First time denture wearer

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My swelling has gone down considerably from extractions, my question is when can I use adhesive to help with suction if I have disovable stitches?
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Megan Mcclain

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Posted 4 years ago

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Pam

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It would be better to use the sea bond and not any adhesive use salt water and aloe Vera gel and that will help your gums heal. Be sure the aloe is pure and not the kind that use for sunburn . If you have a plant you can use that it's very good for you .
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Kevin Demas

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After 7 days I used fixident without an issue........but at night  and early morning still use the salt water rinses......
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Monday morning quarterback......I would avoid using adhesive directly over the extraction sites as well. In terms of clean up at the end if the day, powders and wafer adhesives are the most user friendly and easiest to clean up from both your mouth and the denture. Pastes will leave an unholy gummy mess in your mouth and only cause you endless grief in the early tender and healing phase.
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h8tremorse

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I'm on day 8 since full upper extractions used super poligrip on Saturday it held my imediate dentures in very good for hours But..... When I wanted to take them out took about a hour with warm salty water also using tooth brush , finger nail and wash clothe don't know if I'm every going to use that particular substance again ! Nightmare !!
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Sorry to hear how much trouble you had taking them out and dealing with the adhesive. We did want to mention that we never recommend using your fingernails to pick at the adhesive. You could irritate your mouth and gums. As time passes, you will have less issues, and we hope that happens for you sooner than later! ~Rosie
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Bryan in Florida

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I had all upper 12 teeth removed yesterday and immediate denture put in so this is technically Day 2 for me...Im supposed to take them out for the first time today about 3pm  to rinse but scared now after reading about some having major pain although there's 'no' pain currently........also it looks like the denture(top) isnt in right it seems to slant to one side but in no pain at all....just wondering why it looks like that, has it just moved a little in my mouth from all the gauze and everything the day before? Or does it just not fit correctly I have no idea...I would think that if it was not fitting or made correctly my mouth would be hurting like hell right now but theres no pain at all....just doesnt look right there not centered 100% and seem to slant to one side....any ideas or anything similar to this and how it was handled?
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Kevin Demas

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Follow up with salt water rinses.......no pain is good. Give your mouth time to settle out and the swelling to subside...Have a little patience, you sound like you are doing well....


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Bryan in Florida

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Thanks Kev I took them out tonight for the first time and no pain so feel very good about that....just hope it's that easy and pain free putting them back in in the morning lol   fingers crossed...
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Rosie

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Unfortunately, soreness is very common, and usually occurs within a few hours of putting your dentures in. Rinsing with warm salt water can help alleviate the pain. Using denture adhesives may also help reduce irritation and sore spots caused by denture rub.

If soreness becomes a continuing problem, you should consider seeing your dentist or prosthodontist so that any necessary adjustments can be made. Never try to adjust your dentures on your own. Wishing you all a speedy recovery! ~Rosie