gum pain when lower denture is in

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Is it normal to still experience significant gum pain when using lower denture on 2 week old tooth extractions? Will it subside? I had the upper extractions and adapted well to that denture. My lower gums are only sore when the dentures are inserted and I try to chew or talk for a period of time. Any ideas or advice? Thanks
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Bethany

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Tammy Moore

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I have had my dentures for almost 2 weeks now ~ my lower gums are still a little sore when I chew. The soreness should be almost gone by now. If you are still having a lot of soreness by Monday, maybe you should call your dentist and have them take a look. How are you doing with the fit of your lower dentures? Are you using adhesives at all? Hope your soreness goes away soon. Oh, have you tried warm salt rinses or an ice pack?
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I didn't even remember that my Dad had dentures til my sis reminded me. I guess cuz he never complained or even mentioned them. He ate whatever he wanted, no trouble speaking, no big deal. A lot of people have mentioned that their parents never had these problems, I really wonder if they were made different or something back in the day.
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I have been wondering the exact same thing. I have also read recently that dentures should be replaced at minimum of 5 years and max 10 years. My Dad has had the same set of dentures for 45+ years!! He has worked on them his self with a grinder and drummel tool and he uses no adhesive whatsoever. He eats practically anything ~ he does cut the corn off of the cob with a knife ~ but what the heck!!! I wish my dentures fit that well!! Maybe they were made alot different back in the day ~ sure seems like it!! Oh well, tomorrow is another day ~ going to take my meds and try to go to sleep ~ goonight all.
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Jayelle

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Everything used to be made better, TV's and kitchen appliances used to last 20 years, now I have to replace my coffee pot about once a year. My microwave from the 80's is still kickin' tho!
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Tammy Moore

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yeah I know what you mean. We had the very first washing machine we bought, for 21 years, had buy a new one and it lasted 4 years. The sales lady at Sears even admitted that the engineers design them now so they need to be replaced more often!!
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Hi everyone I posted a while ago about getting my dentures well I ended up having to get them done over and now they fit so much better and bottom ones have great suction so right now I’m getting sore spots where they are tight around my gums because I went at least 8 months without bottom teeth so I think the soreness will eventually go away good luck to everyone here
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Hi Bethany, I know that the pain is unpleasant. Your gums will continue to change as they heal, and the pain should subside as you get used to your new teeth. As Tammy suggested, try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water. If the pain persists or gets worse, contact your dentist. He or she may be able to trim or adjust your dentures for relief.

Hang in there!
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I am only on day 3. When I try to put my lower plate in it feels like glass scratching my gums were I had extractions. I cry out & swear a lot. I don't want to take them out ever again but afraid my gums won't heal.
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Ami.I had my lower teeth (16) left extracted and immediate dentures an 1-10-14. Never realized things could improve so much. Take the advice you find on this site. Since a few
days ago I started using denture adhesive and each day pain when chewing has subsided greatly. I practice chewing different foods often but carefully. Mine too felt like scraping glass, but now I gums feel soooo much better. At first I put liquid mouth and gum pain on first then put on the denture. In a couple weeks or so when you can use adhesive, I think you'll find a world of difference. Time will fly and really is the ticket to this healing. Good luck I know your pain.
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patty perry

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It will get better and I know it doesn’t feel like it will but it will and you will be amazed
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Tammy Moore

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Hi Amii ~ I am sorry to hear about the pain you are experiencing. I promise it does get better. Like I said before, warm salt HELPS ALOT!!! I am on day 16 and I still use it at least once a day.

Like Karen said above, if the pain is that bad and doesn't seem to get better each day, you should definitely call your dentist. You could have an issue with a bone splinter or something else. Have you tried an ice pack 20 min on, 20 min off??
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I am on day 8 since all my teeth were extracted and both upper and lower dentures put in. I have had deep bruising and swelling and that is slowly fading. My uppers are fine but my lowers hurt so much as they rubbed against the tender spots and they seemed to be cutting into the back under the tongue. My dentist did an adjustment but down the are totally loose and wobble loosely when i try to speak! I have stopped putting the lower dentures in because they wobble and "liftup" when i speak and the pain is terrible as they wobble and rise and rub..SO NOW WHAT??? .. I think the dentist took too much off because they were cutting but not wobbly and lifting. Anybody have a similiar problem? So tired of mashed potatoes and cream of wheat..the ice cream is nice though. Thanks for any advise. Sorry this was SOOOO Long!
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Cassandra

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Hi Anna, I know this is frustrating, so please don't apologize for the long post. We're here to help! A lower denture is naturally more difficult to hold in place than an upper denture, but please hang in there - it will get better. As your gums heal, your dentist will continue to make adjustments to your dentures for improved fit, and time will allow the muscles of your mouth to learn to hold your lower denture in place.

If you continue to experience soreness, try rinsing with some warm salt water, and if your dentures continue to aggravate your gums, don't hesitate to go in for another adjustment or check-in with your dentist.

Does anyone else have some advice to share?
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Larry Zanders

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I'm in the same boat, I CAN'T wait until the stops.
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Margie Hurd

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I have had my bottom denture for years. I had no problems I had a bad reaction to a new chemo drug and my bottom gums got raw I can not put my bottom plate in with out using numit and that burns awful. Is there a cream I can put on my gums first.?
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Margie Hurd

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Someone please help me
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patty perry

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Hi Margie I hope your feeling better
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Anna Guerra

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Hello Everyone,
Well its close to 4 months since my last post and here is the latest on my full dental implant journey: After the last post regarding the pain with my lower dentures, my dentist took new impressions of my lowers and ordered new lowers that were custom fit and that solved the problem. Two weeks ago i had the procedure where the implants are exposed...meaning i have stitches on my gums but they dont hurt. I am STILL eating soft food, but i have gradually added "yummy" soft food like Mexican enchiladas, rice and beans, baked fish....food i can gently chew instead of food that does not need to be chewed like the mashed potatoes, cream of wheat, etc. My dentist said that i may be ready and wearing my final and permanent implants by the end of September...so im a very happy camper! Two more months and i am in serious count down mode! Lol! Larry Zanders, i hope you are doing well. I also found that the powdered adhesive worked alot better for me...the "gummy like" adhesive was messy (for me) and i couldnt scrape it off completely and i would gag on it! Thank you for the support and encouragement that is so readily given. Thanks again! Anna G.
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Glad to hear you are doing better, Anna! The countdown is on! :)