New immediate denture...day 4
Last Thursday I had 13 teeth extracted and an immediate upper denture placed. I had an absolutely painless surgery and my denture was great the first couple of days. my dentist told me to start taking them out at night after the first 24 hours but now each morning they are harder to get back in. this morning about brought me to my knees and made me cry. once they are 'seated' they are fine after a few minutes but i still have the tender areas to contend with all day when i talk or eat. it makes me dread taking them out for saltwater rinses after i have eaten. I do go again tomorrow for an adjustment visit but I don't know if this is supposed to be this way or is the denture just too tight? please tell me this will get better!!!! benzocaine this morning didn't help at all...maybe I just didn't use enough or wait long enough after applying it?