Denture rides on one remaining tooth...

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I was scheduled to have all my teeth extracted almost 7 weeks ago, but a lower wisdom tooth was left , DR. felt it was too close to the nerve. So now I have some discomfort where the denture rides on the wisdom tooth (gum) not sure if I should have this part of the denture taken off or see if it will fit itself in the next few weeks. What do you think have it removed or give it more time? 
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Pamela

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I'm surprised that a tooth can be left in and have the denture put over it. If I understood that correctly?
When I had my top 11 removed my Dr. stopped at one tooth and took an X-ray . She wanted to make sure it wasn't too close to the nerve. If it was she wasn't going to put my permanent denture in until she sent me to an oral surgeon for him to take it out. Thank God I didn't have to and everything was done in that one shot.
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I did have an oral surgeon do all the extractions, he told my husband that the one wisdom tooth was left in because it was too close to the nerve and did not want to risk nerve damage. 

Just got back from getting an adjustment where the one tooth was left. It's not hurting right now, if it keeps this up I will get a soft reline next week. 
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Hi, Glad you are doing well. Yayyyy! And I will say a prayer that you are able to get your soft reline.
I was just curious as to how that works. Do they make the plate go around that tooth or does it cover over it. I've never heard of this situation before so I have no clue. Thanks!
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Hi Pamela, if they're talking about sending them back to the lab and taking impressions, I think that describes a hard reline.  A soft reline doesn't have to be sent to a lab.  They did my soft relines chair-side.  They mix up some goop, put it in your denture, and stick it in your mouth for 5 minutes.  Then they put it in hot water for another 5 minutes, and then they put it in your mouth and you say "ahhhhhh!!!!!" because it feels like a pillow between your gums and your denture.

I've had 2 more since that first one.  I've just passed my 6 week mark.  She told me I could come back any time for more.  I'll take her up on it because it feels so much better to not have them flopping around in my mouth.  :-D
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Sherry, I know I have permanents up top. And I knew I was supposed to go back in 6 mo. At that time I thought it was just a check up. Now I realize that because the gums will have healed and shrunk that it is almost certain a new reline will have to be done. I am still learning what types of different re lines there are and when they are used. Now I'm confused because of what Brandon just mentioned. He also has permanents like me but she put a soft? reline in for him. I guess I'm still trying to figure it out. Why mine did the filing and never offered a reline.
Help Aunty Em ......
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So dentists don't do soft relines. Some wont if the plate still fits well. The office I use will not do a reline u tim you have completely healed, or are pretty much there. I am
Getting my first reline at 5 months. On the 13th. I have done some myself using Re-line it. You don't want to do it until the gums are healed well. And remember the immediate denture doeant fit anyine well. They are not meant to.
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And BTW I have fibromyalgia and brain fog is familiar. :)
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My dentist will do a soft reline for me whenever I want - but I think she's hoping I won't ask for my money back on these horrid temps.  Soft reline is when they spread a bunch of gunk in the denture and stick it in your mouth and tell you not to move for 5 minutes.  Then they put it in warm water for 5 minutes, and then you have a nice, cushy "soft" lining that feels like pillows between your gums and the acrylic.

A hard reline (from what I understand - I haven't had one yet) is when they do a new impression of your gums, then take that and your plate back to the lab and they pour new acrylic into the plate to fit the impression of your gums.

That's very likely a poor understanding, but that's what I get from what I've read.  I have had 3 soft relines to date done by my dentist.  I haven't had a hard reline yet at all.
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Im not the OP but similar situation. It will go right to it most likely. Like a partial would. In my case the wisdom tooth is under the skin if the gums. all four. Because of where my upper plate sits its divving into one of them. That gets fixed Next monday. No one will touch mine. Too scared of nerve damage and paralisys.
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Sorry to hear that. I just learned something new. I really pray that somehow there is an answer to these problems. No one should have to live in pain
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Debi, I had the same thing, the oral surgeon, and the dentist will not touch that tooth due to the possibility of nerve damage, so I wait until it feels like its ready to come out. 

How are they fixing it on Monday? 
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They will be trimming the back shorter. And the reline SHOULD help. Im 53, so these teeth ain't coming! Lol.
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Debi, I'm right there with you I'm 54. Trimming the pink stuff will help for at least it helped me, but when I was eating it was hurting so the dentist took a look with dentures in and me bitting down she then took the top of the denture tooth down. 

let me know how things go