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CAN SOME ONE TELL ME IF YOU SLEEP WITH DENTURES THIS IS MY 2ND DAY AND I FORGOT WHAT MY DENTIST SAID
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  • Thank you so much for the quick reply.I will see if i can find some Benzodent today,This is day four for me and i still have some swelling so i may leave both top and bottoms out for the day and give it a rest. I don't want to cause any more swelling. About how long does it take for the swelling to go down ? I have been using warm salt water, and frozen peas to reduce it some. This is a great board and i'm so glad i found it.
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  • My oral surgeon always said that swelling reaches it maximum on the third day after extractions and begins to diminish after that. It usually takes another three or four days for swelling to dissipate completely.
    I may be too late with this advice -- if you can, keep your upper dentures in your mouth to reduce the risk of further swelling.
    Let us know how you are doing.
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  • I'm Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager. While you've received solid advice, I still wanted to replyto sayI hope your swelling has started to diminish. I'm glad you joined our forum and would like to send you something to help as you adjust to your new teeth.Would you mind sending a message with your name, username and mailing address? Please send it to smhc.im@pg.com - hope to hear from you soon!
    Keep in touch!
    ^Karen
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  • Hi Karen,It will be a week tomorrow that i had my surgery,as of today i think the swelling is starting to go down,plus some stitches are coming out. I'm going to leave my teeth out a couple more days and let the swelling go down even more. I hope soon i will be able to wear them without all the pain i have had.
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  • Hi Everyone. I'm on my second day of dentures (both upper and lower full set). I am not still healing from extractions. They made me wait a long time so it's been almost a year since my extraction!
    I am getting a bit of pain. I have an appointment in a week to see my dentist again. But with Thanksgiving in two days I don't want to be in so much pain that it's difficult to eat. Will it be ok if I take them out for a couple hours each day to eat? My lower dentures hurt the worst and right in front. I have a lot of bone loss so I have to use adhesive for those to stay in.

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  • I'm Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager, and I'd like to welcome you to our forum. Despite the pain, it must be wonderful to have yournewteethafter waiting a year since your extractions! With Thanksgiving only two days away, I understand why you'd like to remove them in order to eat. I suggest contacting your dentist to see if you can get in before Thanksgiving, as an adjustment may relieve the pain.If you can't get in right away, discuss this with your dentistby phone and see if you can move yournext appointment to as soon as possible after Thanksgiving. Sometimes you'll need to visit your dentist when you feel it's necessary, rather than waiting for your next scheduled appointment.
    I'd like to send something to help as you adjust to your new teeth. Would you mind sending an email to smhc.im@pg.com with your name, your username, and your address? Thanks!
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
    ^Karen
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  • Hi Karen,

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I've never had a great smile before so yes it feels awesome to see me with a great smile. I just wish the dentures fit a bit better. My appointment is next week and unfortunately that is the earliest I can get in. With the holiday and my dentist taking a vacation (only dentist in the practice) I'm just going to have to wait for that appointment.
    I'm finding it very difficult to eat with them. So much so that either I have to take them out or just skip eating. I've been eating only once a day because I don't want to fool with it.
    I've noticed that if I don't use adhesive on the top, they are a bit loose. I also hate the feel of the adhesive on the top! They are not so loose that they fall out completely, but I feel a slight movement when I bite down. As a matter of fact, the bite is uneven which I think is the reason for the movement. The left is higher than the right. My dentist mentioned that if the top wasn't fitting correctly he may have to redo them. Does the improper bite mean he will have to do this? I waited so long, I don't want to have to wait longer!

    Robin
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  • I am sorry that you can't see or speak with your dentist until after the long Thanksgiving weekend. I know, it's a real bummer.
    Since your gums are fully healed, I do not think that eating without your dentures will be harmful to you gums. However, eating without your dentures could be harmful to your adjustment to your dentures (and, for this reason, I never allowed myself to eat without my denture). Only by practicing (and having lots of patience) will you learn to eat with your dentures. In this regard, you need to start with soft foods and gradually work your way up to hard foods. If you shred your turkey or cut it into miniscule pieces and put gravy on it, you should be able to eat it with your dentures. The same is true for mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes and well cooked vegetables.
    Although it is hard to get used to feeling the adhesive (and everyone's goal should be to be adhesive free), it is something to which you will become accustomed. Once again, practice and patience are the keys.
    In many instances, the bite of dentures can be adjusted without resorting to remaking them. You should definitely ask your dentist about that.
    Good luck (and let us know how you do).
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  • Robin, Since you had to wait to get your new teeth I would think your gums have fully healed and the dentures should fit very well without slipping. Getting used to having them in your mouth is another story. Having gone so long without teeth your mouth tissues are fighting the dentures at every turn. There is bound to be some soreness and rubbing somake notes on what you are experiencing so that you do not forget anything when you get in to see the dentist. The more you wear them the sooner you will adapt to them but if you are in serious discomfort- by all means take them out. Continue using salt water rinses to help soothe your gums.
    Good luck
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  • Thank you both for the advice and feedback.
    I had my appointment with the dentist today. The bottom front was irritating some scar tissue, so he ground that part down.
    As for the problem with the top denture's seal being easily broken, it's not the best of news. Basically my mouth is small and my palate is flat on one side. I also have connective tissue that comes further down than normal. So the seal is easily breakable. He suggests that the upper denture be remade so that the back left side is brought up higher, and the center back be made longer. This may give me enough suction to keep them in while eating. However if this doesn't fix it I will just have to use the adhesive.
    I learned a lot about my mouth and bite today. Basically I have a habit of chewing on one side. I've done this most of my life and certainly all of my a.dult life. My left started getting broken teeth fairly quickly. It started when I lost a filling at 17. I'm now 33 so a long time! I have to retrain myself to chew on both sides. I also keep sticking my jaw out for some reason so he's constantly telling me to relax my jaw when he checks my bite. lol I can't help it!
    He made the uneven bite a little better, but it isn't perfect. At least I can't stick my finger nail through the gap anymore. I go back Dec 11th to "surrender my upper denture" so that they can send them off to be remade.
    So there's my update for now.

    Btw you're moderated words are a bit too strict. It's not letting me post some words that are innocent and telling me I'm using a word I'm certainly not using. I've used a period to break the word up it's trying to moderate and changed my sentence a bit to be able to post the message.

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  • It's good to hear from you again! I'm sure it was a relief that your dentist was able to identify and grind down the area of your lower denture which was causing pain. Please let us know if the suction of your upper denture improves after it's remade.
    Having said that, I'm sorry you had to use a work-around to use the word "adult" in your message. I'm glad you let me know about this, and I have since removed this word (as well as some other words)from our list of restricted words.If in the future, you happen to find another word our site won't allow you to post, please let me know. I would be happy to help!
    ^Karen
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  • Hi,
    I had all my top teeth and all but 4 pulled Friday, March 8, 2013. I work as concierge in a busy office and am on the phone all day. I am concerned about my mouth getting very sore before the day is half over. Any suggestions to ease discomfort from a full top and partial bottom denture to make my next few days a bit easier?
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  • It is difficult to have to return to work so soon. Hopefully, you can find a private rest room so you can do some rinsing and get a few short breaks from your dentures. If you have pain, you might try putting some Benzodent in your dentures before you put them in (and, if you need it, again, periodically throughout the day). If you have sores, though, you must go to your dentist to have your dentures adjusted.
    Good luck.
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  • i feel your pain i however did not return to work and just got full dentures and 27 extractions the 8th and its painful and yes the more u talk the sorer u get if u can take the bottom out and see if its noticeable if not just wear them out they will heal faster and u wont get as sore as quick i havent worn my bottom in for days now to heal faster and promote less swelling bc i talk alot as well but congrats on your beautiful new smile and i hope you find a way to cope to make everything easier working must be a real challenge right now good luck
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