I am having a hard time removing my uppers. this is week 2 of receiving my full uppers.

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I am having a hard time removing my uppers. this is week 2 of receiving my full uppers. My dentist showed me how to put them on and to push the roof in to make a seal. well when comes time to take it out - I can't unseal the roof. The shortess amount of time to take it out was 35 minutes. I almost stated to panic cause I thought they were really STUCK!!!

Can anyone have any suggestions of taking full uppers "UNSTUCK" from the roof of your mouth.
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Stephanie

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I don't have any tips but I'll be following. I got my upper Thurs and I'm too scared to try and remove it. I'm going to let the dentist do it Tuesday. He said that was ok although it doesn't seem to be the norm.to leave them in that long.
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Swish with just some warm water prior to removing them. That's what I do and it works really well. Don't forget to remove them evenly on both sides. I've gotten used to just pulling down on the center but after the warm water it just slides down no problem. Let me know how it works for you.

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I had mine done three days ago and had no plans to remove until I got to the dentist. They felt pretty tight and I was scared. But it was grossing me out them being in there that long so I did it this evening. They were stuck pretty good but if I put a dry thumb on the roof of my mouth and slide it forward, then kind of hooked the back with a finger and they popped out. I cleaned and reinstalled with no issue. Hope that helps and good luck.
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That's exactly what I do.
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Thank you so very uch! It took me a whie - but it's been working pretty well. Swishing my mouth out with warm really makes a difference. This kind of helped to rock my dentures and then i put my dry thumb on the roof of my mouth and slide it forward. It took a couple of tries but it came out. First time I thought - oh okay let's see if that happens again. The next evening - I did it again!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

I had to try a couple of techniques to find out which one was best for me. But swishing / using warm water seems to be the biggest key! Breaking that suctions lock seems to be easier after the warm water. My gums are still healing and still sore spots, losing up the dentures by rocking there side to side a little also helped. Then I was able to slide it forward - with a DRY THUMB. For me that's a main factor a"dry thumb." the dry thumb was able to keep a grip of the top denture and with a little pressure and persistance it denture slides forward!!!!

that little movement just made me sooooo excited. I was like YAY! I got so excited!!!! Then I was able to bring my finger and pull down! SUCCESS!! I was ike "I STRUCK GOLD! OMG!"

i'm still trying to master this technique - but again THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Don't give up !!
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Oh good glad to hear it. I'm sore too so once I've slid them forward with my thumb I now use my tongue kind of flattened and rub it forward on the palette. It also pops it out without having to use a finger. I hope you continue to heal and it gets easier.

I'm doing well considering the trauma to my mouth. I'm still pissed this had to be done, not happy about it at all, but recovery is better than I anticipated.
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Usually the salt water works for me but as things got looser and looser and more adhesive was required the salt water didn't always work. I ended up making the roof of my mouth sore with the rubbing and rocking of the plate. I read here on one of the other posts that holding mouthwash in your mouth and kind of flushing it around in there would work. I have had decent success with it.