Better speech at night?

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So today is my 8 day post op day. Already! Insane! Anyway... I've been taking my denture out over night since Sunday which would have been 4 days post op...
Today has been awesome and I feel great.... however, I noticed that this morning it hurt like a bitch to put the denture back in (did it though of course)and I slur and sound awful in morning bUT towards evening and night especially... my speech is on point...
Has this happened to any of you?... could it be, my gums get swollen at night ? If so, wtf?! Why?! Lol...
Will this subside?
Oh and I ate a big ass plate of rice, super chopped up fine pieces of chicken, beans, and yams! What?! Omg delicious!!!
Ok, back to post topic lol... lmk
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I honestly don't know.  I see posts all the time about people saying the hurt to take out, they hurt to put back in and all sorts of crazy stuff.  

All I can say is that this is a process or journey.  You don't get the "point of comfort" for at least a few weeks.  It takes a while to get rid of that "I have a Hockey Puck in my mouth feeling."  I read somewhere your tongue actually shrinks a bit and that takes some time to happen.

Hang in there, watch the sodium, sleep with your head a bit elevated...  IDK?
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Yeah that damn sodium from all them soups for the 1st couple of days ugh!
Just find it weird my speech is better now at night then it is in morning... I know the denture helps keep the swelling under control and so maybe that's why it's rough in mornings... bc at night I don't have the shit in?...
Thanks Ted.
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Rice gets caught in the back of my throat! Jealous.

My speech improves throughout the day as well. When I first (agonizingly) put them in, they're all floppy and I can't talk properly for at least an hour. After that I've pretty much got them sucked on and they're not going anywhere. By the evening they've been stuck in place all day so my speech is completely fine. 
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Yeah so weird ...I think maybe bc if breakfast and drinks it helps with the suction... but I did notice my guns are swollen when I wake up so it's a little hard to find the right fit in morning. . Like I go through gagging for a little. Annoying lol..
Doesn't it stop eventually or am I wishful thinking Lisa?
Thanks for your reply :-)
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My gums are swollen in the morning too, I'm sure that's why it hurts so much to put them in. What I do before I put them in is make a big glass of ice water. I drink it slowly, holding the icy water in my mouth for a while with each drink. It numbs your gums a little bit and probably shrinks them too. I put my denture in right after that and it's not as bad as if I just plopped it in with no ice water. 

I don't have the gagging problem, thank goodness. It's got to get better, right? I asked on here if dentures ever feel like a pair of earrings. You know how they hurt when you first get them, but once they're healed it doesn't hurt at all to change them. I got two "yes" answers that they eventually don't hurt. I'm holding those answers close to my heart until I'm to that point.