I'm only 5 days out of having 22 teeth pulled and immediate dentures put in! I'm still having some pain and can't eat hardly anything!

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LainyW

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I know it's hard. The pain will subside soon. Your gums are still healing. You may try some mashed potatoes or a smoothie with yogurt added (make sure there are no seeds in it from the fruit). I also did well with oatmeal and mashed banana. I had mine pulled last August and not to sound discouraging but the first 5 months with the temporary dentures were a bear. Lots of tears and wondering if I had done the right thing. But I got my permanent dentures in February and I know now it was the best thing I ever did for myself! Hang in there. You'll find ways to adapt.


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Melanie Remy

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Hi LaineyW! I just saw your post from a year ago. And I'm getting 22 teeth pulled and temporary dentures on Wednesday.Then in 6 months mini implants. I'm really nervous. I was just looking for someone who had the same thing done. I know it's the right thing for me to, but just really anxious.
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Misty

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Hi im getting 22 teeth pulled March 1rst all at once with dentures the same day. How bad is it im so terrified.
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Paul Baker

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It's gonna take awhile! But, it gets better slowly. 2 weeks myself, biggest issue presently is lower partial still rubbing wrong. You will be going back in every few days for adjustments. The gums change as they heal
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Jeanette

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I just had 32 teeth pulled and a lot of excess bone removed 3 days ago. I know how you are feeling. My gums are so swollen I can't put my dentures in either. I don't have a dentiist appointment til Thursday. I have been eating soup mainly. Are your gums still swollen?
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We are sorry to hear how much pain you are in. Unfortunately, you will experience discomfort until the healing is complete, which lasts a minimum of two to ten months, depending on your ability to heal. You should see your dentist 24 hours after the teeth are extracted, and one week later at the most, to have him or her check on healing, and to relieve any sore spots that the denture may be causing.

Before using denture adhesive, you should wait until the areas where the teeth were removed have healed; usually about seven to ten days. It will be more comfortable for you to apply denture adhesive after the gum tissue has grown over the extraction sites. However, a very small amount of denture adhesive may be used on the part of the denture that touches the roof of your mouth if needed immediately after the teeth are removed.

To learn how to properly apply denture adhesive, visit the American College of Prosthodontists online at www.prosthodontics.org, an organization of prosthodontists, who are dentists with three years of additional training in denture care. Ask your pharmacist for an over-the-counter cream containing benzocaine for dealing with sore spots, and carefully follow the directions. If the sore spots remain for longer than two or three days, you need to return to your dentist or prosthodontist for an adjustment. Hang tough.
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Sandy

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Alex, I just went to the prosthodontics.org site, and there is no access unless you are a member of their club. How does one access any information there?
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I'm 34 years old and I had all my teeth removed from top to bottom all together I had 28 teeth pulled all in one appt. And I had them put my dentures in the same day as soon as they were all removed and believe me it's not like it was easy by any means but it was totally worth it I would do it all over again if I had to.. I have received soo many compliments its a great feeling and nobody would ever no that they are dentures they look amazing. Soo real and so natural looking it's probably one of the hardest decisions I ever had to make bc I was so young but I'm soo glad I chose to go for it.. I dealt with a lot of uncomfortable pain And I probably spend more time in the dentist office in 1 month then most people do in years so it was definitely not an easy decision but it was totally worth it.. just to feel great to smile and be confident in your teeth... I tell anyone if your not happy with your teeth now and is thinking about doing it go for it.. And you won't be disappointed.. best of luck to anyone that is going threw the process.. AND ROCK THAT SMILE
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DATSUN 260Z

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Your going to have good days and some bad ones. Hold that positive mind set. The next few months will have some challenges. Congrats on improving not only your smile, but overall health.
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Jeannette Plumlee

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I feel so sorry for you. It really takes time and pain until your gums heal and your mouth, muscles that hold your dentures in, and facial muscles conform to your new dentures. Hang in there and wear them for as long as you can each day or you will end up with them in your pocket like a lot of people do. Wishing you well.
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Melanie Remy

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I've been reading everyone's comments. Thank you guys. It's really helped me.
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Renee Seymour

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Hi i had all my teeth pulled out 2 weeks ago. Most of my stitches are out and i need to put ny teeth in but my top ones seem lose. I have been to the dentist and he saod they were fine. Went back to work yesterday with no teeth in whoch didnt bother me cause my colleagues are great but i keep holding back. Why is this
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Very positive for those of us who have the extractions ahead of us. I'm trying to psyche myself into calmness about this big procedure, hope it works! I've read that some people get temporary dentures put in right after the teeth are out. I'm getting the actual upper denture. Any idea which is the better way to go? My dentist did not mention a temp denture until there's some gum healing.
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Lori Stoneking

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I just had 15 teeth pulled in preparation for dentures this past Friday....all of the back teeth on the top and the bottom.  Not sure why they're doing it in two phases instead of all at once, but I go back on April 14th to get all the rest, all of the front teeth on top and bottom pulled and at that time, I'll get my dentures.  I have several appts. in between now and April 14th to do impressions/molds for my dentures. The pain today hasn't been too bad....I eagerly wait for the warm salt water rinse...still have some blood in my saliva, but not as bad as I thought it would be.  I took xanax before the extractions and also received nitrous oxide along with the numbing shots.  Not sure what to expect from the dentures, but it will be the first time in my life I've had straight teeth.
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DATSUN 260Z

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Removal in stages will give you a better fit.  The fronts will be a breeze, Single root. Your Dentist will do a wax try-in. This will help get your bite corrected B4 final extractions.  Good Luck!
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I hope my dentist will do it in two stages. Jackie
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keep us posted on your progress