25 with a full upper and the pain and swelling is brutal. Is this really worth it?

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I'm 25 and its been 48 hrs since I had all my uppers pulled and a denture put in place. Was supposed to have the denturist take it out yesterday but I was too swollen and again today I am still too swollen. I'm a total foodie and not being able to eat has me in tears. And I was told i have to get a tooth on the bottom filled so I can get a partial. I am really scared of the dentist and starting to wonder if this is all worth it
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Tamara

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Hang in there, Tamara.  You cannot UNdo what has been done.  What you're experiencing is very normal.  Your gums will swell, then shrink, then swell.  It is frustrating.  I am 3 weeks out from all 16 of my teeth being extracted.  Eating will be a struggle for awhile, but just think about the positives.  In time, you will have a beautiful new smile and you WILL learn to eat and you WILL become accustomed to your new denture.  It takes time, be patient with yourself.
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Thank you Cathy. I'm just really scared because j just found out I have to go get a bottom tooth filled and then be fitted for partials on the bottom. My surgery was a huge step for me to do. The dentist is one of my biggest fears. And to know that I have to go through it all again scares the crap out of me.
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I get it, I do.  The dentist was always a huge fear for me.  Ask your doctor to prescribe a valium for you.  It made all the difference in the world for me, so I could be as relaxed as possible.  Make sure you have a driver.  You would take it an hour before your surgery.  You'll do fine, hang in there.
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Thank you
But now I have a new issue. So I saw my denturist today and he took my upper out for the first time. He told me to do it myself tonight. I just took it out and cleaned it and put it back but now its uncomfortable all around. Does this mean it's not in right? Should i take it out again and put it in again
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I'm just past 3 weeks myself and sometimes it's reasonably comfortable, then the next time, it isn't.  I'm told that gums will continue to swell and shrink, creating the discomfort.  It's frustrating, but it's part of the deal.  I'm sure you put it in correctly, but keep trying.  If you have sores, try the Kanka product, which you brush/paint on to your sore spots.  It numbs instantly and that could make it a little easier for you.  Much luck!
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That kanka product works wonders I love it being in for 9 days im still new as well to them
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I'm eleven days in and after two adjustments it has gotten better. The periods of time where I've forgotten about it have gotten longer an longer. Eating is slowly getting better and I imagine once the extraction holes heal up it will be better. Hang on to the bottom teeth as long as you can - it seems those cause a lot more issues.

I'm also a dental phobic, full panic mode prior to this. However that has gone away since I had this done. Now that there's no pain or nerve zingers anymore my dental anxiety has improved 95%. I hope you'll get there too. Take a Valium and make it clear you want the max dose of numbing medicine. Put on headphones to drown out the noise. Best wishes.