Just wanted to share a good denture experience!!

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I'm 24 and just had my remaining 28 teeth surgically cut out and dentures immediately placed three weeks ago. I had impressions made before I had my teeth removed. Then the following week I went into surgery, and woke up with a full set of dentures in place. I had to have my bone shaven down as well during the surgery (forgot the technical term). But even with that, a full mouth of stitches and dentures placed immediately I'm already almost feeling like they're my actual teeth. The first week was admittingly horrible. I took a couple of hydrocodone pills (prescribed following my surgery) for the first two days. My face did have a lot of swelling and I couldn't even completely close my mouth. However, I had no facial bruising what so ever. I slept on my back, somewhat reclined for the first several days to help prevent more swelling as well as to prevent pressure on my face. The first day or so I also Iced my face a few times but even though it helped, I found it to be more of a bother. I didn't even attempt to eat the first night, and the second night resulted in broth. By the third day I was back at work. I was still a little sore, but ibuprofen sufficed and I started eating things like applesauce and creamy substances. Including ice cream. Lol. Over the next couple days though I learned I could eat more of a variety, as long as I ate slow. It was really mind over matter. I was just afraid to attempt much else. I kept minimal swelling for about a week, but thankfully being a woman I was able to do my makeup and didn't feel as if I looked AS bad. Though, a tip for the make up wearers... I do not have oily skin. However while I was swollen anytime I wore makeup my face wound up looking super greasy by the end of the day. So I kept powder with me at all times. I have still yet to have my dentist make any adjustments although I do need to. I've filed down a spot or two myself that rubbed, but I'm needing a soft reline done due to the looseness. I have to pay out of pocket for those as I didn't choose a plan package so I'm trying to post pone that for a week or so. I advise that nobody else makes the same mistake. Even with a stitch or two still left in place I'm already using denture adhesives. Big no no!!! However. My teeth literally fall right out other wise. I just use very little and am extremely cautious while removing them and clean my dentures and gums very very thoroughly after removal. I also sleep in mine which is not recommended after the first 24 hours. However, I cannot stand the feeling of the stitches in my mouth. So for now, I wear them 24/7 aside from cleaning. As of now I can even eat steak. Cut small, yes. But steak none the less. I can bite into pizza and sandwiches. I can chew gum (though I've never been a fan of gum but had to try it). However, breads stick and are aggravating unless they're toasted. So I avoid white breads and such. I also haven't attempted nuts or anything too sticky like caramel. (And I'm not about to anytime soon). And I never rush eating. It doesn't take me an hour to eat, but I do take my time. The faster and harder I chew, the more my healing gums do become a little sore. Patience and positivity is key. I'm only 3 weeks into it, no lisp. Back to eating most foods. My smile is great. And no actual*** pain!!!! Just wanted to let some of you know there ARE good*** experiences with dentures. They're not all bad!!
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Heidi Ford

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That is awesome!! I'm 5 days post op on mine and I can say it isn't as bad as what I was expecting!! I took a month off work luckily I have paid sick leave!! But I have major bruising on my face but it is only a little tender and starting to go away already!! I still talk with a lisp, my husband laughs at me because we have been trying to teach our 4 year old grandson how to pronounce his words correctly and now I'm talking like him? Lol
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Be careful about wearing them 24 seven I wore the same teeth which I still am doing for 40 years now I'm going to a specialist because of wearing them day and night I only have my lower jaw 90% tI've lost so much bone is no b blood flow .. had no idea you were not to wear your teeth at night ask your dentist about this because now I'm going to have to have some major things done ! I never had those teeth relined either I always use cushion grip I didn't go to a Denist for at least 40 years I only went this time because I needed to find out about some medicine I needed to take for osteoporosis which I'm not taking ever now ! I wish i would've had gone to a Denist that gave me better advice how to care for things I cannot even get an implant there's nobody there to do it or a graphing !

Going to a specialist know if it's about 90 miles away from me hoping for a miracle the good thing that's funny about this my little grandson wants my old teeth Lol

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Yeah, I'm not going to continue wearing them 24/7... Just waiting for my gums to heal more and my stitches to all fall out. At the moment the stitches are loose so them hanging causes me issues if my dentures aren't in. Lol
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I only have uppers right now and in about 6 months I'm getting a partial for the lower ones that are missing. I take mine out at night when I sleep. My dentist said to do this. I'm hoping to do implants in about a year or so. I hope they can do something for you!! Yes my grandson keeps telling me to stop talking like him!! Lol
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My dentist told me to take mine out as well, however I'm currently waiting... And I'm also going to be getting implants eventually but for right now this isn't too bad. Thankfully. Lol
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Positive stories are awesome to hear!  

I think I slept in mine for the first week or so, but started taking them out after that.  The dangling stitches drove me nuts...
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Yes! Will definitely be taking them out once the stitches are out.haha
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Stitches come out...then you can glue them things in good and it's a whole new world...
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I already do glue them. I just avoid where the stitches are. They seem as if they fit perfectly and I have no issues what so ever with them (other than the fact that I do know they aren't fitted perfectly now, and that I need a reline... They just seem that way because I use adhesives). Lol