Just about dentures that I have had in less then 24 hours ago

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Hello all! I am new to this! I had the remaining 8 teeth from my top pulled yesterday. They put my immediate dentures in right away for me. I can already tell they are a little too big. I just woke up from being dead asleep to fell my dentures had fallen out. So I quickly put them back in. Well, my question is this. Is it OK to use pligrip to keep them in place until I go back to my dentist Tuesday to have them adjusted? I wasn't sure if it was ok since it's been less than 24 hours. Thank you all in advance for your help!
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Cassie Duff

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If u have to i would only use it on the gums that have healed not on the parts still healing and only a small small amount.
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Antonia Stewart

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It's normal though right? For the denture not to fit perfect when you first first wearing them? I really love how they look but every time I open to my mouth to eat,drink,and talk I worry they will fall out.
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Cassie Duff

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I had all mine out at once and perms put in they got loose after 5 days just had temp reline put in. Its normal as your gums shrink at 6 months to a yr they should stop shrinking.
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Cherryghost

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It's ok to use powder not paste. I prefer polygrip powder but fixodent makes some as well. Good luck!
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Antonia Stewart

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What is powder? And where do you get it?
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Ted

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http://www.polident.com/en_ca/denture-products/denture_adhesives/ultra-poligrip-denture-adhesive-pow...

Be careful.... adhesives can pull out your clots.  You can use a tad of cream (like the size of a pea) on the UPPER PALLET ONLY well away from your extraction sites.   My dentist showed me how to do this at my E+24 hour checkup and gave me a small sample tube of Fixodent.

Personally I would wait for a few days before buying powder.  I use a product called Secure which you can buy on Amazon or eBay.  Most of us have "the box" of all the products we've tried and don't use.  
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Melanie Baker

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Yep. Lol. I've got all the stuff. Lol. But secure and poligrip powder r all I use now. Lol. Ted is right tho wait til u heal more b4 using powder and until then only a dab of the cream type in middle of ur upper. Can pull clot out can also pull stitches and cause bleeding again. Secure is by far the best adhesive I've used.
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Melanie Baker

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But poligrip powder is the 2nd best to me.
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Melanie Baker

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Antonia powder is another type of adhesive. Poligrip has 1 and fixodent has 1. There's other brands too. U can buy at Wal-Mart or H.E.B or CVS. Most stores sell it.
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joan rosenblatt

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Welcome to the group.  Please listen to Ted he is the go to person and he will give u the best advice.  Ask away we have all been there.