How long until my gums heal from teeth extraction for my dentures to fit?

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Nicole Lynn Torres

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  • depressed. my plan was to have them immediate but i have a blood disorder and they couldn't get me to clot so had to take out my top and now i can't get them in because I'm still really swollen :(

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Patti

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some swelling should go down in about a month but to totally heal it takes about 6 months. i had to have a whole new set made after about 9 months because after all the swelling was gone the first set was too big and didnt fit anymore.
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Nicole -- the initial swelling from the extractions should go down within a couple weeks (the entire healing process takes much longer). I would get an appointment and ask the dentist to make adjustments so that you can get them in, and he or she also can let you know if it's too soon to try. Best of luck.
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Joe K

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Unfortunately that answer is different for everyone. I had an immediate denture and my gums took months to heal and I'm sure they still are in some sense ( I got them in April 2015 ). It's also depends are you on blood thinners ? that could slow down the clotting process too. And you said you have a blood disorder which is also slowing down the clotting process. I promise that everything will work out for you. I am 29 and I thought my life was over ( not really, just being really over dramatic ) and I fixed my teeth and was able to smile at my wedding. It was amazing. My wife is so supportive of me. Although she has never seen me without my teeth lol. This is just one of the hurdles that you will need to overcome. It is a lifestyle and we are all apart of it. If it is one thing anyone in this website can relate to it is anything you are going through. We are either going through it or have already. Nicole I hope everything goes better for you and you realize that this depression won't last long. It will only last as long as you allow it.

Have a good day and remember we are all going through what you are going through too.

Joe
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Nicole Lynn Torres

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thaks joe! im having a harder time i think because i just had a baby a month ago then had my teeth done. my husvand wanted me to get them done but since i cant get them in right now hes very distant which makes me sad. i am not on any blood thinners bc of my blood disorder. i understand it takes time to heal but i was wondering until ill be able to put my teeth in. thanks again
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Josie

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Hey Nicole hang in there. I think you should let your husband know this isn't easy for you and you need his support. Try and gargle with salt water as much as you can. When did you get the dentures put in?
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Nicole -- you must be exhausted. A new baby and dentures so close together. I was exhausted a month after having my daughter (17+ years) ago, and exhausted after having my dental work done. I can't even imagine doing both so close together. You have experienced two physically traumatic events, one joyful, one not, in a very short time-frame. Getting a lot of rest and trying not to push myself too much when I was going through the process of getting all my extractions and my denture was helpful for me, but I would imagine nearly impossible for a new mom.

So my advice is -- breathe deeply -- call your dentist and get in for an adjustment asap so that you can get the dentures in, or find out when you will be able to put them in. If you aren't doing it already, salt water rinses are VERY helpful for the healing process. Do you have family in the area that can help you out? Your mom or a sister or close friend? You need some time for you. Even if it's just in another room while someone you trust takes care of your baby for awhile. It will get better. It just takes time. No matter how much you prepare yourself for it, getting dentures is a hard process and is no fun. You aren't alone. Hang in there!
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Baby is beautiful by the way, Nicole