Adhesive advice needed

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OK folks, had the two week checkup today and everything is healing well.  Doc doesnt want to do a reline just yet - he thinks its too soon as I've still got a bit of swelling in a couple spots and he's prety confident the gums have a ways more to go in the next couple weeks.

He did recommend that I start using some adhesive on the upper to get me through until the next appointment, but only on the palate as the gums are still healing.  He recommended paste for now, but didnt have any specific brand or type to point me at.

I know I'm going to get a bunch of different opinions but for those of you who started using adhesives fairly recently, which did you go with and how did it work out or you?

Thanks
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T.j I used the fixodent scope at first. Then I started using powder adhesives. I LOVE the powder type. But I also use secure. It is by far the BEST. Stays all day. So if ur going to use just small amount on pallete id go with secure. Man that stuff is like cement. Lol
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Thank you!  Is Secure in retail or online only?
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http://www.securedenture.com/where-to-buy.aspx

I buy it on Amazon with Prime 2 day shipping.  Price is better too
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Thanks Ted.  I did just that!  Prime is worth every penny
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Agreed!  Free Music and Movies too!  :-)
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I've only found online. Ordered from eBay and got it in less than week. Also if u Google secure then call they will send u a sample which is full size tube and u get in about week.
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I got the sample then bought more cuz it works so so good
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I'm looking that up Melanie!
I'm using the Fixodent with Scope for now, only on the palate. Just had my one week check up yesterday.
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Secure is THE BEST by far!
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I use the powders when I'm just at home but any time i go anywhere or know gonna have company over I use secure. I use as soon as I wake up then when going to bed I have to almost pry dentures out cuz it works so good. That's even after coffee breakfast lunch dinner and any drinks or snacks in between. I told my husband its the gorrilla glue for dentures. Lol
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I needed an excuse to put in an Amazon order, so tube of Secure is on its way.  Thanks for the recommendation!
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I just ordered one too!
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Lol. U will love it
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LOL, awesome.

How difficult is it to remove from your dentures?
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Its not at all. Once u remove ur denture then put water on adhesive it turns into a mushy type thing that can just b brushed or wiped out pretty much. To me its way easier than any other paste I've used. Oh and just use small amount. With secure less is more.
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Thanks.  I'm using Poligrip overnight tabs now, they seem to work really well so hopefully no issues with residue.  Any issues with it sticking to the roof of your mouth?
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Some but not too bad. Removing is easy too. I was using baby wipes but thanks to Ted's advice I went on eBay and got me sum microfiber towels. Lol. They really work great.
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This is what I use:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Quickie-Microfiber-14-in-x-14-in-Towels-Pack-of-24-490-24RM/202314576

Put them in the washer, Hot Water with any Detergent. 
No Downy or Dryer Sheets!
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Dry your Dentures, Gums, Mouth, Pallet, Tongue, Throat (Ok, NOT your throat) with a Microfiber or other Towel.  :-)

Secure likes it DRY.... Very Dry.   Like Ted likes his Martini!

Also use a Microfiber Cloth to remove any excess from your palette.  Very Easy to do.  Home Depot has 24 Packs of MFC's for like $8.

You might also consider their cleaning tabs.  They have the right pH level to remove the excess from your Dentures.  

It takes a bit to find the right amount to use and get the routine down.

Sometimes less is BETTER with Secure.  Too much can get messy and the hold breaks down.

Experiment and you'll get the hang of it.

Also check out their Web Site for more tips.  It's loaded with good info.

http://www.securedenture.com/
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Here's my Public Amazon Denture Supply List.  All Products I use!

Denture Supplies

Link: http://a.co/b3uExtg

Quit laughing Melanie!  I know you are!
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Thanks for that list!  I ordered the same brush earlier and I have the bath cup already.
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I've been laughing since I read t.j went to Amazon and bought secure. Lol. We r all sum Amazon/eBay buying fools. Lol.
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Just to follow up:  I've been using Secure on my upper (just the roof) for the past few days and its making a big difference.  

Thanks again, Ted
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You're welcome.  I made sure I was good and healed before using adhesive.  I was scared to death of pulling out a clot and getting a dry socket.   I understand that hurts.  A LOT!  
You're getting to the point that Powder would probably be ok on those lowers, but I don't want to second guess your dental professional.  Four weeks out, I was good to go with Secure upper and lower and tackled that "real" burger.
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I've got an appointment on Thursday and question #1 Is about a reline, but clearance for glue all the way around is a close second...
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T.j on day 10 I got all my stitches removed got a soft reline and got all clear to use adhesive everywhere. I know all dentists r different but idk why u wouldn't b able to. But after ur reline u most likely won't need any adhesives for at least couple days or so. Them soft re lines r awesome at first.
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My first soft reline was at three weeks.  They made a BIG difference for fit and comfort.  I liked it so much, I actually became a SOFT LINING JUNKIE.  :-)   
Sort of...  I later started using Cushion Correct and experimenting with other products that put a little "bounce" between my gums and the hard acrylic.  Still doing it... my choice.
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I've been healing a little slow from what I can tell - the stitches are disolved at this point but I've got a couple of small spots that are still scabby, so I'm waiting on a professional opinion before I go messing things up.

On a related note, had my first bone shard pop up last night when I was getting ready for bed.  I left it alone and was planning to take care of it this morning, but its gone - guessing it came out overnight and I either swallowed it or I'll roll over on it at some point..
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All this talk about Secure.... I just got some and literally just tried it. (I was tired of Fixodent melting down my throat.  I have a texture issue and this morning it made me throw up.  No bueno.  And until I get my next reline, I was using more and more glue to hold these suckers in.  Anyway... I just put the Secure on and they BURN!  Is that normal?  Will it go away?  What the heck am I gluing my teeth with?  Hahaha- seriously, though, this is a bit concerning.
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Yea I had the same thing. And every1 else seems to too. It does go away tho. I use the secure any time going anywhere or having company over. It works so well and don't have to worry about them getting loose. Lol. I smelled it and it kinda reminds me of elmers glue or sumthing. Lol.
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Yep... it goes away and your gums get used to it.  I never even notice it anymore.
From the Secure Website:
The user has sensitive gums, how can she/he reduce the tingling or burning feeling? 
For sensitive gums, the adhesive should be spread with the finger in a thin and even layer over the entire contact area and left to dry for 30 seconds before inserting.  The user should wait 15 minutes before eating or drinking. 
I do that anyway.  I think more is less with Secure but that's me.
Elmer's Glue?  LOL
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Yea have u smelled it? Lol i can't make up my mind which it smells most like elmers or gorilla lol
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Marcia here are the actual ingredients:  
http://www.securedenture.com/secure-denture-ingredients.aspx
It's very safe and has been in use in Europe for many years.
You won't find a better adhesive cream IMHO.
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Melanie you're cracking me up! 
Ken aka the Denture Fabricator actually calls it Gorilla Glue for Dentures.
https://getsatisfaction.com/dentureliving/topics/gorilla-glue-for-dentures
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I meant LESS is MORE up there!
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Yea I love it. Secure is my go to now almost everyday. On stay at home days I just use powder. Lol. It really does smell like a household glue but its not. I prob won't buy another cream ever. Unless urs or my Amazon/eBay ventures find sum thing new to try. ;-)
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I'm gonna have to have one of these printed for YOU. 
This is, right after I print an Amazon one for ME!  lol

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It burned the first couple times I put it on as well, but its gone away now.  I expect it will start again once I start using it in more places, but its tolerable for me.
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It burned the first couple times I put it on as well, but its gone away now.  I expect it will start again once I start using it in more places, but its tolerable for me.
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I love it Ted!!!! Lol
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I just started using secure also, had the same burning sensation. It's not harmful. Just use a little less next time. They also sell a "sensitive" version.
I think it might just be hypersensitivity due to all the trauma from extractions, etc...
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I've never tried the sensitive stuff.  Maybe you or Marcia could give it a go and report back to us?  I think I'm done trying new stuff for a while.  :-)
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Question, I thought you couldn't use Secure with soft reline? Or it's not recommended with soft reline? Please let me know
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Shellbell I've been using secure on my soft re lines almost whole time. I haven't heard not to and I've had no problems.secure really works great!
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Thanks Melanie