Help for my mom with her Dentures.

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Hey all! So I'm a new denture wearer myself and I was talking to my mother about her dentures. I found out she cannot wear either of the sets she paid for because of one causing sores and cuts and the other one is too big. She is at a loss for what to do about and I was wondering if anybody has experienced this before? Or is there anything she can do since they're wanting to charge her for a third set although the first 2 she paid for did not fit and she can't wear them? 
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Hi. Was the 1st set she got Unmediated and how long after did she get the 2nd set?
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Me too! I just got my immediates earlier this week and I already have way less problems with mine even during the healing process (with the exception of a good sized sore that I need to call my dentist about Monday)  than she has the entirety of it. 
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Good to hear you're not having issues. I hope things go well for you. In case you don't know this journey will test your patience. Your denture will get loose while your gums are healing for 6 mths. I hope your Dentist will be there for you and adjust your denture when needed. If you ever have questions I'm here and will help the best I can.
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Josie, I was looking at your profile and actually wanted to ask a question about my immediates. I'm on day 5 of them and I honestly have been taking them out during the day for like 20 min at a time to let my gums get some rest, but the first time I slept without them (the end of my second day per my dentist's instructions) when I put them in the next morning, it hurt so bad I thought I wasn't going to get them back in. Until I go get my stitches removed, is it an issue if I just continue doing what I've been doing and sleeping with them? I know it's not recommended but that pain was unbearable. 
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It sounds like to me that they can do an adjustment and cut that down some and that would help tremendously. I know I've had mine adjusted quite a few times like that until they got it right and now all I do is put cushion grip in and it gives me that extra cushion that I need so it's not so hard against the gums and I can eat anything I want. If she's 95 years old I really don't think she needs to go investing in yet third pair they need to be able to adjust them for her or she may be able to do it with one of those Emery boards just a little tiny bit at a time. It is save a lot of money. Good luck with it all.
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R.spurgin95 it's ok. It's not the end of the world if you temporarily leave them in at night. I wouldn't want you to be in pain and I'm sure your Dental office doesn't either. Make salt water your best friend for 6 mths! And rinse like 6x a day if you can. If you're out and about make a bottle water your salt water bottle and label it and carry that around with you. It will help your healing and even if you have your teeth in while rinsing that's ok. Try not to make it a habit leaving your teeth in at night long term.
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Can they be adjusted?
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Josie

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Hey r.spurgin95 any update on your mom?
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Josie

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Did she schedule the Reline with the Denturist? Why get a new set from a Dentist? Why not use a Denturist?
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She did not. She says it's cheaper and she cant afford a denturist.
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Oh man that's too bad! Ugh I wonder if it's because they are not legal in all states there yet and that's why they cost more. Here they are cheaper as the fee guide is different.
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Yea, I'm honestly not sure. From what I've read about them they are cheaper, so shes probably just being difficult and not wanting to put in the work to get a better fit. I'm not really sure.
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Oh mothers...lol