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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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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It is my lower right wisdom tooth, the healing denture had been made for all teeth to be removed, so the denture tooth is on top (covers) of my wisdom tooth  (gum). Over the last 2 or 3 weeks. I've had the tooth on the denture taken down and a number of adjustments where  the  denture meets my gums .

Pamela, have you ever gotten a soft reline? I asked what to expect but all I was told was that I wont like it, it has a bad taste . I do have a gag reflect problem so I was wondering what to look forward to when I go in. 
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Hi Rose I know u asked Pamela but I have gotten a few soft relines. It does taste kinda funky for first day or 2 but it goes away soft relines imo r amazing!!! They feel so soft and cushy and ur denture fits like a glove for a while. The taste is kinda bad but a good couple soaks and it's gone.
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Melanie, how long have you been wearing them? 
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I got mine in March got 1st reline 10 days later 2nd at 3 months 3rd at 6 months. I will get my permanent address in Dec so I've had mine about 8 months
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I'm only 7 weeks into this whole ordeal and I sometimes feel like throwing them across the room, I make dinner and can only eat some of it. Will it get easier? 
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Yes it will. My goal was to be able to eat hard tacos and I did about 2 months or so. Was so happy I almost cried. But if u haven't gotten a soft reline yet maybe u should consider it. It really helps with eating and just keeping them in better. To me it feels so so much better with a soft reline. They fit snug and usually no need for any adhesive for about a week and then it's just a small amount. But it for sure does get easier. I can eat anything now and also instead of feeling like I have a hockey puck in my mouth anymore it feels weird if I DONT have denture in. It's become like a natural part of me now.
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I know nothing about soft relines. I just got back from my Dentist who shaved down a couple spots that were rubbing against my top gums. I asked her about soft relines after hearing you all talk so much about them. She mentioned something about that will be down the road of 6 mo. When we came out I turned to my husband and asked, What did she say? LoL Either I'm not in the mood or I just didn't listen because I don't know anymore about them than when I went in. It's one of those days where my Lupus has me in a, I just don't care mood. I hate this feeling.
I'm glad Melanie was able to answer your question
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They were waiting for the sore spots to go away, after yesterdays adjustment I have no discomfort. I will go in next week to get a soft reline, thought about going in today but the office is only open 1/2 day on Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday didn't want to be uncomfortable this weekend, my step daughter has an orchestra concert that we have tickets for would hate to waste them and stay home being miserable. 

Eat??? I am not biting into anything yet, still cutting things in small pieces. My husband and step daughter seem to be getting tired of beans, soup, potatoes, noodles, ect... I have tried soft taco, hotdog, pizza, and a sandwich seams I'm not ready to bite into things yet. 

Pamela, I am using so much adhesive (glue) to hold everything in place I don't know your dentist wants you to wait 6 mo. for a soft reline.. I was upset 2 weeks ago when they wouldn't do my soft reline. Hope your feeling better soon. 

I am so happy I found this place, now I don't feel so alone. Thank you to all of you!!
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Hi Rose, I went back to sleep this morning after I wrote you. I just woke up at 6:30 pm. I only got maybe 3 hours of sleep night before. I wasn't feeling well when I went into Dentist at 11. My mind was like mush. Part of Lupus flares is having a foggy brain. So while I attempted to ask and listen to her the power of my brain just wasn't there and my husband wasn't much help.
I am confused about the soft reline. I thought it was something to do when people don't get the permanent ones put in right after the extractions. I had my permanent ones in right away. I haven't had to use any adhesive since day one. It is now day 14. I have great suction on my own so don't need any. At this stage anyway. Today she mentioned something about at the 6 mo. point when my gums have pretty much healed and shrunk they would do a reline at that point. Take impressions and send them to lab. She said absolutely no bleach as they can ruin the plastic. Even diluted it isn't good for your denture over time nor your mouth. She said to keep up with the sea salt rinses. Even after I heal, although one doesn't have to, the rinses with salt are good for ones mouth.
Instead of asking any further questions I left because I just got so tired and knew it was going to be hard to retain what I already heard, never mind anything more.
I'm going to do some research on line about soft relines but it won't be tonight. Need to get past this Lupus flare up first.
PS... I also have had bad gag reflexes but no problem between that and my top denture. She thought I might have because she had the plate made to go further back. So far so good.
I will leave denture out for a day to give the sores a chance to heal..

It is frustrating to not be in control of my own body but tomorrow is a new day and I am both thankful and hopeful for a brighter one.
Love to All ❤️
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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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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