Lower Dentures still Cause after 5 Days.

  • 1
  • Problem
  • Updated 1 year ago
OK, so I've had upper and lower partials for over 15 years, just got full denture this past Tuesday after waiting 8 weeks since having 13 teeth pulled due to toothaches and infection on lower gums. Uppers are no problem, lowers, I can't put them in without pain. It almost feels like there are knobs of bone left on the gums. I had the teeth pulled by an oral surgeon and the dentures made by Affordable Dentures.. I am trying to put them in every morning but after 5 days they're still very uncomfortable. Any suggestions.
Photo of Dominick Nardi

Dominick Nardi

  • 9 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes

Posted 2 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Elizabeth Chaffin-Smith

Elizabeth Chaffin-Smith

  • 4 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
You need an adjustment of denture also use oragel and warm salt (sea salt) .
Photo of HeidiQ

HeidiQ

  • 24 Posts
  • 10 Reply Likes
what was your experience with partial dentures Dominick Nardi ?  I got full uppers and am recovering well.  I can eat and taste food - mind you I'm talking sorbet, oatmeal, applesauce - but it doesn't hurt and things are progressing.
I am getting my lowers done on the 20th.  They will pull three teeth out and the rest were pulled out in the past except for five teeth right at the front which are strong enough to stay.  Will the partial on each side and real teeth in the middle be a good thing and what worked for you having had partials for so long?
Photo of Dominick Nardi

Dominick Nardi

  • 9 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
I had the upper and lower partials each had the 2 front teeth and with the anchor attaching to each of the side teeth and what I would call molar type teeth extending past the anchor. I didn't have to use any Fixodent, Polygrip or Sea Bond to hold them in place, I don't know how yours will be anchored without the side teeth. I had no problem eating foods, corn on the cob, steak and sandwiches etc. If I ate apples I would cut them into wedges before I ate them. 
With my full dentures, after 5 months or so my uppers are no problem, they stay pretty much in place without any aids maybe once in a while they'll slip if I'm eating something without my lowers in. My lowers on the other hand, I've only tried using Fixodent which only seems to last anywhere from 6 - 9 hours before my lowers become loose and come out. Which is somewhat of a problem if we dining out with other people. I have a package of Sea Bond lowers that I haven't tried yet.
Hope this helps.
Photo of HeidiQ

HeidiQ

  • 24 Posts
  • 10 Reply Likes
Some people swear by something called comfort grip but you can only get it at CVS in the states. Online they rob you blind apparently.
So why did u switch from partials to full denture?
Photo of Dominick Nardi

Dominick Nardi

  • 9 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
Had a bad toothache with an infection, when I went to the dentist he found several other bad teeth and on my lower partial the right side anchor tooth had a bad cavity and would no longer hold my partial, same thing happened on the upper left side anchor tooth, so I had no choice. I know it's silly but going to the dentist was not my favorite thing to do. Valium and laughing gas did nothing to ease my fear, I always had to have IV sedation for extractions or cleanings.
Photo of HeidiQ

HeidiQ

  • 24 Posts
  • 10 Reply Likes
Not silly at all I was terrified of dentists for so long. I'm just allergic to most anesthetics and pain meds. So it's not an option unless I'm willing to get hives and throw up!
Photo of Dominick Nardi

Dominick Nardi

  • 9 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
Wow, that had to be awful. My fear started when I was 13, had a real butcher for a dentist back then, bled a lot. Then in basic training I had 2 teeth pulled and bled again couldn't change bedding or pillow case for almost a week. Had a toothache while I was in Viet Nam waited as long as I could, went to the dentist, 1 2 3  just novacane, no pain afterwards or bleeding. After I was married I just went to oral surgeons for extractions. I had to go to regular dentists for my partials, and this February I had the last of my teeth pulled by an oral surgeon waited 8 weeks for my gums to heal before I got fitted for my full dentures. The first day was awful, couldn't talk, had so much saliva and like I said my lowers hurt like heck until I went back and had them adjusted.

The one thing with each set of my partials there was no problems talking, eating or anything afterwards. The worst part was the fitting with the putty type stuff they use to make impressions of your gums. If you have a bad gag reflex it is a little uncomfortable but it only lasts a few minutes (but it seems like an eternity) but a good dentist can make it bearable.
Photo of Heidi Ford

Heidi Ford

  • 66 Posts
  • 11 Reply Likes
Yes I had horrible experience with a dentist when I was younger was even in a class action lawsuit because he drilled a hole thru my tongue!! So I haven't been to a dentist in almost 15 years before now!! I opted for the oral surgeon also can't stand the needles!! I had 10 pulled up top and 5 on the bottom on June 15th with an immediate upper put in the top. Going to do either partials on the bottom or implants beginning of next year .The top has healed very well but have had nothing but problems on the bottom. Now because I have an abnormal jaw bone on the bottom and super thin gums , my jaw bone has cut thru my gums and now I have to have surgery again to fix it!! I am hoping this will be the end of my pain and I can smile again!!
Photo of Dominick Nardi

Dominick Nardi

  • 9 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
They asked if I wanted to have immediate dentures as soon as I had my teeth pulled but I said no thanks. How did you do it? My gums were still tender for about 2 weeks after the teeth were pulled, the stitches took about 7- 10 days before they were fully dissolved, even now there is a slight discomfort when I first put in my lowers. I have a pretty big threshold for pain but I don't think I would have been able to put up with have new dentures on my gums.
The dentist I went to for a consult, he did my neighbors teeth, when I had this last toothache suggested implants then he said I would need to go the oral surgeon to have them pulled plus the cost of the implants, never really got a detailed cost for implants but his price for uppers and lowers was almost $1900 each plus $2400 for the oral surgeon. I asked the oral surgeon's staff what they thought of Affordable Dentures and they said they have a lot of patients go to them with no problems. Went there and got their Ultimate Denture Package for just over $2100.
Hopefully you'll get all your issues taken care of. 
Photo of HeidiQ

HeidiQ

  • 24 Posts
  • 10 Reply Likes
In some ways the dentures protect the gums. I was shocked when I heard that's what he wanted me to do but going online I realized it had its advantages. He did space out upper and lower to help with recovery.
I'm in Canada; we do have little dental shops that do economy dentures but I asked around and the dentist I chose gave a fair price with a great reputation. He has been great. He did a very secure job and they stay in great with no adhesive so far.
I do definitely have to brace myself to take them on and off. It's some of the worst localized pain I have ever experienced. Once they are on tho they feel swollen but okay. I can cope. I just wish I knew a trick to get them off and on with less pain. Not even sure I'm taking them off correctly
Photo of Dominick Nardi

Dominick Nardi

  • 9 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
My uppers go on without an aid and to get them off I just reach in and sort of wiggle them off. The lowers go on with Fixodent and if they don't come off by themselves I'll start rinsing my mouth with warm to hot water to loosen them up and push up on either side until they break free. Not n expert but I don't think you should be having pain when you're taking your dentures out.
Photo of Debbie Smith

Debbie Smith

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
I got 4 teeth in bottom n my throat and ears and tongue burns wat can I use to get rid of it I just put salty water in rinxed out my mouth do I have to leave them out or in I got them in 
Photo of HeidiQ

HeidiQ

  • 24 Posts
  • 10 Reply Likes
I realized I have some bone shards on one side and also my front teeth gum that remained after extraction has become very inflamed and white. It feels like it could pop it is so tender. I contacted my dentist and he told me that bone shards are a part of the process. He said If it hurts too much keep the dentures off full time and it will speed the healing. However I feel like I was doing way better when the dentures were on almost full time. I don't want to walk around without dentures for s few weeks! If I put them back on and keep rinsing do I really have to take them off all the way? He is now on vacation so I'm not sure what to do.
Photo of Joseph

Joseph

  • 76 Posts
  • 154 Reply Likes
Heidi: Bone shards are part of it, and my dentist tried to help me with them. But the things that worked best were frequent salt water rinses and gentle brushing of the gums after they had largely healed (about 7-10 days post extraction). They usually disappear on their own.

The white patches are leukoplakia, not an infection. They are the result of the new denture rubbing against your gums. They are easy to resolve, and your dentist can do it by filing down the offending places on the denture. They can hurt like the dickens, and that was why I had two followup appointments within the first 2 weeks. Good dentists have backup options for their patients when they are out of town, and yours should, too. And I do not mean the emergency room. If he or she does not, you might politely suggest that they do so - now.

Good dentists will treat a colleague's patients - sometimes without charge - when they know the patient is having difficulty and their regular dentist is absent for any reason for any period of time. They certainly should do so for a problem as routine and minor as leukoplakia. Just call a nearby dentist, explain your situation and they will either take care of you or recommend someone. That's the way it works in my town. Again, my experience is that no bills are generated, but that may just be life in a small city. Good luck. I hope this helps. Joseph