How do I stop gagging while wearing my partials?

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I am a 35 year old female and I just got upper and lower partials. My problem is I have been gagging and I have to take my upper partial. Will it get any better and is there any one with any tips to help me with the gagging. Thanks
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Hi Chrissy. I just got full upper dentures 2 weeks ago and I have been struggling with the gagging issue as well. I just can not seem to get used to having this huge plastic piece thrusting up against my rear palate. My dentist has not been sympathetic either. He said to me yesterday that I would basically just have to deal with it because "that's what dentures are." I tried to share my complaints about how this immediate denture was to wide for my mouth and makes my face and cheek area look like I have rolls of cotton stuck up under my there between my denture and my cheek. I told him that I feel it should be more straight up and down and not bulging out on the outer back side parts of my denture. He said that I would just have to learn to deal with it. My fake teeth are not pretty either. They look poorly made and each tooth and gum area looks different shape and size (hard to explain). I had been told that getting rid of my broken and severely infected old teeth and getting dentures would make me smile again. The too big gums make it hard to smile and cause cheek and upper lip pain and the gums are so grayish instead of pink that anyone can tell they are dentures and not real teeth. I am definitely not happy and feel depressed because my dentist refuses to send them back and have them remade.
As far as the gagging part, I can only say that I am having to drink a lot of liquids. I have been waking up very nauseated every morning and gagged when I woke up. I decided to try taking Mylanta to help ease some nausea to see if that would help. I will have to get back to you on that one. Like you, I hope to find resolution to the gagging problem.
Sorry I could'nt be more help.

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I'm almost 62, and implants are so far out of my price range it's not funny. I can save and pay off these dentures, and hope by the time they wear out Medicare will cover the rest. I fortunately work in a very small office with wonderful people who know the problems I'm going to be facing so if I have to not smile for a while so I could talk or eat no one's going to stare at me. I'm only 2/3 through the extraction process and had no idea what I was getting myself into until I started reading these forums. Forewarned is forearmed, LOL.

Anytime I get discouraged I will come back here and read what very good company I'm in. I also have close family members whose health problems remind me what a real health problem could be at my age and I should be thankful bad teeth are the worst of it
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Hello I am having trouble to doing head in cannot wear them at all Maggie
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Go to a different dentist
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I maybe one of the lucky one’s but I’ve had dentures since I was 24 I’m 78. I think I was born with bad teet. I had them pulled, put my dentures in and wore them had a couple of issues and it was delt with If they were too sore to eat don’t eat see dentist. I have had to have them relined and, replaced a few times. Never have I had to use paste I eat anything I want any where I want. Some times I back off all days aren’t the same. The hardest thing to do is to take the first bite from an apple or corn tough ribs or meat are a bit of a pain but..... At this late date I need another set as I am loosing bone every day. I see myself needing a whole new jaw top and bottom. Your teeth impressions are the ones your denture was made for and if you take them out to eat guess what, your gums change then what?Think about what you are really doing. It ‘aint’ rocket Science.
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It's funny that you just posted here two days ago Bobby.  Tonight during my walk I was thinking that getting dentures at a younger age would possibly make them easier to deal with.  I'm only a week into mine and everyday has been a painful learning experience. I'm 52. It's harder to teach an old dog new tricks. It's not rocket science but it is a learning experience.  I've been to my dentist twice for a few adjustments that have helped considerably. Tomorrow I need some more done to the bottom denture. It hurts too much. 

I just want to say to those of you with dentists that aren't sympathetic or are telling you to deal with it or seem to be non-communitive. Get a new dentist. You don't have to put up with that. You pay them.  For the past 20 years I went to the dentist office from hell.  It's kind of why I have dentures.  I hated going so much I just didn't. I really let my teeth go because of an awful dentist.  Wouldn't you know I'd find the most awesome dentist ever once I have no teeth?  So I'm just saying you have the right to ask questions, get answers until you are satisfied with how you feel and look.  Don't put up with anyone treating you bad when your in need of treatment from them.  
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Add me to the list of unhappy people with new dentures. I have the same feelings as you. I look like I am auditioning for The Godfather with rolls of cotton in my upper lip. Also, swallowing is horrendous. Well, I need to lose a few pounds so this will definitely contriute to it. I hate the way my new face looks!! Hate, hate, hate it!!! I did not like the looks of my old teeth, but wish every minute that I had those back instead of this alien in my mouth that both is uncomfortable and hideous looking. I, too, wanted to transform my look--but that wish was to make an improvement--not make it worse. Right now I feel this is the worst decision (and an EXPENSIVE ONE at that) that I have made in my grown up years.
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I have had my upper dentures for 5 years and had them reclined once and I still can"t get used to wearing them they make me gag.
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They have to thin out the back. Yes you will probably have to wear an adhesive but you won't gag. I had mine brought down just enough not to have to use adhesive yet and can feel them but training tongue. I just got them last week. My problem is the dang bottoms and bones rubbing.
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Thank you for the information. I only have the upper plate, right now. It's been 3 weeks for me.
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I agree! Feel same way!
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I put a jolly rancher miniature hard candy in my mouth and sucked on it. After one day, no more issue with gagging.
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sounds like you have an unethical dentist. or just a bad one. he's pushing you to do more work to gain off you. go somewhere else for a second opinion right away! you shouldn't be having such horrible problems!
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When I first got my dentures I had lots of problems. I was afraid to eat as my mouth was full of plastic. I was unable to speak clearly. With time this all went away. GIVE YOURSELF TIME. wear them for short periods of time and slowly increase. YOu'll get used to them over time!
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I had the same problem and since I had mine dentures made at the densitry school, I had some of the top notch doctors looking at my problem. They found that the top was too thick against the palete and once they thinned it down, the problem went away. I do find that now with the seasons changing, my sinuses are pressured with the full plate which has the same effect.
I hope this helps
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I wi) ask my dentist tomorrow. I wish my top fit like the bottom
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It seems we got dentures at same time. I have complete uppers and lowers. Gagging was and sometimes still is a big issue. The first thing that really helped is the dentist trimmed the back of upper denture and this helped alot. As strange as this may seem i found sucking on sour candy helped and i also used lemon juice, I felt like to much saliva was abig issue as well.Grapefruit juice became my best friend as well. Keeping upper extremely secure seems to be a big key as well.When it starts to loosen i get that feeling again. My biggest issue is i can't get the gel out of my mouth and this leads to gagging, I have not found a answer for that yet that works well. Good luck i hope this helps.
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I got my trimed back because of my gaging. It worked but 2 week after I'm gaging more than before. I have to take my uppers out to stop gaging.
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I also have the same problem with gagging and found that when I stopped using the gel adhesive and switched to the powder adhesive it has made a huge difference.  I hated that horrible taste and not being able to get the gel adhesive off the roof of my mouth.  
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so ive had my dentures for  like maybe almost month i continue gagging all the time with the top  ones today went to the dentists and she gave me  throat spray told me to spray everytime i wear them i havent tried it yet she shaved some of my palett down but on my way home i was trying to get my mind off it but it didnt work so i was gagging before i got home i had to take the top out its really repulsive to me becuz i thought when i got it shaved down i wouldnt gag as much but i was wrong so i really feel u guyz it sucks i dont know if the spray really works for gaging if u guys know if it will or not no any suggestions wat i can try for the  gagging i would appreciate it thank you.
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I have to say that I feel the exact same way about my new upper denture. I let my dentist talk me into takng out all of my top troubed teeth and getting a top denture because my health would improve as well as having a great smile. Well, guess what??? I am hating the dentures, they make me
GAG so bad that i have to keep taking them out. So how am I suppose to get used to them??
I keep trying to tell my dentist about the problems I'm having and he won't listen and tells me to get used to it that he cant cut the back or saw down the top of the palete because it will break...Yeah rite !!! Also, they don't look right. They r too wide and fat !!! They r also different shapes of teeth and go sideways. It's crazy. This sucks and I'm going for another opinion very soon..
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My male dentist told me the same thing. I tried wearing my upper plate, couldn't stoo gagging. I tried everything, kept going back to get it shaved down, to the point he said they won't stay in my mouth even with adhesive. So now I am 44yrs old have a disgusting smile, because my dentist talked me into letting him pull all my so called "bad" teeth on top. I think it was because I was overweight and he felt he was doing me a favor by pulling my teeth, it was limiting my diet, so I could lose weight.
Because now I have developed hard calcifications where some of the teeth were tht he yanked really hard.
I actually came out of anesthesia halfway through this traumatic ordeal. Now my smile isn't pretty anymore, I hate smiling anymore, and because of the statutes of limitations has long since passed, I can't sue the dentist tht did this to me.
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For what it is worth, I have had a full upper and a lower partial, which hooks onto the only two teeth in my mouth that were salvageable after lots of chemotherapy, put in less than a week ago. I have kept a glass of milk or soft drink beside me which I sip on throughout the day. This has been my practice throughout the chemotherapy and helps with gagging, nausea etc. While I was told not to drink carbonated drinks for a few weeks, my pain from the surgery, and other possible side effects has been greatly reduced. Learning to chew and to talk clearly are my biggest hurtle at this point. Getting a good sealant and using a good mouthwash has been a tremendous help also. The taste of the dentures and adhesive the dentist gave me were enough to gag me. Warm salty water between meals also helped reduce some of the excess saliva. Plus the old fashion trick of getting my mind off the dentures and onto something else helps too.
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I got upper plate a week ago. I feel like it is too long in the back. I also have a sore on my left side of the gum. I go to the dentist tomorrow for follow up, hoping he will file the plate back some. Late afternoon is when I start to feel like gagging. I want to take it out but was told not to because it won't fit in if left out too long. Hate them. Retired and feel like I wasted my savings. Don't know what to do. The day had teeth extracted and plate put in they wanted to schedule an appointment for the bottom ones to be extracted and new bottom plates. Told them no. Don't know that I will in the future, just want the top ones fixed and be able to eat something other than soft foods.
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It’s going to improve. I am 3 weeks out of upper and lower ! No anesthesia or gas. 24 teeth 2 days. I have PTSD and am allergic to pain meds. Fibro, CFIDS etc. I am putting this pain in the gallstone removal category x 10. Almost as bad as childbirth. Your dentist should be doing weekly alignments up to 6 months. I’m still gagging but they are slowly crafting them. I don’t know what the future holds but good luck everyone. ~Sam
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Just got my uppers this afternoon amd I am in total shock. I think my dentist does good work and he is a super nice guy, but when I told him I couldn't stand the feeling of all that stuff in my mouth and that they made me drool a lot and gag all the time he pretty much said what most of your dentist say..."you will get used to it:"

Personnaly I am having the most difficulty swallowing, anything even tiny sips of liquid. Is just that when I try to swallow with this alien object against the roof of my throat my natural swallowing mechanism doesn't want to work and I choke and gag. My dentist is afraid to trim them off so they done go back so far becaue than he thinks Ill not have anough suction. I cant imagine ever getting past this point.
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Thank you
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Ive got to try to do the impesstions but gagging is really back do you have and advice for me please as this is a big problem of mine and its my last chance of hope thanks for your time
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Have them trimmed ... it helps really .... I'm still sore but the gagung has less ended since they have been trimmed back ... good luck . Don't give up
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I also find I gag more if my mouth gets dry so have been keeping hard candy in my purse and make sure I always have something to sip on. 

Also figured out that if the back of the top plate gets loose, it causes me to gag more so I sometimes have to redo the powder adhesive mid day depending on what I have eaten that day. As long as they are tight and I keep my mouth moist, I don't have nearly as much gagging problems as I did.
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I just had upper dentures put in about 2 weeks ago. The gagging was a big issue for me at first, but I have been back to the dentist twice and they were adjusted and each time it has been a bit better. My dentist told me to come back as often as necessary to get adjustments because the dentures should never hurt. As for the eating, I am slowly eating pasta like foods now instead of soup. And, to help with the gagging, I practiced breathing through my nose and reminding myself that I could still breathe no matter how the dentures made me feel. And, practice talking out loud has helped also. I still sound a bit like my four year old, but not too bad anymore. I go back to the dentist in a few weeks to have them re-aligned after my mouth heals because he had to pull 6 teeth in order to put the dentures in.
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I just got upper dentures yesterday afternoon after having the last 6 teeth pulled. I am finding it difficult to get past the part that rests on my palate. It feels like it's too far away from the roof of my mouth and gagging is not fun. I have a very high gag reflex anyway so this is really going to be hard. I hope chewing gets better too. It's weird to have this many teeth in my upper mouth after only having 6 for many years. I need to lose weight anyways so this just might be how it's going to be done.
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Got mine yesterday,top, and i cant stand them in my mouth more than a couple of minutes without gagging violently.at my wits end.guess ill lose some weight.lol.really worried after getting 10 teeth pulled , im gonna be unable to wear them.
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Today is the morning after having all upper teeth pulled.  The dentist attempted to put the denture in, but I immediately started gagging - hard!  He then trimmed the denture a little and tried again.  Same reaction.  I have tried several times today to put them in.  Can't even get them in place before I start gagging!  I'm not sorry I had this done and I know it will take time to get used to the denture.  Just wish I didn't have this strong gag reflex!  Anyone have any ideas so that I can at least get the denture in my mouth?
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My gag reflex is super sensitive too. My dentist told me to try and wear them if only for 5 minutes and take them out. Try to increase time as tolerated. That was today's appointment. I am not happy .
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I just got mine and same problem gagging but I found out laying down helps I was told sleep in them for 2 weeks and gagging should go away
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I just got mines Tuesday there very pretty and neat but I can't deal with that damn gagging I have to take them out every time I talk it's like I'm about to throw up.i hate that or isn't because I'm pregnant or the denture give me and advice my dentist told me I'll just have to deal with until I go back again.
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I know how u feel.same here
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Hi everyone just googled how to stop gagging from my upper dentures. I found you all. I had all my top teeth extracted on the 17th of March. I am a teacher and this was spring break for me so I got my appointment on the last firday and school scheduled off and had the surgery so I would have that extra weekend time for healing. I went to a good dentist and used my insurance and got some really nice temp dentures made before my extractions and when I woke up they were in my mouth. They told me to leave them in my mouth for 2 days before taking them out to clean. Honestly they put me out via IV sedation and I when I woke up I don't even remember going home and never was in any real pain which is odd becasue before that with a single extraction I was in missery and figured I would want to die when I woke up this way. However teeth in or teeth out I havent had any real pain. My biggest problem has been big and small pieces of bone and tooth remnates coming to the surface and feeling like needles poking me in the brain. The gagging almost caused me to vomit in my classroom. I was having a bad day with it then one of my students projectile vomited on his desk and i had to run out of my classroom because I threw up and out flew the teeth I was mortified and quickly grabbed them up and ran to the bath room. Thank god no one saw that. I had them held in that day with the Sea Bond cushion pads. These work well for me for about half a day and then the pad starts scooching out and hits my gag reflex I have become the queen of bending over popping my teeth out realigning my cushion grip and popping them back in and resuming teaching with no one knowing. The pink glue works great but lord that junk is hard to get out of your mouth i had to actually use a pencil the other day to peel it off the roof of my mouth. I am that teacher you guys that comes home with her teeth on her leg after I get out of the parking lot they are coming out of my mouth....lol...im about as country as you can get but this is stretching it even for me. My teeth look nice but feel way to big like my bottom teeth can't line up with them its almost like if I still had my own teeth i could have put these in front of them and not have any isssue they just seem way fuller but the dentist said that is because they are temps regardless I read the fine print on my contract with them when i go back after about 5 months when my mouth has completly healed I will have my perminate dentures made. The fine print says it usually takes two visits to make your perminate and could take up to 100 visits depending on wheather you find the correct fit for your mouth. They will make a brand new cast for my mouth then they will make a wax set of the teeth i choose and they will let me try them on and see if i like it bla bla bla and only when I am 100% satisfied will they produce the final denture so basically the wax set is like a trial run for the real thing anyone taht gets a set of 400.00 dentures your getting what you paid for. My templs alone were 1000.00 and my perminate will be 3000 so you know they should be really nice, I have ehlers danlos syndrome which is crazy where collegan makes your body strong it makes mine extremly stretchy and flexable all my bones snap out of their joints for no reason what so ever so my jaw was dislocating about 50 times a a day and they suggested dentures so that i can set my jaw easier when it pops out. My talking seems pretty nmbch normal ut the rest I feel like there is an allien in my mouth about to take over and its winning becasue my brain is so concentrate.
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Warm salt water will help remove the gooey mess of the denture adhesive. Try it and see how it goes.
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Same problem except the whole first week and a half I was fine even wore them to bed but this morning I woke up gaging and now ever time I put them in I gag I don't know what to do
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OH I am so confused. This is day 6 for me since extractions were done and I got upper dentures. I have had very little problem with gagging up to this point, however today I was driving and suddenly started gagging and couldn't stop. I had to hurry up and get home so I could take them out. I would think if gagging was going to be a problem it should have happened the first few days. Any help greatly appreciated!
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Carry water and sour Candy's it helps with gagging
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Having the same issue as you guys, but have to say it is surprisingly better today. I have a great dentist who told me to come in any time for adjustments and they are slowly improving. All but 3 teeth on the bottom were pulled June 3 so it's been 9 days.

Have to admit, I haven't been wearing them much this last week as I dreaded the idea of putting them in. Earlier this week, my dentist did a lot of adjusting and they feel better, though I do need to use an adhesive now to hold in the upper (I just couldn't deal with the pain of trying to get them in otherwise). He told me to use powder which I have had little problems with. I felt my gums were just too sore to deal with them (especially one spot where one of my teeth didn't want to come out), so have had them out more than in.

My biggest problem is I've always had a strong gag reflex. When the novacaine wore off the first day I had the teeth pulled and the dentures put in, I couldn't stop gagging and threw up several times. Finally got over that but had to take them out after 24 hours (dentist said under no circumstances take them out during those first 24 hours so I tuffed it out - mainly by pain pills and sleeping most of the day lol). Today putting in the upper plate I had the same issue and gagged a lot. I cannot quite figure out what is triggering the gag reflex, but about an hour later, they feel tons better! No gagging.

Still cannot talk worth a hoot and haven't been able to eat with them in yet (though I am getting good at eating without teeth! lol), but I am hoping to try that more today. I do think some adjustments still need to be made - my dentist said it can take several months of tweaking to get them perfect so just hang in there. 

It's hard...but I'm trying. And they do look TONS better than my old teeth!
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I've had dentures for a few years and I still get that gagging sensation. I use Sea Bond for mine and it's helped me a little more. I can't take the paste. I also like the hard candy. It helps but I'm still not use to mine. Not sure I ever will be. I know your pain.
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Has anyone considered asking their dentist if they could take a little off of their plate to shorten it somewhat so that it didnt trigger your gag reflex? My partial is a metal plate but the top of it doesnt go towards the back of my mouth that much and only up on my gums for my rear molars and ive never gagged with my partial. My thoughts on this is that since our gag reflex is triggered in the back of our mouth near the throat maybe if the pressure is relieved back there the gag reflex wont be triggered. I would definitely speak with your dentists about this issue. 
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I just had surgery today, extraction of al, upper teeth and most lowers. I am still shaking 12 hours later. My new pretty dentures scare me. I was also told to wear them non stop for the next 48 hours. Thank God post op very little pain in my mouth and no swelling yet. I, however can't wear these dentures . I have been in tears all day and would rather just have my old teeth back. Yea, it's only been a few hours but the experience of getting them ... Gagging and bomittimg several times is a deal breaker for me . She did shave some of the pallet back but not enough for me . I tried to speak and gagged, took a sip of water and vomitted. I go back in two days post op and frankly suction or not these things must be shaved more. I am terrified and can't stop crying. Mind you I was awake during the three hour surgery and was a trooper . My gag reflex Iid hyper active and yea, maybe I'll get used to them ..... But frankly I am ok with less suction and more comfort ... Otherwise I have a 3000.00 paperweight . I talked to a few friends and they said it gets better or they don't even wear them. I was able to tolerate them if my mouth was open and I didn't move....... Unaccetable.
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@ Tina...I was exactly like you! I cried for the first 48 hours afterwards. I still have days I wish I had my old broken teeth back, but when I look in the mirror at my smile...I know why I did this. I had 19 total on top and bottom pulled at one time on 3/22/16 and immediate top and bottoms. Within one minute of having the bottoms in...they had to come out. And I still can't wear the bottoms due to bone issues at happened during my extractions (long story-and I am not happy about this at all!).The gagging will get better. I had extreme gagging the first couple of days, but they worked and worked on them until I could "tolerate" them. I think my worst problem now is eating. Since I don't have any teeth on bottom, I am struggling to eat many of the things I used to enjoy. I finally ate a small hamburger this weekend, but I looked like an idiot trying to eat it. I had to cut it into tiny-tiny bites and it took me 20 minutes to eat it. I now have to break the pointy/crunchy ends off of my french fries and just eat the middles...but I'm doing it. I think that eventually even with no bottoms...I will adjust. And you will too. I was one of the biggest skeptics on here (and still am in some ways) but it is getting easier day by day. The soft reline will be your new best friend along with salt water rinses, orajel for mouth sores and eventually polident with scope :) Good luck and keep us updated! Sorry it took so long for anyone to reply. 
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I had a full mouth extraction in January. I cried for a few days after also. It WILL get better. I had the gagging problem also. I had my upper trimmed slightly and it helped. I have a bad gag reflex and I think I'm used to it by this point. I didn't eat any solid food for the first month, which was a real pain in the ass. Now I can eat most anything. Like Debbie said, salt water and orajel, and I would add patience to that list as well.
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Hey folks. Just a reminder...when making immediates they are doing their best with what they've got as you still have your natural teeth. When it comes to the PPS area it's always better when fabricating the denture to have a little more then less. If they don't make the denture with enough in that area it has to be remade or "repaired" and acrylic added. When you add acrylic it's not exactly the same material that was used when made. So that's why it's best to play safe and cover the full palate. 1mm is like a mile in the mouth so I'm sure they will be able to trim some material away so you can stop gagging. Hang in there and hope the adjustment appts go well! :)
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No matter what i do or try i still gag with my upper denture i spend so much time going back to my dentist i feel like i work there now and all they ever said to me you will get use to it so im just asking does anyone have any ideas because im at the point where im ready to live without them
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I had 15 teeth pulled  on January 29, 2018 and now I have full temporary upper and partial on bottom. I was worried about gagging but it was not an issue at first. However, now when I cough it makes me gag. One problem is I feel what feel like metal in my gums. Some are like a stitch and some feel like one end sticking out my gums. The stitches were supposed to just disappear with time. They have my gum sticking out toward my cheek and are real sore. Another problem when I take my upper dentures out there will be a string of mucus stretching from my mouth to the dentures. I am thinking it is sinus drainage but why doesn't it go down my throat instead of in my mouth. Each years since I got older my allergies have started and gotten worse each year. If I drink more water it should help. Has anyone had this problem?
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My sinus drip comes out in the morning ... I try to get it out , it's probably better than swallowing , it's so chunky ... anyway best way I can describe it without grossing people out! I got my dentures yesterday and gagging was the first thing I noticed. The tech shaved them down twice and like others here, he said if he did it anymore I would have to wear "glue" . LOL I know what he meant but they fit just great, they look good too ... but this gagging has to stop. I hope sores heal like they say they will. I will tell you this though, I cannot eat, I tried mashed potato's yesterday and I managed however they would stick on the top ones and i would have to push it back with my tongue. We see people everyday who manage to eat with full dentures, sure hope one of them is me! For now, I will eat small bites and keep them in.. but ONE meal a day I will gum it! We need our nourishment!
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My dentist hasn't filed my down, they say they can take "it off but can't put it back on" also I won't have as good of a deal. I have tried baked potatoes and baked sweet potatoes, applesauce, pudding cups etc. The sores will get better. Haven't eaten anything really solid as of yet. Still gagging, mostly in morning. Take the top plate out until sinuses are done draining then back they go.
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Only issue with the tops is gagging and one little pinch in front. The lowers hurt so much I am doing a few salt water treatments today before they go back in! I don't know why your dentist won't file them a little, the tech who made them did it twice before he said they would be loose and I would need something to hold them. I know I need to put those lowers back in if i want the sore areas to callous if that is indeed what they do. So will be sitting and suffering and go in tomorrow... they are closed today. What a pain but worth the smile in the long run which helps me to try and train my tongue to get used to the top. Eating will be a who other story. 
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I'm glad that I am not alone on the gagging issue. I had just the upper done about 6 months ago.
I had immediate dentures done.

The constant saliva and gagging(only when I eat). It feels like their is way too much material in the pallet area. When I bite down on food it seems to have very little room between the bottom teeth and the pallet area. If you use adhesive and are just talking then their is no issue with gagging.

Only reason I got the uppers done is because the center front tooth came out. It was one with a post that had been done twice. Since I have degenerate bone loss the dentist told me I am not a candidate for a bone graft or implants.

I have not gone back for the reline yet but will soon and I will make sure that the issue of gagging and saliva is addressed.

I had mine done here-
http://www.washingtondentalclinics.com/index.php/our-brochure

They do good work and are far cheaper than US prices plus you are treated like Royalty. They even did a deep cleaning on my lower teeth for free. The relining is free and if they have to make another denture it was only $125.00 six months ago but I think it went up. They also are very cosmetically pleasing.
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