Had 21 teeth extracted and immediate dentures

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Procedure was done on Thursday and it's now Sunday. I can't eat, talk or even smile cuz they hurt. They are digging into my lower cheeks and pressure back where my molars were. The first day I threw up twice which was really gross. Went to dentist next day but wasn't too impressed with that visit. The gal shaved a little off I think but who knows. I was in and out in like 10 minutes. She said they look like they were healing and they all had clotted. But I'm still sore. You know when they stick those square things inside your mouth for x-rays? That's how it feels. So it hurts when I talk, or smile. I can't stand to have them out cuz it feels to weird. I take them out a 3-5 times a day to rinse my mouth. It hurts to put them back in. I've tried to out oral gel down on my cheeks but doesn't seem to help. I tried to eat jello with a spoon but couldn't. I can drink with a straw though. Didn't eat or really drink anything the first 2 days. Also it seems like the top palate is too rounded or something by my teeth. Not sure how I'll ever be able to talk with the way it feels. Is that normal? Also a little upset cuz I called the office a day before my procedure to ask what I'll need for upkeep of my dentures. They said they will give me everything I need to start. That day all I got was a container and some efferident that I can't use for like 3 weeks. No brush, toothpaste or cleaner. When I went next day she gave me like 6 packs of the efferident soak. That's it. I need a brush and toothpaste or something but haven't felt like going to store to get it. So questions for you all. What's the best paste or cleaner to get and brush? Also will they be able to do anything about the rounded filling on my palate ? Or is that normal. I'm hoping they will be able to fix all the spots where they are digging down. They don't feel loose but maybe too deep or something. Also I feel the front teeth come down to low. To me they look fake when I try to smile. Which I'm not really able to do. Also am I hurting myself by leaving them in over night? I really can't stand the feel of them not in. I'm getting really frustrated and depressed. Kind of regretting doing it. I know it takes time but I can't see how I will be able to talk. I try and it just doesn't work. This site has been great but at times confusing cuz you hear so many different things. Any suggestions will be much appreciated. I'm going to try and get into dentist tomorrow or next day.
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Marcia,
I'm sorry you're having a rough start! It is hard to get through the first week but it will get better. Are you rinsing with warm salt water? 

For cleaning paste - there are several brands that are good. I get mine on drugstore.com . Same for the brush (some of the cleaning pastes come with a brush). 

You're in the first week, leaving them in at night is fine as long as you're taking them out several times during the day to rinse and clean your mouth (try to do it 5-6 times a day - it really helps the healing). 

Are you getting sores on your cheeks? I recall it hurting for that first week every time I took mine out and put them back in. What I did was put in the numbing paste ON the denture as well as on my gums. That seemed to work pretty well. Also, are you on any meds? I stayed on Tylenol and Advil for the first 6 days (alternated them every 3 hours)
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Thank you Kelly! I have tried the orajel but just putting on my cheeks and gums where sore. Doesn't seem to help much though. Is it safe to put on dentures cuz of stitches and that? I do try and take them out thru the day. But always hurts to put back in. I think they need trimmed off big time. Yes I'm on ibuprofen 400 and hydrocodone. And also antibiotics and some prescription mouth rinse. I usually do that rinse and salt water rinse. I do wonder if it will help to leave them out all night or not? I'm afraid if I leave them out too long they won't go back in. They seem to fit pretty tight. Just digging in. Unfortunately called the dentist this morning and they can't get me in for a week. I thought that was crazy. When I called for first appt. They got me in that day. Now that they yanked my teeth, put dentures in and got my money it seems they can care less. I was impressed with the place but not so much now. I go on a small vacation at end of May with my boyfriend. I sure hope I will be able to eat and talk by then. Thanks again for your help
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H Marcia, Sorry to hear that you're in pain. Things will get better. You will definitely need adjustments as your gums heal. This new object in your mouth will take time to get used to. Liquid hand soap or dish soap is the best thing to clean your dentures daily. You can buy a denture brush and also a stronger soak to use a few times a week. Don't use toothpaste as it has abrasive that can ruin the denture as time passes. When you're not wearing them it's best to have them soaking in water. If they are not in water they can warp and dry out through time. Gargle with salt water a lot! If you have a dog they love dentures so be careful. Hope this helps. Hang in there. 
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Thank you Josie!
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Josie - funny about the dog I'm around if I take them out & the dog is nearby she will run away with them. Excellent advice & Josie I'm 2 weeks in for upper dentures and went through similar problems with dentist.  I felt that I was hung out to dry with very little advice or instructions for care. This forum helped tremendously.  Good luck! Still trying to get used to them. Smile looks great just not too sure yet on everything else.


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Yes be careful as dogs can eventually break them. I work in a Denture Clinic in Canada and will offer tips if needed. Sorry for the late response. I was out of the country for a week. Best of luck. :)
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Hi Josie, how are you? I wanted to let you know that I have never heard of soaking dentures in either liquid hand soap or dish detergent soap, never can you tell me where did you learn that? I would think the aftertaste would be horrible.
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Hi Elizabeth, I'm great. Got married in Cuba last week. Hope all is well with you. I didn't say "soak" the dentures liquid hand or dish soap, I said "clean" them (daily and after meals). I think there was just a misunderstanding when you read my comment. :)
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Hi Josie, congratulations on your marriage, may the Lord bless you and your new husband. What I was talking about was you said to soak them in dish soap or liquid detergent and I always thought we were supposed to soak them in Polident tablets or secure cleansing tablets or stain away. Anyway, I know what I soak my denture in, Polident or stain away. May
God bless you.
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Thank you for the kind wishes. As I mentioned earlier today if you read my comment again from that day I didn't say "soak" with soap I said clean them. Which I mean clean them daily and after meals with a denture brush and you can use soap. Also you can use tablets etc a few times a week. We offer a bottle of Renew which is recommended a couple-few times a week. Renew is used as a "soak". You are not reading my comment correctly.
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OK Josie I'm thinking of ivory soap or Dove soap like you would use to wash yourself or your hands which would leave A bad taste in your mouth. .
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I also noticed all of a sudden one of the accounts I had deleted is showing up because it's not the picture of my dog.
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Yes, you can use a "liquid" hand or dish soap like palmolive etc and give it a good rinse. Easier than a bar of soap. Then use a stronger soak a few times a week. :)
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I use Polldent cleansing tablets almost every night and stain away a few times a week and I brush them with a denture paste,.
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Josie

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That's great.
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Marcia, we are so sorry to hear that you can't get into the dentist for a week. That is a long time when you're in pain. You asked about wearing your dentures during the night. It is recommended that you take your dentures out at night to let the gum tissues rest and recover from wearing the dentures during the day. Your gums were never meant to be covered by dentures 24 hours a day, so after the first night you need to give them a rest. Your gum tissues will be healthier if you sleep without your dentures. When the dentures are out of your mouth, they should be stored in water to prevent them from drying out, as someone else pointed out.
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Marcia how are you doing talking wise now that it's been a couple days. I will be in the same shape you are in when I get my extractions because half of them have to be surgically removed :(
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I still feel like I talk funny though my mom says I don't . I think she's just saying that. Lol. Still not eating. Tried eating applesauce tonight but it was hard to eat with the spoon. Been living on Walmart weight loss shakes. Good luck on your extractions and your journey. Hope every thing goes well.
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I have read to use a baby spoon. Maybe that will help you,
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 I'm two wks in to my dentures. the pain has subsided   so I tried  the fixodent today and it went pretty well until I tried to take the dentures out.  Wow was that difficult but I drank some hot coffee andthey finally came out but left all that paste in my mouth and I had one heck of a time getting it out.  Is there a special way to do it?  I did not put an excessive amount in as I just followed directions.                                                                                             
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That is why I like the powder adhesive. Clean up is so much easier. just rinse with salt water remove teeth rinse again. As long as your fit is decent. No adhesive can make up for a bad fit.
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Peggy, I agree with Ken as far as the powders being easier to remove and clean up. But it has been my experience that there are times when you want the extra hold that I think pastes provide.

When it's time to remove them, start on one side and see if you can get it to wiggle, if not try the other side. And I'm referring to the very back, behind the molars. I also just yesterday, found that putting my thumb in my mouth like I was going to suck it and putting some gentle pressure, like tipping the back of the plate down. That seemed to work for me.

Getting the gunk out of the mouth cab be tricky. I've heard people say they use coconut/vegetable oil on a paper towel. I haven't tried that. I use the Clean It wipes by D.O.C. along with regular (including the alcohol ) mouthwash and paper towels or clean it wipes, then I just brush my mouth thoroughly. As for the dentures? I just let the soak clean the gunk off them.

Good luck!
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Here is our recommendation on how to remove the adhesive residue that is left in your mouth.
Rinse your mouth with hot water (only as hot as is comfortable) and gently brush your gums with a soft-bristled toothbrush and regular toothpaste. Alternatively try to gently rub away the remaining adhesive with a damp cloth or gauze and a small amount of cooking oil. You can also rinse your mouth with a mouthwash. We don't recommend picking the residue because it could irritate your mouth and gums. You may want to experiment to see what amount of product is best for you.