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Hi all I'm Stacy and I just recently had 14 teeth pulled and a new top denture plate! I've been in a lot of pain! I feel like no one understands what I'm going threw! I'm not even 30 yet and have only 8 teeth that are mine! Does it get easier? My husband isn't being as supportive as I would have hoped and I feel alibe
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Stacy Lynn Allison

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Shirley

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Hi Stacy,  You are not alone.  There are lots of us just like you.  I have found that if they haven't been through it themselves then they Can't understand.  I didn't understand when my Husband went through it a couple of years ago.  Now I understand and I have apoligized to him lots of times.  I didn't know how hard it really is.  It hurts and you are sore and it is truly like having an amputation.  Dentures just suck.  I had 27 teeth pulled and immediate dentures put in about 10 weeks ago.  It has been a miserable journey at times, but I promise it gets a little easier when the stitches come out and the soreness goes away.  My only advice to you is to be patient with yourself even when nobody else understands.  One day you will be able to eat normally and it won't hurt.  And you will have movie star teeth!
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Stacy,
Hi! Didn't your dentist give you some pain pills? I was given two different types to take alternately; a BLESSING!!!
YES, once the meds from extractions wear off, you become VERY AWARE of how wonderful they were.
Check with dentist to see if ge can give you anything. I used cold compresses for swelling, bruising and discomfort. If not given meds by dentist; I would try alternating acetaminophen and ibuprophen for pain since they are different chemicals.
Hoping you are feeling better soon.
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Thank you for the kind words! I'm trying to hang in there but it's very hard! Sleeping is an issue and so is everything else! I knew I needed it done but it's really taking a hit on my self esteem when I have to pull the plate out to clean it. I'm really hoping this gets better in time due to the fact I just had this done Wednesday! What are some best products for me to us as far as cleaning goes
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Janie Rhodus

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I am using a free sample now; have purchased a mint flavored tablet. I know to use SOFT toothbrush to clean ( you can get a plaque build up on dentures), who knew?!??
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They have some toothpaste specially made for dentures, it's called Fresh n Brite.  It cleans the dentures without scratching them.  I also soak my dentures at night  while I sleep in one of the minty tables that are supposed to sanitize them and keep the plaque off of them.  
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I had my uppers pulled and an upper denture done last April. I haven't been on the site in a while and just popped in to see if there were any newbies. It was rough the first month, but it does get easier. After a couple of months you should be able to eat most things and you'll figure out a cleaning routine that you are comfortable with. such as waiting until everyone else is in bed before you remove them to soak for the night then placing them in again early in the morning if you prefer not to be seen without them. I still typically do that now, or I leave them in overnight then remove in the morning after my family leaves. I was devastated at first but it does get better with time.
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Hi Stephanie, I have a queistion. I have lower and top set. My mouth looks all big an bulky will that go away with time?