72 hours and so much pain

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I am just past the 72 hour mark......I just keep asking myself "what have I done". I had 24 teeth pulled and immediate dentures put in. I have not been pain free since. I took my dentures out for the first time last night to soak them over night like my doc said and have not been able to get them back in. The pain is just unreal. Is it supposed to hurt this much. There are little sore spots all over inside my mouth. What can I do about it? and will I be ok without them in?
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Hey Robin gargle with salt warm water 5 times a day , should of started that on day 2 ... also rinse mouth with mouthwash am and before bed.. I’m guessing they gave you no pain Meds, shocks me when a dentist doesn’t give any... It will get easier and rinsing mouth will help with pain and swelling... I would keep put if possible at night, I did on my 4 night I think.. I’m 6 weeks out but when my 3rd and 4 came up they stayed out more than in because just to big, soft Reline helped now waiting on my new temporary because one I have is just not right .. Good luck
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Robin Stripling
Hi Robin
There are  number of people on this forum who's dentists  did NOT recommend immediate dentures
Some people have so  much pain  with immediate  dentures that I am wondering  whether it might be better not to have immediate dentures  but to wait until the gums have healed before they start wearing their dentures.???  
Personally I can not remember any pain even though my temporary  dentures were immediate.
I know if they were painful I just would not have worn them
I hope yu are better now.  Please update us
Stay well
Barbara
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Pain meds sure did help at first, lots of warm salt water rinse
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Debi Hilley

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Call the dentist. You need an adjustment.
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Went back to the dentist today and the pain is even worse from her trying to put my teeth in multiple times. She basically told me that I have to get used to the pain that it will be uncomfortable for a while. I tried to explain that it's more than "uncomfortable" it's horrible pain. She just kept insisting there was nothing else she could do. I couldn't even talk to the dentist because he was busy. I am just going to leave my teeth out until my gums heal completely and never leave my house. I am so miserable and so sorry I ever did this.
 
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Robin, if you have to, leave them out. My Dentist from Aspen Dental just gave me my teeth, and said put them in when I can. I went a month because they were so big and I look like beaver with them. I slowly started to wear them and take them out to eat sometimes and always at night. They feel fine now after adjustments. They still need adjustments at six months, I only have uppers, so take your time if you need to and heal.
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Thank you Cherie. That it was I am doing. I have to wear a mask because I don't want my family to see me without my teeth. My mouth is so soar I am still not able to eat even soft stuff. I have been drinking boost. I hope it heals fast.
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Hang in there it does get better, I did not wear my teeth for 3 weeks probably took me about 2 months before I started feeling somewhat normal at 4 months now Im doing pretty good some soreness and I am ready to get them out at the end of the day but they fit good you get use to it as time goes by have to make the best of it.
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Thank you Elizabeth.
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Just hang in there I know how terrible it is at first I would not want to go back to the beginning again thats for sure but now I'm so glad I got them all done at once and don't have to go through it again. You will adjust and be happy again. My husband felt so bad because he talked me into it and I hated him for it at first then he went out and bought me a kitty cat for Christmas. I seemed to be ok going without my teeth for the first 3 weeks but I did try to put them in everyday I noticed if I soaked them in very hot water before I put them in it seemed to stretch them out a bit and I did the salt water rince a lot try to open your mouth and let the air hit the gums to promote the healing. 
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Yeah, I am still at that "why did I do this" stage. I am hating everything about it. I know it will get better, maybe I just don't have the patience .....lol.......the pain is just awful though. And I think there is still a piece of tooth in my gum.
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Oh man, do I remember this.  Yes it sucks, and yes, it'll get better.  Try to wear them if you can, even if it hurts to put them in.  At least in my case, the dentist wanted me to wear them because not only was it getting me used to it and protecting my stitches, but wearing them would shape how my gums and bone healed.  Nice and round.  I won't lie to you, for the first three months I was in pain, majorly depressed and pretty much pissed at life.  Then it started getting better by leaps and bounds.  Hang in there.  I had a bunch of teeth all removed at the same time too- it's traumatic and the healing process is a b!tch.
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I had 24 pulled, no stitches......and the inside of my mouth hurts when my tongue touches it. It's crazy how painful this is. I keep thinking there must be something else going on with my mouth.
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Robin
So sorry you are going through this but oh man can I relate.. I just had 28 extractions and immediate dentures put in 3 days ago as well, the top teeth in the denture are HUGE and changes everything about my look but the worst part is I cannot function with them at all,  I cannot close my mouth, touch my lips together, drinking anything is a total waste of time because it comes right back out, I am so discouraged about my decision as well and I have cried at least 10x or more since I got it done. The dentist told me on night 2 to remove the dentures before bed and sleep without them and I have not been able to put them back in since Thursday night. Tonight ( Saturday ) I was finally able to get the bottoms on with lots of pain but the tops absolutely will not go, something is stopping them other then the pain I tried and tried and they wont go, I didnt like them anyway but was really trying to follow the doctors orders while waiting to get impressions for a new  top immediate. I plan on going in to talk with my dentist Monday morning hoping he can help me somehow with the tops even though he has already told me I have to wait, Ive even considered not wearing the tops at all and just waiting for my new ones to come. I too was so worried about my family seeing me with no teeth but i decided it was better to go without then go through some of the worst pain I have ever felt in my life, I hope you can too go see your dentist soon and get some adjustments to get them back in and make them a bit more comfortable for you. 
Something that helped me this evening is a mouthwash I purchased at Walmart by Orajel for mouth sores. it has pain relief, promotes healing, kills bacteria, - white bottle with blue label, it was around $6.. I was worried about using it because of the extraction sites and the stitches but it worked great, no burning or pain and it really did numb my gums and already seems to be taking the sores size down a bit. 
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Thank you Jennifer. I am sorry for you also. I have been through some pretty painful things but nothing like this. This is unreal. I have the Orajel mouthwash, the medicated one they gave me, I have tried the magic mouthwash, salt water rinse, anbasol, nothing touches the pain. I am going to try to see them again tomorrow.
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I can agree with you 100% I honestly wish I would of done a little bit more homework before deciding to do this, I am not regretting it just yet in full I just didnt realize how painful it would be even after almost a week. and most def didnt think I would get dentures that were so so so awful right from the start. I think that is the hardest part for me is the way the dentures fit/look and the fact I have to wait for a new set, but I am trying to keep myself together and deal with it but its so very hard. 
Good your going to see your dentist tomorrow I hope they can help to ease some of your pain, maybe they can do some good adjustments for you, I am hoping the same for me. Good Luck hun 
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Hello, I see your post is written 3 weeks ago. How are you feeling now? I am on day 4 after immediate upper dentures and partial lower. Yesterday was my worst day. I must have had a bad reaction to all the meds. ( Hydrocodone and Ibuprofen. ) I felt like I had a bad hangover had to throw up and a bad headache. I was afraid my dentures would fall in the toilet, so I kept taking them in and out which I thankfully had no problem with. They fit great but today my face hurts and is a little more swollen than before. I was looking so forward to getting my new teeth and smile again they look great but I also am freaking out a little bit . I can not imagine to get used to them being in my mouth or ever eating normal again and I felt so understood and reassured when I read that you guys feel like that too and this is somewhat normal.
Thank you!
I have a good tip for soreness:
Dried Calendula. Brew it like tea, add a little salt then strain it and rinse with it as often as you like. It feels very soothing to me and I have no sore spots.
I wish everyone the best and let's hang in there. Look how far we've already come.
Did anyone have a bad reaction to the meds as well?
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It is getting better, very slowly. I still have days where I regret this. I am hoping when I hit 6 months and get my permanent dentures things will be better. Still eating soft food because I can't eat with these in. Good luck to you, I hope all goes well and smoothly for you.
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Oh, this all sounds so painfully familiar.  I had my uppers done back in October and thought I had totally screwed up by even considering it - but I didn't have any options.  I was told to keep the denture in on the day the upper teeth were pulled, no matter what.  However, that first night I had so much bleeding and gagging that I felt I had to take them out.  Little did I know that I wouldn't be able to get them back in since wearing them would have contained the swelling.  Went back the next day and they numbed me up again to get the denture back in.  Excruciatingly painful! I was given pain meds, but I can't take a lot of stuff, so I tried to "grin and bear it."  Mostly did ibuprofen, ice, and the blessed salt-water rinse.  Had several adjustments in the first couple of weeks, but was still uncomfortable and unable to eat anything but soft foods like mashed potatoes, ice cream... its own form of suffering.  Gained about 20 pounds!  But eventually, things got better.  Took a long time, but now 100% better.  I still had a lot of pain when I tried to chew anything more firm - a potato chip sent me right into outer space! My dentist had said I wouldn't need anything like Fixodent or other products, but I did try and found that if the denture was "glued in," I could actually eat real food...didn't realize how much I missed salads.  I go back this week for a checkup, but all appears to be in good order.  The whole thing just took a lot longer than I had understood in the beginning.  But I do have a beautiful smile now and the dangers of infections, etc. in my own teeth are blessedly behind me.  So my advice is to take care of yourself, rinse with salt water, put ice packs on your face often, go for adjustments whenever you feel like they will help (my dentist was great about doing them whenever I called and said never to worry about calling him), and eat soft food for a while.  Gradual healing does occur and eventually, you will truly be glad you went through it all.
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You did not need adhesive because of the suction from the uppers.  I too, have suction and is not using adhesive after two weeks with dentures.  Does the sore throat feeling from the upper palate eventually subsides?
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Jennifer #2
Hi Jennifer #2
Please update us on your dental condition
Barbara