Going without bottom denture

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Is it really horrible to go without the bottom denture? Im trying very hard to adjust and im doung fairly well with the top. No concerns really with anything. But the bottoms are so unbearably uncomfortable. I had adjustments done yesterday to try to fix part of the painfulness but relief only lasted about 2 hours. I really hate going into the place i had it done because they are very rude and have no compassion. So is it all that bad not to wear them? At least for a little bit? Or should i suck it up and continue trying. I have to take a pain pill, wait for it to start to kick in then put the bottoms in and sit not talking or mocing my mouth for like 10-20 minutes before i can even feel a little comfort with them. Its so aggrivating . Im annoyed and feel like this whole mess was a mistake.
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Stephanie Foltz

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I'm 2 weeks and 1 day post removal of my 8 remaining teeth and a full bottom denture. I use a gum numbing gel to get mine in in the morning, but my wounds are healed. I did need the pain pills the first week +, but now the gel works fine. I have bone sticking out in places so it's painful to slip the dentures over all that. After about 30 minutes they are okay. Still not comfy, but only one spot where I have a large piece of bone is still tender. Use saltwater rinses as that helps. I would leave mine out for 10 - 20 minutes after them to let my gums rest. I still take them out on occasion for especially when I've been working on my chewing. It gets better. Just don't rush it.
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Stephanie Foltz

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So you use Orajel? Or what is the gum numbing gel you use? I would love to be able to wear them I just have no tolerance for mouth pain so it is really difficult.
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Hi  Stephanie Foltz

You said you thought this was one big mistake


    It sounds like your dental office is not treating you like a valued 
    person and customer.
    Well you have paid them  lot of money

    what is the entire cost of your dental work?
    How much have you paid  so far?
    How much of the work is completed?

    You have to tell them you are not being treated properly
    You should return now and have adjustments made
    You must have them adjust the temporary dentures so they fit 
    and so they do not hurt you

    They should  adjust the dentures  so there are no sore spots
    If they don't get these temps right they will never get the permanent
    dentures right

    What  have they done to help you so far??

    Remember they must treat you with dignity and compassion

    Let us know how you feel now and what this
    dental office has done to help you
    Have you looked them up on the internet to see if there are
    complaints against them?
    Barbara 

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My father hasn't worn his bottom denture in years now, and even when I was having my first appointments with my prosthodontist (about 5 years ago) he told me he asked his aunt how her dentures were going, and she told him that the top was good but hadn't worn the bottom in 10 years!  He said he didn't even know.  So there are people out there who don't wear the bottoms.  But my father has been in dentures for 40+ years now, but you both are clearly very very new to them.  There's still a lot of healing, and changing to happen yet, so I can only recommend to give your gums the time they need.  And bugger the pricks if they're rude!  I'm sure there's a period of time where they make adjustments as required as part of the service.  If you need it, use it.
I know with my top one that once I was able to, using some adhesive did help with some sore spots, till they settled or I got back for an adjustment. 
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Stephanie Foltz

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I was unsure when using adhesive would be a good idea. The stitches from surgery havent dissolved yet so I didnt want to take a chance of messing anything up. Im on day 5.
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Yeah, myself I'd be wary of that too. Best answer would come from your dentist. I didn't use any where I still had stitches.
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I am on day 3 myself and have been struggling to put my dentures back in after the doctor ordered me to remove them for sleep, the pain is some of the worst I have ever felt in my life and I have honestly kept my tops and bottoms out for a couple days but today I found Orajel mouth wash for mouth sores with pain relief at walmart, white bottle/blue label and I used it this evening just to try to insert my denture and the bottom went back on just fine, it really did help with the pain especially where the sores are. It cost around 6 dollars and there was no burning or anything like that with it which was something i was concerned about.. I too have stitches.. maybe it could help you too. Directions stated to use swish half a cap full for one minute but because of the my recent extractions i basically just let it sit in my mouth and then spit it out. 
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Stephanie Foltz

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I will definitely take a trip to walmart to look into that. Thank you!
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Jennifer #2

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Very welcome, hope it works and bring at least a little comfort