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Wed, Apr 11, 2018 4:28 AM

Getting full top and partial denture in eight hours immediately after extraction

At Aspen Dental at 7:30am on 4/11/18.
I have a mix of emotions, fear of the pain from new dentures, fear of not being able to communicate properly when I return to work on Friday 4/13/18 @ 7:30am... Yes, I am aware that it's Friday the thirteenth, I am not superstitious but concerned it may be too soon. My dentist office said I needed to be off from work for only 48 hours... so that is all I requested to be off.
Has anyone gone back to work so soon? How long does it take to be able to speak "normally"? Is there a lot of saliva having the new dentures in... do I need to wear a bib at work?? Any suggestions regarding coping, specific over the counter pain medication that I can take while at work. Thank you for your time and input.

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3 years ago

Hi Barbara, I have just returned home from the dentist, he did some adjustments on my bottoms and though still a little sore they are feeling much better, and it looks my tops will no longer fit, I am due in next Monday for new impressions to get started on my new top set, but I did express all my concerns this time and did not hold back and he was very helpful and also told me that I will do " try - ins " before the next top set is made to make sure they are what I want, so even though i will have no top teeth for about a month I am very happy that i will be able to see it all before they are made 

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3 years ago

Hi  Jennifer
Do nor order your permanent  dentures until the Temporary  dentures  have been corrected
and fit
If they can not  fix the temporary denture do not trust them  to make permanent dentures
Do not order   the permanent ones or pay for them until the temp  set fits.
They must not  hurt  you and you   have to be able to eat with them.
If you have ordered the permanent ones just call up and cancel the order 
Tell him  your mother or your father or  the internet or your boyfriend   says
this is too soon to have them 

First fix the temporary dentures 
If they do not fit let him fix them
he should not make   you go without teeth
You paid for teeth
I hope he is replacing the temporary denture  and not putting
 you into a permanent one now
It is too early for a permanent denture 
You need time for your gums to heal  More then 6 months

If they can not fix or replace  the temps do not trust them with the permanent ones
You are doing better with this dentist  Do not let them push you around
It is your money and you are the customer 
How much are you paying for the dentures???  
Let us know what progress you are making
This is a learning blog for everyone 
Good luck
Barbara  

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He is making my new top immediate denture due to his own error in the first set that he made for me, so we are not moving on to permanent ones just yet :) and the ones he gave me no longer fit at all, he told me I had 2 choice, one he force them on and shove them and I would be in much pain or two I could just wait for the new set to be made. 
I did not want that pain as I have tried and tried and they just simply will not go on so I agreed to go without until the new ones come in. 

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Hi  Jennifer
No Jennifer   there are NOT only 2 options
 there are 3 options
It just means more work for your dentist
You can not go without top teeth 
You are living in a world and have to go out and see people

The 3rd option is to make the old denture work until you
get the correct  new temporary   by adjusting it
until it fits without jamming it on and hurting  you
It is just extra work for him but that is his job

Tell him your mother or your father or your husband or boyfriend
or your dental friends on the internet will not allow you
to be without teeth 
Tell him you you are getting panic attacks at the thought of being
without teeth and it is not your fault 
You have paid for a temporary
Stand up for yourself.   you are worth it
Barbara

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I would make him put it in writing that these are the replacement immediate temporary denture... 

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Sounds like maybe I should do something, I certainly do not want this to be my perm set I am only a little over 1 week out of surgery and the immediate dentures. I have an appointment for impressions on Monday April 23 and I will for sure ask him because its my understanding he is remaking my tops because of his own mistake and there would be no charge to me. 

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3 years ago

I am so cofused. I cant keep the two Jennifers apart. Barbara please help me.
Sharona

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HI Sharona

Yes its hard to tell the 2 Jennifers apart 
 
One is Jennifer Mercado and the other is just Jennifer

We should ask one to say Jennifer #1 and the other to say Jennfer #2

They are coming right along
Barbara

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I will be Jennifer #2 :) hehe I can change my name, hope that helps.. 

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Hi  Jennifer #2
You are so easy to get along with
We should clone you
Thanks
Barbara