9 extractions and immediate upper denture... oh my owie!!

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As I write this I am on day 4 post op. (Not technically an "op" seeing how I was awake for the whole horrific ordeal) Anyways, I am a little worried I have developed an infection on my left side. I am very swollen with pain that throbs, BUT it also seems that I have a blister on that cheek as well, way up by where the topside of the denture sits. I'm so totally lost with the whole process, I was told to only take them out to rinse and clean them but then put them right back in. Is that normal? Also my mouth tastes and smells absolutely TERRIBLE, could that be a sign of infection? Or is that just part of the healing process? Today is Friday and neither my dentist or oral surgeon is in, so I have to wait until Monday to get any input from them. I have SOOO many questions. Any input would be so great. Thanks!!
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  • scared, confused, frustrated, in pain!

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Hello Abby, .... I hope you've been back to your dentist by now... Normally, after ''extractions'', they give you ''antibiotics, pain pills & a medicated oral rinse''... When I had mine done, which was 18 months ago, it went pretty smooth.. I had to keep my dentures in for the first 2 nights since I had sutures on my gums... After that, I was told to remove my dentures at night,.... This is a ''process'' that takes about 6 months or more before you get ''permanent'' dentures ... In the interim , you should be seeing your dentist ''weekly'' for the first 4-6 weeks.. plus you'll have ''soft relines'' done as your gums shrink... The 'blister'' you said you have could be pressure from the denture rubbing, so your dentist should be able to adjust them for you to alleviate that sore... I hope the ''infection'' has subsided with antibiotics for you.. There could be some ''bone fragments'' that were left in after the extractions...it's not uncommon... afterall, when the teeth are pulled, there is a blood during that process...

How are things going recently for you?  What did your dentist say about your issues?  Hopefully things have improved since...  Good Luck to you, and keep updating!!