hi I just got full upper and lower dentures yesterday

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Hello all so this is very embarrassing as I just got full upper and lower dentures but the most embarrassing part is I'm only 24.. I have a very rough past but on a positive note my wife is here with me every step of the way so my question is I have this good awful taste in my mouth I think it's the blood mixed with the freezing and it will not go away I've been eating alot of pudding and drinking juice anyway I got 28 teeth pulled at once it's not hurting all that much (wich is nice) :) so when does this horrible demon taste go away!!!?
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Id suggest stop with the juice .i had my uppers out 2 weeks ago and depending what i drink the after taste changes. First few days you're probably tasting blood mixed with juice. Once the gums seal you wont taste blood usually around 48 hr mark. Had lowers out march and apart from tasting blood all was ok. You need to remember that now youve had bad teeth removed things will taste different as your body is ridding ltself of any bad toxins your teeth were causing etc. Once your mouth adapts to the dentures everything will feel /taste better. Rinse with salt water after drinking juice ,tea coffee etc.
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WaKaWaKa Whisky

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Okay thank you what about milk because I am on methadone and that makes the taste so much worse and I can't stop taking that.
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Milk will produce mucous and very thick sticky saliva.  I would try iced tea, kool aid.   I don't think dairy products will be good at this time.  I wish you great success on beating your addiction and adjusting to dentures.  We are here to help~~~~Spanky
P.S.  use the search engine on this site for "saliva" tips.
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I drank LOTS of water. Also I think the salt water rinsed helped a lot with the taste in my mouth. The bad taste part should b pretty much over in a few days. I think its mostly the blood that causes it. I hope ur doing ok. Keep us posted. Oh and ice the outside of ur face and let ice sit in ur mouth by cheeks. Day 3 and 4 is the worst for swelling so b sure to ice in advance. Maybe won't b as bad. Let us know how ur doing. This site has a lot of amazing ppl and every1 helps and understands.
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WaKaWaKa Whisky

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Okay thank you that helps a bunch both of you I think I'm going to make some Kool aid and also drink lots of water I'm also trying to stay away from the pain killers they gave me codine but I'm more trying to use the ibuprofen or would the codine be a good idea?
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I don't want to pry in your personal business but if you could get away from using the narcotics then just use the ibuprofen unless your dentist knows of your condition and gave you the green light for a short term use of the narcotics.  I would try the ibuprofen along with the ice as Melanie suggested.
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I too tried staying away from the pain killers given too. For the first day after I did 1 pain killer then 4 hours later ibuprofen and 4 hours later pain med then pretty much from the next day on just did ibuprofin. There wasn't a whole lot of pain for me til about the 3rd day and that was due to the swelling mostly. Every1 is different in pain tolerance so just do what u feel is best for u. I knew for me personally taking the least possible amount of pain meds was best. And besides the ibuprofin worked great for me.
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Yeah my dentist gave me the narcotics and I agree I think it would be be to just stick to anti inframeatory that's helps with swelling to do sent it?
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Yes it does help with swelling. A lot.
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WaKaWaKa Whisky

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Thank you guys for the help :) God bless you all :D
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Melanie Baker

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Any time!! We've all been there and completely understand. The denture life is a completely new journey. But I think very well worth it.
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I'm new to this too so I'm still learning but just wanted to wish you well. There is a wealth of information here and someone always willing to offer advice. Best of luck to you!
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You got this, man. Stay away from dairy if you can- created an awful amount of slime for me. Almond milk works well for shakes.

There's absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about anymore. You're making a positive step - be proud of getting back on the right track.

The first few days are the worst....
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Thank you I really appreciate it and I will deffently do that I have an appointment with my dentist on Tuesday so I'm just trying to hold on till then it's it's hard not to be embarrassed you know I'm only 24 and I look like I'm in my 40s and I already need dentures my wife my dad and my best friend are the only ones who know
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I know hows you feel, I had partials by the time I was 28(upper and lower) and now just had to get a full lower at 35. Only 5 teeth left on top(soon enough I will need pulled i'm sure) I have a gum disease and after I had my daughter just started breaking 1 by one. I would be brushing teeth, or anything really and crumble in my mouth! It is a blow to the self esteem for a lower age. I hated going out etc.. smiling and even just the pain and infections. I look at the positive of no more missing teeth, no more problems, infections etc.. You can smile and have full mouth of teeth, and no one knows they are fake unless you announce it.. People even get inplants, so those who have seen you before won't even be able to know what is going on.lol.. Look at it that way, that is getting me through ;) 
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Yeah I've gotten my ajustments so they feel much better and they look great so I guess you could say I'm pretty okay with it :)
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Please don't be embarrassed and be proud of yourself and Smile. That icky taste can be from a few things. Is smell involved as well. The combination of medication can cause this. Also, having all this work in your mouth will most certainly cause this. Mention it to your dentist. They probably told you there would be adjustments made for a few months...right? My dentist office told me to come in or call regarding anything. So mention it. Maybe Monday. Or today if they are open. So happy for you for making these forward steps!! Great to realize the change needed at a young age. Now you will be smiling on good days ahead. If you can...then , yes avoid the codeine. It could be a slippery slope, but only you know your strengths. Remember, this procedure is like a surgery. For awhile, you may be weak, you'll need to take better care of yourself now, more than usual. And I'm sure you're ready to take care of those helping you. Eat as healthy as possible. Or drink. I myself, couldn't eat with my teeth. So I drank vegetable juices. If swollen still, ice chips help. Let them melt in your mouth. And Italian ices. Or freeze the look aid. Just take care of yourself. Congratulations.
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Thank you and yes I have a appointment this Tuesday so I'm just hoping everything goes well I'm not it too much pain and I'm really trying to stay away from the narcs they are bad news! ! Thank you for everything! !
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I was a little embarrassed also. I'm on Day 9 now of having my Dentures. I haven't smiled in Years. I was embarrassed of my Teeth to Smile. When I walked out of the Dentist Office even though I had a Mouth full of Gauze I was Smiling. Hang in there and Smile.
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Don't be embarrassed. It is embarrassing with bad teeth and unhealthy. You've been through alot...so you look older..think of it as looking distinguished. And, there are those younger than you that have them due to injury or accident. So if someone says something hurtful or embarrassing, tell them you got hit by a bus. In a way..you did. Called life. So if you look older...remember you're not...your 24.you have new things to do. Stop and be glad you got this done and in past.sorry..i ramble. I have children older than you. Happy for you
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WaKaWaKa Whisky

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Thank you for your kind words they deffently boosted my sprit it's rough but I'm going to take your advice and stick with it thank you for everything!
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Theresa Benoit-derry

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You're so welcome. Glad that I could help a little. It is rough. Sorry for your troubles. Hang tough. It's a bumpy ride. You can do it.
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WaKaWaKa Whisky

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Yes it is but I'm going to stick thru is I have support from my wife and you guys so ll get along just fine :D
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Glad to hear the dentures are fitting and all good. Did much better than me. Thanks for letting us know waka waka. (Funny nickname). Yippee
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Yes thank you they are fitting quite well I've had 2 ajustments so far just minor shaving pieces off but I can eat somewhat now my wife just made us all chicken and garlic noodles and I was able to eat :) and yeah I grew up playing pac man lol
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New to this...just got the rest of my teeth extracted and temporary dentures put in . On day two...was feeling great till this afternoon. Pain and swelling kicked in ..found the pressure points really quick. Is it too soon to go in for an adjustment?
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I could use all the advice I can get!!
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Lisa: I posted this for Margaret and have copied it to you. I had all of my upper teeth removed and a few lowers with the last extractions on March 8, 2017. I had an immediate full denture inserted on that day and a lower partial later. No one who is honest will tell you that this will be a walk in the park. And everyone on here understands as well that just because one of us had a good - or bad - experience that that will be what you can expect.

But the odds are greatly in your favor, and the decision to resolve your dental issues will be one of the best decisions you've ever made. A good, compassionate dentist and a highly competent dental lab is essential to a good experience. Mine has been a good one, and I give them great credit for it. I also give credit to the people on here and a couple of friends who had been wearing dentures for years for schooling me on what to expect.

My friends encouraged me when I needed it most, and the people on here - most of them anyway - covered essentially all the blank spots in my education. On the day my full denture was placed, I had developed a list of 10 or 12 questions as a direct result of conversations that had taken place on here. I threw it away after all my questions were answered, but I could probably reconstruct it if I had to. You can easily do the same for your own particular situation. I - and virtually anyone else on here - would be glad to help, but you can do it yourself.

But here a few things I learned in the process. 1) Wearing an upper partial for 30 years helped me tremendously (fewer extractions, better suction from the start because of partially healed gums, staging the 12 extractions on 3 days instead of just one). Almost 4 months later I wear an adhesive only occasionally and have had no relines of my temporary upper denture.

2) Four to six warm salt water rinses each day do wonders.

3) Watch for leukoplakia. Sounds terrible, but those are the white spots that form on your gums when the denture rubs and causes soreness or pain. It's easy for the dentist to resolve, and a good dentist will respond to your needs immediately and as often as you need them to.

4) The value of "Magic Mouthwash" is marginal in my opinion, but I got some. It may have helped a little. Google it and you're find that it's nothing but something like benadryl, Maalox and a mild painkiller. The mix is over the counter.

5) Keep the dentures in at least 24 hours to form a bandage for the wounds. My dentist told me then to remove them at night - every night - forever. I soak them in  Stain Away and it works very well. Some people soak them for a short period and sleep in them, but it's a question to ask your dentist. My advice is to take them out at night.

6) After about 10 days most of the wounds should have healed, and that's when I started gently brushing my gums in addition to my remaining teeth. It feels great, your mouth feels clean again and it helps get rid of shards of tooth or bone that are common and gradually work their way to the surface. They can cause some real pain, and there were days early on when I dreaded putting the upper denture in. But that passed fairly quickly.

7) The last teeth were removed on March 8, and I took my last pain reliever on March 15 to give you idea of what you might expect. I had 2 followup meetings with the dentist during the first 2 weeks to address immediate issues like leukoplakia.

8) You will have to eat soft food for a while, and you will have to learn to eat using both sides of your mouth and your tongue. Gradually you will add harder foods to your diet, and I was more or less back to normal within 2 months.

9) There are foods that do give me trouble, and the worst ones are the skins of fruits and vegetables. I simply can't bite into an apple with the temporary denture. As a consequence I have slowed down when I eat, I cut all foods into smaller pieces and I just avoid eating anything that is likely to cause problems. The good news is that I eat much less, I eat fewer snacks and I'm back to my ideal weight.

10) You probably will not have the "bite force" you had with your natural teeth, and you will have to compensate for that. Some of us used our real teeth for a third hand, and that is over for me. We just have to find a way to do things in a different way much as those who lose a limb do. Make no mistake about this: we have suffered amputations of a critically important body part and we all have to retrain ourselves.

11) I do not know your personal circumstances, but I will say this. Do not be self conscious about your dentures. If you have found a good dentist and a good dental lab, no one is going to know unless you tell them. And the good people of this world - the good men and women - want to see a nice smile and the good person behind it, and we could not care less if the teeth are real or the result of good dental work. If anyone you meet or know has a problem with someone wearing dentures, they are not worth spending any time with anyway.

12) Finally, some on here have had a difficult time with their dentures. Most have not. But even they have taken a positive step forward for their long-term health, since bad teeth can cause significant, even life-threatening, problems down the line.

The bottom line for you is this: You've made a good decision for your overall health, the pain soon will be gone, your smile will light up a room again, your self-confidence will improve and, most likely, your waistline will start heading in the right direction. At least mine did. All the best to you. The people on here are behind you 100%. Joseph
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Thank you!! That's about all I can say right now. I've been on this site reading questions and responses for hours now and just joined to say how much I appreciate you putting this on here. I started my process in May of this year and the only information I wanted at the time was the time and date of my next visit. I wasn't able to process any more than just that. Now the questions and concerns are beginning to build up. I go this week to have the trial fitting, or whatever they call it, before my final extractions are done. I've had an optimist attitude through this entire journey and I was reading stuff earlier that was beginning to take me another direction (which is why I've tried to just stay in the moment and not jump too far ahead). Lol. But I am taking only the positive things I've read tonight and leaving the rest behind. It is what it is, and will be what it'll be. Thanks again!!
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Joseph, that was so great and really helpful!  Thanks for taking the great amount of time I know it must have taken to write that. 
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You are most welcome. I don't post often, but I try to make it count. All the best to you. Joseph
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Joseph. Thank you that helped so much, I just had 20 teeth removed on Tues for upper and lower Dentures the lower being the kind that are attached by implants. I did ok the first day and night and then when he said to remove them the following night , have had a very hard time trying to put the uppers back in due to pain and swelling . I just want to cry I even went to the store without them it was so bad yesterday. :(. Thanks
Mary
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Hi I am 31 and I should have had dentures at 24 but was too embarrassed to go, I had all my teeth extracted 5 months ago and I finally get my permanents on wed! Don't be embarrassed be glad u did it unlike me who went 7byears longer then you with bad teeth! No one knows u have dentures unless you tell them! These are my teeth set in wax a week ago to make sure I like them. I feel your pain but I want I to feel the happinesss as well
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The juice can cause issues, especially if it's acidic. You will have gotten temporaries most likely. What you need to get is ensure and other things like it. Eat soup, smoothies, etc. It's been a month since I got mine and I'm still barely eating solid food of any sort. I'm having noodles for tonights dinner. What taste are you talking about? The only thing that will likely have a taste is an adhesive and it's unlikely your dentist said it's ok to use it (though it's possible) just yet.
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I just had all my teeth pulled yesterday and immediate dentures put in (full top and bottom). Dentist told me to leave in 24 hours, I took them out...the pain was so intense and I was profusely bleeding. I had almost immediate relief of pain. I have been drinking chocolate milk and only taking ibuprofen. The swelling has come and gone minus my cheeks, I can put my dentures in but cannot close my mouth. In my top denture there are a lot of little bumps and one approx 3 to 4 centimeter horizontal line that cuts my gums, also left side is higher and feels as if it is splitting open my lip/nose area. I go back in at 5pm today. Is there anything else I need to have them fix that could help with the fit now, or any specific things I should look for, for a better more comfortable fit. Thank you.