Has anyone else been told to wear their immediate dentures 24 hours until they heal? That a few weeks. I understand why it would make sense, but I am very uncomfortable. Only had them 4 days. They 2nd night, I ran fever and had chills so had to take them out. The pain pills they gave worked a bit, I'm embarrassed to ask for something stronger. I
Tomorrow is 2 weeks for having the surgery and getting the dentures. I tried to wear them as much as possible, but noticed I was getting sore spots making it even harder. In my case the receptionist who answered phone would just give the overall answer...not for individual problems. So I've been back twice for adjustments. My jaw is off and lower mouth pushes out some. So after a lot of adjusting and grinding dentures to fit...I was able to keep them in. I still need more. The last time took 3 hours. My mouth is bit too small for these dentures. Now at that time, they told me not to wear dentures at night. And if I felt a sore spot...take them out. That way they will adjust and with sores it puts healing time back. So relived!!! As long as I put them in now and then even for short while. Had stitches out too. Ahhhh.... Also, I'm thinking of mentioning to my dentist to rewrite their post op instructions. I hurt even eating applesauce...the acidity burned. And they had pasta and Mac and cheese on there to eat...no..I nearly choked. Last night I ate, but wished I stayed to my boost shakes, because this am I'm more sore. Had pasta last night but it's almost 2 weeks. Still not a good thing. Thank you for everyone's help!!! The bad part of having a good dentist, is that he has so mant patients, he's too busy for answering questions. His staff is good, but it is a worry that it is correct answer.
My dentist would get me in the same day to adjust my dentures. Sometimes she saw me 2x's/week. During the first 6 months they have to be adjusted a lot because your gums keep shrinking. The tech's can reline your dentures and grind down where you are sore. The dentist doesn't need to do this.