Getting used too my denture now iam happy

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Mags Goode

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  • iam very confident with my new denture now still can't really eat yet as it's moving quit a bit .. so going too try some poly grip see if it makes a difference . over all I got a great smile so happy I went through getting my teeth pulled

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Nancy Ironside

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At 5 days I still can't eat with new uppers. Thankfully bottom teeth are ok. U look awesome!!! How long until U could eat? I can't tolerate anything, feels like a mouth full of marbles. They seem to fit ok, tiny bit loose but I am not using any adhesive yet as gums so raw. Thanks so much for the update.
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Mags Goode

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I can't eat anything yet denture is moving about too much and making my gums sore .. I did try a banana took me 15 mins too eat the darn thing lol .. even just tried eating a chocolate but had too take denture out haha
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Nancy Ironside

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I have trouble drinking too, feel like I will choke so my dentures only in about 4 hours a day.
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Mags Goode

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I don't have trouble drinking with them in really x
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Shelly Smith

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do you have bottom denture too im afraid when i get the bottom it wont stay in to well and do the adhesves wor ok dont know later gonna try to get inplanted in if i cn afford it
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Nancy Ironside

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Hi Shelly, I am so lucky I only got uppers. Bottom teeth need some work but just 2 filings and cleaning a lot. My brother has had full uppers and lowers for 40 years and says they become second nature, takes some time though. Good luck,
Nancy
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Mags Goode

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I just got the tops done I have 7 remaining teeth on bottom I could get a partial denture but I happy at min x
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Nancy Ironside

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I eat and then put the denture in for a few hours. This goes on all day. My denture feels much more comfortable today but until my gums are healed and I can use adhesive, I won't even try to eat with them in. Each day less swelling so I hope in a few weeks I can eat with them. Good luck and keep me posted!
Nancy
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thats what im concerend with you can eat jello a soup right soft foods what im planning after 31 of dec im supose to have 13 teeth pulled
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Hi Nancy and Mags, I am 4 months out and it is getting better.  I have to really stick them in good, but it is working most days.  Hang in there, you have a ways to go but as you heal it gets so much easier.  Good Luck.
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how long does appox take to heal tho iknow everyones diff hope not monthes and monthes
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Shelly Smith

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ty any help and suport i can get ill love it there not even putting me to sleep but then there all little teeth roots on the upper small teeh on lower they aid they will relax me tho
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Mags Goode

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I put off for many years getting my teeth sorted only because I never had the support off anyone I got into a relationship 2 yrs ago my bf was great he never judged me the way I looked but I new I wanted that smile he stuck by me .. I was poop scared too be honest .. I got my first hospital appointment 6 pulled only thing I hated was the needle too numb me .. rest was a breeze .. second appontment same ... then 3rd 4 pulled. ... all over I had made myself proud .... well worth it is all I can say xx
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Mags Goode

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Hi Shirley BTW xx
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Nancy Ironside

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My goodness!!! 4 months ? I guess it never gets perfect. :(
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Shelly Smith

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im getting dentures on 31 very soon im actually ecited but little worried bout after takeing care of my gums what happends do they bleed alot i guess they will tell me what to do instructions anyway its beter than nothing there
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Mags Goode

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My gums healed pretty quick xx
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Shelly, there will be some bleeding.  I had 27 pulled all on the same day.  They gave me Halcion and I don't even remember seeing the Dentist that day.  I was pretty much out of it until about 4 that evening.  I went in at 7 am.  I bled lots but because I had so many done all at once.  A couple of them they had to cut out  because they were broken off at the gums.  It seeps blood for a couple of days but the dentures are like a band-aide and it helps them to clott off.  Anyways it does take a bit to get completely healed but it will be worth it.  No more tooth aches and you will have a beautiful smile.
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I had 27 pulled. First visit they pulled all uppers. I was left to heal for about 10 days then they pulled the lowers. I healed for two weeks. By the way, I think I only bled for the first day with a little seepage the next day. I did take most of my meds. I was given some temporary dentures but I had some bone issues. I had some small pieces like sand or salt particles come out of my gums, I think about seven pieces. But I had a couple of bones that were like shelves protruding and my gums would not heal in those areas so I broke the bones off. They felt really big but when I got them out they were only the size of small fingernail clippings. One was in a couple of pieces. But my gums healed pretty fast after that... I had all of my work done at a dental school. So I had to wait about a six weeks for school to start then they did, (re-did), the "osteoplasty" or bone shaping. So I never did wear my temporary dentures. It took about six more weeks to get my "real" dentures. I have had them for about a week. I can't figure out how to use them yet so I don't wear them to eat or to talk. If I know I will have an important phone call or a meeting I won't wear them until after. I have read that it should take about 30 days to get used to them and to start really being able to eat and talk. By the third week the excessive saliva will reduce considerably. I can't wait. I also have a touchy gag reflex so I can't hardly swallow without chocking. I spent Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the following day without my teeth. It was easier to just say oh well then to be completely embarrassed by chocking and not knowing how to eat or talk. Today I may have put too much glue because I took them out to eat supper and I had a really hard time getting them out. Also I would like to know if someone knows an easy way to get rid of the glue in my mouth after I take out my dentures. Thanks for your comments. I hope my comments help. ps I did have a few "tooth aches" after I got my teeth out and I had a bit of nerve damage but that has cleared up.

Jim
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Hi Jim!

Welcome to the forum! I'm so sorry to hear about your issues that have kept you from being able to wear your immediate dentures but I completely understand them. I'm in the same boat as you are - I had several bone shards come out as well and I also have the bones that are growing out instead of up/down (2 on bottom and 1 on top). Like you, I got one to break off but it never has come out. The first one hurt enough that I haven't summoned up the courage to do the rest.

When it comes to removing the adhesive that's still in your mouth there are numerous things to try. I'll list them (in no particular order )

1. Vegetable oil and a paper towel - put some vegetable oil on the paper towel and rub it in your mouth. It's supposedly works like a charm.

2. Same as above, with coconut oil instead of vegetable oil

3. Same as #1 using white wash cloth (devoted for this purpose only and washed with bleach)

4. (This is the way I do it, based on what another member told me) Buy the Clean It wipes (large enough that they can be cut in half or quartersl. I use mine dry, others use them wet. Start at the back and work the adhesive forward and out.

5. I follow up with a thorough brushing and sometimes a few swooshes of equal parts HOT water and listerine.

6. A baby gum massager that fits on your finger and rub that around.

If you are using Secure DO NOT rinse it down the drain. It could clog your pipes.

Good luck and keep us posted please!
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Hi, I have been unable to eat with my new uppers so I take them out to eat. It's only been a week so I thought that's ok. Then this morning I feel something very hard in the area of my gum that has been bothering me.
My dentist is not back until next Monday so I'll wait and let him deal with it. It is quite large and does not move. I hope it will be easy to remove.
Thanks, Nancy