Feels like water under top denture??

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I feel like my top denture is full of water or saliva and not sure what to do cause im afraid if I take it out I won't be able to get it back in.... When I went to the dentist yesterday it took 3 different dental techs to get my top denture back in and they almost sent me home without it in... HOW do I get this feeling to go away i'm not sure if its full of liquid or its air bubbles.. ugh im lost. Also its way beyond painful to take top out but I can take bottom out no problem!
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samantha

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Margaret

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Ahhhh, I remember the fear of drowning in my own saliva the first few days after getting my temporary top set. I did a lot of spitting. Gross but that's what I had to do. The first few days there was just a lot of saliva, no way around it.

As for the pain, you might have to get adjustments made. I had 6 adjustments in the first 2 weeks.
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The thing is all the salvia is trapped under my top denture some how and my top and bottom dentures don’t hurt at all when they are in they hurt to take out and once they are out it’s such an intense pain that I can’t put them back in alone.. what do I do??? Leave them in or out for a few days?
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Hi Samantha! Like others said, the saliva is part of the deal, because your mouth is getting used to a foreign object. I had ridiculous amounts of saliva for about two weeks and it’s better now but I seem to have dry mouth alot now. I am a month out with mine and am waiting for a soft reline so my top denture doesn’t fit properly and I have to use adhesive everyday to keep them in place. I have sore spots as a result but when I take them out the pain disappears. I’m concerned that you have immense pain when you take yours out. Did you have teeth extracted and a temporary put in immediately? Sorry, I must have missed your first post.
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Hi Sarah, thank you for replying.. I got all my top and bottom teeth extracted on Friday and immediate dentures put in same day. They don’t hurt when they are in really or out ... they just cause an intense pain when trying to remove or put in.. I can get them out but can’t get them in without at least 2 diff dental techs trying to help ... when will it get easier??
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Sarah

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Most likely the pain is from the swelling in your mouth from extractions which will cause the dentures to be a bit too snug. Are you rinsing with warm salt water ? That will speed up healing tremendously and honestly I used ice on my face for a whole week because it felt good and I cannot say whether it helped with swelling or not because outwardly I didn’t experience any swelling or bruising like others did. Also I found taking 800 mgs of ibuprofen helped alot. I never took the narcotic they prescribed for me because the pain didn’t really warrant it but everyone is different. I’m oleased to say that now at a month and using secure adhesive (that’s the brand) I was actually able to eat pretzels yesterday. I almost cried because they are my favorite snack.