I'm having my bottom teeth out in 2 days and I'm scared to death!

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I'm having my bottom teeth out in 2 days and I'm scared to death! I'm not afraid of the pain more of the way I'll look to others. I work in the public and I'm afraid of not being able to talk and keep my dentures from slipping. I feel so bad about having to have this done in the first place. I have a shower to go to 10 days after my surgery and will have to meet people I don't know. I will have an immediate denture put in when my teeth are pulled.I have heard that bottom dentures are extremely difficult to keep in your mouth without slipping out of place. I'm embarrassed already about having to have dentures but to have them slip while I'm talking to people I don't know will kill me. Any advice?
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Everyone is different, but after about 48 hours I was out and about on a limited basis.  At two weeks I went to a Public Concert that my wife was wary about purchasing tickets for.   (1)  Make sure you have a good dentist (2) keep on top of your pain meds and warm salt water rinses and (3) Cold Smoothies with Protein Powder feel good and are nutritious.  
I'll think you'll be fine at your Shower.  Lowers are a bit tougher to adjust to, but primarily when eating.  Talking shouldn't be much of an issue with them.  Gravity helps with that.  I'm not embarrassed AT ALL about my Dentures.  They're A LOT prettier than my OEM Teeth were.  If anything, I am more confident with them.  Most people never know and still don't know I have Dentures unless I tell them.

Good luck with your E-Day.
 
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Had 25 pulled eight days ago. The bottom plate was all over the place until it was adjusted properly and now it stays put. Except for eating.

Stay on the dentist's case until they have the things adjusted correctly. You are the only one wearing them and the only one that knows where they need to be adjusted. With the last adjustment suction in my lower plate doubled.
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Wait until your first soft reline.  You'll love it!  Mine was @ 3 weeks.
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I am looking forward to it. I am not rushing anything, somewhat to the chagrin of my dentist. I have no rush to use adhesive, chew or anything else. The important part to me is letting these gums heal well so they can be the foundation for what's to come. Scheduled for the soft reline the 11th of July. 
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Linda Huntley: Good 4 u. Take ur time. Healing is the MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL! I had 26 extracted on May 8th. Despite having"RUSHED" to have temps made prior, etc etc etc, I still can't/don't want to wear bcuz still have areas of extreme unhealed pain. (An osteoporosis medication I take has severely hampered my healing process.). Then, there are the tiny bone fragments that have to work their way out, also very painful. The BACK/INSIDE EDGE on the top of my bottom left gum is SO SHARP, LIKE A RAZOR BLADE EDGE, & so very tender to the touch, that when I do try to put in lowers, that area just lights me up
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Hi I'm Diane and I was just like you terrified absolutely terrified I had to have 5 teeth removed and I had it removed on May 30th and it was Bloody horrible so the best advice I can give you is that make sure you get the magic mouthwash because they didn't give me more than 20 Percocets and I went through those like candy and they wouldn't prescribe anymore because of all of the drug lords now but the magic mouthwash really did help so make sure you get that right away
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I'm going back to the dentist tomorrow because the top which was never put in fill out as soon as I put it in my mouth so I had to use the adhesive in order to keep it in my mouth and that shouldn't be the case the lowers is a partial and he wanted me to make sure I put that in as soon as possible because my teeth would float and the Contours of my mouth could change so but when I put the lower one in it was chasing the inside of my gums so bad that I had a big canker sore so I had to wait until the canker sore healed before I could put them back in again so if you have any discomfort at all don't leave them in take them out and go straight back to the dentist and keep going back until you get them fitted properly you paid a lot of money for him and you deserve to get r what you paid for
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joan rosenblatt

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One day at a time
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Thanks you for all of your inputs,