Just a little over 24 hours of having 21 teeth extracted and immediate dentures

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The first day I threw up twice. Lots of good and my bottoms always came out too. Just rested iced and took pain meds though it wasn't easy. I'm swollen and my jaw is very sore . went to dentist today . they took them off and shaved a few spots and sent me on my way. They said the healing looks good that everything was clotted.. I'm supposed to take them out for the night but I'm scared that they won't go back in. Tried to drink a health shake but it's too hard. Barely able to get my pills down. I really don't have much pain on top. Just my bottom jaw. And can't hardly smile cuz of swelling. Seems more sore since I went to dentist. I can't hardly get water down. So afraid to take them out tonight. How long will this pain and swelling last? Can I drink from a draw now? Help! I am so miserable
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marcia

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I feel for you I am on week 3.. I really questioned if I had made the right decision. It will get better. I'm still sore. Just getting to the point where I am able to eat a little easier. and Oddly enough I was very sick last weekend and threw up a lot.. Was not pretty. It will take a lot getting use to. I have been to the Doctor every week since for adjustments. The hardest thing I'm having is the pallet on the denture, when you eat you have that as part of being able to feel the food, can't feel it anymore and its very strange. and its very thick feeling so I sound like I'm slurring my speech. Hope this helps some
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Thanks Rhonda! I guess I was hoping I'd be one of the lucky ones that didn't have many problems. Guess I was wrong. We're you sick from your dentures? Or just bought a bug? Glad your feeling better. Was it hard for you to take them out and put them back in? I'm suppose to take out tonight but scared to take them out and afraid they won't go back in. I know I should be rinsing but I'm chicken.
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I promise it will get easier just don't lose hope!!!! And leave them in Bc it might be hard to get them back in If you take them out. There is a product I found that helped me so so much with the sore spots on my gums but for the life of me I can't remember what it's called. It's a pink thick substance that acts kind of as an adhesive but it is also numbing. It allowed me to wear my dentures all day with virtually no pain at all. I'm going to find out what it's called. I'm 29 and have had a full set of dentures for 7 months now. It's the best decision I've ever made. Don't lose hope!!!
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I was told not to wear any adhesive until the gums healed. I'm having a hard time keeping them in today. Biting down to keep my teeth in. I;m ready to give up. And I'm not a quitter. But, this is making my whole body hurt. Plus I;m sick as well. But, Jamie, you say not to lose hope so I'll keep going. Have to now...got no teeth. I hope I picked right doctor. He is really nice.
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Theresa Benoit-derry

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Jamie, If you think of that name of the stuff you used, I'd like to know what it is too. Thanks!
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Rhonda

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Jamie and Theresa I think the stuff your talking about is called cora caine... My Dr. gave me some when I was hurting so much.. Hope it helps..
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Rosie

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Rhonda, we are so sorry for all the pain and heartache you are going through. As others have mentioned, stay strong and don't give up. It will get better with time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help along the way. :)
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If you're not comfortable taking them out at night, then for now do not. Sleep with them in. You will want to take them out a few times during the day to clean the denture and your mouth. My dentist had me sleep with them in for the first few weeks - I think that this helped me get used to them. I did still take them out a few times a day for cleaning and every morning I would soak them for half-hour or so. After those first few weeks I started taking them out at night.

Everyone is different and we all seem to get different instructions from our dentists. You'll figure out what works for you. :-)