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Sat, Apr 9, 2016 4:00 PM

anyone told to wear their immediate dentures 24 hours until they heal?

Has anyone else been told to wear their immediate dentures 24 hours until they heal? That a few weeks. I understand why it would make sense, but I am very uncomfortable. Only had them 4 days. They 2nd night, I ran fever and had chills so had to take them out. The pain pills they gave worked a bit, I'm embarrassed to ask for something stronger. I

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5 years ago

They told me to only wear them the first 24 ours and then start taking them out at night. Hope you feel better soon!

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I do, thank you. I did what they said the first few days. Had them adjusted a bit...that helped. But, then I did it my way. I kept up with the salt water rinces of course, and they gave me Peridex mouthwash, but then I made my own rules. I'd put them in and when the pain got to be too much, even if it was 20 min., I took them out. Rest up and tried a gain. The sores healed. And now the stitches are out and have had them adjusted a couple times. They did alot of work on my gums. But, today at the grocery, the guy that worked there said something funny to me and I could smile!!! BIG!!! Best feeling in the world. Still have a way to go. What I wish I knew at the beginning was that after the first couple days, to keep the bleeding down etc, I did not have to torture myself. I was causing myself more trouble. Oh, I talk so much...sorry. Just still happy that I can smile. Even though it still hurts, I love it.

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CONGRATS! We are thrilled to hear about your new smile. Good for you!

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Hi Rosie, I am having a problem again with having two different acccounts it just came up on its own the other day . Rhonda corrected it for me the last time I don't know how to do it myself otherwise I would could you either get rid of the one with the email address Shiloh blue 11@gmail.com thank you

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Rosie this is the account that I want deleted the one with the picture of the girl.

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how did you keep the bleeding down the first couple of days Theresa? I go in for  my e-date on May 4th. very nervous!!

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5 years ago

Theresa, I was told the samething as well. I believe its because of the swelling and if you take them out any earlier you my not get your mouthpiece back in. Feel better !

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290 Points

5 years ago

I was told and did what the other posters said.  The less you wear them the faster your gums will heal so I wore them very little during the first 2 weeks and just stayed home.  By the end of 2 weeks my gums healed and the denture didn't hurt.

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Yes..Maybe not for everyone but that is what worked for me. In 4 days it will be 3 weeks since the surgery, and I did not follow orders to wear them most of the day. And now I am wearing them with very little discomfort..my favorite is smiling!! I still need more adjusting. The receptionist says I cant be fit in(but shes very nice) but the girls who adjust them tell me to come in everytime I start to develop a sore...even if that is every day and they are across the street. So that is a bit confusing. I am far from a pro at this, but i would tell anyone to wear them the first couple days as they help with the bleeding and healing. And then work with your own body. I would wear them like they said, for much of the day, until my body shook with pain. Once I did it my way-taking them out when sore started to develop, it started moving along quickly and now I'm even having fun. Can't talk very well though..but that's ok. I know that will come along to. I just keep smiling. (and taking selfies. which I never ever did before)

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That is so awesome Theresa! I am so happy for you! My eday is May 4th at 8:30 am It's a ways off but I am so totally nervous!!

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Oh, don't be too worried. Are they giving you the laughing gas or sedation? Since I had so much work, i went with sedation, even though cost more. Never fell completely asleep and I though..wow this is not as bad as I thought it would be. My teeth were really bad..so embarrassing. I had a doctor ask me if I did drugs!!! I cried. (I had chemo and bad teeth anyway). If you can take pain pills-don't be shy. I got all my stuff ready before hand. Had the salt and the mouthwas they prescibed. Soft food. They said applesauce and pasta would be ok. For me, the was too acidic and pasta hard to chew. I got Boost drinks and the powder mix as well. The receptionist at my office said to use the dentures as a bandage for 3 days even though it would be uncomfortable. Yeah. Then take out just to rinse and put back in. But, I did not leave them in all day after that. Now that's just me. They were causing sores and I was just making them worse. Also, they told me to go in as often as I wanted so they could grind them down where they were causing sores. I didn't know that at first. So even though I did not keep them in all day non-stop, I'm doing just fine. BUT- that's me. So just think how nice it will be to have lovely teeth. That's what I did. And I am SO glad I found this website. Helped a LOT!!! Don't be nervous. Well, I know that's easy to say. Oh, did they offer you pills to relax you to take night before and in the morning. Well, if not ask them-if you can take them. They help. Let us know how you did!!!

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Theresa Just like you I love to smile now. My neighbor told me they looked so real. That made my day! I can't wait to buy lipstick. I'm so excited lol

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oh, me too!!! I feel "girlie" again. Happy for you!!!

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5 years ago

Tomorrow is 2 weeks for having the surgery and getting the dentures. I tried to wear them as much as possible, but noticed I was getting sore spots making it even harder. In my case the receptionist who answered phone would just give the overall answer...not for individual problems. So I've been back twice for adjustments. My jaw is off and lower mouth pushes out some. So after a lot of adjusting and grinding dentures to fit...I was able to keep them in. I still need more. The last time took 3 hours. My mouth is bit too small for these dentures. Now at that time, they told me not to wear dentures at night. And if I felt a sore spot...take them out. That way they will adjust and with sores it puts healing time back. So relived!!! As long as I put them in now and then even for short while. Had stitches out too. Ahhhh.... Also, I'm thinking of mentioning to my dentist to rewrite their post op instructions. I hurt even eating applesauce...the acidity burned. And they had pasta and Mac and cheese on there to eat...no..I nearly choked. Last night I ate, but wished I stayed to my boost shakes, because this am I'm more sore. Had pasta last night but it's almost 2 weeks. Still not a good thing. Thank you for everyone's help!!! The bad part of having a good dentist, is that he has so mant patients, he's too busy for answering questions. His staff is good, but it is a worry that it is correct answer.

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5 years ago

My dentist would get me in the same day to adjust my dentures.  Sometimes she saw me 2x's/week. During the first 6 months they have to be adjusted a lot because your gums keep shrinking.  The tech's can reline your dentures and grind down where you are sore. The dentist doesn't need to do this. 

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This is the best way. I agree, Cassie. Thank you!!!