I feel hopeless and need some advice

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Hi, I just 27 teeth removed and immediate dentures Saturday. I am only 34 years old and thought I was prepared, boy was I wrong. I had watched tons of YouTube videos and everyone seemed fine the next day. Not me. The plan was to be awake but the surgeon refused so I went under. When I woke up I was being wheeled to my car. I got a price of paper with VERY little details on aftercare. Last night I took them out to gargle and the top was fine but the bottom was painful, it took a lot to put it back in place. I woke up in the middle of the night to serious throbbing. It felt like they were in the wrong spot. I took ibuprofen and ice and was eventually able to go back to sleep. I’m sore this morning but I can handle it, I am just petrified to take them out. I really need advise please. Any tips or help. I feel hopeless.
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Apryl Ashley

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Hi I know it can become quite discouraging and you will have that from time to time, and it gets frustrating to hear it gets better. But it is all true. Time is your friend, be patient and stay strong. Personally I didn't have to go back to work for 3 weeks ..my dentist recommended trying to keep them out for at least 2 hours a day. I did keep them out up to 4 hours. It does help with the healing, just make sure you rinse with salt water a couple of times a day.. you can do this!!!
Hang tough
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I was 30 when I got 17 extractions. I had a bottom partial prior to the full denture. It's hard the first three weeks. Its trying, you're in pain and swollen, you can hardly eat anything at first and soft foods are challenging too. I hated the way i looked at first. I thought I'd instantly be in love with my new smile, I wasn't. I had a lot of moments or days of regret wishing I wouldnt have got it done. I'd already dumped 10k into my mouth prior so it was the only other option.

This community was here for me prior and then directly after. I heard a lot of good stories that helped me through the rough days. Everyone's experience is different, but it's all usually the same outcome -it does get better!-

I'm a year now with my dentures and I can eat anything I want. I'm lucky I don't have to use any adhesives. But I love my smile now and there's no more pain. I do leave my dentures in all the time (even to bed) and I only take them out to clean them. This is my personal opinion but I believe it aided me on getting use to them and I cannot stand to be without my teeth. Some days were absolute hell but I muscled through it. I promise you'll get through this. We're all here for you!