Day 3 post extractions & immediate dentures

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I had a total of 10 teeth extracted 3 days ago and have a new upper denture and a partial lower denture. I really feel like I am doing better than I originally expected. Aside from some sore spots and my speech, I feel like I have gained a ton of confidence with my new smile! I have always had horrible teeth and always said that I would have dentures by the time I was 40.... well, I am 42 and this has been a long time coming. My dentist told me to keep them in overnight the first night, but that I could take them out the next night (which would have been last night). However, I have not taken them out yet because I am terrified that I wont be able to put them back in. I had them put in on a Thursday afternoon, and it is now Saturday morning. I know that I should take them out and rinse them off, and give my mouth a rinse with salt water. Has anyone else had any trouble with getting dentures back in after taking them out for the first time?
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I was afraid to take my uppers out aswell for the same reason but on the second night i bit the bullet and took them out .Was a bit worried about putting them back in after giving them a clean next morning but they slipped right back on without any trouble.
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Thank you for your response! I think I will try taking them out some time this morning for a good rinse and salt water rinse. My mouth feels a bit "dirty" and stinky LOL
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Oral hygiene is still important.  I still brush my tongue and gums.  For you at this point, warm salt water rinses should take care of that gross feeling. 
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I had the same problem.  Took me a day or so to get the confidence to take them out long enough for a rinse, but it does wonders for the dirty feeling.  As far as leaving them out at night, it took me about a week before I slept without them.
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I slept without them for the first time lastnight.... didn't like the feeling of not having teeth. I swear it almost gave me an anxiety attack!
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Yes I agree TJ. I had my only remaining 7 upper teeth extracted one week ago today. I am so glad I was able to take a week off work!! Days 3-4 Are the Worse! Even after 2 Tylenol PMs I was up 3 hours later in terrible pain! I have found that if I take my teeth out to eat soft foods, it's better... As your gums shrink daily and even with adhesive, they move:(. Now if I can just learn to talk... Lol I'm a bartender and I can't mime;). Does anyone have problems with the lower molars touching the top gums when you sleep??
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I repeated the TV when I was alone for a couple days - it helped a ton in learning to talk again.  Its been 3 months for me and I finally feel like I'm back to normal, but I do have to talk a bit slower.
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How are you doing this months later,..its always nice to hear back from those that survived this healing trauma,..LOL!  I am getting the same--complete upper and lower partial only have some top to be removed as all my other extractions have been completed,..hope to hear back from you...Thanks:)
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Brenda, I'm doing fine if you were asking me - can't speak for anyone else :)
Just passed my 1 year anniversary last week and I'm doing really well - Overdue for a reline, but other than that it's smooth sailing!

The first few days post-surgery can be rough, especially that 3rd or 4th day.  After that, it was all downhill for me.  Learning to speak and eat again took some time, but once I was healed enough to use adhesives it came back pretty well.

Foodwise, I'd say I'm better than I was with a mouthful of bad teeth...and the scale agrees with me, unfortunately.

You got this!  
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On Thank you for being thoughtful and writingback...glad to read your doing very well!!