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92 Points

Thu, Dec 14, 2017 12:02 PM

Can't get my immediate dentures back in

I had my remaining 9 teeth and an implant removed 7 days ago. When the canines were removed, my dentist had to shave the bone above. I was not told to leave the immediate dentures in for 24 hours (at least that I can remember and my husband didn't remember my dentist telling me to leave them in)....I was gagging from the thick saliva and blood mixture and couldn't swallow or even rinse so I took them out after about 5 or 6 hours. I tried to put them back in the next morning but the pain was excruciating.
I went back to the dentist on the 5th day to have sutures removed. They filed down the inner part of the denture but it still wouldn't go in. They said to give it another week.
I have been using ice packs, rinsing three times a day and taking pain killers as needed. I have high blood pressure and I am taking meds that prevent me from taking anti-inflammation drugs. 
I am healing nicely, except where the bones were shaved. I just can't get the dentures to pop over this area due to the pain and shape of the denture. I have tried everything.
I go back in 3 days before Christmas for a soft reline and I am worried that I still won't be able to get them back in.
Has anyone else gone through this? 

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125 Messages

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3.3K Points

3 years ago

When I had mine done I was told to leave in for 24 hours because of what happened to you, that the swelling due to taking them out would make them hard to get back in.

I guess what I'm saying is don't be too worried at this point because apparently what happened is not out of the ordinary. The Dr had told me that the worst would be just having to wait for the dentures to go back in.

Hopefully someone else can address the timeline for the swelling to go down and what can help speed that up.

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4.9K Points

3 years ago

I did - though not with bone shaving.  My pre-molar next to my canine had huge bone spurs and the denture wouldn't go back in over my gums for about a week.  Salt-water rinses are your best friend right now.  I also massaged my gums with tea tree oil, but as several have pointed out here - don't swallow tea tree oil.  Just massage your gums with a tiny drop.  I also massaged my gums with some Manuka honey.  The bony area is still the most tender spot of my gums even three months out, but it I could put my denture in within a week, and began eating hamburgers by month 2.

:-D

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92 Points

3 years ago

Thank you, that makes me feel better. I had a partial for years and had no problem talking with them. With the immediate dentures I also didn't have a problem talking with them for the little time they were in. The swelling is going down but I know it will take some more time...I just hope I can get them back in by Christmas! I will have to try the tea tree oil!

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19.7K Points

Hi Mickey
We need to know how everything worked out for you
This is a learning and teaching blog so we need your input
Hoping everything went well
Barbara

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250 Points

2 years ago

I was told to wait 24 hrs to remove mine. I wore mine all the time for first week. Salt water rinses are key

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60 Points

Thanks for your comment. I am at the end of day 4 of 8 extractions and an immediate upper denture. I was worried because I haven't been able to remove them so far due to swelling but feel better after reading your comment. Did everything work out for you? Any tips are greatly appreciated.

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128 Points

I'm at the end of day 7 and I find some numbing agent (oragel...etc) on my gums before trying to insert my dentures in the morning really helps. Once they're in they feel fine it's the initial part of getting them over the "hump"of my gums to be the hard part. I hope this helps

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80 Points

2 years ago

It’s been 2 days since I got my immediate dentures. I took them out after 24 hours. Now, I can’t get them back in. I took my pain meds and am icing my mouth. If I get them back in, I’m not taking them out for at least a week!

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238 Points

Hi I know this is 10months old but I am going through the exact same things. I'm 48hrs out from full mouth (19 teeth) extractions and immediate dentures. I took mine out for the first time 30hrs later. Did the warm salt water rinse. The bottoms went back in no problem but the tops are extremely painful in the back. What helped in the end for you. It's a holiday weekend so no dentist for me until Tuesday.

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19.7K Points

To Jazzi D,
Tuesday you will go back to your dentist and he will make some adjustments and you will try again
Good luck
Barbara

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238 Points

Thank you for your reply! I actually dont have an appt Tuesday but I'm going to go in and see if they can do my adjustment for me. So 10months out how is everything? I'm a bit discouraged not being able to get these things back in. I'm hoping things get better. Lol.

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150 Points

2 years ago

I am now finishing up Day 2 of 15 extractions and immediate full upper and lower dentures. I had local anesthesia for the extractions. My family dentist happens to specialize in dentures and has a denture lab in his office building - Dentures Daily Boston in Dorchester inside Columbia Family Dental at Boston Massachusetts USA.


I took my dentures out after 24-hours (as directed by my dentist) to clean the dentures and to rinse my mouth with salt water. Then, like you, they did not seem to “want to go back in”. So.......

I set the upper in my mouth, then I set the lower in my mouth - not back in place but just in my mouth. I then gently closed my jaws together a little bit, then put the tip of my tongue behind my front uppers and tilted my head up and swallowed strongly several times. Once I felt them to be seated correctly, I kept my tongue behind my upper front teeth for an extra 15-seconds. This method worked great to seat both upper and lower dentures at the same time. It hurt for the few swallows needed, but it was tolerable. I followed this with drinking sips of cold water. In 10-minutes the discomfort was completely gone and the dentures were perfectly seated.


Today, my Day 2, apparently the swelling had increased a bit; but, I used the method above to get my dentures seated again and it worked great.


As I mentioned, I had local anesthesia for my 15 extractions and immediate full upper and lower dentures were put in right away. I use Advil 600 mg every 4-6 hours only to keep down the amount of swelling. I have experienced zero pain since the extractions. I drink a lot of cold water which also helps keep swelling to a minimum.


Oh, for taking my dentures out I take a sip of warm saltwater and sort of ‘smush’ it into the back of my upper denture. This breaks the suction so I dont have to tug on the denture to remove it. It also loosens the lower denture. I do not use any adhesives.


Hope these tips will be beneficial to others.

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82 Points

2 years ago

Omg... this method worked great for me... I had trouble getting my top dentures back in today and started to freak out... but I did what you did and got them back in with no issues.. just a little discomfort after they finally went back in place.. but at least I got them back in...

Ty for the advice

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62 Points

a month ago

I stood at the mirror last night having issues getting the top back in after rinsing like I was told. I am on day 5 and I went in this morning to have them check them as they dont feel loke their sitting right now. but reception said no see you the 31st . I am just in pain from the improper placement I think. Any advice how to set them in correctly it's just tops I have problems with

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370 Points

Your smile looks great.
I hope mine looks at least half as nice after my surgery

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90 Points

@heather_meeks yes your smile is beautiful. I only got uppers but I think I know what you mean. Mine is too thick and now I have this huge horseface overbite that I didn't have with my natural teeth. I'm going back to have him thin it down before my jaw adjusts to improper placement. And, I read the other day over 550 people benefited from my Google review on another topic, so don't underestimate your power.

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90 Points

3 days ago

I got my immediates 3 days ago. The first 24 I did not remove them, yes spitting blood and saliva, gross but to be expected. The 2nd day I STILL DID NOT TAKE THEM OUT! they're kind of loose so I let them loosen up and without removing them, I washed my mouth with warm salt water. Yeah more blood more spit. The night of 2nd day I took them out, cleaned them, rinsed with salt water and put them back in with minimal pain.  Today, 3rd day, I took them out in the morning, washed them, rinsed me, etc, then put them back in. Bleeding stopped, swelling starting to diminish. My dentist was not the valedictorian so I used common sense. If my mouth is still swollen, then NO, the device won't go back in without extreme pain. I loosened them for cleaning and salt water rinsing but I did not remove them completely until the swelling started going away. It still hurt a little bit but nothing like some of the experiences I'm reading here. Oh and please note I AM NOT taking pain meds. Not even one. Once the anesthesia wore off I was on my own. I'll come out of this ok but I would not recommend Dr Kris Kasagian. No communication, they rush thru everything and don't consult with the PATIENT! Hello, the patient? The important person who will be doing the suffering?? Smh.

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90 Points

Update: it is now my 5th day with my immediates. I am in no pain. My dentures fit nicely on my gums with no movement. The bleeding has stopped, the swelling is gone. Yesterday I ate spaghetti & meatballs & 3 crescent rolls. So maybe I'm not a dentist but my studied method worked for me. Maybe it can work for you too. Yes I still need adjustments for the overbite etc, but after only 5 days I am in no pain, my apparatus goes in & out with no pain no problem. Maybe after much consideration, I Might recommend Dr Kasagian, but you really have to insist on taking charge of your own treatment plan and don't let them railroad you.  Good luck all, and God bless.

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60 Points

2 days ago

I had the same problem and because of the pain, i sat on the floor and cried. I gathered my composure and decided to soak the denture in very warm salt water for 5 minutes. I rinsed my mouth with as warm of salt water as I could handle and kept it in my mouth for a minute or so. I then coated my front gum's 2 ulcerations with Lidocaine (made for the mouth - its awesome!); then i coated the inside of the denture with Lidocaine (my idea, it makes the denture slippery, which is okay for a super tight denture). 

 

I had realised that the problem was the very back left side, it wasnt quite getting where it needed. So i carefully opened wide and focused on getting that side in position. Once aligned, i finished. I wont lie, still painful as they slid over my front ulcerations, but i had reduced the pain 90%.

 

My bottoms don't fit at all! So loose the are just sitting there. I can't get a suction.

 

My appt is Tuesday, in 2 days. I dread it but i hope he can fix this. I have not eaten one bite in 6 days. I'm living on meal replacement drinks and water. My lower floats so bad, i have to keep my tongue on the front to hold them down just to drink.

 

Good luck. I've read enough to know that most denture wearers can spend a few months workimg through the issues.

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90 Points

@Shieena so sorry, hope you get relief soon.