biggest problem is trying to talk without gagging.

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I'm on day 4 after getting 30 teeth pulled and immediate dentures placed in my noggin. Just had a soft reline done this morning . my biggest problem is trying to talk without gagging. Considering I've got to go back to work , and I talk a lot during my shift its a real concern. I'm sure it'll get easier with practice and after the swelling goes down. But Try being a radio dispatcher with a hockey puck stuck in my noggin, good times.
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Scott Amlong

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Hi there Scott!! First of all, congrats on the new grill. I hit exactly two months in with a full set this past Saturday so I’m no expert and I haven’t had any issues with gagging. I can’t say for certain, but I’ve read that sometimes the upper plate is too long and can induce gagging while talking, chewing, etc. because of minor movements and making contact with the soft palate. Might be worth talking with your dentist about it to see if that’s the problem and if they can shave it down a bit. I don’t know if it will help, but in the beginning I read aloud, sang, and talked to everyone within earshot (including my poor dog lol) pretty much nonstop. It certainly helped with speech big time, maybe it will help you get accustomed to the feel and reduce the gagging too.
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Hope you’re doing well too!
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Hope you’re doing better. I went back to work after a week. I practiced talking a lot in those 7 days. Believe me, it gets easier.

As for the gagging, I was lucky to never have it. I hear the dentist can make adjustments to make that a little better.