Miserable 5 days after new dentures

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I am a 30 yr old mother of 3 and just had all my remaining teeth pulled (top and bottom) with immediant dentures. Its been 5 days and I am miserable!! Its not really the pain, the only thing that hurts is 2 little spots on the bottom were it is rubbing.What bothers me is the fact that I talk funny and I cant eat. Also I am young and embarrassed, I feel like everyone I see knows when only a few people actually know. Its humiliating! I keep hearing over and over that it will get better but i am miserable while waiting. Also any suggestions on any type of cushions or anything to help with rubbing? And when can i start using adhesives? I feel like it would help if the stayed firmly in place.
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I am 33 and just had all my top done and going back this Thursday to do the bottom. I haven't eat in 4 days now, but I am really not in the mood to eat. My dentist told me to use Poli grip powder. They even put it on my dentures the same day they pulled my teeth. the other day I tried not to use it but the suctions on the holes where my real teeth used to be are throbbing a little now. I am so scared of a dry socket... heathernd don't be depressed. I am having score spots on my top too. I been telling people I got my teeth whiting lol the fun thing is people believe me. Only close family and friends know the truth.. I am right here with you it sounds we had our teeth done on the same day. I am a mother of 1. please keep in touch HEATHERNB
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So, the only thing you need to worry about right now is going back to the dentist or surgeon whom pulled your teeth and placed your dentures to fix the areas that the dentures are rubbing on! They will do a bite down test or similar to see the exact location(s) needed to be taken down so pressure/pain can be relieved in that area, or also may decide if the dentures in general are loose to pad them with a liner, not the store kind, for comfort, or both! As I myself went through!  
Let them know that the denture is affecting your speech on words! Because there is a certain area of the dentures they can adjust that will fix that. On myself it was th ch sound and th s sound!  
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So, the only thing you need to worry about right now is going back to the dentist or surgeon whom pulled your teeth and placed your dentures to fix the areas that the dentures are rubbing on! They will do a bite down test or similar to see the exact location(s) needed to be taken down so pressure/pain can be relieved in that area, or also may decide if the dentures in general are loose to pad them with a liner, not the store kind, for comfort, or both! As I myself went through!  
Let them know that the denture is affecting your speech on words! Because there is a certain area of the dentures they can adjust that will fix that. On myself it was th ch sound and th s sound!  
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I understand completely. Im 34.i had a motorcycle accident 2 years ago today,may 25.i lost 14 teeth in my accident so i was 32 then.. Mouth wired shut for 3 months.no eating, drinking, smoking (yea i know).i went from 230lbs to 190lbs in 3 months.(im a big guy at 6'4")i just had a full extraction few days ago and got my new dentures. I was embarrassed talking to girls or going on dates knowing i had to explain my story everytime but i had super good friends who looked past the teeth and smile.i know we are self-confidente and its rough,but inside that counts and im sure your a wonderful mother. Things will heal over time, yes it is tough and some times embarrassing, but ive been there so keep up the positive vibes!
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I am 61 years old. I've had dentures for 28 years . Give yourself time. Go back to the dentist who fitted you for your dentures. It will take a few times of having them realigned so you won't slur your words, or be able to eat normally. The pain will go away. Everything tasting like raw meat will go away.
I used a powder adhesive for quite awhile. Go see your denture dentist every 4 to 6 weeks for a realignment. Within a year, everything will be fine.
And, just think. No More Toothaches.
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I had dentures fitted 2days ago rhey frel lose whats ur advise & scared to eat
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Hi Heather! I know it IS miserable at first! I think I hit the wall 2 weeks in wondering WHEN is this going to start to FEEL good (not just physically)! But now that I am on the other side of that wall, I can tell you it really does get better.

Half the battle is setting proper expectations I now realize. I am going into my 6th week (sorry, earlier post I counted wrong, it was 4 weeks then) and there are moments when I actually feel like they are my own. Those moments are getting longer and longer.

Be very patient with yourself and take your meds on time. Don't let the pain start up for at least the 1st 4 weeks. I never take medication for anything, just vitamins, but found with this it is a must! That is partly why I couldn't count the weeks properly because of the meds. I asked to get switched from hydrocodone about 2.5 weeks after the surgery to protect my brain and the dentist wrote a script for 800 mg of Ibuprofen to take every 4-6 hours which focuses more on the inflammation. Around week 5 I asked if I could do Aleeve every 12 hours instead which I really do more like 8-12 but it has helped me to get my head clear while still controlling the inflammation. I felt throbbing a few times at night with that but got through it.

See my post "6 weeks and counting...there's hope" for food ideas. I found eating the right soft and nutritious foods helps tremendously with your energy and mental state too. It was annoying at first, how little I could eat. But I finally resigned my self to taking tiny little bits of food like 1 macaroni on each side of my mouth at a time. Lots and lots of vegetable soup guys! Now I am up to 4-6 at a time plus small amounts of salmon or scallops! I even had tiny little bits of very tender filet mignon yesterday!

Also, drinks lots of water, plus sparking water real cold helps a lot. The little bubbles, soothe the swelling in an amazing way, especially after trying to eat.

I was going to the dentist literally every other day the 1st 2 weeks for adjustments. Really do that because your mouth is changing EVERY day as the healing progresses. It will prevent sores and help the fit happen a lot better for you.

I don't look my age at all and the dentists as well as the surgeon were telling me before surgery that I could expect to back to work in a few days...nope, that didn't happen! They failed to read my date of birth and were looking at me instead. I am twice as old as they thought and finally after 3 weeks, admitted its more like 6-8 weeks. Once I adjusted my expectations and resigned to be patient, I began to feel a lot better!

It also helped when my dentist said think of this like multiple amputations you have had. That resonated because my mom had her leg amputated below the knee and I supported her through the fittings for the prosthesis and the shrinking. But once all of that stabilize she did great! This is the same thing. So I really hope the best for you and that you decide this is a process where you will emerge in victory!
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Brooke did they explain why you had dry socket?  I have a dry mouth from medications I take and I have had dry socket a few times in the past as a result.  That said, I had surgery yesterday and my dentist and mom (who wears dentures) said to keep them in as much as you can to avoid it and protect from dry socket.  
I do not want it!!
My top outer denture is like a corset for my teeth and prevent the swelling from getting out of hand.  That said I do have a sore front gum that is pressing upwards and affecting my sinus.  I think its just from swelling.  The gums look like they are black and purple through the gums in some areas.  
I wonder what everyone has done about how long to take them out and how bad the pain is to put them back in. And should I just soldier through it or get my dentist to put it in to be safe I'm doing it correctly.

those who have lower partials - do you think they set more firmly and move around less because they are anchored a little by the teeth ?  I wonder about that.  I'm thinking food is far away - I have sorbert and appleauce so far.  I have the same issue as others above, when I bite down blood gushes out and goes down the throat and is not a pleasant thing to do.  Now with the lower going in, man.  I'd love to know good or bad what I can expect.

I end this by saying I was terrified about every thing and it has gone textbook thus far.  have never taken a narcotic - tooth aches, dry sockets and abcesses are in my past and good riddance.  I would have taken a narcotic for any of those but I have no need here yet.  I heard the next few days are the hardest but I'm less scared.  Take heart!
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YOUR SURGEON AND/OR DENTIST SHOULD BE GIVING YOU MUCH OF THAT INFOMATION. MOST HAVE IT DETAILED ON A WEBSITE. CALL THEM AND ASK THEM BECAUSE THAT IS ALSO WHAT YOU PAY THEM FOR!, EDUCATION. TRY NOT TO BE ANXIOUS BECAUSE THAT CAN MAKE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE CLIMB. PAIN INCREASE, REMEMBER ICE, ICE, ICE TAKES THE SWELLING AWAY , ANTI INFLAMMATORY AND PAIN MEDS. GET REST, MEALS, FLUIDS AND YOUR BODY WILL HAVE WHAT IT NEEDS AND THE TIME TO HEAL. IT WILL NOT BE LONG BEFORE YOU WILL HAVE A PERFECT SMILE AND WILL NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BAD TEETH AGAIN!

OH, I DO NOT CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS.......YES YOU DO HAVE TO EAT! THOSE THAT DO NOT AND GET DIZZY WILL EAT UP IN A HOSPITAL QUICK JUST FOR THAT DECISION ALONE!

FIND A FAVORITE MEAL REPLACEMENT DRINK. I LIKE ATKINS CHOCOLATE MILK OR VANILLA. YES THREE TIMES A DAY!

BECAUSE YOUR BODY NEEDS NUTRITION TO HEAL YOUR MOUTH.
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@changedfirhim...
Thank you for this post. I feel better after reading this. I thought something is wrong because I'm still in so much pain. Mostly when Im Up n about too much. Also I clench my jaws so bad so I have a feeling that's part of it. And realizing having fibro makes healing hardr. Haven't bee. Eating again n not enough water so I'll go back to that. Thank you so so much
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@ shiela Kruger Yanez I have fibromyalgia too. Was wondering how it might affect my healing. I seem to be healing okay though but really won't know until I'm looked at. I don't have another appt for a month though. I'm 5 days in today. I also clench my jaw. Haven't had any relines done. Today has been the worst. I haven't had to take any narcotics but the second day asked for ibuprofen 800 to be callled in to the pharmacy and have been taking that and it helped a lot but today it doesn't seem to be helping as much. I am also concerned about dry socket. Wonder if it comes on suddenly? Or if can u feel it starting to happen? I'm going to google it. I only have my tops still have teeth on the bottom and plan to get implants for missing back teeth. I hope you healed up well. If u have any suggestions or want to share anything I'd love to hear it. I'm still just figuring this out and it's been really hard. My dentist really isn't informative even with the waist jobs I asked and Seems to do things different as he hasn't offered any reline appts and plans to make my temp in a month which is odd bc everyone else waited months. Plus o think I could use a reline. My denture is pretty bad and doesn't fit my mouth well and looks horrible. Too big I look like I have rabbit teeth and it pushes my lip out so much I cant really rub my lips together like when u put chapstick on. Anyway idk if u will even respond but I hope your well.
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Exactly, great INFO!
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Ooops my earlier post about my whole store is entitled "Ideas and Encouragement". (The older site had the other title which was replaced by this one only a few days after I wrote my 1st post.)
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Changed4Him, I really appreciate reading what you had to say. I thought that because I was only given enough pain medication for 3 1/2 days that meant the pain should be bearable or gone by then. Through reading yours and others comments I think that is not a reasonable expectation. I will have to go all day tomorrow (Sunday) without. I started taking Aleve as soon as I read this. If that doesn't help I will call her on Monday and see if I can get something stronger. I'm learning a lot by reading everyone's experiences. Thanks! Pamela
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Unfortunately the government says you should only be in pain for 3 and 1/2 days what the hell do they know grrrrrrr
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I was given no pain medication and didn t think of asking at the time due to the numbness. Imposible to wear immediate dentures right now. Its been 3 days what can i do ?
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@Kenneth Rivera - you need to return to the dentist and get something to help you rest.  They said rest heals the body....and with 48 hours of pain meds, I wasn't able to rest with the meds the first 2 days.....needless to say, I am on day 7, have been back for 2 adjustments.....one I had to wait over the weekend for and by Saturday I couldn't bare to put my immmediates in.  After returning on Monday and waiting in the waiting room ALL DAY to see the dentist because I was a walk in I assume, they informed me what I thought I felt was bits of peices of teeth was exposed bone and they had to num me up and trim the bone and skin down on both sides of top gum, because I let it rub sore spots too long.  I had them pulled on Tuesday, went back for adjustment Thurs. and by Saturday I couldnt bare to put them in my mouth!  So DO NOT WEAR THEM AND LET THEM RUB WITHOUT GOING FOR ADJUSTMENTS DAILY i assume  (I only have the top denture, still have my bottom teeth) but they offered no meds or anything for that and expect me to wear them now on top of the procedure done yesterday!  I just don't know.  I think I am going to have to remove mine and let that heal first, then start fresh from healed mouth to even begin to figure out where the sore spots really are anymore!

But my denture is way to big and they just keep taking some off of it.  Will they ever adjust by adding anything to it?
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The only thing you can do as far as the dentures rubbing is to keep going in for adjustments.I'm 3wks in on full dentures and my gums have shrunk a lot,have to go in again for #6 adjustment.They told me it would be several times up until it's time to do a reline when my jaw bones heal from when they shaved them smooth.
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@ChristiS... They are beautiful! I went through that a bit with seeing myself in the mirror but i was so sick and in pain for so long with my real teeth that the relief outweighed the humiliation. I am blessed to have a super supportive family that helps. Now whan my 16 year old acts like a jerk I just show him my gums and he walks away and no more complining lmao. ;) I still have my moments tho. And i'm hope to be able to get implants in the future.
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Oh my god, I typed into my search bar, top & bottom teeth removal for dentures, and this website came up. I'm so surprised @ the different ages of people who are having the procurer done in there mouth. I will be 59 in two weeks, And for years I was planning on doing implants in my mouth, back 4 years ago one implant teeth was 1400.00 dollars, it was to much then, but I wanted my mouth fixed so bad I didn't care so i sent the last for years trying to save what i could for implants, to learn that its gone up to 1762.00 each teeth. 20,000.00 for only 8 implants. That's rubbery so I been entertaining the though to just have the 8 teeth i have at the top, and 9 on the bottom removed & where dentures. But after reading all you guys stores it is scary & at the same time hopeful that it all works out for me & all of you that have been so brave to step froward and take control over your smile & ability to enjoy eating comfortably again. Which is what I have lost for many of years. The ability to eat whatever is hard shell. I wish you all the best of recovery & the smiles you all desire.    
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I'm 24 and will have mine all out by Thursday with dentures put directly in. Alot of people don't really think that alot of thr time this is due to health issues
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Oh goodness I wanted implants so bad bit could not afford it. New top denture right now they.lool nice but hurt. I am going to ask about orabase...I need help...in alot of pain. Ty.
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I’m 5days in top ful denture I had previous 11 unit Bridge but due to my health and medications well had to have 11 teeth extracted including the whittled down post.. I had pain Meds prescribed but only used day of surgery .. I have had no real pain.. pretty surprised ... yes too feels funny but not blood gushes at all I have worn my temp. To sleep in but when I get up I take them out for several hours then about 8 pm I do it again ... unless I go to sleep, helps with healing at night to keep in plus rinse my mouth with salt warm water 5 times a day started next day after .. now I was totally scared to have all this major work done .. I fear fear dentist I was knocked out felt nothing , of course numbed me up , had deep scaling of bottom teeth, one tooth on each side of bottom teeth missing and got two bridges bottom feel great ... so I’m so sorry so many have had problems pain etc... I wish more were fortunate as me .. I worried because I also have Fibromyalgia and connective tissue disease , and arthritis plus psoriatic arthritis and I believe me being on a anti inflammatory Sulfazalizine has made my healing easy.. that has been a major plus , I can’t take normal treatments for fibromyalgia and Psoriatic and RHeumatiod arthritis due to bad bad reactions now have this new drugs plus a old old one sulfazaline is a old one but is a wonderdrug for my inflammation .. anyways just keep on top of your Dentist , mine calls me daily go back Thursday’s for a minor issue on top temp. denture thicker on one side .. permanents in June and oh I strongly suggest putting money into your dentures , I have the Comfylyties amazing
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I am doing fine with top and bottom partials but I didnt get them until my teeth were out for five months. But it does get better
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I had the 5 remaining teeth pulled from the top yesterday, the others have been pulled in the few weeks before. (still have most of bottom teeth) First I had issues with the gag reflex. That has been conquered, but now I am dealing with lots of nausea and haven't been able to keep much down today. I had my top plate in for 24 hours straight, always put it back in after being sick. Took it out and ate some applesauce and crackers, felt pretty good, so I put them back in and less than 5 mins promptly got sick. I then took them out and left them out. The dentist told me that I should at least go 8 hours without them in to let the incisions and stitches heal.
Any idea what I can do?
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We hope you found out if the timing is right for you or not. Everyone's situation is unique so you should check with your dentist about it. We sure hope you have that resolved by now. Fingers crossed!
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Please help! I got 28 extracted 13 days ago and have got them adjusted twice. They move around so much they keep coming out. My dentist said I have to wait a month to use adhesive, is this true? I'm ready now.
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you can use fixodent extra hold on your dentures despite what your dentist said. my dentist told me a week and a half, and I had 22 extractions. good luck!!
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Last 6 uppers pulled 3 days ago. I love to eat and think I was better off with the 6 bad teeth I had over this. No pain to speak of just can't eat like I did. Hope this improves soon.
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You can use adhesive on the center of the top you just can't let the adhesive get to your incisions
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I can tell you it will take longer then 8 hrs. for the incisions to heal ,Rinse your mouth out with warm salt water that helps with soreness and healing. If still nausea you may want to have a little trim off of the back that made a big difference for me.
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I'm a 'veteran' now, approaching 3 months with my new teeth. changed 4him is right. It took me about 3 weeks before I could chew. I never had real pain, but the chewing was uncomfortable. It was a full month before I could chew anything but soft foods without discomfort, again no real pain.

If you have sore spots, contact your dentist and have the dentures adjusted. You can probably expect to go back a number of times for minor adjustments. I've only been 3 times and should go again, except that we're out of town for the next over a month due to a family emergency. I'll make do with Fixodent adhesive.

I didn't begin using adhesives for about 2 weeks, if I recall correctly. The gums need time to heal. Once you start using the adhesive, things begin to improve noticeably.

As for talking, initially I had a nasty lisp. If I try to speak at my normal, pre-denture rate, I still find myself lisping. I've had to learn to slow down and form my words. Mostly it's working fine and I'm convinced that, in time, I'll be speaking at my normal rate again. Remember, your mouth isn't the same anymore and it takes time to adjust.
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Hi Carla, do you already have the implants and an implant retained lower denture snapped on? There is usually no gagging that happens with a lower. Maybe you can explain a little more...
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I talk very fast and so this was a very helpful post for me
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YEP MY IMMEDIATE DENTURES WERE GAGGING ME, THEY HAD TO DO SOMETHING AND IT CAUSED FLUIDS TO GO UP MY NOSE ON OCCASION. THEY THINNED THE TOP PALATE AND CURVED IT IN SLIGHTLY TO GET IT A LITTLE MORE AWAY FROM THE GAG REFLEX AREA!
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Josie I got 4 false teeth in bottom n I had mine adjusted several times but my throat n ear hurts  n my tongue burning on 1 side underneath my gums used to hurt n salt water is good for that n got my 4 teeth in n bottom is bit white but don't really hurt all I'm concern is my throat ear and underneath tongue wat can I get for that do u know or anyone plz let me know.
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My dentist had me try wax dentures till up to a week b4 she extracted my remaining 6 Teeth. They installed my dentures the same day they were pulled. They actually feel nice an snug. My issue is taking the on and off . My gums are so sore... what else can help to ease that
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I've worn dentures for over 15 years - had all mine pulled when I was 38. It really does get better and eventually you are looking back on it and seeing how far you have come. Be sure to get plenty of rest, clean your mouth regularly, see your dentist as often as necessary for adjustments, and do NOT rush yourself!! Good luck!
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Yes, and you will be very very glad you did it. Because bad dental gums teeth like I have causes heart disease!
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FYI, THOSE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH PAIN OF THE SMALL TINY BONY THAT HAVENT YET GONE AWAY IN THE FRONT ALONG THE RIDGE LINES, GETTING YOUR CLINIC TO FIX THOSE AREAS ARE WHAT THEY SUPPOSE TO DO, ALSO DO NOT EVER USE ORAGEL IT WILL CAUSE A CHEMICAL BURN. THE BEST STUFF YOU SHOULD HAVE AND IS A GOD SEND IS ORABASE AND YOU NEED A PRESCRIPTION FOR IT. IT HEALS AND NUMBS FOR HOURS . ORABASE ALLOWED ME TO EAR MINE LONGER AND HELP MOLD THE GUMS BETTER. HOPE THAT CAN HELP MANY!!!!! I KNOW IT DEFINITELY DID ME!
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I have had my lower teeth pulled for a year and still my gums in the lower front are so sore I can only keep my teeth in with adhesive for as long as it takes me to eat or go from one place to another! Has anyone hadgum pain for this long? My dentist has even remade my dentures at no cost to try and help me to no avail. I have had my upper dentures for many years and they are not a problem at all I would really appreciate any remarks on my tender gums, could my age of 75 make a difference in my unhealed gums? Thanks for any remarks!
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I have had my top dentures for almost 4 months and I'm still miserable. They slip up and down in the front, I have a hard time talking and eating still, and they protrude. My gums still aren't healed and I have really bad sore spots in the front. Someone please tell me this gets better! I've been back to the dentist several times but I'm still so unhappy.
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Amber
Please give us an update on how you are doing now
We need your input  because we are here to learn from each other.  I had all implants and I never had any after pain. I never had any  pain when I had the temporary denture and everything has been perfect with the implants,    I have the implants for a long time.  It was expensive but it is the best money I ever spent.  I just thought of it as financing a car  
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I'm 38 years old. This is my 5 th day of having dentures. Top and bottom. I am miserable as well. I started the adhesive early. It helps. Only problem I have is, when they adjust the dentures, will they adjust the top part of the dentures? It feels like a wad of gum us stuck on the top of my mouth and I feel like gagging all the time. Is that what I have to get use to or will they adjust it? It's affecting me at my job. And I don't think I can get use to it so thick like that. ;(
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We are so sorry to hear what you have had to go through. We agree that you need to make sure you speak up if something doesn't feel right or isn't corrected to your satisfaction. Luckily, most dental professionals are great and you may want to ask around to find those. Hope that situation is in the far distant past, AliciaP.
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All is good in my world for now Rosie! Thank you!
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Woot!!!
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I just had 25 teeth pulled two days ago and got my immediate dentures. I went in today and had them adjusted because both top and bottom was rubbing sore spots. I had taken my dentures out last night and tried putting them in and my top was so loose suction will not keep it up. Dentist said it was too soon for a reline. But to use poligrip to keep them in place. I feel like I can risk chewing soft foods just not sure about swallowing it.
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Try these tips for eating with full or partial dentures. With a little practice eating with dentures, and with patience, you should be able to enjoy almost any food you like.

  • Don't panic if you feel that food has "lost its flavor." Right now, your mind is receiving strong signals from your mouth about your dentures, which overpower the messages from your taste buds. After you get accustomed to dentures, your mind will find a better balance and your sense of taste will improve.
  • As you adjust to new dentures, you might have trouble sensing hot foods and drinks. This is common. But be careful; you don't want to burn your mouth.
  • Start with soft foods. Some good examples are eggs, fish, chopped meat, cooked vegetables, and puddings. As you gain more experience and confidence with dentures, try eating chewier foods, such as steak or celery.
  • Ease back into eating the foods you love with small quantities cut into smaller pieces.
  • If you're planning to enjoy foods such as corn on the cob, which require more biting force, consider using a bit of denture adhesive to help your dentures feel more secure. Denture adhesives such as Fixodent® can also help protect your mouth against dentures' two hidden enemies, food particles and bacteria, that can cause bad breath.
  • When you put food in your mouth, chew half of it on the back-left side of your mouth and the other half on the back-right side. This will even out the pressure on your dentures.
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I've been so glad to find this thread.
I'm 31 and had a full mouth of extractions done Friday ( it's now Tuesday ). Had immediate top and bottom dentures straight in and my god it couldn't even close my mouth over the top.
Was in so much pain I went to the dentist as an emergency yesterday to find my mouth is infected and been advised to leave out the bottom and only wear the top intermittently till it goes.
My whole mouth is throbbing and I haven't eaten anything in 5 days. I have 4 kids and my parents kindly took them for me till tonight and I burst into tears as soon as they mentioned that I talk funny now.
Been so miserable and bursting into tears a lot.
BUT though I'm still in a lot of pain I did put the top in for a while today and it didn't seem as big, slight progress?
Terrified of dry socket though and couple of my "clots" have come out. Been doing the salt water, gently does it, rinse too.
Hoping for relief soon and a good night sleep. Really hope everyone sees an improvement too.
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I am 63 and had all my uppers removed two days ago. The Dentist told me to not try to put them in after two days and slowly work on the timing. I tried my temporaries and they are so big and my gums so sore. I can tell even from the look of them in my mouth my upper lip sticks out so much that my gums are so swollen. I hear about people putting in your temporaries right away. I don't know how you are doing that. Anyone have any help.
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This is definitely a great site
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Had mine done temps went in immediately so glad I didn’t find this site before all my uppers were extracted , total fear of dentist , I have to be drugged sedation bottom back one on each side been out for years .. bridge on bottoms perfect. Upper no complications at all... my temp was placed same day of surgery... I’m 55 put it off put it off for years had bridge already on tops for 11 teeth from accident as child, but Meds , DNA well had no choice to dentures upper, wish could of done implants but well not a option because of my illness.. but my temps comfortable yes be glad when I can eat real food , permanent in June and I went with the comfylytes yes top of line more expensive but worth it ...
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Had mine done temps went in immediately so glad I didn’t find this site before all my uppers were extracted , total fear of dentist , I have to be drugged sedation bottom back one on each side been out for years .. bridge on bottoms perfect. Upper no complications at all... my temp was placed same day of surgery... I’m 55 put it off put it off for years had bridge already on tops for 11 teeth from accident as child, but Meds , DNA well had no choice to dentures upper, wish could of done implants but well not a option because of my illness.. but my temps comfortable yes be glad when I can eat real food , permanent in June and I went with the comfylytes yes top of line more expensive but worth it ...
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Hi Allison
are you sure implants are a problem because of your illness?
Who told you that?
BG
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It's been almost a month. I got my first adjustment with my uppers. They look better, but it feels worse then before. I'm gagging more and completely stopped eating. It's been 3 days. I almost passed out at work. My dentist won't return my calls. Idk what to do :(
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Hello Peggy do you have a full mouth piece?
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YES I HAD THE GAGGING AS WELL, TOO MUCH THICKNESS ON THE TOP PALATE, THEY THINNED THE TOP PALATE AND CURVED IT INWARD SLIGHT AND IT HELPED 100 PERCENT, HOPE THAT HELPED1
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ALWAYS ALWAY HAVE SOME KIND OF NUTRITION, I USED ATKINS CHOCOLATE MILK, AWESOME. AS A MEAL REPLACEMENT WHEN I HAD NO APPETITE
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YES I USED A STRAW TO GET IT PAST MY GUMS AND IT DID NOT SIT ON MY GUMS JUST MY TONGUE AND I DID JUST FINE!
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my dentures were making me gag. A lot!!! The dentist trimmed them in the back and they are fine now. She also said to swallow don't let saliva build up. This also causes gagging. I am on day 5. The pain is still there but much better. Little by little.
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@K:I feel for you,I can vouch for the fact that the first couple weeks are quite terrible.I had all my teeth out 2 months ago,immediates in,and am only just now able to eat things like pecans without any pain at all.It is taking me forever to get used to the top denture plate.I'm not thrilled with it but I am better off than I was before I had the extractions.The thought of never ever having another toothache again was my main motive for going through with it in the first place.I will tell you that it really does get easier the more time goes by but the wait is very frustrating.I wish you good luck and infinite patience...:)
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@Victoria:I'd find a new dentist if I were you,the one you have now sounds insensitive.I've heard they can alleviate the gagging by shortening the plate in the back.I haven't had that problem thank God,it sounds awful.My biggest problem was the numerous canker sores on the bottom and having to go back once a week for adjustments.
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I had mine shortened in the back and the gagging is gone! They can shorten it ,
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my dentist keeps telling me it cant be shortened. they probably want you to keep going in so they can charge you each time. That sucks
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Mary, do you have an update? We are so sorry to hear that you were having such trouble. Thanks.
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Hi All!

45 year old male, I finally took the plunge and just had the remaining 7 teeth removed from upper arch, thankfully my lower teeth are okay. The extraction process and fit of denture went very well, about and hour long, including the local shots, extractions, and stitches.

Its been about 48 hours since the process has been completed, and I'm having a very difficult time with the denture. I'm finding that when I have them in, I'm constantly salivating, and have an uncontrollable gag reflex. This experience is making me rethink my decision about this process, however since all of my upper teeth are now gone, somehow I have to come to terms with it.

The palate on the denture seems way to long which is causing me to gag. I was at my dentists office today and he said he trimmed it down a little, which didn't seem to help. I will be going back in 6 days to have the stitches removed, would this be another good time to mention that I'm still having a horrible gag reflex? I really don't understand why the upper arch is shaped the way it is. I know its a suction fit, however I would gladly use Fixodent and have the upper palate trimmed as much as possible to avoid the gagging, and being able to taste the limited food I can consume.
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Hang in there! Everyday it gets better. Do not suffer if you have sore spots or to much movement, go back to your dentist and have him make adjustments. Make sure you rinse with warm salt water often. Eat only very soft food, or drink protein or milkshakes. I am now three visit and one month. Full top and particle bottoms, on top of 13 teeth pulled. I can't say I am not 100%, but about 70% better. Just take one day at a time.
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Cindy, you're dentist can shorten the roof of your dentures, which will relieve the gagging reflex... You might try some ''Orajel'' on your gums or most ''Dollar'' stores have something for Oral pain relief gel too.., If your dentures are NOT fitting and causing SORE spots, see your dentist as soon as possible...Just because we wear ''dentures'' does not mean we need to be ''UNCOMFORTABLE'' ... Your dentist may do a ''Soft Reline'' .... Your gums are still shrinking & healing, so even if you saw your dentist ''yesterday'', go back to him right away to relieve the pressure on your sore sensitive gums... We pay a lot of $$$  for our new teeth & beautiful SMILE...so be COMFORTABLE..   IF you need to use ''adhesive'', that might help by adding ''extra'' where there is a sore spot, till you see your dentist...  There used to be a product called ''Cushion Grip'', available only at CVS Pharmacy for $7.99, but it's discontinued, however you might find a tube or so there... Amazon.com sells it now for ''skyrocket prices'' but it's great!  It does get ''better'' every day, it's just part of the process ..  Good Luck Cindy...Keep updating on your progress on this ''Journey''... We're here to help you...'Dee' 
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I had 8teeth pulled 2 days ago...had a complete upper denture put in rite after..am having the gag reflect going on..but I have incredible face pain and a pounding headache that won't quit?? Have been using 800mg ibuprofen and 1000mg Tylenol every 4hrs alternating.. With no relief.. Beside the fact that I'm so hungry.. Have eaten soft foods rite along...but can't shake this incredibly painful headache...
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I am the same way my right side hurts soo much and this headache us unbearable
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Ice will help with that like 20 minutes on 20 minutes off.
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Thank you for the returned comments. I'm not sure what is normal procedure or not when it comes to dentures. I don't have dental insurance, by switching dentists now I can't afford. My bottoms are very loose and my dentist set up an appointment for those in January. Is that too long of a wait? That's another reason I can't eat, they keep coming loose no matter how much adhesive I use. I will update you soon. But I have another concern. The very roof of my mouth is very thick. It feel like I have a wad of gum stuck up there. My first adjustment they said they would thin them out, what I thought they meant was in that area. Is that something I have to get use to? Or can they really thin that out? I really should be asking my dentist, but now I feel I made the wrong dental choice and I'm stuck with it. Thank you for listening ;)
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I'm reading that a lot of people had stitches. I had 8 teeth removed and she didn't do any stitches. Is this normal?
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Natasha Parr

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I had 12 removed on Monday and no stitches
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On Monday I just had 27 teeth removed and no stitches. I had immediate dentures in and I've had to have my bottom plate adjusted 4 times already. My tops will not stay in. They slip every time I talk, drink or try to eat. I had so many sore spots that I have a bunch of little canker sore little things on my gums. My bottoms went to far down in to the bottom part of my tongue that it was cutting the little gland that produces saliva. I have blood blisters under my tongue. Since they adjusted the bottoms they feel better but not 100% better. And my tops I can't wear. It's like my gums shrank too much.
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Warm salt water helps with sores. It may be to early but I use Orajel mouth sore mouthwash and its been helpful. Gums shrinking is the healing process. You want them healed well before perms. It is very frustrating. Good luck.
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I had 8 extractions and just a few stitches usually dissolve if not dissolved when go back for 10 days they will snip but usually all dissolve .. no real problems here everything going smoothly accept so ready for real food but that won’t happen for a while lol
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Hi Victoria,

Thanks for reaching out! As much as it sounds like a broken record, we would really ask you to continue working with your dentist to address this issue and if you feel this office is not addressing your issues, it doesn't hurt to get a second opinion.

All the best!
Kevin
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I also would like to know this I had 25 teeth pulled 2 days ago
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Eric Gaskin

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Just had my 14 on the bottom pulled with same day dentures was able to put polygrip in after about 8 days but still fighting the rubbing and soars
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I just had my done yesterday, all top teeth but it's killing me and I'm starving, I'm only 30 years old and I'm scared Eating anything ever again is out of the question. I've at pudding and mashed potatoes, can anyone give me any suggestions or at least a time frame of eating again? Pain relief?
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I understand your pain Sheryl, just had mine done to and eating is most definatly a struggle. even a few spoonfuls is an accomplishment, just keep trying very small bites of soft foods , no chunks. right now I 2nd guess this decision but in the back of my mind I know it was the right choice as I,m sure you do, Baby steps right now and keep your faith .
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I had 28 teeth removed 6 days ago and they shaved my bones and put dentures in I took them out on the 4th day. .it hurts to bad to put them back in and I'm to scared to go back to her because she wasn't nice and the pain was so bad
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Hi Everyone..I was fortunate to have my upper and lower teeth extracted by a dental college who had wonderful staff and professors overlooking every phase of my procedures and new smile. The professors and dentists there told me that so many people make the mistake of getting immediate dentures straight after surgery. I was glad to adhere to their advice and wait a couple months to get my dentures made.I was able to identify all the "bumpy" spots that needed to be filed-down first and after doing so I had a smooth and easy transition into my new set of teeth. I have only had to have one adjustment for a small sore spot on my bottom denture and have to have one more spot that rubs taken care of after the holidays. I could tell that eating was becoming much easier after the sore spots were smoothed out and for anyone having a tough time...GIVE YOURSELF TIME!!! If you have to take them out to eat until you are healed, i would do that. Your gums will be shrinking and changing for up to 5 years after extractions. But with waiting a couple months your fit will be so much more precise. Salt water rinses with warm water will help heal soreness and irritation. I never had to use any pain meds other than ibuprofen after having 11 teeth pulled on the top..Icepacks the first night did a great job for me...and the same with 14 they pulled 3 weeks later on the bottom. Good luck and enjoy the brand new smile!!
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my 82 year old parent had her all her lower teeth extracted 4 days ago. and has 3 solvable stitches . She had immediate denture, but it bothered her so hold ing off using it until her gums heal. I am just worried as she seems really weak on the soupy diet. Any recommendation what I can giver to get her energy levels up with satisfy bearing in mind she has her upper teeth and no bottom teeth.
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I've had my top and bottom teeth pulled about twelve days ago dentures put in immediately following.The procedure went well and the healing process was good thus far. The only complaint I have is I cannot eat with the dentures in it seems they wont stay in place even with adhesive and my gums hurt when chew. I go for my first adjustment on Tuesday and cant wait until I am able to eat with the dentures.
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I'm going to try vision grip today I'm 43 and on day 12 , I had all my upper teeth pulled and have had lots of sore spots and missed more work than expected!i can only eat soft stuff,and I'm constantly bursting into tears,I haven't gone back yet cause it's an hour away and I'm still a little swollen so I thought I should wait!
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Cusion grip*
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Nicole Foucher

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I thought each day would get better but seems to get worse!
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Nicole ... go BACK to your dentist, he/she can alleviate the pain from the sore spots, even if you just saw your dentist ''yesterday''!! ..Your ''gums'' are shrinking by the hour..,.Each week, your dentist should be doing a ''soft reline'' to accommodate for the shrinkage of your gums, for approx. 4-6 weeks.... I used to use ''Cushion Grip'' for about 5 months, when I had my temporary dentures,... it's like a ''soft reline'', but it doesn't stick to the roof of your mouth, only the Denture!!  It lasts from 4-7 days, and usually 1 tube will last 3-4 weeks... plus you can use ''adhesive'' if you need it... FIXODENT has a ''powder'' that's easier to use than the pastes ..I use it now..,.  Yes, each day does get better and you'll ''dry those tears'' less too.. Having ''dentures'' is a process that will take approx. 12 months or less before you get ''permanent'' dentures which are thinner too... You'll be eating ''soft foods'' for about 3-4 weeks as well, until your gums are not as tender to bite down on foods..Then you'll learn how to CHEW with dentures.... just take small bites... I started out eating ''sausage links'' with my eggs... I was able to eat a ''Steak'' about 5 weeks after my extractions... so it does GET BETTER....  As for the swelling, cold packs will help... You should be able to resume working soon... If your gums are ''tender'' when you put in your dentures, try some Anbasol or any oral pain relief gel... some are available at a 'Dollar'' store...

During this process you should be Comfortable, so make sure you tell your dentist of any discomfort ... whether it's sore spots, gagging, lisping, etc... these can all be FIXED by adjustments to your denture... I hope this helps... Keep updating on your progress... We're here to help you thru this Journey... Good Luck Nicole!

 
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Yes. I agree. I am on day 16. I have been back to the dentist 5 times. He made adjustments 4 times and every couple of days your gums are changing so it is very important to have them adjusted. As soon as you feel it Salt water rinses help a lot. Two days ago he did a soft reline. It feels 1000% better. That night I just enjoyed the fact that my mouth was totally pain free. Today was a really good day. Still eating softer foods but I'm being overly caution not to irritate my gums from movement. He told me to hold off on adhesive now. I think I am turning the corner. The fact that I can smile makes it all worthwhile. I just have to remember that now I can show my teeth. This is life changing but for the better. Best of luck to you.
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i just had 24 extractions with immediate dentures have not had alot of pain just sore in places but im exited to get this don for the past 10 or so years iv struggled with tooth pain infections and ugly teeth if it helps i get a can of soup chicken noodle is my fav and i heat it on the stove and then put it through the blender and drink it dosent change the taste but it does help to get your belly full i know i feel 110% better after getting it done and it will get better with time 
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Congratulations Jeff ... Glad to hear you're progressing well... just make sure you keep your dentures really clean during the healing process.. If you get ''sore spots'' try some ''Fixodent'' over those spots till you get to your dentist...You're supposed to be ''Comfortable'' during this process, so whenever there's a problem, call your dentist immediately...Your gums will be ''shrinking'' hourly, so the dentures will loosen, but ''soft relines'' help a lot and you'll have 3-4 of those (probably weekly) for the first month or so...then you can try ''Cushion Grip'' in the interim...You can purchase it at CVS or Amazon.com (cheaper too) and it's like a ''soft reline'', but doesn't stick to the roof of your mouth, only the denture...and apple Fixodent on top of it too...  It sounds like you're ''loving'' your new SMILE too... and yes, no more tooth infections or pain... PLUS ''white teeth'' ....  Keep posting on your progress too, we're here to help you ...:)
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Hi, I just surfed over to this site. I don't want to hi jack the thread but I was wondering about those soft relines. My dentist isn't interested in doing that with my immediate temporary dentures that I just had put in after having 21 teeth extracted on July 8. He did say that he would do a medicated reline in November as I'll be getting better dentures after my insurance kicks back in January. He says those only last a few weeks. He won't tell me why he won't do a soft reline, actually I'm wonder what acrylic he used for the base of these. I'm using Sea-Bond wafers right now. (Dentist isn't crazy about this either) I have a small mouth so I'm using a "lower" wafer for my top denture too. I can't stand having anything under the palate . Fixodent makes me sick to my stomach no matter how little I use. Poligrip doesn't stick at all. The thing is that my denture looks real nice but it's not stabile and I can't keep the suction when I'm eating so I have to be very slow about eating.  He did try to fix the occlusion in the front because it was pretty open and I couldn't even bite a French fry. I can bite a French fry now but anything stiffer than that forget it. I don't dare eat anything without a fork in public and even then I have to make sure that it's chicken or fish I'm eating and fairly soft vegetables. Is Cushion Grip available anymore? I haven't seen it anywhere around me for a long time. Wal Mart doesn't even have it. I'm sorry I didn't break this down into paragraphs. I don't know how to do that here.
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Hi Diane ...  I don't know why your dentist won't do a ''soft reline'', it's only been a couple months for you.... and your gums are STILL shrinking.... BUT, many dentist do a soft reline ''weekly'' for the first month or so,....along with adjustments to help with any sore spots... HOWEVER, ''Cushion Grip''  is available only at CVS Pharmacy... or you can go ''online'' to AMAZON.COM ....When I used Cushion Grip, I was using approx. 1 tube a month... so I ordered ''4 tubes'' ...

 I just checked on Amazon, now it's $19.00 a tube.. Ouch, That can't be correct!!!!!  ... Here's the ''CVS'' ad... at $7.99 per tube...  http://www.cvs.com/shop/product-detail/Cushion-Grip-Adhesive?skuId=236678    Here's the video I watched to show you how to apply cushion grip... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=764OxNaZVNs    I hope this helps you, and you may still need the ''adhesive'' too, but it will give more ''stability'' while your eating and will make your dentures fit ''tighter'' too...  After 6 months, roughly, you'll be fitted for ''permanent'' dentures that should fit much better, but you've got to let your gums HEAL first... Where you teeth ''were'', the gums will smooth over too, so you won't feel the ''socket areas'' much anymore... I'm into my ''permanent dentures'' and just had a ''Hard Reline'' a couple weeks ago, after 11 months...

It's definitely a ''process'', but once it's all done, you'll be very glad you did it.. no more tooth aches, pain, etc ... and a beautiful smile...  Good Luck Diane .. Here's my home e-mail address if you need it...  dreilman1@yahoo.com

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Thanks Dee. :) Yes, I do have a lot of sockets showing. Some places are smooth and some are bumpy socket. I have a very deep socket where my 6 year molar on the bottom right used to be. I'm thinking my dentist is afraid to do a regular soft reline because of some exposed bone on my lower right that's covering over nicely. I'm doing pretty much ok with the Sea Bond wafers. My dentist looks at me pretty strangely when I tell him I do have to eat sometimes as I'm thin compared to most people in my area. Busy thin people do have a tendency to eat a good bit. lol. Soft stuff just doesn't work well for me. I'm a meat and salad person.

 I lost my teeth due to some poor recommendations and having flap surgery at age 33. I'm 54 now. The periodontist was arrested for a non related issue and lost his license. He had severe personal problems that no one including his partners knew about. As it was, I wasn't told for a year that he had been arrested. This was before the internet. If I had known sooner I may had a case against the guy my self but the limitation is a year. I don't think it was right that I was lied to as to his whereabouts before then. That practice still goes on in spite of some other business dealings that the owner dentist of the practice has. I'm best away from them. A local celebrity was duped by the owner dentist also but that guy's pretty slick and nothing happened. :/

I did have some maintenance work done at a chain dentist but I couldn't keep it up because of the cost. Also it seemed like the the X-rays were offered in packages much like going to Sear photo center. Really odd.

I do have a CVS nearby. I haven't been down into the local town area much as I work somewhere else nearby. I'll have to check out the Cushion Grip. They might have it. I know the CVS in our local mall closed a few years back. I'll look at their website too.



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I just checked ebay and amazon.  Cushion Grip is $145+ on those sites!  Wow
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Hi Diane.... Well, it sounds like you've changed Dentists, so that's a plus for you... I shouldn't matter one way or the other about a soft reline, but I guess Dentists have their own ways... I had ''Bone Grafts'' & STITCHES after my extractions & the ''denture'' was like a ''band-aid'' for my gums ... I had 14 teeth extracted in one day... and temporary dentures put in immediately... I have a ''lower partial'', so I don't experience what others do with upper and lower dentures... However, in the first week, my dentist did a ''soft reline'', to protect my gums from getting ''sore spots'' ... Well, for now you'll feel some of those ''sockets'', but give it a few more months and they'll be pretty smooth... much like a ''babies mouth''...and they'll not be so sensitive ... they ''toughen up'' as time goes by...

I think you'll do OK, it's just the eating part that you'd love to ''enjoy'' ... Salads will take you a little while to learn to eat them easily... I can eat Cabbage, like Cole Slaw or Cabbage Salad,... it's just iceberg lettuce that get's stuck to the roof of my denture that bugs me the most... Chewing ''hard'' stuff like 'STEAKS'' will take some time to chew ... just cut them into smaller bites and you'll be able to eat as much as you like.... I tried ''Tortilla'' chips after about a month... just didn't eat as many as I'd like tho...they'd get under my temporary dentures...even a piece of ''ground pepper'' would get underneath... But, once I started using ''Cushion Grip'' that pretty much made eating so much nicer... When you're eating, you should try to keep food on BOTH sides of your mouth, to''balance'' the dentures to keep them from ''rocking''  ...You'll learn more tips as you go along too...

Now that I've had my permanent dentures, there are times when I'm HOME that I just take them out, to get the full ''flavor'' of my foods ... and my gums have ''toughened up'' enough that I can chew too...I do miss the flavor when I'm wearing my dentures... The Permanent dentures are more ''form fitting'' and you may not need any adhesive any longer... that groove in the roof of your mouth is what gives the dentures ''Suction''... I still use adhesive when I go out to eat, just for my own security...

Hey, I see you've got ''paragraphs'' too... good for you!!  Just accepted your request on FB too... Very pretty SMILE you have too... ''Dee'' 
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Thanks, Dee. I'll have to go to CVS this Saturday when I'm off again from work about the Cushion Grip. My profile pic on FB is 2 years old and really to the untrained eye could anyone tell that I was having major problems? Most of my molars were missing and a couple of teeth on the other side that's not showing were missing. You should see the final X ray before the rest of my teeth were removed. Yikes. The club picture with one of my daughters is the most recent with my temporary dentures.

My current dentist who made or dispensed the dentures is nice. He really wants to do "all on four" implant with my dentures. He's not happy because it's just not possible because it's way too expensive. My mom's "mouth just about hit the floor" when I told her how much it would be to do that. She was trying to get me to look into that.  It has to be a conventional denture. Who has that kind of money? I guess performers and athletes. Maybe if our house was paid off. That won't be for several years yet.  


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Kat Ricco

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I had my teeth pulled out 6 days ago immediate top and bottoms put in thank God For this sitejust reading the commentary in the thread gives me hope I am so miserable same problems ill fitting dentures sore spots and the healing of the gums when I want to know does it ever get to a point when you don't realize you have them on or in the roof plate. The roof plate is driving me crazy I feel like I have a hockey puck jammed into my mouth I hate the sensation it almost makes me gag has anybody else felt this way to o
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Dee Reilman

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Kat, ... I hope you've seen your dentist since your extractions,.  If you feel like you're gagging, have sore spots and just down right miserable, your Dentist should be able to make ADJUSTMENTS immediately to give you some relief... Your gums will not be fully healed for several months, however in the meantime, your gums are shrinking & healing ''hourly''...so there should be ''soft relines'' that will help the fit for your new dentures ...So, discuss that with your dentist, it is an option that dentists do several times during the first month or so... Keep updating on your progress too... We are here to help you thru this ''Journey'' .... Good Luck Kat!
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Dee Reilman

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Kat ... How are things going for you now??  
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Donna Chilson

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I am 25 and go in December to get 22 teeth pulled I am extremely scared and embarrassed. Scared cause at 16 I was at the dentist and the chair broke while the drill was in my mouth petrified me for life. And am embarrassed cause I don't want anyone to see me after it I have 2 daughters and 2 step sons I am terrified of what people will say or how they will react, any words of encouragement that may be able to help me and what to do Afterwards I get my dentures the same day. I'm also embarrassed cause I'm so young people my age aren't supposed to be getting dentures I wish I would have listened growing up and not have done drugs now I'm paying for it.......PLEASE SOMEONE ANYONE HELP
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Teresa M. Acosta

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You are very young! Have you researched extensively to see if there is financial help or a prosthodontist who will take payments to get implants instead? Here is a link to one grant website I found.  http://www.cosmeticdentistrygrants.org/CosmeticDentistryGrants/testimonial_viewAll.action There must be even more. Maybe try a crowd fund before giving up 22 teeth at such a young age. Research all you can about implants versus dentures, especially because you have years and years ahead of you. Best to you!
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Diane Underwood

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 Hi Jeff: How are you doing? Pureed chicken soup is good. Try the chunky chicken and dumplings soup from Aldi pureed. Yum. Tell me what your dentist is doing about sore spots. All mine does is file. I even told him that you can only file so much. I can't get it through his head that I need a regular soft reline to keep them from moving around. Sea Bond wafer do work but not as well as a soft reline would.He just wants to do tissue conditioner temporary reline in November. Actually my sore spots are pretty much gone. I did have an irritation on the one side in the right in back but it seems to haven taken care of itself.
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Danny

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My gums where so sore it was had to tell the dentist where I needed help and where I didn't. I now have the sore down to one spot. Im going to wait a week and go back and have him fix that one piece for good.
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Dee Reilman

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Danny, if you still can't find the ''sore spot'', my dentist uses a ''Reverse Marker''... She puts marks on my GUMS, then I put my denture in, and the ''marker'' comes off on the denture showing where the pressure is ... You might  ask your dentist to try this if you still can't tell where it's rubbing....It took my Dentist 3 times to try to find a spot, without the marker.. the last time, I told my dentist, ''let's try the marker''... Then it showed up and she adjusted it right...  Sometimes, after they grind down the denture to relieve one spot, there's another one that pops up !!  So try it several times before you leave the office... Hope this helps you.. I know how miserable it can be too...  Keep updating too...Good Luck!
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Danny

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didn't wear them on vaca, sore spot is gone. now going in on Friday to adjust upper gag line. hopefully that will do it.. they are in very tight though ... sorry for the short post, have to catch up around the house.


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Dee Reilman

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Great Danny,.... glad that sore spot is GONE... Yep, the Dentist can adjust the back of the plate to stop the ''gagging reflex''.... I know the feeling when it comes to catching up with ''catching up''... I've been busy too, have house guests coming next month for a week.... Hope you enjoyed your Vacay!!
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Not sure if I'm getting this in the right spot or not.

I just had 9 teeth on the top and 8 teeth on the bottom pulled and immediate dentures put in this past Friday (6/19/15). I had a few teeth have to be cut out and a lot of stitching done.

I go back to the dentist tomorrow to see how things are going and make any adjustments, etc. But my face and mouth have been so swollen and sore that the ice packs and medications aren't helping.

I didn't take my dentures out for the first 24 hours per my dentist's instructions. Yesterday when I took them out and cleaned them and rinsed my mouth with warm salt water I was able to get them back in. But today when I took them out to clean them and rinse my mouth I couldn't get them back in because of the swelling.

I've been doing ice packs for 15 minutes every hour but my face and mouth are still really swollen. I'm miserable!! I'm only 31 and I have 2 kids and I'm seriously thinking that this was a bad idea.

Please tell me this gets better and that the fact that I can't get my dentures back in won't affect anything?

Also, I have a horrible taste/drainage comimg from the sockets and i have a few white patches throughout my gums, is that normal? I'm on a antibiotic to help keep infection away.

Any insight, tips, ideas, etc would be greatly appreciated!!

Stephanie
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Shannon Murray

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I am a mother of 5 who always took care of the children's' teeth and never worried about mine. I am now 44 and yesterday I had all of my top, and 4 of my bottom teeth pulled and an immediate denture put on top. I go back next week to remove 2 more bottom and get partials. I am wondering it is is even worth it to keep any teeth. Why partials on the bottom? My dentist said I would be happier with the result, but all I see is the pretty teeth on top...and then the bottom remaining will have pretty teeth on both sides. I am worried that is going to look fake. Any opinion from anyone who may have gone from partial to full? My father said he did, but when he talks he whistles. Now I am wondering if it's normal or does he just need an adjustment...Pain has been manageable, blood had been disgusting. But my dentist also gave me a prescription for an antibacterial rinse that seems to make me feel better...or at least cleaner.
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Jeanette Hanna

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Here's how it is I am 60 now and just got my bottoms done and my tops redone at40 I had just my tops done with partials on the bottom it gave me 20 more years of comfort now at 60 these bottom dentures are a bit of a nuisance I wish I would have taken better care of my teeth because now I have to always put in Fixodent on the bottom not the top they suction up well and stay good and I have to put an over amount of Fixodent to keep the food out on the bottom I did mine at Aspen Dental they had to make them large for the swelling and the swelling has been coming out it's been 3 months now but I fear what they're going to do is just put a hard liner in the ones I have which is going to irritate me because I feel like they shouldn't be so loose apparently the hard-line will make them fit better I'm also unhappy with how small they made my teeth on the bottom please keep as many as you can but remember to keep them clean because my teeth decayed underneath the partials that were permanently capped onto teeth that I believed when they did the root canals and cut them down to nothing that they would stay good again I just really suggest you keep as many teeth as you can partials will give you a lot more years of comfort
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Shannon Murray
I agree with your dentist.  Keep your own teeth for as long as possible.    Partials (bridges)   are 100% better then full dentures especially for bottom dentures
Everyone complains about full bottom dentures as they slip and slide
Perhaps you can get some  of your own teeth on the bottom bleached or whitened. I mean your teeth that are  not as white as the partials.    Nothing is as good as your own teeth
Tell your father to go back for an adjustment to make the whistling go away
Stay well
Barbara
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Barbara G

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Jeanette Hanna

Tell Aspen Dental   to make what you do not like right
You paid your money.  You are the customer and they must satisfy you.  Insist and do not  let them talk you into keeping anything that is not  right
Look up Aspen Dental  on the internet to see what other clients   are saying about their experiences  with Aspen.
Tell them the teeth on the bottom are too small.  It is your mouth and you know what you like and what is right
Do not accept those small teeth
Let us know how you are making out
Barbara
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Renee Greene

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I got my dentures monday just the top went back for check up on wed dentist said everything looked great,i said its a little sore in one spot he resured me it was only because its been 2 days they are still new .After they pulled my remaining 8 teeth monday they set my pemernit denture in,they say it helps with bleeding,swelling,dry sockets ete i guess it does,i have been doing salt water rinse 3 times a day still sore,but its only day 5 .I do smile more and i have alot more confidence im sure the soreness will pass just keep your head up your not alone.