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Freaking OUT...Wed I had all top teeth surgically removed and three on bottom. I had temp dentures put in on temp immediately. E-day was not bad at all. ..day after a bit more uncomfortable now at 72 hour mark my mouth is like raw meat and the swelling is crazy in my gums and cheeks. My concern is all the white around guns and roof of my mouth!! He didn't put me on antibiotics because I had no infection and he said he would be sure to remove any thing that would cause one (whatever that meant) I called yesterday and Dr said it's more than likely dead tissue. But I'm so freaked out that it could be infection.
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I didn't have antibiotics either and all was fine. Truth be told your dentist is more than likely correct. Keep an eye out for a fever of 101.5 or over. I'm not a nurse but that's the guideline my son's neurosurgeon uses. If in doubt have the dentist actually look in your mouth, make an appointment for an adjustment and let them look at everything in person.


Do warm salt water rinses and use ibuprofen and ice packs on the outside of your cheeks.


Also, I didn't look in my mouth for about 2 to 3 weeks because of fear of freaking out as you are. My dentist looked and said all was good so I believed him. He finally made me look in my mouth around week 3.


Make sure you go for adjustments if you have sore and raw spots. They can take care of those for you. Your mouth has been traumatized. It will take time to heal.


I was good until day 3 as well and that's when my worst pain and worries hit. Ibuprofen seemed to help more with pain and swelling than anything else.

All that being said, I can only say that's the way I did things. That's just my experience. Others may differ in their opinion.
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Thank you very much. My husband said my problem is I'm looking in my mouth too much. Of course it's going to look like a war zone. Just all the white kinda bothered me. I do have a history of oral thrush so I have a feeling that's what this is.
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Hi Wendy
Good advice from Margaret  

"Do warm salt water rinses and use ibuprofen and ice packs on the outside of your cheeks."
That all  sounds very good

I would also go back to my dentist ASAP and just tell  him   "I feel  terrible and I feel something is wrong"   and have him take a good second look.    Just because he has made a guess   over the phone and thinks everything is fine does not mean everything is fine.  

Then it is all about time and recovery
Let us know how you are doing and what you are doing
This dental journey is a good learning education for every one on this site
Good luck
Barbara
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If you have a history of thrush then it probably means yeast naturally lives in your mouth and it could very well be flaring up.

And I agree about not looking in your mouth. My dentist told me not to and I didn’t. No problem. I knew I wouldn’t like what I saw. Best of luck with your recovery. It does get better.
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Our bodies respond to anything out of the ordinary in ways we dont even know yet my brother in law just had knee replacement oh Lord they sent him home the very same day what an incredible healing journey and tremendous pain swelling unbelievable so imagine our mouths doing the same from my prior experience with a horrible infection that lead me to the ER and caused damage to my heart (found yrs later while recuping in hosp from heart attack at 42) concern is needed for high fever immediately if its only raised a tad due to initial trauma would probly be normal just keep an eye on your temps,...and best to you:)
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Thanks guys!! I have used the baking soda rinse today and somewhat helped. I wonder if I can use liquid Benadryl/Maalox I tried to ask the little hygienist that was grinding my teeth and she was kinda skeptical because of all the extractions!?!? I feel this would help a lot.
Anyone have any advice on these horrid ulcers?? I have a huge one on my bottom inside gum and it is keeping my mouth hurting and feels like my tongue hurts also.
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Wowie. Sounds like my history. My PcP ordered that mouth cocktail last week. Outcome. No chance of change yet for me! Rembering back my last extractions of 6 last teeth being pulled he asked me if I had been diagnosed yet with Ostoporis, who is your God Given Bones not healthy. He was right as I have almost no bone ridges that are healthy enough for graphs or regular dentures! I am not happy about it but I am a Senior Baby boomer without financial resources for NEW teeth!
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Hi Lilly
It certainly does not sound ideal
It's not something I have heard about or fully understand
Anything you can tell us about the ramifications of this problem would be appreciated  
Thanks 
Barbara
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  • Hi Lily
  • I  read This discouraging thing about bone loss on the internet:
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  • I see patients almost every day asking for a reline of their lower denture so that it would fit like it did 10 - 20 years ago. Generally, they need much more than a reline -


  •  Dental Implants and an Implant Denture
  • Yes, a reline may improve the fit for some patients, but there is a point almost every patient will reach when a stable fitting denture is not possible. This occurs when the ridge of the jaw bone reabsorbs overtime.
Many patients do not know that the jaw bone reabsorbs over time.

The absorption of the jaw bone is inevitable. 

With out teeth or implants to create stress on the bone, the remodeling process of bone can not occur. It is this remodeling process that builds bone. Most patients complain about the fit of the lower denture and it is the lower jaw bone that reabsorbs FOUR TIMES FASTER then the upper jaw. This is why I stress to all of my denture patients that they all need to be in implants, eventually. The best time to have implants placed is when the teeth are being extracted, therefore you only need one surgery. If it is not financially feasible, then implants should be placed within the next 3 years. The photo below shows what happens to the jaw when implants are not placed.

Here is a cross-section of different aged cadavers. After the teeth are removed the bone begins to atrophy and absorb. As you can see there is plenty of room for implants for all of these examples except for the last two. This is why getting implants close to the time of extraction is best.

Who needs Implants?

Who needs implants

In my opinion everyone. I think that lack of jaw bone to hold a denture is an oral health concern. Patients are able to have more oral function, longer more satisfying lives by being proactive and maintaining jaw bone for your entire life. Bone loss is inevitable.

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Barbara. With all the medical input from Real Doctors You Will be able to Read on about your Situation And This Allows You To Forget about Your Current Dental Situation!! Read about Osteoporosis of the Bones in Mouths which needs be healthy for future dental Objects if permanent or In and Out!
Think about it as the foundation of a house needs to be on on a GOOD LEVEL PLAYING Ground
Keep in touch. Lilly
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Well Said! You have done Your Homework! I agree 100 percent ! Lilly
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Yes. A definitive Oral Health Care Concern!! We All Need To Publizice Our Problems for Any Changes to Occur! Knowledge Before Extractions!! Lilly. Now to My Church and Toothless!!!
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I had 5 teeth extracted and got osteomylytus. Loosened the rest of my teeth and had to pull them. Puss pockrts on roof of mouth and sifes that had to be drained and dead bone removed. Worse pain ever. This went on for 3 months. Always go to an oral surgeon. I didnt
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Lilly

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Yes do your prior research. Good article. Good day to you. Now to Church. Lilly
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Found on another poster reply...calendula tea..
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Day 4 Afternoon:
As today goes on I have found that my top dentures are much better to wear except for the ulcers. However the two back bottom teeth they removed is where I'm having difficulty..that's is also where a big ulcer is on the inside gum beside the extraction site. But I'm curious as to how long the extreme tenderness will last when I touch my face where those bottom teeth where removed. It still is very achy and kinda swollen in there and of course the ulcer is NOT NICE!! I did get Benadryl/Mylanta and mix and it helps a lot with ulcers. Any advice on the tender/achy spots?!?
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Hi Wendy
Well you really look good
I am not happy about the ulcer and think you should be speaking to
your dentist about how you should handle it and what he can do for you.
Hopefully it will be taken care of very soon and you will be on your
way to complete recovery
Please let us know
Barbara.
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Hi Wendy
You look very pretty ! But do you feel better than 4 days ago?
Calendula tea helps wonderful with sore spots in the mouth. I always keep it in my mouth for a while when I rinse with it and it feels so soothing to me. It also promotes tissue healing and helps very good with swelling.
When I had my first extractions done last year I also freaked out about that white stuff around my gums. I googled it and found out that this is a very good sign for healing , sort of like scab on an open wound and in no case it should be removed ( Because I already had a Q- tip in my hand and was about to clean this up...)
But I also think you should show your dentist to be on the safe side and get peace of mind. And like the other Ladies already said, always keep an eye on your temperature.
I hope you feel better, hopefully soon as good as you look!
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Today is day 9 and my top were I had all teeth extracted is healing up nicely! Except still a couple of ulcers from dentures rubbing. I have had them ground down a bit and its better....now my bottom were I had two back teeth removed is another story....I am still experiencing very tender achy feelings back there. Dr said no infection nor dry socket and he was pleased at how well it was healing. I just dont understand why it is still very achy and tender. He said there was alot of trauma to that area as my teeth were half broke off from decay and they were certainly in the bone good. He also stated he had to smooth the bone down in that area so maybe thats why! Be glad when all is healed up!!
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HI Wendy
Well you have passed the 9 day mark and seem to be healing well
Perhaps everyone needs at least 2 weeks to recover from extractions and healing
let us hope it is all on the way up from now on
Keep us posted
Barbara