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Sat, Oct 5, 2013 12:07 AM

Miserable 5 days after new dentures

I am a 30 yr old mother of 3 and just had all my remaining teeth pulled (top and bottom) with immediant dentures. Its been 5 days and I am miserable!! Its not really the pain, the only thing that hurts is 2 little spots on the bottom were it is rubbing.What bothers me is the fact that I talk funny and I cant eat. Also I am young and embarrassed, I feel like everyone I see knows when only a few people actually know. Its humiliating! I keep hearing over and over that it will get better but i am miserable while waiting. Also any suggestions on any type of cushions or anything to help with rubbing? And when can i start using adhesives? I feel like it would help if the stayed firmly in place.

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462 Points

8 y ago

I am 33 and just had all my top done and going back this Thursday to do the bottom. I haven't eat in 4 days now, but I am really not in the mood to eat. My dentist told me to use Poli grip powder. They even put it on my dentures the same day they pulled my teeth. the other day I tried not to use it but the suctions on the holes where my real teeth used to be are throbbing a little now. I am so scared of a dry socket... heathernd don't be depressed. I am having score spots on my top too. I been telling people I got my teeth whiting lol the fun thing is people believe me. Only close family and friends know the truth.. I am right here with you it sounds we had our teeth done on the same day. I am a mother of 1. please keep in touch HEATHERNB

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140 Points

I'm 31 and a mother of 3. I had my top all pulled 6 days ago and am getting my dentures this week. I'm scared about it popping out in front of people. Good to know I'm not alone. Any advice will be appreciated

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154 Points

I told people I had jaw surgery and veneers!! If seems to be working so far! ;). It's really non of anyone's business! Enjoy your new smile!!

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164 Points

I'm sixty my gums are healed but when they put top in I wanted to gag. I am thought seeing perfect teeth would make me happy I cryed. Help no

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I feel the same way Betty.... I look different/ughy, and Ican't keep them in all day or I'm gonna puke! If I smile too big, they pop out!!! yikes :-(

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I found out that if my upper plate is any way loose, then I gag. When I use Fixodent and they are in tight, I don't gag. And sucking on hard sour candy does help.

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8 y ago

Hi Heather! I know it IS miserable at first! I think I hit the wall 2 weeks in wondering WHEN is this going to start to FEEL good (not just physically)! But now that I am on the other side of that wall, I can tell you it really does get better.

Half the battle is setting proper expectations I now realize. I am going into my 6th week (sorry, earlier post I counted wrong, it was 4 weeks then) and there are moments when I actually feel like they are my own. Those moments are getting longer and longer.

Be very patient with yourself and take your meds on time. Don't let the pain start up for at least the 1st 4 weeks. I never take medication for anything, just vitamins, but found with this it is a must! That is partly why I couldn't count the weeks properly because of the meds. I asked to get switched from hydrocodone about 2.5 weeks after the surgery to protect my brain and the dentist wrote a script for 800 mg of Ibuprofen to take every 4-6 hours which focuses more on the inflammation. Around week 5 I asked if I could do Aleeve every 12 hours instead which I really do more like 8-12 but it has helped me to get my head clear while still controlling the inflammation. I felt throbbing a few times at night with that but got through it.

See my post "6 weeks and counting...there's hope" for food ideas. I found eating the right soft and nutritious foods helps tremendously with your energy and mental state too. It was annoying at first, how little I could eat. But I finally resigned my self to taking tiny little bits of food like 1 macaroni on each side of my mouth at a time. Lots and lots of vegetable soup guys! Now I am up to 4-6 at a time plus small amounts of salmon or scallops! I even had tiny little bits of very tender filet mignon yesterday!

Also, drinks lots of water, plus sparking water real cold helps a lot. The little bubbles, soothe the swelling in an amazing way, especially after trying to eat.

I was going to the dentist literally every other day the 1st 2 weeks for adjustments. Really do that because your mouth is changing EVERY day as the healing progresses. It will prevent sores and help the fit happen a lot better for you.

I don't look my age at all and the dentists as well as the surgeon were telling me before surgery that I could expect to back to work in a few days...nope, that didn't happen! They failed to read my date of birth and were looking at me instead. I am twice as old as they thought and finally after 3 weeks, admitted its more like 6-8 weeks. Once I adjusted my expectations and resigned to be patient, I began to feel a lot better!

It also helped when my dentist said think of this like multiple amputations you have had. That resonated because my mom had her leg amputated below the knee and I supported her through the fittings for the prosthesis and the shrinking. But once all of that stabilize she did great! This is the same thing. So I really hope the best for you and that you decide this is a process where you will emerge in victory!

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292 Points

I'm having some of the same problem you are having.Nice to hear it gets better cause right now I am ready to throw these things away.

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120 Points

I am 11 days in with top and bottom. They only gave me pain medication for 4 days. The ulcers have been the hardest and I can't speak well. I am a school nurse and I hate it.

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132 Points

Hello Everyone Deb here, I am 4 days in from having top and bottom teeth pulled and dentures put in same day.. I am miserable!!! I have sore spots on top and on bottom and bottom plate floats around, really uncomfortable and embarrassing , I have gone back in and they told me while home to take out the dentures and let the sore spots heal, My question... how do I get USED to wearing them if I am not wearing them due to sore spots??? LOL

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Deb & Lisa...Hopefully, by now, you've both had ''soft relines'' done, which will help a lot, but the dentures will loosen after a few days...When I had ''sore spots'', I'd use Fixodent ONLY on those sore spot areas when I put them back in...Then as my gums shrank more, I found ''Cushion Grip'', which is an ''adhesive'' for your dentures, (like a soft reline!) and you can put Fixodent on top of it too.. Reapply in 4-7 days...I used 5 tubes until I got my Permanent dentures.. It's only available at CVS Pharmacy, or you can purchase it on Amazon.com..it's cheaper there! Sometimes, I'd use some ''Oragel'' (numbs the gum area) before I put my dentures in...I'm now into my Permanent dentures, and my gums are ''adjusting'' again, and I've already needed one adjustment late last month.. I see my dentist on Tuesday..for another adjustment, so it's a process but it does get better!! I hope you are both feeling better and I wish you lots of LUCK... Don't give up, you'll have a beautiful smile soon!!

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140 Points

If they are that loose, it sounds like they need some adjustment now. I am starting day 5 after having top and bottom removed. My immediate dentures are a good tight fit. There were a couple spots that really hurt - like they were cutting into my lip or rubbing on my poor abused gums. The dentist got out his dremmel and fixed most of that. When i got home, I got out my emories and buffers I use for acrylic nails and smoothed it out some more. I only smoothed thins that are not right by my gums.

I can talk OK, but not for long. Then I get tired and I sound a lot like someone who was born deaf. When I start to get discouraged by my speech, I remember all the great deaf people I have known. They have to do this everyday of their lives, surely I can do it for a short while (like a month). 

It is very important to have calories and protein in order to heal. Calories from fruits and veggies and fats, not just sugar. Cream soup, scrambled eggs and yogurt make up most of my foods. Soft serve ice cream feels good, so it is my treat. I track calories now, after realizing on day 2 I was only eating about 450 calories!  No wonder I was exhausted and in tears!

I drink loads of water and let myself nap. I was back to work and school on day 4. I was very tired afterwards, but I did OK. I can't expect to be normal, after all I am healing from a major trauma to my mouth. I am doing pretty well, and I hope you are, too. 



Thanks for the tips, Dee. There are a couple spots above where my eye teeth were that are sore and really hurt while putting dentures in/out. I will try you suggestions.

-Debi

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1.1K Points

8 y ago

Ooops my earlier post about my whole store is entitled "Ideas and Encouragement". (The older site had the other title which was replaced by this one only a few days after I wrote my 1st post.)

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Changed4Him, I really appreciate reading what you had to say. I thought that because I was only given enough pain medication for 3 1/2 days that meant the pain should be bearable or gone by then. Through reading yours and others comments I think that is not a reasonable expectation. I will have to go all day tomorrow (Sunday) without. I started taking Aleve as soon as I read this. If that doesn't help I will call her on Monday and see if I can get something stronger. I'm learning a lot by reading everyone's experiences. Thanks! Pamela

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60 Points

Unfortunately the government says you should only be in pain for 3 and 1/2 days what the hell do they know grrrrrrr

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60 Points

I was given no pain medication and didn t think of asking at the time due to the numbness. Imposible to wear immediate dentures right now. Its been 3 days what can i do ?

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@Kenneth Rivera - you need to return to the dentist and get something to help you rest.  They said rest heals the body....and with 48 hours of pain meds, I wasn't able to rest with the meds the first 2 days.....needless to say, I am on day 7, have been back for 2 adjustments.....one I had to wait over the weekend for and by Saturday I couldn't bare to put my immmediates in.  After returning on Monday and waiting in the waiting room ALL DAY to see the dentist because I was a walk in I assume, they informed me what I thought I felt was bits of peices of teeth was exposed bone and they had to num me up and trim the bone and skin down on both sides of top gum, because I let it rub sore spots too long.  I had them pulled on Tuesday, went back for adjustment Thurs. and by Saturday I couldnt bare to put them in my mouth!  So DO NOT WEAR THEM AND LET THEM RUB WITHOUT GOING FOR ADJUSTMENTS DAILY i assume  (I only have the top denture, still have my bottom teeth) but they offered no meds or anything for that and expect me to wear them now on top of the procedure done yesterday!  I just don't know.  I think I am going to have to remove mine and let that heal first, then start fresh from healed mouth to even begin to figure out where the sore spots really are anymore!

But my denture is way to big and they just keep taking some off of it.  Will they ever adjust by adding anything to it?

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210 Points

Not sure I'm here for encouragement. I had 26 teeth pulled 11 days ago. I've lost 14 pounds because it is impossible to eat, since the teeth don't meet each other and they basically float around in my mouth. I go back tomorrow morning to have all the stitches out, so hopefully they can then adjust the dentures so they fit and I can start using adhesive. Drinking Gatorade for 11 days seems to cause dramatic weight loss. It's been very difficult to go without any solid food for almost 2 full weeks.

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502 Points

8 y ago

The only thing you can do as far as the dentures rubbing is to keep going in for adjustments.I'm 3wks in on full dentures and my gums have shrunk a lot,have to go in again for #6 adjustment.They told me it would be several times up until it's time to do a reline when my jaw bones heal from when they shaved them smooth.

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100 Points

if you are careful and confident you can adjust yourself with dremal, just go slow and remove and polish a little at a time, use sharpie to mark spot while denture is still in mouth!    good luck!!
 

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Hi! I had the dentist adjust my upper so many times, then a soft reline.... but now, if I yawn or smile too big they come out!? Did he take off too much???

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80 Points

You can ask that a new pair be made if the dentist did something wrong. But your gums change and shrink so I believe that is what happened to you.. If they are professional about it they may make you a new pair free of change if not.. Good Luck

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He has fixed them, and I have implants on the bottom, too!

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Lee - can I ask exactly what Dremal tool you used?  I've been thinking of doing exactly the same thing, cos that's all the denture technician does every time I go back - a bit of filing with a power tool.  I mark the spots where it's hurting - I could so easily do this myself a tiny bit at a time.   This is partial denture and it only has to stay in for 3 weeks for now to test the material and see if I'm allergic to it - after that I won't need it til another tooth comes out then I might.  But in the meantime this thing is SO painful & I'm stick of going backwards & forwards.   Cheers!  Jodie.

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140 Points

8 y ago

I am doing fine with top and bottom partials but I didnt get them until my teeth were out for five months. But it does get better

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60 Points

8 y ago

I had the 5 remaining teeth pulled from the top yesterday, the others have been pulled in the few weeks before. (still have most of bottom teeth) First I had issues with the gag reflex. That has been conquered, but now I am dealing with lots of nausea and haven't been able to keep much down today. I had my top plate in for 24 hours straight, always put it back in after being sick. Took it out and ate some applesauce and crackers, felt pretty good, so I put them back in and less than 5 mins promptly got sick. I then took them out and left them out. The dentist told me that I should at least go 8 hours without them in to let the incisions and stitches heal.
Any idea what I can do?

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164 Points

Gag reflex omg I went for last

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144 Points

When you feel like you want to gag hold your big toe straight up. not all your toes just your big toe. You will actually focus on your toe and not the gagging. It works honest.

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164 Points

I waited to get my Dentures after my gums healed. I'm so very happy. Their beautiful I can eat raw vegetables again chips. I've had some spots I go ito the lab he fixes it. I hope things get better for everyone. I'm glad I didn't get teeth pulled and dentures right away sounds rough. I'm so glad to smile again.

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474 Points

I got. Top 10 teeth out and dentures in. The same day. Miserrablle for first week.But I had garrgled with salt water, ate Only softy food which is difficult!! Dentist adusstd they fit great!!! But, not if I try chewing. Told Not to. Use denture cream yet. Healing well but he said take it slow. Either way I guess you have to. I love my new smille !! It will get better!!!

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292 Points

8 y ago

I can tell you it will take longer then 8 hrs. for the incisions to heal ,Rinse your mouth out with warm salt water that helps with soreness and healing. If still nausea you may want to have a little trim off of the back that made a big difference for me.

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420 Points

8 y ago

I'm a 'veteran' now, approaching 3 months with my new teeth. changed 4him is right. It took me about 3 weeks before I could chew. I never had real pain, but the chewing was uncomfortable. It was a full month before I could chew anything but soft foods without discomfort, again no real pain.

If you have sore spots, contact your dentist and have the dentures adjusted. You can probably expect to go back a number of times for minor adjustments. I've only been 3 times and should go again, except that we're out of town for the next over a month due to a family emergency. I'll make do with Fixodent adhesive.

I didn't begin using adhesives for about 2 weeks, if I recall correctly. The gums need time to heal. Once you start using the adhesive, things begin to improve noticeably.

As for talking, initially I had a nasty lisp. If I try to speak at my normal, pre-denture rate, I still find myself lisping. I've had to learn to slow down and form my words. Mostly it's working fine and I'm convinced that, in time, I'll be speaking at my normal rate again. Remember, your mouth isn't the same anymore and it takes time to adjust.

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I need some help as well I'mI'm 32 and on my 3rd day and I had my top row pulled the dentist told me to take my dentures out today but I'm so scared because she put the paste on the roof of my my and I'm scared that I'm going to pull out a clot and have a dry socket and I think also that I'm not ready to see myself without teeth can you tell me how to take them out because I'm going to go to the dentist and ask them to take them out for me

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102 Points

Wet your mouth with warm water before you take them out. It won't pull as much. It will loosen the paste.

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90 Points

Ive tried everything but my botyom set will not come out. I have to go back to work on tusday. This is way to mucch pain to handle. Andd I've had two natural births t his is wora than that. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you

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140 Points

Wow hearing all these stories freak me out! I have my top teeth out 2 weeks ago and will be wearing my dentures as of Thursday. This is why I was told to wait 6 months for the sensitivity of the gums to stop. Warm water and work then off off the gum slowly. It will hurt but its really the only choice. Good luck

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Hey Jen going. On eight days had 25 teeth removed plates put in same day no fixadent have bad sores on cofounder the nose area n under the bottom by chin they did say u can put fixadent same day I'd how but I'm eating g frozen mea l s cause I was sick of pudding n etc like pasta doing ok have a lisp But that's because I need to have an adjustment and my dentist had an emergency today they won't be back up till Monday they told me to put fix-it at Intel done on my mom of 3 37 years old so I understand my sores are still there they said you can use Orajel I didn't take mine out for a lease for five days cause I was so scared but I do take them out two three times a day I've rinsed with warm salt water and also found out that if you rinse your mouth with like Listerine or Colgate it feels much better to I also heard that if you warm up Listerine in the microwave for like 45 seconds and you squish it around your mouth that it loosens to fixadent up been very nervous but so far so good I know once they get adjusted they will feel much better everybody's different nobody will ever be the same to tell you just takes a lot of time and patience is what I heard good luck I will be back on looking around cause I been reading everybody else's advice to thanks. Cynthia

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500 Points

8 y ago

I've worn dentures for over 15 years - had all mine pulled when I was 38. It really does get better and eventually you are looking back on it and seeing how far you have come. Be sure to get plenty of rest, clean your mouth regularly, see your dentist as often as necessary for adjustments, and do NOT rush yourself!! Good luck!

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90 Points

I had all my teeth extracted on friday. I was given my full set of dentures. Waited 24hrs but I cannot get my botto. Onea out and they hurt. My tops come out fine. Any suggestions on how to get them out

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170 Points

Warm to hot water and swish and swish and work it and work it. Enjoy!


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Jenn, did you see my response a few days ago? It has some great tips on how to safely and effectively get your dentures out. Don't hesitate to let us know if you need me to post them again. Thanks! ~Rosie

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80 Points

Had remaining top teeth pulled 5 days ago left in for 3 days per dentist he took thme out and cleaned them tonight will be the first time I take the mouthpiece out for 8 hours I had no pain afterwards no true swelling but lets see what tonight hold

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My top have been fine no problems at all with them but I can't wear my bottoms because they don't match up in the front I have a huge gap between the top and bottom. They touch in the back but not the top I don't know what to do about that

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140 Points

8 y ago

I'm 38 years old. This is my 5 th day of having dentures. Top and bottom. I am miserable as well. I started the adhesive early. It helps. Only problem I have is, when they adjust the dentures, will they adjust the top part of the dentures? It feels like a wad of gum us stuck on the top of my mouth and I feel like gagging all the time. Is that what I have to get use to or will they adjust it? It's affecting me at my job. And I don't think I can get use to it so thick like that. ;(

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90 Points

i really hope ur able to rply this is my 5th day i had all min removed monday and immediate dentures i want to kno if i can put a glue on its hurts terribly and the bottoms willl not stay in place

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500 Points

I have never ever used any paste or glue is the 15 years since I had my teeth pulled and got my dentures. It takes practice to eat with dentures. Be patient and go slow. Good luck!

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90 Points

ty @carol i am on day 6 now and so extreamly miserable i have mouth sores and its just so very painful im headed to the hospital because the pain med they gave along with ibu800mg isnt touching this pain i kno its supposed to hurt but this doesnt seem normal its unbearable

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500 Points

So sorry... I think a lot of people have a lot more pain and it takes far longer to recover than for what doctors prepare them. Perhaps they are afraid to make it sound too bad - afraid they won't have the surgery... Honesty is the best policy! Best wishes - hope you feel much better soon!!!

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So it has been 2 yrs for you. Does it really get better. I had the top dr tyre put in about 2 months ago and am miserable. They are just too thick for my mouth. The front Pratt you can actually see that they protrude a little. And the gagging is unbearable. Am very embarrassed. Can't keep them in longer Han 3 hours or I will vomit. So I don't go out much. I won't get the permanent ones until October. So then does the pain start all over again with that. Feeling didgusted

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90 Points

8 y ago

I've been so glad to find this thread.
I'm 31 and had a full mouth of extractions done Friday ( it's now Tuesday ). Had immediate top and bottom dentures straight in and my god it couldn't even close my mouth over the top.
Was in so much pain I went to the dentist as an emergency yesterday to find my mouth is infected and been advised to leave out the bottom and only wear the top intermittently till it goes.
My whole mouth is throbbing and I haven't eaten anything in 5 days. I have 4 kids and my parents kindly took them for me till tonight and I burst into tears as soon as they mentioned that I talk funny now.
Been so miserable and bursting into tears a lot.
BUT though I'm still in a lot of pain I did put the top in for a while today and it didn't seem as big, slight progress?
Terrified of dry socket though and couple of my "clots" have come out. Been doing the salt water, gently does it, rinse too.
Hoping for relief soon and a good night sleep. Really hope everyone sees an improvement too.
X

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76 Points

K.I'm in your handsI'm 2nd day into partial denture. Painful, u natural? Feels so uncomfortable. How can we eat normally again?

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176 Points

I just had all teeth removed tops and bottom. I am in a lot of pain have tried wearing my bottom dentures, just can't hurts so bad do a lot of crying . when does all swelling go away?

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176 Points

I'm new at dentures. what is the difference between a soft reline and an adjustment

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Dawn, it will take a few days after ''extractions'', try to eat what ''Soft Foods'' you can to keep your strength up, and take your dentures OUT if you're in that much pain... Take the pain meds your Dr. prescribed too... Keep rinsing your mouth with warm salt water too, that helps with the swelling.. Also, ICE PACKS are needed, even a bag of frozen peas will work as an ice pack too... 

The difference between a ''soft reline'' & ''adjustment'' is that a ''soft reline'' is when the dentist builds up the inside of your denture as your gums ''shrink & heal''.. to fit the form of your gums with a ''paste'' inside your denture, then you bite down for a few minutes ....an ''Adjustment'' is when the dentist helps relieve pressure where your dentures are rubbing, by grinding down those ''spots'' inside the denture... You should be seeing your dentist within a couple days after extractions to check your gums and adjust them, as needed, to relieve any discomfort you're having... The Lower dentures may need to have a ''reline'' now too.. You'll be seeing your dentist OFTEN for the first month or so... After an adjustment, if you're still having pain, go back... even if it was ''yesterday'' you were there.. You should be COMFORTABLE, not ''miserable''.. 

I hope this helps Dawn... Keep updating ... We're here to help you thru this ''JOURNEY''.... We've all been thru this, so there's a lot of ''experience'' helping you along!!  Good Luck .... You will be OK, it's a short time and each day does get BETTER!!  You'll have a beautiful smile and no more ''toothaches'' EVER!!

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176 Points

thank you Dee. the bottom denture has about 1/4 in gap from gum looks horrible can't Wear at all, is this normal for such a gap in bottom plate?

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140 Points

8 y ago

It's been almost a month. I got my first adjustment with my uppers. They look better, but it feels worse then before. I'm gagging more and completely stopped eating. It's been 3 days. I almost passed out at work. My dentist won't return my calls. Idk what to do :(

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Victoria...the dentist can shorten up the back of the upper plate and that should stop the gagging reflex.. Take your teeth OUT and eat soft foods, you need to keep up your strength ... mashed potatoes & gravy, spaghetti noodles w/sauce, mashed canned peas, yogurt, pudding, applesauce, .. anything soft!! I agree with Linda Ruley, find a new dentist.. They know how difficult it can be for 'new denture wearers' , and they SHOULD be returning your calls or the ''Assistant'' should set up another appt. for you quickly... I have had several 'soft religns'' and each time, it's better....I went to the ''State Licensing Bureau'' online, to check out my dentist before I had 14 teeth extracted first ... The Temporary plate kept loosening within 2-3 days afterwards too, so I used Cushion Grip...and that helped me all the way from April to October, when I got my permanent plate...I hope you're doing better soon...it's usually not this difficult after a month...Good Luck ... update too, I'm very concerned about your health....

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2.2K Points

Hello Peggy do you have a full mouth piece?

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816 Points

YES I HAD THE GAGGING AS WELL, TOO MUCH THICKNESS ON THE TOP PALATE, THEY THINNED THE TOP PALATE AND CURVED IT INWARD SLIGHT AND IT HELPED 100 PERCENT, HOPE THAT HELPED1

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816 Points

ALWAYS ALWAY HAVE SOME KIND OF NUTRITION, I USED ATKINS CHOCOLATE MILK, AWESOME. AS A MEAL REPLACEMENT WHEN I HAD NO APPETITE

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816 Points

YES I USED A STRAW TO GET IT PAST MY GUMS AND IT DID NOT SIT ON MY GUMS JUST MY TONGUE AND I DID JUST FINE!

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502 Points

8 y ago

@K:I feel for you,I can vouch for the fact that the first couple weeks are quite terrible.I had all my teeth out 2 months ago,immediates in,and am only just now able to eat things like pecans without any pain at all.It is taking me forever to get used to the top denture plate.I'm not thrilled with it but I am better off than I was before I had the extractions.The thought of never ever having another toothache again was my main motive for going through with it in the first place.I will tell you that it really does get easier the more time goes by but the wait is very frustrating.I wish you good luck and infinite patience...:)

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502 Points

8 y ago

@Victoria:I'd find a new dentist if I were you,the one you have now sounds insensitive.I've heard they can alleviate the gagging by shortening the plate in the back.I haven't had that problem thank God,it sounds awful.My biggest problem was the numerous canker sores on the bottom and having to go back once a week for adjustments.

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104 Points

I had mine shortened in the back and the gagging is gone! They can shorten it ,

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74 Points

my dentist keeps telling me it cant be shortened. they probably want you to keep going in so they can charge you each time. That sucks

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Mary, do you have an update? We are so sorry to hear that you were having such trouble. Thanks.

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80 Points

8 y ago

Hi All!

45 year old male, I finally took the plunge and just had the remaining 7 teeth removed from upper arch, thankfully my lower teeth are okay. The extraction process and fit of denture went very well, about and hour long, including the local shots, extractions, and stitches.

Its been about 48 hours since the process has been completed, and I'm having a very difficult time with the denture. I'm finding that when I have them in, I'm constantly salivating, and have an uncontrollable gag reflex. This experience is making me rethink my decision about this process, however since all of my upper teeth are now gone, somehow I have to come to terms with it.

The palate on the denture seems way to long which is causing me to gag. I was at my dentists office today and he said he trimmed it down a little, which didn't seem to help. I will be going back in 6 days to have the stitches removed, would this be another good time to mention that I'm still having a horrible gag reflex? I really don't understand why the upper arch is shaped the way it is. I know its a suction fit, however I would gladly use Fixodent and have the upper palate trimmed as much as possible to avoid the gagging, and being able to taste the limited food I can consume.

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210 Points

I am like you JustDanny. This is my 9th day having dentures and I am gagging all the time, and if I can't get them out quickly enough I start throwing up. I can't wear them anywhere, in fear this will happen at the grocery store, or shopping. Yet, having no teeth and looking like an OLD Lady is embarrassing too. I am beginning to believe I mad a mistake having these teeth pulled and dentures made.

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110 Points

save your money up, look into dental implants, I'm getting procedure done at bydesigndental.com

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70 Points

I'm in the process of implants too and I still have to have temporary dentures for three months. Then after the implants I am not allowed to eat solid foods of a month.

The aftermath is better but still not a piece of cake getting it done. That's why I'm here gathering info for problems I'm having

Not to mention it is costing me $20,000 out of my own pocket. Not everyone can afford that.

I'm glad I can afford implants but they're not easy either

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100 Points

I'm having the same problem With the gagging. Anyone have a problem with them being to big for there mouth. And the teeth being to long. And just not fitting. My gums hurt so bad. I can tolerate pain but these teeth are making me rethink my choice. But now I have no teeth at all. Feeling disgusted.

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172 Points

Hang in there! Everyday it gets better. Do not suffer if you have sore spots or to much movement, go back to your dentist and have him make adjustments. Make sure you rinse with warm salt water often. Eat only very soft food, or drink protein or milkshakes. I am now three visit and one month. Full top and particle bottoms, on top of 13 teeth pulled. I can't say I am not 100%, but about 70% better. Just take one day at a time.