I am on day # 4 after having 13 teeth surically removed and full, immediate, upper and lower dentures put in.

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I am on day # 4 after having 13 teeth surgically removed and full upper and lower immediate denturs put in. The next day after the procedure I thought "wow ... this is a piece of cake". Since then, not so much. I have a couple of sore spots which I understand is normal but I am really struggling with the "roof" of my mouth because of the full denture. I feel like I had a big glob of caramel constantly stuck to the roof of my mouth :(. I can talk pretty well for the most part except in the morning when I first put my teeth back in. They feel looser in the morning for a while and I imagine this is normal. I have found myself wonderng sometimes as to why in heck I did this but I know it had to be done. I am wearing the dentures about 14 hours a day in hopes of getting used to them more quickly but I still get frustrated. I have really appreciated this site to be able to read other's stories as well as tips and information. Thank you!
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Ed

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lamont daniel

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I have been asking myself that same question that you have. I have the same problem that you have as well with the big plastic piece covering the roof of my mouth. At 1st I was like this not that bad and then the swelling started going down and the denture started shifting and it was all bad. But adhesive is my friend and it keeps them stable until my last and final alignment. It gets better just like with any major body change there is an adjustment period. Hang in there.
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Patti Howard Greene

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I found sea bond works great on your upper plate but not so good on my lower plate I am 4 weeks out
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Jeanne Roushey

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Ed are you using any adhesive? You will get used to that feeling in your mouth.
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Patti Howard Greene

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So Ed how are u doing now?
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Hi. This is week 2 from extraction and full uppers and partial bottoms. For me day 2, 3 and 4 were awefully painful. Trying to swallow was difficult and I too was questions why!! My dentist told me what to expect and this site made a huge impact.

Just keep holding on Ed. Sometimes it gets darker before the dawn - - - and even in my "2 weeks" I can feel the change. I have to say - a little adhesive truly made a huge difference. My gums are still healing and swollen - today I had the last of the stitches taken out.

I've learned to put ambesol on my really sore / tender spots before putting my uppers on; It helps so I can tolerate the pain when putting them on. Because I didn't have any teeth pulled for my bottom partial, I was able to use a little bit of adhesive. OMG what a huge difference.

My dentist said to put a little adhesive on the roof of the uppers and it would ease the moving around. With the tweeking and adjustments that he does and that little bite of adhesive on the upper denture - OMG that really made a huge difference in the pain department. I'm still learning to talk clearly and how to chew on my back teeth (had no back teeth for years). I'm on soft foo.

Stay encouraged - there is light at the end of the tunnel! And that light is YOUR BRIGHT SMILE!!!
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Ed you are doing really well, just keep in touch with group as changes occur. There is always someone to get tips from fairly quickly.
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I'm on day 3 and I feel the same way as you. I have my first appointment tomorrow and can't wait. I had and immediate upper on Friday and today I'm really feeing the sore spots. The caramel stuck to the analogy is perfect. I think I need my dentist to cut the back down a little or thin it down. Still haven't had to use any narcotics. They gave me Percocet. Which I'm a little surprised on since it was only local anesthetic.

Best of luck to you

Joe
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Jeanne Roushey

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Darn drug pusher dentists.....narcotics aren't necessary. Tylenol or Motrin. There are dab on gels to help sore spots. Also when denture is out rinse your mouth a couple of times with warm salt water to promote healing. Adjustments are often needed till it feels better. Go slow on getting it cut down, you will get used to it. If cut down too much it can loosen the suction.
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Patti Howard Greene

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So joe how are I doing now?.