Can't get my immediate dentures back in

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I had my remaining 9 teeth and an implant removed 7 days ago. When the canines were removed, my dentist had to shave the bone above. I was not told to leave the immediate dentures in for 24 hours (at least that I can remember and my husband didn't remember my dentist telling me to leave them in)....I was gagging from the thick saliva and blood mixture and couldn't swallow or even rinse so I took them out after about 5 or 6 hours. I tried to put them back in the next morning but the pain was excruciating.
I went back to the dentist on the 5th day to have sutures removed. They filed down the inner part of the denture but it still wouldn't go in. They said to give it another week.
I have been using ice packs, rinsing three times a day and taking pain killers as needed. I have high blood pressure and I am taking meds that prevent me from taking anti-inflammation drugs. 
I am healing nicely, except where the bones were shaved. I just can't get the dentures to pop over this area due to the pain and shape of the denture. I have tried everything.
I go back in 3 days before Christmas for a soft reline and I am worried that I still won't be able to get them back in.
Has anyone else gone through this? 
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Mickie A Ruff

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I did - though not with bone shaving.  My pre-molar next to my canine had huge bone spurs and the denture wouldn't go back in over my gums for about a week.  Salt-water rinses are your best friend right now.  I also massaged my gums with tea tree oil, but as several have pointed out here - don't swallow tea tree oil.  Just massage your gums with a tiny drop.  I also massaged my gums with some Manuka honey.  The bony area is still the most tender spot of my gums even three months out, but it I could put my denture in within a week, and began eating hamburgers by month 2.