anesthesia for the extractions and then they gave me novicaine where the dentures were causing me pain when I woke up). I got Percocet for the pain for the next few days but used very little of them. I was back at the dentist for adjustments the next day and then 3 days later (over a weekend).

    As for your eating I hope you are scheduled for the first thing like I was. I get shaky but not a diabetic here. I got a milkshake for after the procedure (see not a diabetic) but didn't eat until late in the evening and then it was just liquids for the first day.
    I'm still not an a good 'solid' food diet. Lots of soft foods even though I did eat some tri-tip roast on Monday that I grilled. It hurt but not as bad as it has been in the past.
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  • Good Afternoon Faina, my name is Patricia, I am 49 years old and I had Advanced 2nd stage periodontal gum disease and had ALL of my teeth removed under general anesthesia (put to sleep) at one timeon 6/16/11 and I had immediate upper and lower dentures put in my mouth while I was still sleep, so I woke up with dentures both upper and lower in my mouth. I prayed and made it through the surgery, PRAISE BE TO GOD, and I was given immediatelyan antibiotic and a precription forpain, I have a very low tolerance for pain, so if I can make it through it then you can also. As far as eating I eat Jello, Pudding, Mash Potatoes, Oatmeal and anything soft and easy to swallow. My best advice to you is to just "PRAY FIRST" make sure you request GENERAL ANESTHESIA (put to sleep)and go through it, you can do it , believe me!! I hope this helps calm you down alittle. I'll be praying for you! Patricia
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  • I'm so scared and still confused about the surgeries and such. Over a year or so ago I consulted with a dentist specializing in dentures. Other than the fact I know I have to have them I can't eat or sleep do to the excruciating pain. The dentist was offering free initial exam/consult and said I should consult their oral surgeon. I was told the surgery would be done and then
    I was to get my dentures immediately same day. I do not know of the extent the surgery. Again unable to follow through with plans. Could anyone please give me a worst and best case scenario as to I don't even understand the video I watched. Oh and yes I did ask dentist questions but answers were not direct.
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