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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I'm 31 and a mother of 3. I had my top all pulled 6 days ago and am getting my dentures this week. I'm scared about it popping out in front of people. Good to know I'm not alone. Any advice will be appreciated
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Amanda,
I had my top done about 2 months a ago. I admit the first day after I had my teeth extracted it was really really uncomfortable. I had sore spot it hurt so bad when I remove the dentures I went back to the dentist like 2 to 3 times per week for adjustments, but after about 2 weeks my dentures felt normal I was eating things that I've hadn't eaten in a long time. They have improved my smile, I have more confidence, I smile all the time and no one knows that they are dentures but my immediate family. Everyone else thinks they are my teeth. You will get used to them and they're going to be great its just getting past the first couple stages of soreness. I hope this helps as I was nervous about getting them also but now I am comfortable with them and glad that I made this decision to get them. Oh and did I add that now I'm more healthier because the bad teeth are gone!!!
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I told people I had jaw surgery and veneers!! If seems to be working so far! ;). It's really non of anyone's business! Enjoy your new smile!!
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I'm sixty my gums are healed but when they put top in I wanted to gag. I am thought seeing perfect teeth would make me happy I cryed. Help no
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Gretchen Marie Allgaier-Heinrich

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I feel the same way Betty.... I look different/ughy, and Ican't keep them in all day or I'm gonna puke! If I smile too big, they pop out!!! yikes :-(
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I found out that if my upper plate is any way loose, then I gag. When I use Fixodent and they are in tight, I don't gag. And sucking on hard sour candy does help.
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I had my teeth removed last monday. I'm in so much pain and finally took the bottoms out till I see my dentist. I have to keep taking my tops out because I have several blisters from where the denture is digging in my mouth. I'm scared, embarrassed and wanting to crawl in a whole. I don't want to put the denture back in. It gags me. People tell me if I don't leave it in it won't fit again, I don't know what to do. I'm sick from the pain meds but tried just advil and it isn't enough. I feel like my family doesn't understand me or what I am going through. I am only 37. I feel very devastated.
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Brandi,
I had the same issues going on when I first got my dentures also I had my top teeth removed And a immediate placed in. It hurts so bad for the first two weeks because of the rubbing from the dentures but trust me when I say this it will get better with time you just have to stick through the pain for right now but it will get better. I know what you're going through because I've been there and done that and it's a painful embarrassing situation you don't want to go nowhere, you just want to take them out and stay in the house. I actually had to keep the dentures in place overnight and it was so painful but the next day well actually for the next couple of days and the next couple of weeks I was back and forth at the dentist and he was making adjustments. It's been about 2 1/2 months and I am finally getting used to them.

How often and how soon does your dentist allow you to come in for adjustments? see the good thing about me my Dentist allowed me to come in every day or every other day as needed to make adjustments. His motto is come in as much as needed because this is a part of you an your lifestyle and to make them as comfortable as possible because the goal is for you to be confident about wearing them.
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Find a store that sells Benzodent Amazon.com does my dentist told me to get it cushions and numbs like a miracle weeks later she did a soft reline,after many routine adj. and 3 mos . later and poly grip i am doing good feel like my owmn ,waiting to have perm denture made,hang in there it will get better,polygrip keeps them from dancing around in your mouth.
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Gretchen Marie Allgaier-Heinrich

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Does anyone feel like they look older from wrinkles around your mouth??? I feel like I need a facelift now...ugh
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Yes, I know actually about looking older around the mouth when you have no teeth and lines and sucken in.....and a instant face lift after you put in your dentures
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I as well had my bottom teeth taken out Friday. I am on so much pain. I have only been able to eat pudding. My bite. Just don't feel right. Went back for adjustments but still I feel like my bite isn't right
Not sure what to do next
I am so depressed

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it will improve, are you taking pain meds? use ibuprophen helps with swelling. mine was done last wed. still hurts, keep them in so gums will form to them.
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I`ve got a new part denture.  They fit. The first problem is speaking, I sound like a whistling parrot. However I try to reinvent words, it just doesn`t work.  £220 down the drain... : (
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I'm 33 and I had surgery yesterday. Had all my top teeth removed.I hate my new smile. They're uncomfortable & when I talk they move around.. I go back Tuesday,hopefully my dentist will do a soft lining to adjust them a little..

#Depressed
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I had 8 on top removed a week ago and full dentures put in top. Only problem I am having is my gums on top where plays sits on they hurt especially when I take them off
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I don't wear the bottoms at all right now. My dentist put in a soft liner and they are so off when the bottoms are in I grind my teeth all day till I can't move my jaw. The pain is almost all the way gone and my husband says he can't tell the bottoms aren't in. I hide it well. My jaw bone is exposed on top so I have to put orajel in it to be able to wear the tops. Hoping for the next six months to go by quick for my permanent set. Figured out why the pain was so bad. I got my dentures made a year and half ago and I have lost 118 lbs since then. The dentist had to trim them down. It sucks because I talk funny now and nomatter how much I practice I can't say my s words. I eat alot of fudge pops and that helps with the pain. It does get easier. As to the one ladies comment about wrinkles. I agree. I look like I've aged 20 years since dentures. It's horrible even when they are in I have noticed new lines and wrinkles around my nose and mouth. I am hoping one day to hit the lottery and get implants lol. If I would have known how terrible this would be I would have waited ten years to do this!
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Gretchen Marie Allgaier-Heinrich

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I didn't lose any weight.... I look like my grandma when she was in her 70's
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Gretchen Marie Allgaier-Heinrich

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I got the implants! = stillugly
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Brandi Bruns Snider

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You are not ugly! Your beautiful! How old are you if you don't mind me asking?
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Gretchen Marie Allgaier-Heinrich

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I need to take that picture off!! It is old, plus it is from Glamour Shots where they touch up the pictures!! I'll take a pic now and put it on!
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I am 58
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I just had my entire top removed and a few on the bottom Monday ... I have a full denture up top and a partial at the bottom. I'm in so much pain thankfully I don't have my bottom yet because I wouldn't make it. My top is starting to give me so much pain. They look bulky and I had a major break down when I took them out. So thankful my husband loves me he consoled me the entire time I cried like a big baby telling me how beautiful I was.which I totally don't feel. I hope all you guys feel better.
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Gretchen Marie Allgaier-Heinrich

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You're lucky to have your husband!! Mine passed away, so all I have is a son that says I look like an old lady.
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I was excited when I read about Cushion Grip, until I looked it up on Ebay.    The price was $113 for a one ounce tube!!!  Who can afford that, I know I can't
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I feel the same way. Why if it will help the cost has to be unaffordable ?
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Omg I feel like I'm on an emotional rollercoaster I got my teeth pulled out I have partial top and bottom and I haven't got them yet but I've gone in for fittings and they just don't fit right I don't talk right I can't see me getting used to these I can't even imagine what eating must be like . I cried last time I left dentist and I'm 32 and a mother 6 and I have one missing tooth in the front so I look really redneck right now I'm so embarrassed and I just want peace and now that I know what they feel like I'm not even excited to get them anymore my boyfriend is 50 years old and he's got a full set of pretty teeth I'm so embarrassed . At night when he's brushing his teeth I'll be setting mine in a glass in some cleanser to be nice and fresh for morning . I expected the gum part to be like soft like your guns but it's hard plastic I feel like I have a block in my mouth. The dentist said I would get used to it but I don't see how . So depressing
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Ashley I know what your u mean m need just had full dentures on top two weeks ago. They hurt when I put them on at time. I can eat almost anything except sandwiches, apples, corn on cob ,And pork chops or steaks. Dentist told me that in another month I will be back to normal . I go back in two weeks for adjustment if need. Hang in there it gets better
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I got my top teeth pulled out. My dentures for the top are to big and fall out or my teeth on the bottom push them out. My teeth on the bottom or small and the dentures teeth are so big it doesn't look right in my mouth. I don't even wear mine anymore. But now my upper gums be hurting bad I don't know why when I have no teeth. A single 38 mom. And my daughter ask me all the time about them.
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I understand your pain, I had all my teeth pulled out yesterday and they put my dentures in right after, my mouth hurts so bad and they only gave me 12 pain pills, I cant eat because I cant chew and the bottom teeth are hurting my mouth, this is a messed up situation, will it ever get better, and how long will it take.
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My heart goes out to you all who are going through this journey. My husband has the top and bottom mouthpieces. The bottoms were removed about 4 wks ago. I've watching him go through this journey, and it's tough to watch him be in pain and be uncomfortable. Everyone heals differently. Some faster than others. And it can take time. It will get better. All of the same struggles and questions he's had during this traumatic process are the same you are asking and wondering about too. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. And your mouth will get used to the mouthpieces.

Sorry,.. I refuse to call them dentures.. I've never, nor will I ever call them dentures. I believe to call them a 'mouthpiece' is much more helpful to the emotional, mental and phsycological healing process... and much more dignified and respectful to and for the person. I encourage you to start using this word too. My husband is very young. And because generationally bad teeth run in his family he had to have all of them removed. I believe to identify them as a mouthpiece has helped him tremendously, as well as his dignity due to things that were not in his control. My personal opinion is that the word denture can come off as somewhat degrading, or humiliating because of what people and society believe about them.. and is also associated with geriatric elderly people. Though not true, it's what we think we know or perceive of having dentures. My husband is beautiful with or without his mouthpiece on!!❤️ Even when he's 90, it will still be called a mouthpiece. I encourage to do the same.

I have gained so much insight and information on threads like this and YouTube, in regard to the community of people who are going through this new change. It has helped me help him. Anything I can find to help him in this process is invaluable. This community of people really help each other, because most of the time the insight and knowledge you get is more than what your Dr has offered.. Which is something that I don't understand, but thank God for people who are willing to share their experiences with others going through this. As a wife, you guys has helped me tremendously.

But if getting a mouthpiece is a new experience, hang in there. It gets better.. Much, much better!!
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I just had my remaining 12 teeth pulled and got immediate dentures myself..I am 48, and a mother of 8..
Having dentures doesn't bother me and I don't care what others think...it's my mouth, my face and I love them..
What I hate are these gum sores, and mine are on the bottom as well..
I want to start using the adhesive myself but am unsure if it's safe..
Anyway, ladies, be strong...it will get better.
Just keep Your mouths clean and keep pushing...we got this.
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I'm 7 weeks post immediate upper dentures. I used the adhesive for about three weeks but my gums shrunk pretty fast. The mouth sores are from not fitting right. Adhesives are safe but should only be temporary. They gave me a soft reline and no more adhesive. You have a great attitude and once you get a reline you will love your new teeth even more.
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I had all my teeth removed Sept 4 2015. I was told I would wake upbto my immediate dentures. They also put two abuttmentd in my lower jaw for posts to be attached in approx. 6 months.

When I woke they said I was fighting them on the dentures, so I woke without them. 3days later at post op, they tried and tried to put the lowers in. Didnt work, they didnt even seembto be my own, the teeth placement was off the form curve of my gums didnt even match with the actual lowers.

2weeks later, back for new impressions on Sept. 21. Today is Oct 12. I still have no dentures. Still eating what I can... but all pureed. Babyfood consistency.

I have no joy on any food now, and wont go outside the house, I have big issues talking without teeth, am depressed now and swing from crying, to anger to depression.

Did I mention I had to pay over $10K out of pocket for my dental care? Retirement fund gone, my job, gone, my confidence...gone...

I just feel devastated.
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Melissa D.
It's time to speak with a Lawyer. Did you get to see your immediate dentures before your teeth were all taken out?
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For what it's worth, here are my thoughts. 

It sounds like you had a sedated procedure. I was not surprised to hear you say they told you that you were fighting them while you under. My son has similar issues. Every time he goes under, he becomes very combative. It happens. It's no ones fault.

That being said, your mouth would have been very swollen still, even 3 days out. I am not surprised they were unable to get them in. I suspect they were simply trying to make you feel more comfortable. In the first 2 weeks of my new dentures, I was also convinced that I had someone else's teeth. But, I did not. Your mouth undergoes significant trauma during multiple extractions, and the very structure of your mouth changes, literally instantly. Your impressions were done while you still had teeth and does not accurately represent what your mouth looks like now. So, although the general shape may be the same, the detail structure of the denture will no longer match your mouth structure.

If they did new impressions on Sept 21st, I would have expected something much sooner than they  have delivered. My lab made mine in a week, so I would suggest you find out who the lab is and get after them yourself. Show up on their doorstep if necessary.

I did not get to see my immediate dentures before my teeth were all taken out, however, even if I had, it's not like I could have tried them on. Best I could do would be to look at them and determine if I liked how they looked. I am not completely happy with my immediate denture, however, I will have the lab make the changes that I would like to see when the permanent denture is made.

Losing all of ones teeth is a deeply emotional event and your experience has been unfortunate, so your depression and angst is most understandable and not unwarranted. 

The process of getting dentures is financially difficult for everyone so I fully understand your concern in that regard as well. You have to feel that you've received value for your investment.

Please keep in touch with updates. I am interested in knowing how this all works out for you.
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I had all my teeth removed 10th sept 2015 my teeth also didn't fit they did me a new top set which really hurt I used polygrip and after removing dentures my gums are very tender my bottom set don't fit at all and have been told I won't get a new set till Feb I'm also very depressed I'm 39
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Kirstie, that is the same date I had mine removed. I also will not get a new set for several months. However, there is a very good reason for that. There is no point in getting them done right now because although they will fit today, they absolutely will not fit next week. Your mouth is going to change daily while it heals. The bone structure is going to shift because of the cavities left from the extractions and the gums are going to shrink around the bone. You would end up throwing good money after bad for months trying to find a silver bullet where there is none to be had. The first 6 - 12 months is going to suck donkey balls. I completely understand your frustration.
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I had all of my teeth removed on 24th sept 2015. They didn't get impressions on my teeth before the removal of my teeth because of a problem with my wisdom teeth pushing my teeth to the top. So I go for my impression Thursday in 2 days. I'm miserable I can't eat anything and ensure makes me sick!
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Kati, at least you will get a denture that more closely matches your current structure. That is something to truly appreciate. :) Are you able to tolerate other meal replacements? I lived on Ensure for the first 3 weeks and still rely on them for half of my daily calories. I often feel like I will never eat real food again but everyone says that will change. It just takes time. It's only been 4 weeks but seems so much longer. I completely missed Thanksgiving dinner. My favourite meal of all.
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Natalie, I did not get to see them before hand. The left front canine tooth in the top is even laying so crooked. By the back tooth on the right side the 'gum' doesnt close all around the tooth, so its sharp and scrapes the inside of my cheek raw. 40days now, no bottoms and cant wear tops. I can get the top ones in, but then they press into my lower gums painfully. Still wont see people. Im embarrassed.

Starting to accept my situation. I dont have the energy to fight.

My husband had to go to his dads funeral alone and the following family reunion right after. I was the only spouse not there. But I couldnt eat, couldnt talk and we had chosen to to let anyone but our parents know about my health situation....
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Natalie, I did not get to see them before hand. The left front canine tooth in the top is even laying so crooked. By the back tooth on the right side the 'gum' doesnt close all around the tooth, so its sharp and scrapes the inside of my cheek raw. 40days now, no bottoms and cant wear tops. I can get the top ones in, but then they press into my lower gums painfully. Still wont see people. Im embarrassed.

Starting to accept my situation. I dont have the energy to fight.

My husband had to go to his dads funeral alone and the following family reunion right after. I was the only spouse not there. But I couldnt eat, couldnt talk and we had chosen to to let anyone but our parents know about my health situation....
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Hi Melissa DA . why does it seem like when life is hitting us so hard already we get hit even harder with life's problems. I had almost the same things happing as did u. ( Family dieing. ) At least your husband seems to understand I was having trouble getting my teeth in one morning because my gums were so swollen and a man from Direct TV was here to fix a problem . So I was agitated beyond words already. I didn't want anyone seeing me without my teeth or even knowing that I had false teeth. My husband yells out of his room she can't get her teeth in. I wanted to die just die after I killed him of course. I have wanted to break them in half because of them not fitting right. I hate that at one time I could bought better teeth because of my nursing career. But now I can hardly buy food. Life sucks sometimes and it's not fare!!!!!! I went to a place called affordable dentures ( only if you have money or insurance ) a good pair of dentures there is $ 3000. Which is cheap if you have that. Sorry getting on a different subject. They pulled all my teeth in less then 5 minutes. Which caused even more problems has made my gums lumpy . Caused more sores and pain. Plus made the teeth not want to fit because of the gums going though so much change . I felt like a drug addict before my teeth were pulled because of how bad they looked now I look 25 yrs older. I kid u not!!!!!! I just cry all I wanted was a pretty smile and to be able to eat again. I needed to lose about 25 pds. But not this way and I seem to be eating more sweets because of being depressed from all this. And sweets seem to be soft. I don't want to go no where or see anyone. I use to feel a little pretty. Now I feel like I should be in the movie plant of the apes because of the way my mouth sticks out. Anyway I could talk on this forever. I feel your pain Melissa and I didn't relize so many of us were having the same problem. I also didn't see my teeth before they stuck them in my bloody mouth. Almost sounds like we went to the same place. Hang in there it's got to get better!!!!!
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OMG...Melissa DA I'm so sorry to hear this I hope things get better for you soon.
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Hi am emma had my last 8 teeth out yesterday dentists say I coud wear bottom densher straight away but I carnt it so painfully wen put in and still bleeding carnt eat r talk I got 3 kids and carnt to them don't want my man to look at me as I think I look a mess I need to be aball to wear teth but carnt how long till I can pleas help
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Hello ladies, I have a question if you could help me I have to have my top teeth removed tomorrow morning I am petrified by the way. My dentist says it will take 6 to 8 weeks for my gums to heal and at that point I can have the impression made for the false plate what I'm confused about is many of the comments I am reading including yours says that you got your denture the same day as you had your teeth removed. Can someone help me out on this one.
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Probably referring to... "Immediate Dentures. If you are about to lose all your teeth, you may be a candidate for an immediate denture. Immediate dentures are placed in your mouth, the same day that your teeth are extracted, so that you don’t have to go without any teeth. Immediate dentures are temporary dentures, and as the jaw bones and gum tissue heals, the immediate dentures will become loose and will need to be relined in order to fit properly. After the gum tissue and jaw bones have completely healed, a final denture is made."
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They made me wait 6 weeks Elizabeth Thompson and my top fit fine but I can't wear my bottoms. They say I'm gonna have to have a lot of done grinder away before they will fit me right I still don't think that will work my top teeth won't wven go over my bottoms and in the front they don't touch at all. Bottoms hurt so bad I can't stand to put themin for a second. If you can save your bottom save them because the bottoms r hell to wear
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Hi, my name is Lucas im 34. Im having all my tops extracted and most the bottom. I have some good ones on the bottom, so they want to give me a partial. They want to do everything the same day. Im worried about dealing with both at the same time. Should i do one before the other? Im getting same day dentures. Any advice would be very helpful thanks.
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We're so sorry to hear what you are going through. You will find a lot of fellow support and genuine caring in this forum. If you have any products specific questions, please reach out. Wishing you the best during this difficult time. :)
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We're so sorry to hear what you are going through. You will find a lot of fellow support and genuine caring in this forum. If you have any products specific questions, please reach out. Wishing you the best during this difficult time. :)
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I had both top and bottom partials put in same day my teeth were pulled out.. it was just done within 24 hours. Not much pain but they are really lose. Any advise
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Hello everybody I recently had my upper teeth removed and had an immediate denture placed it. The very first night I had so much trouble and they came out while I was asleep. Since then I have been petrified to put them back in. Would you all recommend waiting until my gums have healed more to attempt to put them back in? They make me so nauseous and I was constantly gagging. Someone please help!
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Jose - I don't know anything about partials. But if I had to guess I would suggest putting them back in and contacting your dentist. I know that the teeth over the extraction sites help keep pain, swelling and bleeding controlled

Jackson21-for the same reasons I told Jose, you should probably wear them at least part of the night and call your dentist tomorrow!
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jackson21- similar to you, I am on day 8 with an immediate denture. I understand the gagging situation, I went in and had my dentist shave some off the back of the denture. It seems it was a little long and making me gag quite a bit. I find that taking ibuprofen helps a lot with swelling and throbbing from the extractions. Call your dentist any time you feel sore spots, they can help relieve them by adjusting the denture.
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I had all my top teeth pulled Tuesday morning . My cheeks, lip and eyes are really swollen. Is this normal?
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YES! It is completely normal for you to have swelling like that! And, may I say, shame on your dentist for not telling you that!

Ibuprofen alternating with any pain killers and ice packs are going to be your best friends for the first few days, maybe longer. My oral surgeon sent me home with 2 round reusable ice packs and when I had a couple teeth pulled a few years ago, that oral surgeon sent me home with a reusable ice pack that wraps around your head and velcro on top so you don't have to hold it.

They actually gave me a paper that told of all the normal side effects - swelling and facial bruising were at the top.

Good luck and keep us posted please!
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Im 26 and i had loads of teeth out and they put my dentures straight in ive taken loads strong pain killers and i been eaten soft stuff that i dont have to chew , its been week later now im not in any pain my top denture is fine goes in good , but its my bottom on i had many tooth infections at the bottom before and now had the teeth out its taken longer to heal and i cant get my denture , ive got antibiotics to sort it out but it still looks sore and painful to get them in , should i just wait another week when there's no pain and its all clearwd up
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Sam, I'm sorry you're experiencing this. I have a lower partial and had similar issues. From my own personal experience, it was painful getting the denture in and out due to pain and swelling. This is typical though. However, it wouldn't hurt for you to get the advice of your dentist. He may recommend that if you can bear it, to just leave them out for a few days to help accelerate healing.
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Ok its just night mare to eat with front teeth
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I completely agree with Heather. It may be that there is still infection and your dentist may want to put you on a stronger antibiotic.

Good luck!
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Adjusting to dentures in the beginning can certainly be a challenge. Don't worry; you're not alone! Some 36 million Americans have dentures too. Many first-time denture wearers say that eating soft foods that are gentle on your gums/teeth makes this new experience easier. 

During the first two weeks, your mouth is adjusting to the new dentures. You will likely experience increased salivation and sore spots in your mouth from the dentures. Rinsing your mouth with warm salt water might help. If soreness persists, return to your dentist for an adjustment. Expect a longer denture adjustment and healing time if you recently had teeth extracted or are a full-plate wearer. Hang in there! 
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I am on day 4 of 15 extractions with immedieate dentures I am lucky in having 9 real ones left on the bottom at the front. So full top set and partial bottom. Here is a trick I have discovered to help deal with the extreme pain of taking them in and out due to some very sore spots: Take your pain killers (I am on Ibuprofen) wait an hour for what I call "peak painkilling effect" spoon big scoops of Ice cream in your mouth and position on/around the sore spots. Wait until its just going to melt away... then swallow teh ice cream and go for it! I have found it reduces the pain considerably. It works for putting them back in too if you don't mind eating a lot of ice cream.

Just to add - this forum, that I found tonight, has been a great help in reassuring me that I am not the only one and all of my pains/problems are fairly normal. Thanks! I just wish it wasn't so close to Christmas, but the rotting stumps of what I loosely referred to as teeth had to go as they were making me permanently ill.
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Well, welcome aboard Timbo!!

I'm with you, if I hadn't found this board I'd be lost! It's sad that we all have given up a part of ourselves, but at least we don't have to be alone during the journey.
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I had mine done fri. Uggg so much pain
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Does anyone else have a strange kind of an uncomfortable tingly pressure sensation where you had the bottom extractions done..this is day 7 post extraction and denture placement for me.
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I am 33 and so far had just my top down last Thursday and I feel the same way as some of u do. I have 3 kids. I still have to do my partial on the bottom. But the top is so sore when I put them in. I am so afraid that I have dry sockets. And I don't know how to tell. So I won't know till I go back in for my check up on Friday. Bit it's nice to know that I am not alone
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I had all my lower done at the same time by an oral surgeon. He stitched me up so I wouldn't rid the dry sockets! I could kiss that man! Had one dry socket in my life and never want that again, on top of healing from everything else, what a nightmare! If you have stitches, do not worry you don't get a dry socket.
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yes Im so happy to have found u guys. I got all of my tops pulled fri and have a partial denture on the bottom. my teeth look great and not even fake they look like veneers but my face is still killing me, I mustve lost at least 10 lbs and im just in a lot of pain.
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To all the other newly-pulled initiates here Day 6 and things are a LOT better for me. It's no holiday but so much better. I think I'm lucky being a man (I notice a lot of ladies at this point.) or maybe it's just me, I don't bruise easily. So 95% of the facial swelling is gone. Still using ice-cream to help get them in and out due to stlll very sore spots BUT I managed a banana today :) ok I had to slice it up but i did "chew " the slices very slowly, gently and very patiently.
So to those on the very first days - Hang in there It will improve quickly.
Ooh! As everyone seems to give their age I'm 62 so there is definitely hope for all you young wippersnappers.
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Lollollol. I got some pancakes in today
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I will be having 10 teeth pulled and will have a temporary stay plate/partial denture.  The quoted cost is $236 per tooth and ins only pays $39.  The cost is concerning but I am just as concerned about what effect this will have on my ability to work, self employed--my job requires me to talk alot--the peridontist does not provide any information about this...only concerned about how they will be paid and setting up the appointments.  What can I expect ?  Thank you
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@sagie I am self employed and although lots of pain killers and antibiotics muddy your head a bit, I mamanged to work. I had it done on a Friday giving me two days to initially recover - you will need those first two days I think I can assure you. But I did work, a little slowly maybe, from Monday onwards
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I wouldnt get them all pulled at once. Are they tops or bottoms?
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@sagie I had 26 teeth removed. Well most were root tips. I had about 6 bottom teeth. Each extraction costed from 100-200$ jus because some were root tips. That's what costed me a lot. I don't know how much insurance paid but it did help a lot. I got upper and lower dentures and got them in the same day. It is a process. First you go in for impressions. After impressions you go in for a bite block and choosing the cot you want your teeth to be. Then you go in for the extractions.
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i had eighteen teeth removed and went under anasthesia, when I woke up I had them on. I had horrable pain the next day as I slept with them the first night. my face was swollen and I had my side of my mouth down to my jaw area blue. The stitching was a hard process to deal with i had itching on my gums and I didnt know what to do. This was this year on the twenty third of December. I started pulling out my stitches as they were just all over my mouth. The next day I was trying to wear my top teeth and they are too big. i cant hold them in even trying to suction them in. i cannot wear the top because they are so big. they just flop i hate them. I am going to the dentist in three days. Any suggestions as to what I can ask to be done to help me. Feeling depressed and thinking I will never be able to wear them.I am also gagging a little as the top palate is too long
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I totally wish they put me to sleep. They just totally numbed me up. I didn't feel any pain except pressure. If I did feel pain she would inject me again. The top took forever cuz I had so many root tips. The bottoms went quick. I'm jus one week in and I must say I'm so happy to have teeth again
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You look beautiful! Thank you!!
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How can u eat with them bc im a week in almost n i cant eat with them my bottoms come up when i eat no matter how much adhesive i use i cant talk with them either n my bottoms becoming see thru i dunno why :( i have full set btw and i waited 3 months to get my dentures after all my teeth got pulled its making not wanna wear them it feels likea glob in my mouth there not hurting me or anything i just cant eat my bottoms comes up n moves around no matter how much adhesive i use... Please help what can i do i use fixadent .
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Takes time. I ate without teeth for the first 2 months. You would be suprised the type of food you can eat. Once I started eating, I had to relearn how. You chew with an up and down motion, not the grinding motion you did when you had your own teeth. Also some foods I have to have on both sides and chew at the same time, it helps to keep the bottoms from flipping up. But mostly, time is your best friend!
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Thanks for the info!!
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I'm 27 years old, had all but front two teeth pulled about 6 months ago. Today I had those two pulled, and top denture put in. (Only getting top). The pain I can pretty much handle but I feel like I'll never get use to this. I can't go back to the dentist until Monday. Today is Thursday. I had it done at 10am this morning, once the feeling came back I felt ok...just can't get use to this feeling. I feel like the roof of my denture is way too thick. Like I have a sucker stuck to the roof of my mouth or something. I cannot eat anything. Even attempting to ear jello earlier was pathetic. Dentist said to keep them in for 24 hours but id love nothing more than to chunk these things in the garbage right now...
But I am thankful I can smile again. I'm so embarrassed to be 27, almost 28 years old with dentures but it makes me feel a little better seeing not the only one. I'm just starving now and frustrated. I've pretty much had only liquids all day. To make matters worse, I'm also diabetic....so trying to make sure I'm getting enough to eat is a whole other problem. I know this process is going to take a while....I just need sone encouragement that it will get easy. And not feel like I'm wearing Bubba teeth. I just don't know how I'm going to eat with this!!!
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Rachel -- I've had my full uppers and lowers for 3 1/2 weeks now. At first the uppers do feel huge in your mouth, but it is a sensation that reduces gradually and eventually goes away. Eating is challenging at first. I still haven't gotten to the point where I can chew well, although each attempt brings better results. I had 15 teeth pulled, the front top and bottom, the day I had my dentures inserted. I eat a lot of cottage cheese, yogurt, ice cream, mashed potatoes with gravy and overcooked carrots, soups and some pastas. The fact that you are a diabetic makes your food choices more challenging. One thing I had a lot of the first two weeks is ensure, although now I only have them to supplement what I can eat at work. Isn't there some type of shake for diabetics? I think I've seen them in Walmart. If so and those would work for you, get some of them. Best of luck to you. Keep in touch!
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Well I thot it was just me...I've had these horrible upper dentures for 2 yrs now...and I'm still not adjusted to them
I talk funny...it's a dread to try to eat.....nothing and I mean nothing I've used holds my denture in place...I hate these with a passion.I can not afford dental implants....but im so miserable. ......wish someone had a clue what I could use ...
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Linda, have you tried Secure? I heard about it through this site. You can order fro. Amazon.com or directly from the company. I never remember the website but if you Google it you shouldn't have any problems finding it. I've had really good luck with it, I've heard of a couple people that didn't like it.

If you try it, I recommend watching the youtube videos first. Also, it can be difficult to remove but the company assured me that you can wear it for days. I use the paste on top and strips on the bottom.

Good luck!
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Linda, I have been using seabond seals and they seem to hold mine in pretty good. It's annoying having to trim them to fit every time....but I think I like it better than I would glue!
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Rachel, I have not had any luck with Seabond. I have found that things that don't work now, may work later. I have a wide variety of powders, pastes, wafers, strips, cleansing tablets, and containers. You just never know what might work. Lol
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I'm having a hard time with them staying in. They pop loose in the back and if I fix that then they fall down in the front. :( had them adjusted today and i think they may have made it worse. Ughhhh I hate this.
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Thank you for sharing. Going through it now, but I see there is light at the end
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We are so glad that you can now see a light at the end for you! You are one of many and different tips work for different people, as do the adhesive that works for you and may not work for someone else. Don't be afraid to call your dentist when you have an issue. For most people a reline can quickly put an end to area pain. 

It's very common to get that "full mouth feeling. When you first start wearing dentures, you might get the feeling they are too big or that your lips are being pushed forward. This is common and will decrease as you get used to wearing your dentures. Ensure that you wear your dentures as much as possible to help your muscles adjust to holding them in place. 

Denture slipping is also common. Keeping your dentures in place requires the ability to hold them still with the muscles of your lips, cheeks, and tongue. At first, these muscles might tend to "kick out" your dentures. A denture adhesive such as Fixodent can help keep your dentures in place. 

Be sure to check out what other people have gone through. Our members are happy to share about their experiences and what worked for them. Try to have a great weekend!
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We are so glad that you can now see a light at the end for you! You are one of many and different tips work for different people, as do the adhesive that works for you and may not work for someone else. Don't be afraid to call your dentist when you have an issue. For most people a reline can quickly put an end to area pain. 

It's very common to get that "full mouth feeling. When you first start wearing dentures, you might get the feeling they are too big or that your lips are being pushed forward. This is common and will decrease as you get used to wearing your dentures. Ensure that you wear your dentures as much as possible to help your muscles adjust to holding them in place. 

Denture slipping is also common. Keeping your dentures in place requires the ability to hold them still with the muscles of your lips, cheeks, and tongue. At first, these muscles might tend to "kick out" your dentures. A denture adhesive such as Fixodent can help keep your dentures in place. 

Be sure to check out what other people have gone through. Our members are happy to share about their experiences and what worked for them. Try to have a great weekend!
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Hi. I know exactly where you're coming from. I'm 37 yrs old, and I'm on day 7 of immediate upper dentures. I was told by the clinic that I went to that I should call anytime I feel a sore developing and I can go in to have them smooth it down. I had one sore a few days after getting the denture, went in, and they fixed me right up. I also go back at the 2 week mark to have a temporary lining put in, which is supposed to make it more comfortable, then again a few months later for a permanent lining. Not sure if any of this is available to you, but I would think so. Maybe give the clinic/dentist a call that did your dentures and tell them what's happening? It's definitely a difficult experience to go through, even more so when you're so young. Hang in there, hope you feel better soon.
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i had all my remaining teeth out last Friday the 29th of January, i have dentures that i have built up to wearing up to 10 hours a day but its hard going today has been quite sore, but will plod on tomorrow, does anyone know how long before i can use adhesive or seals as my dentist said i can use adhesive but didn't mention seals 
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I was told 2 weeks by my dentist. If you have sore spots call and get an appointment for an adjustment. It helps with the healing process. Best wishes.
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Well its been almost 3 weeks now with my dentures and I have to say things are much better. Not perfect, but better. I have my good days, and I have my bad days. The main thing that has helped me with the comfort is when I put them in (after applying the glue) I push and hold on the back/middle....not on the front teeth at all. It feels a little loose for a few minutes, but then gets better. I think before I had it too tight on my front gums. I can pretty much eat anytbing now...I did bite into a chocolate covered strawberry the other day and it knocked them loose. But, it was towards the end of the day when that happened.
The roof of my mouth doesnt feel so thick anymore and I can talk normal again. Things will get better if you're going through this and think it's never gonna get better. I felt the same way, but it will. Trust me. The only thing that really bothers me is the dang glue!!! I hate taking them out at night...takes me like 10 minutes to get the glue off my gums!
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Well its been almost 3 weeks now with my dentures and I have to say things are much better. Not perfect, but better. I have my good days, and I have my bad days. The main thing that has helped me with the comfort is when I put them in (after applying the glue) I push and hold on the back/middle....not on the front teeth at all. It feels a little loose for a few minutes, but then gets better. I think before I had it too tight on my front gums. I can pretty much eat anytbing now...I did bite into a chocolate covered strawberry the other day and it knocked them loose. But, it was towards the end of the day when that happened.
The roof of my mouth doesnt feel so thick anymore and I can talk normal again. Things will get better if you're going through this and think it's never gonna get better. I felt the same way, but it will. Trust me. The only thing that really bothers me is the dang glue!!! I hate taking them out at night...takes me like 10 minutes to get the glue off my gums!
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Glad to hear that things are going better!
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It seems people are still reading and adding to his thread. I commented way back over 7 weeks ago after 6 days, so to encourage and hopefully lighten peoples worries a bit, here is my experience on the eve of my new teeth's 2 month anniversay. To recap I am 62 and I had 14 "teeth" (mostly blackend and snapped stumps) removed and immediate dentures fitted. I have a full top set and  partial lowers I am lucky in having 8 real teeth left at the lower front (it may go down to six my dentist says the ones at each end are only on probabtion!)

I feel for every one here who is starting out and in the first days and weeks - I remember! You think two-months-later will never come and I agree, it's like giving up smoking :( it feels like forever!! But here I am at two months. Things are soooooooo much better it is unbeliveable! Here is, I think, how I coped:

1) I followed my dentists advice and although difficult, I initially, for 5 days I think, only took them out to clean them and and clean my mouth and the wounds by rinsing with salty water only, they stayed in overnight too. He told me the dentures need to shape the swollen gums back to where they were before the extraction trauma, i.e. the shape that was taken at the impressions stage. This was sometimes really painful because of soreness.
My dentist was very good and he patiently adjusted them 3 times (by basically filing small areas off) in the first 2 weeks and he put up with my all too obvious grumpiness.

2) I was very, very patient with my new choppers(UK slang for false teeth) I only had ice-cream, soups and soggy bread dipped in the soups, yogurt, custard anything soft for the first week. Then I tried more difficult things really patiently and slowly, learning how to find sort of "sweet spots" where the teeth actually worked - they were few and far between to begin with.

3) I didn't really start with adhesives for over 2 weeks, that was personal choice. I didn't want to press adhesives into my empty and healing sockets I wanted them to heal as unhindered as possible "open to the air" if you like as much as they could be. And having the hardness of the teeth instead of pliable glue,I think helped shape the gums as the dentist said they would. Again it wasn't very easy.


So where am I now?

I can eat almost anything, I still can't crunch into cookies or hard biscuits or hard fruit, but most other things I can manage with a little care,  even eat crisps (US: potato chips?) and thin crumbly biscuits.  I haven't attacked a steak yet - that is the next item on the achievments list and a good excuse to have fillet :).
The "care" part of eating is becoming more automatic or "trained behaviour" if you like. I think that is an important milestome - forget what was before - before for me was before the last opposing molar snapped off leaving just front teeth only to eat with - hopeless and pain inducing.

Well, enough from me, I hope all that helps or reassures someone who is starting and thinking it won't get easier - as many here have said - it does.
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Thank you for sharing! You just gave me hope! God Bless you!!!
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i got my last eleven teeth out 9 days ago,but i have been leaving them out over night thinking it would help gums to heal,but may be i should leave them in.!!
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Hi Sheila, I work at a Denture Clinic in Canada. It is best to take your dentures out after every meal and wash them and remove food. The best thing to maintain your gums and keep your denture in great shape is to leave them out over night. Taking in out allows your gums to have a rest and your blood circulate. If you keep them in all the time and over night it will cause your gum line to shrink faster through time. You should also leave your dentures in the denture bath in water when ever you're not wearing them. Dentures love water and if you don't they will dry out and warp out of shape through time. Keep gargling with salt water. Hope this helps :)
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Should I try and sleep in my partial denture as in a morning my gums are tight but by mid day my denture has worked loose it has been 10 days now!! My dentist told me to eat as normal but struggling!! Getting really depressed by it now!!!
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Just had my teeth pulled yesterday, temps are killing me in upper and lower gums on right side of mouth. Have to wait until Monday for adjustment. My dentist told me to let mine in for the first 24 hours and then rinse with warm salt water 4 or more times a day. I swear he told me to leave them out at night after first 24 hours. Anyone else having to deal with the gagging reflex??? Yuck!!!
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When I had mine done they had me leave them in 24 hours, but I had a 24 hour follow up and my dentist removed them for me, checked the extraction sites and then did several adjustments before I left. I had mine out on a Friday and luckily the dental group I go to has an office with Saturday hours and the dentist that did all my work was working that day. After the 1st 24 hours I have always taken them out at night. Take a max dose of any painkiller you are taking, use ice packs. Best of luck to you.
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Hi Wendy, Full or partial denture...doesn't matter. You should always leave them out over night. If your partial is loose you may need to go for an adjustment and have them tighten the clasps a bit for you. Hope this helps. :)
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Hey Paul, yes for the first 24 hrs they should be left in. If you're gagging ask them to trim the PPS  a bit for you.
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@Josie
Nice smile... the teeth look very natural!
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Good morning Ken. Thank you for the kind words. I hate to break the news to you but my teeth are natural. ..for now.
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Thought so. just picking at you a little. The "war stories" on here should be incentive enough to make you take care of them.
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I hope I can keep them as long as I can Ken. I work at a denture clinic and I see what people go through and Yes I've read some unfortunate stories on here. Floss floss floss! Ugh...
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went though this 4 years ago, called it the denture diet, because i didnt want to eat. took quite a few trips to the dentist to get them adjusted. took me about two months to be able to eat without it being measurable. i have full upper and partial bottom. i knew form the get - go that the uppers could be made to fit tight without any adhesive, i ended up having them put in a soft liner, worked great. now i just got my second set and am back to the adjustment stage. these fit much better and look better. in the end it has to be done, no alternative, so you will learn to make them work.
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So I am 27 and had the remaining 7 pulled with an immediate upper denture. It has been about 3.5 weeks and the entire thing has been a complete nightmare to be honest. They had to do a lot of bone work on my jawbone to make everything fit right. The oral surgery itself was a breeze. I slept the first 4 days...no food...had plenty of pudding and stuff but no desire (still no desire). Finally the pain meds caught up with my empty stomach and I was sick as a dog for an entire day. And then another day. I was off work for 6 days total and pretty much those 6 days were spent in bed. My first day back to work...I'm sitting in an upright position for half the day....the longer I sit the more the pain increases...already feeling like I'm gonna get sick....I can't take any pain meds and I freaked out and had a panic attack because I couldn't stop the pain, not to mention the NUMEROUS sores caused by the rubbing. Went home, got sick again....I couldn't go to work for the next two days. Unfortunately I had two doctors...the oral surgeon and the dentist who made the denture. It's been almost a month now and I am still having so many problems. The bite is so far off that they have to remake the denture. I am in the dentist office every other day for an adjustment. They fix one area and a new one pops up somewhere else. I've had magic mouthwash...two kinds. Now my dentist is on vacation for the next 2 weeks. I've been told to sleep in the denture if I can stand to because I'm a grinder and I've grindered through the gum exposing the jaw bone. Still spitting out bone fragments after a month. They keep saying it gets better but I'm not sure I believe that lol. I'm also worried that it will start all over again once the denture is remade. :( Today I bought some orajel for mouth sores. That is the only thing getting me through the weekend.
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I'm 35 and I had my bottom teeth pulled for dentures on Tuesday. I had the top done several years ago and it took about five weeks to get use to them. It's day four for my bottoms and I am miserable! Slightly depressed and everything. I know it will get better but I hate this process. We will feel better soon, Caitlin.
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That soft liner the other Paul talked about is the bomb!!! My dentist put a soft liner on my upper, and the relief was immense, not to mention how tight they fit!!! Actually had trouble pulling them out because the suction was so good!!!! I just purchased a product online called Comfort Lining and will let everyone know if its any good, if I can get this bottom partial under control, everything will be good!
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I had all of my teeth pulled 4 days ago. Had immediate dentures put in but they took them out after 24 hours so I could heal.....when can i put them back in? I hate not eating and my kids seeing me this way
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Hi Selina, put them back in if you can do so comfortably. After 4 days the swelling should have gone down some. It will probably be a bit painful trying to put them back in but that is completely normal. You can keep them in as much as you like. Just be sure to salt rinse regularly and especially following a meal. When mine were new it hurt like hell putting them back in but it quickly subsided once my gums adjusted. Don't be discouraged if you experience the same thing. I don't tell you this to scare you but to prepare you for a likely experience. If you have Anbesol rub some on your gums first. It will help greatly. Each time will get easier. I promise.
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Thanks Heather. ...lord knows I'm terrified to put them back in. Someone else told me to use seabond pads to help. I will try anything....having a big family easter dinner so I want to look my best...lol
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Whoever told you to use Seabond pads as well is absolutely right! They will help act as a protective barrier between the rough edges of the denture and your tender gums. I used them in my early days as well. I cut out little pieces, dampened them then placed them at my pain points inside the denture before putting the denture in. It's a bit fussy the first couple of tries but it saved me a lot of grief. Pay attention to where your pain points are as they will be a great indicator for your dentist to know where to make adjustments for a better and painless fit going forward. 
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Awesome! I'm definitely going to try that tonight....I will keep you posted
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I had 15 pulled a week ago today and my oral surgeon tell me one thing and my dentist tell me another mine r still really sore and I just want to eat solid food one tell me to eat what I can and the other still saying soft food one say leave them in all the time just rinse after I eat and the other tell to leave them out at least four hours a day I get so aggregate at this point
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I'm with ya Amanda. ..lol. I haven't had mine in since Tuesday because one says you need to heal and the other says wear them when you want to. So I'm putting mine back in tonight. I have been eating alot I just mash it up....don't look good but taste awesome
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I had 19 extractions on Tuesday with full upper and bottom. I am in tears. I have already lost 9 pounds. I am terrified of chocking because I can't get the food to the back of my mouth to swallow. I can't wear the bottoms at all. They KILL me. The tops are tolerable but getting more and more painful each time I put them back in. The dentist keep saying I have to adjust. I am terrified! I can't stop crying! Help!
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Hang in there getting a good fitting denture is key as well as using the poly powder had all mine pulled 5yrs ago and iam just now getting little chunks of bone coming out under my bottom gum other than that first prob ive had having a good dentist that cares is key go back to them and complain ive also used a lilltle piece of fine sandpaper myself to take out the sharp points on them give it a try its easy hang in there
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I dont regret getting tham pulled and i hope you dont either
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selina williams

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I started using the poly powder yesterday and it's awesome. I was a little afraid to pull the uppers out in fear of pulling the stiches but they are fine. Debbie I know it sounds weird but have you tried baby food? I have been drinking broth and swallowing banana baby food until late yesterday. Also I found filling a glass with ice and water and holding the cold water in my mouth off and on during the day helped so much . I had my first adjustment on my teeth four days after surgery and going Tuesday for another. Call you dentist and tell him every spot that hurts when you put them in. Hang in there sweetie we will get through this!!!
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I appreciate you advice so much! Thank you. No, I have not tried baby food...but that is a great idea. I actually like the bananas. I am going to try the ice water right now. I have not thought of that either. I have to go back on Thursday. Hopefully they can make some major adjustments then. They mentions a soft reline. Not sure what that is. I think I need a major reline. Selina do you have upper and bottom? I have not been able to put my bottoms in yet at all. The KILL me. I have tried each day and I can't even leave then in for a full minute. Keep in mind I just had all 19 extractions done on Tuesday 3/22. Do you think this is normal? Thank you sooooo much for taking the time to help me!!!!!
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@Matt right now I do regret my decision. I can change that now though. How long after your extractions did you finally get adjusted to yours?
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selina williams

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I had uppers , lowers and the bones under my tongue grinded down on monday. They put in both plates then and my dentist took them out the day after. I have only wore mine twice since....I swore I would wear them everyday but they hurt to much. My lowers more so than the uppers. I think it's because I still have swelling under my tongue. But my dentist told me to focus on healing then beauty....lol....that was so hard for me. I have 7 kids and I'm always running. I bet you still have swelling and some extractions could have been worse than others....I know some of mine were. Tell your dentist every detail.....and banana baby food is my favorite also....lol
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Nicole DeMoure

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I had my uppers and lowers pulled last Thursday, they instantly put them in and I've had them in since per my dentist. My uppers fit great so far maybe a little adjustment will be needed but my lowers fall out all the time, I was assuming that it was normal. I had an infection in my jawbone which makes one side of my face swollen. Thank so for posting I'm calling my dentist tomorrow see if they can fix the lowers. I started to use adhesive today didn't seems to help the lowers.
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From what I was told the lowers will always be some what loose because they can't form a suction like the uppers. When I go to get my permanent dentures I'm getting anchors so my lowers will snap in. It's a little costly but I don't want them to flop for the rest of my life. But I definitely would tell your dentist Nicole, maybe they can get them to fit better. Mine are going to have to be filed down on the bottoms again because my swelling went down more so they rub bad.
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Hi everyone, my name is Nicole, Im 37yrs old. On March 17th I had 15 teeth pulled (7upper 8lower) and full dentures put right in. 24 hours later dentist took them out checked the gums and things looked good. Weekend went by and Monday morning pain was soo bad I went to dentist and walked in no appointment. Pain meds nothing was helping. I had caught an infection in my gums, and was swollen really bad. My face looked like I had been beaten up all black and blue around my jaw. They told me to leave them out so my swelling could go down a bit. I have been back and we tried again to put them in and could not because too painful. So I was sent home to continue salt water rinses,magic mouthwash and antibiotics. Today I went and the swelling has gone down enough that we were able to get them in, yes it was painful and yes I cried. But the pain has subsided, now just an awkward sensation. I was told to leave them in 24 hours then remove them for 20 mins at a time 3-4 times a day. To eat as I am comfortable doing so. I do have sore spots and they did have to use adhesive to secure them so I am scared my pain will start again once I take them out and put them in again. I also go back to work tomorrow I have been out of work since the 16th of March.
I have a QUESTION...does anyone else have an overbite now? Are you able to close your lips when your teeth are together naturally or do you have to make your lips stay together?
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When dentures are placed the same day the teeth are extracted, it is normal to leave them in the mouth for 24 hours, even wearing them as you sleep. The dentures act like a bandage during the first day.

When you visit the dentist who made your dentures the next day, the dentures will be removed and cleaned, sore spots relieved, and the bite adjusted. At that appointment you should have received instructions on caring for and cleaning your dentures. In general, you should remove your dentures every night, clean them thoroughly, and place them in a container with liquid denture cleanser or water to soak overnight. This not only prolongs the life of your dentures by keeping them free of stains and a buildup of bacteria, but it allows your gum tissues to rest and heal. In other words, you should now be taking your dentures out overnight.
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Thanks, I just got mine a week ago, I went to the dentist for a follow-up, she stated to remove them at night, now it hurts too much to put them back in, what do I do, leave them out til completely healed? Please help
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How is it going now?
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Chuck Gordon

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I had my top teeth removed 2 days ago and now I take them out after each meal, brush them with extra soft tooth brush then put them back in. I was told to do this for 2 weeks.
I was given t3's for pain and penicillin to help with infections. So far so good!
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How do you feel after a week?? I had my top done today and I am miserable. Can't even swallow and the bleeding hasn't stopped yet.
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Im on day 4. The pain isn't as bad but the 3 spots where the denture ribs is horrible. I go in 2 days for my first visit so I a praying they adjust it to stop the rubbing. Finally ate some ravioli today so that was awesome. I had to have some flavor !
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Been 6 Days & my Gums Actually Feel Better When I'm Wearing The Dentures Then When They're Out...I Ordered Some Manuka Honey Off of Amazon & I'm Going to Rub Some on my Dentures Where They Meet The Gums, it Has Amazing Antiseptic & Healing Properties!!!  :)
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I had 5 teeth pulled from the top yesterday and a partial denture fitted my sockets feel odd but no pain as such the pain seems to be on the tooth that the metal clip fits on on one side , and the same clips also rubbing on side of my cheek was told to leave denture in for 24 hours but the tooth ache pain is bad as soon as dentures out the pain drops to a dull ache not due to dentist again until 18th I've kept up paracetamol as advised and put bongela on cheek
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Go and get the clasp adjusted. Don't wait until the 18th. That's a long ways off when you're dealing with unnecessary pain. I had the same problem with my partial. The problem is that the clasp is too tight and it puts pressure on the tooth. I went right away to get it adjusted. It turned out all the dentist did was take some small pliers and loosen the clasp a bit by opening it up. I don't recommend doing it yourself because if it breaks your replacement/repairs won't be covered. Also, if it's irritating your cheek they can smooth the sharp edges out with a dremmel. It's a process getting to a pain free point.
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It's been 10 days I had 19 teeth removed and both top and bottom dentures put it, can't eat much and the getting use to all the thick sticky saliva is awful
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Ashley Davenport

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Had all my teeth pulled top and bottom...Took out my bottom denture to clean it and now it won't go back in!!! Does anyone know what I could do to possibly get it back in?
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Ya gotta play with it and with time you will know how work it..
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Michelle Tomlinson

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I'm to scared to take mine out after 3 days but I need to rinse my mouth I have the most awfull taste
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i know how you feel , i took mine out on the bottom last night , had bottom denture on thursday , i filled up the sink with water and had the mirror where i could only see my eyes , i didnt want to look at the wounds , gave the denture a soak with sterdent and swilled moth with salt water 4 times and put them back in after 10 mins , i needed a spnonge to keep wiping my lip just took my time , some pain relief as well
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Kirsten Duncan Phillips

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I can't even look in mirror. I work in Medical field so brought surgical masks for times I need them out for a break and cleaning
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I am 57.  I just got 11 top teeth pulled and the immediates put in.  They look great but man I bleed and bleed.  I have had teeth pulled before so I kind of know how this goes but 11 is a little different.  I have been reading a lot of information on post treatment for the next few weeks.  Reading all these posts helps a lot too.  I know my life will never be the same but having unhealthy teeth is bad for the whole body so in time I believe it will be ok.  I have always had a lousy smile and now it looks so nice minus the blood.  I can't talk right but I am sure that will improve.  God bless!
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I'm also 57 I had my teeth done in 2010. I never had a problem with them and I forced myself to get used to not being with out them . I can't stay 5 mins without them i . That's what's uncomfortable to me.. I feel.like I can't talk right or eat. You will get very used to them .have patience.. I sleep with them. I hate the bottoms because they stay loose . they're much more of a bother than the top..but make yourself get used to them if u have no pain.. Good luck.
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I,m 56 Steve just had mine done to 18 top and bottom, immediate dentures put in top and bottom, I,m forcing myself to keep them in, I try not to think about them and it helps with gagging , small sips of liquid , haven't been good at getting much to eat , but working on it, my teeth were bad for years , ended up with heart disease and a couple heart attacks, blood pressure was an issue just to get it done, smile looks great compared to the toothless grin I had before, talking is kind of an issue , I sound stupid but that's ok. hang in there and god help us both get through this.
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Advice for everyone who is having real trouble eating... 6 days after extracting 16 teeth for full upper and lower dentures (ya, it still really hurts), but I planned on not being able to eat for a while. I bought a case of Ensure to help, but Boost, Carnation instant breakfast or Slimfast... anything like that would help with nutrition while it's hard to eat. However, the best thing I did was by a drink mixer/blender. I happened to buy the Nutri Ninja just because it was on sale for $90, but there are a lot of brands from $25 to well over $100. Fruits, raw veggies, just about anything. I tried tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich... lol... sounds disgusting, but it was actually pretty good as a drink. Of course I'll learn to eat again, but while it's this painful, this is working and I haven't been hungry once. In fact, I'm probably eating much healthier than I was before. Good luck to all.
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I just got all top teeth pulled and immediate denture. All is going good. Not much pain but 2 sore spots where rubbing on top above eye teeth. I'm 4 days in and just curious what gums should look like
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Wayne Large

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I had teeth pulled and denture in on the some day. Do I take them out to rinse or do I rinse with them in. 3 days gone still have pain
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You should have seen your dentist the next day! They take them out, clean them, ADJUST them and reinsert them. Rinse your mouth with warm SALT WATER. GO SEE A DENTIST.
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Mine were done on a Friday, no dentist Open and I'm having same issues! Waiting till Monday i guess
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Melanie Baker

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Elizabeth I had my top removed and immediate denture about 2 weeks or so ago. What kind issues r u having? I promise it gets better.
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I had my top ones took out Friday am hating having my dentures in at minute. It's uncomfortable. How long does this last.
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You can take them out for long enough for warm salt water rinse. Spend time as tolerated in and take them out for a while. After about 3 weeks things get better. You can also ask for magic mouthwash. Has numbing agent in it that helps.
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I have mine on top for two years and my appetite is getting worse i hate eating with them my enjoyment of food is gone and i find im getting depressed now i gag all the time but they look beatiful just cant get use to them and its causing heartburn from all the gaging im so sad
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Can you use magic mouthwash while dentures are out and you still have stitches or use it while teeth are in?
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I was told to use only warm salt water rinses by my dentist for the first couple of weeks while healing.  That being said, I don't listen very well and rinsed with Orajel Mouthwash at my own risk and probably AMA.  Worked out fine for me.  
Not sure what ingredients are in Magic Mouthwash?  In fact, I never heard of it before?  I brushed my tongue and cheeks too with Crest Pro Health toothpaste.  Stayed clear of the stitches and extractions.  Oral Hygiene is still important.  IMHO
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I bet magic mouthwash would be fine.  I would probably use it in the morning before putting the teeth in since it numbs so much and use Orajel or salt water in the evening.  The only time I ever had magic mouthwash was when I had strep, and it's pretty great, but really doesn't disinfect your mouth much.  Good for the sore and numbing and I think you'll want both.
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I've just had dentures as I had 1 front tooth out and no side teeth I can eat ok as long as I use fixodent but I can't talk properly I've had dentures for 5 days now how long before I can talk properly Thank you carol
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They should be able to resize them whenever they don't fit correctly if their temporary.
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Mary Kay Connolly

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I'm being told by my Denise after buying immediate denture that were placed in after oral serve in exstracted them and they only stayed in for three hours.My other dentise I got the denture wants to change me $750 to relign them somebody help.
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Sorry for typos can't correct.
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I'm older than either of you but I had 10 teeth pulled on top a same day denture put in. I thought I was doing great, as far as pain. It's been 7 days, and now a really bad day. I had them adjusted two days ago. But today the lai is awful I think the pain and loss of food is wearing me down. I still have faith that it was only one day. Now things will get better!
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I just found this blog and read a little. Got my teeth pulled 5 days ago with immediate dentures. I must say what I read here I experienced as well. Pain, swollen gums and that horrible face in the mirror without my teeth... I thought that was a terrible decision.
Day 2 I just hung in there and day 3 I thought getting myself together. Took a nice long shower, dressed nice and comfy, did my nails and started reading.
I took my blender and prepared a healthy smoothie with my favorite veggies and fruits and had that as a delicious dinner.
Didn't really take the pain away and all other issues but at least it felt good. It also helps how my family keeps complementing my new teeth and how real they look.
Today the pain and everything is not much better but I don't feel so lost. I thought I would write a comment here to cheer you all up as much as possible. Be creative with your blender and do only good things for you! I'm a little over 50 years old now but have a big house and family to take care of. Do what you can and take a rest whenever your schedule permits. I even went shopping for a new dress this morning and a big ice cream. Hope this helps you all to feel a little bit better! Cheer up it will be better soon! We can all do it :)
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I just had 25 extractions and immediate dentures placed yesterday. I'm extremely uncomfortable but trying to stay optimistic. It was what was best for my health so I know I will adjust. I don't mind soft foods especially my favorites. I hadn't had ice cream in some time due to the pain it gave my natural teeth so have enjoyed that today and it seemed to ease the pain if only for a few moments. I'm sure there are going to be some painful days ahead of me but I can do it. Keeping my old teeth and the gum disease would have caused me more pain in the long run so even though it's an adjustment I know it will get better and improve the quality of my life. Stay positive :)
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How are
You doing now? I had the same
Procedure 2 weeks ago and everything's still very swollen, red and painful. Pieces of tooth are starting to push through and they feel like glass. My mouth is forming sores around them. I'm miserable.
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I just had my 7 top extractions done Tuesday. . Miserable is an understatement. My teeth don't fit. They are way to big. I can't talk. Can't eat can't sleep. My dentist informed me after all of this my bone is super strong and that the only way I would get a good fit is to have the bone removed. Have any of you heard of this?! I'm just terrified and I don't know what to do. This is all new to me. But I do know how I look and feel is NOT normal.
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GET ANOTHER OPINION.  The more bone you have the better your dentures to fit and hold. Please get another opinion.  I have no bone and my bottoms are always a problem.  I use SECURE paste. Once u remove bone its gone.  DENTURIST is a person that makes the actual denture.  BEFORE u do anything can u try a see a DENTURIST for another opinion.  
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I just had the remainder of my top teeth pulled today and immediate dentures. After the procedure omg I think I was in shock because of the super soreness in my mouth and with my upper mouth still being swollen and numb earlier I couldn't even take the meds had to crush them and mix it with water, it was disgusting hopefully tomorrow I can drink. I'm having a lot of saliva problems like I felt like I kept choking, anyone else have those issues? I'm 30 and had to do this for my health, I am so glad I went in I let an absessed tooth get really bad and it caused me gum disease on top and if I waited any longer the dentist said the infection would have got to my blood :(....I know this is a process and I go back Monday to get my stitches out. I am just mad at myself for letting it get this bad, but I'm trying to look on the bright side....I got to work tomorrow so am dreading that and just the soreness their already a soreness to my left side but he didn't want to do too many adjustments until my gums have fully healed... I was online looking up just information and came across this post and I'm glad I did it brings a lil relief to know I'm not the only young adult dealing with this. We just gotta take it one day at a time and just be blessed. Thanks for listening to me vent..hopefully the pain meds kick it soon lol
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I had 23 teeth removed and had my immediate dentures made 1 week after teeth were extracted because I had infections and nerve was too exposed and too painful for making the mold! I experienced what I thought was a tooth particle coming out, felt like a sharp tooth pick. but it was bone. I had so much dry mouth from my Medes the tight denture mold had pulled the skin down and I started to notice little areas of jaw bone on top showing through and also a white flexible tissue that also accompanies it. The small projections of bone in the front of your gums are the corners of the bones that use to hold each tooth. All that will fold over and go down slightly every few days. I had so much pain from al this . But I had the best dental care that stayed with every single proble and finally helped me get it all solved. I used Aspen Dental. My dentist, dr. But prescribed nutrasol for dry mouth because the OTC stuff never lasted with me. And Orabase, the best stuff in the world. Orabase numbs and heals at the same time for denture wearers. Whatever you do DO NOT EVER USE ORAGEL IT CAUSES CHEMICAL BURNS IN PATIENTS THAT WEAR DENTURES, ONLY ORABASE!
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I am 42 , On Monday morning I had all my top teeth out and most of my bottoms, my dentures went in straight away, I spent all day Tuesday vomiting, yesterday I didn't feel to bad last night was in a lot of pain all night nauseous, so tired and one side of my face is starting to swell, does it get better, I think I would rather suffered with my bad teeth, I feel so depressed and crying I feel like a little baby, my friends says it gets better but I think at this point of time on day 4 I feel like I'm getting worse not better, sorry for the rant.
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Natasha, I completely understand. I had all of mine pulled a little over two weeks ago. The first week was one of the worst weeks of my life. Pain, hunger, nausea/vomiting, swelling, no sleep. It tears you down. My third day I spent hugging the toilet and holy crap - ew! The vomit coming out, going under your dentures, burning the extractions. I cried like a baby. I kept crying all week, actually. It was a couple days after the 1 week mark that I started feeling noticeably better. I was able to sleep again. I made myself eat something soft every few hours. I saw my extractions starting to close up a bit. They hurt less. Now after a little over 2 weeks, I'm not starving or sleep-deprived! I've started eating a little more - shells and cheese, grilled fish, peas, pasta. Intermediate food, if you will. It WILL get better. You just have to suffer for a little bit, there's no way around it and nothing easy about it. We've all been there and feel for you so much. Keep hangin' on and you'll make it through. Hopefully in just a few more days you'll start looking up.
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Natasha, I completely understand. I had all of mine pulled a little over two weeks ago. The first week was one of the worst weeks of my life. Pain, hunger, nausea/vomiting, swelling, no sleep. It tears you down. My third day I spent hugging the toilet and holy crap - ew! The vomit coming out, going under your dentures, burning the extractions. I cried like a baby. I kept crying all week, actually. It was a couple days after the 1 week mark that I started feeling noticeably better. I was able to sleep again. I made myself eat something soft every few hours. I saw my extractions starting to close up a bit. They hurt less. Now after a little over 2 weeks, I'm not starving or sleep-deprived! I've started eating a little more - shells and cheese, grilled fish, peas, pasta. Intermediate food, if you will. It WILL get better. You just have to suffer for a little bit, there's no way around it and nothing easy about it. We've all been there and feel for you so much. Keep hangin' on and you'll make it through. Hopefully in just a few more days you'll start looking up.
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Thanks Lisa, for the comforting words, I'm going to drag myself out of bed and dry my tears and have a long soak in a shower and try some soup, I don't feel alone when other people are having the same issues, thank u so much Lisa.
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I feel your pain I had my teeth top and bottom done this past Friday dentures put back the same day the first two days wasn't to bad but yesterday and today has been awful the pain as made me cry to the point that I wish I had never had it done but mine was a medical condition that affect my sinuses so I had no choice I wish you all will soon please say a prayer for me to
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Claudia, I am definitely praying for you. You're going to get through this. Days 3-4 are usually the worst. You're most swollen, you've missed enough sleep to be exhausted, you're starving, you're in pain, you may even have a fever. Keep ice on that face today. Do your saltwater rises if you can. If you can't it'll be ok, just worry about your overall healing. Try to rest. Sleep if you can, but if you can't just stay still and calm and comfortable. Try to eat/drink something every few hours to keep your strength up. I found simple ice water to be a wonderful tool. I couldn't drink it before because my teeth were too sensitive. Now I've always got a glass beside me. Take a sip and hold it in your mouth. Let the cool feeling get through your dentures and to your gums. It really helps. It's like you're icing from inside your mouth as well as outside. I'm thinking of you and pulling for you. It really will get better!
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Just had top teeth removed and bone graph, the teeth made are too large for my mouth, so I can not wear them I am on day 3 more swelling on one side. I am so mad the teeth are to large for mouth, they fall out. Go back to dentist Monday. I do not like having no teeth. Just pray the dentist will make the plate right. Prayers please
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I go in for my final extractions 9/28 . I will have also have my jaw evened out from previous extractions, and. when it wasn't done . They will also give me an immediate denture. I will keep you Donna Dills in my prayers, maybe we can stay in touch.
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I just had 9 teeth on the top removed and I feel everyone's pain here...not what I expected but I'm going to get mini implants after everything heals so something to look forward to.
The disgusting taste of blood healing wounds under the denture is not fun and is concerning me a little but I guess this is normal.
Cheers everyone
I know it will be better soon
Cause I'm starving lol
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I’ve just had my last 10 teeth removed 2 days ago and had my dentures fitted right away I’ve hardly eaten anything my oldest son is worried about because I have already lost so much weight and all I do is cry because of the pain I’m in. I have booked a holiday for the 2nd November and hoping I will feel better by then I don’t want to be in pain for it and am I going to be able to talk and eat properly as well sometimes I wish I never had it done now
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Were you given a prescription for pain? I had mine down Wednesday . I don't think I could take the pain without them. I have one left. This is Sat. I am praying the pain will not come through as soon as I stop taking them. If it is still bad I will have no problem in calling my Dentist on Monday for a refill. There is no reason we should be in pain as long are there are medicines that help. Good luck to you Megan..
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I had 22 removed in August now I’m having trouble swallowing and breathing why
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I am 67. I had my first set of dentures when I was 21, after waiting a few months for my gums to heal. They were porcelain and fitted well from day one. They also looked good. I could eat anything including Apple's and nuts. They lasted for about 30 years before wearing and I had a new set made. They were terrible and I whistled when I spoke, felt like gagging as they reached too far back and were buck and did not look good at all. I went elsewhere and had a set made. They were as good as the first although in modern materials which wore out in less than 15 years. I have just had another set made and no whistling but I can't chew my food properly, they are buck and almost as bad looking and performing as the second set. If I can track down the maker of the set I have just reverted to I will get a set made by him.
Seems there are good and bad skills possessed by denture makers.
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HELP !!!!!!! its been a week how much longer does the pain last? how long each day should I keep my temps in? feels a lot better with out then! pain med kicking in thank you all for letting me vent a little !!!
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You had major surgery. Some people have more troubke than others but it hurts! I felt fine afterwards. Went to work 3 days later. Would have gone next day except for swelling and bruising. Keep the denture in! It protects the tissue and helps bleeding and healing, like a bandaid. Taje jt out to rinse and put it back after cleaning it. Take the meds even if you don't think you need them. I took two. 11 extractions. I take a pain med daily 2 timesa day for fibromyalgia but never needed to upgrade it. I was so happy to have it done! Hope you get relief soon.
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Glen, I'm just past 2 weeks for uppers. It does get better. I remember the pain I had at 5 days. Give it some time and vent away in between. That's what we are all here for.
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I am 33 i had mine done alittle over a week ago and it hurts and my tops won't go back in. So embarrassed. I even pulled my stitches out. Please help.
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Why oh why would you not contact your dentist for help? And why did you pull your stitches out? That's what you pay for. The help needed after.
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Hi all. I’m 41. Just had 23 teeth pulled on 11/16/17 and still haven’t been able to get the dentures in. Is it okay to use Fixodent this early on with the guns still healing and some sockets still closing? I gag a little when they are in, but I can’t begin to get a fitting if I can’t keep them in.
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You need to get them adjusted often. Also ask for magic mouthwash. Love it. It has a numbing affect.
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Yes use the glue as they say. I refused glueing them in its gross but without the soft line you pretty much have to. You can eat without them ...I do. I hate dentures when I'm alone they are in my pocket in a paper towel just like my granny did lol. You have to laugh instead of cry. Its a long process. Much luck
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john I had my teeth removed on 11/02/17 just over a month I lost 35 lbs and still cant eat with my teeth in! I have to chop and grind all my food . not fun but its better then soup all the time and INSHUR helps  NO pain not even a bone Speer! I cant wait to get my teeth in 2-3 months ,these temp set stink  !
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Man I went for my 6 month appt all ready for perms and they said I'm not ready yet. My smoking is delaying my healing process. The nurse asked if I smoked...well yes how you think I lost all my teeth. Lol. Humor helps.
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Jeannie - have you tried vaping?  It's so much better.  I smoked 1 - 2 packs a day for 41 years and had my last cigarette almost 6 years ago.  I just replaced it with vaping and it eliminates almost every single bad thing about smoking.
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Same here Janet. I smoked about 2 packs a day for about 25 years I started vaping and haven't had a cigarette in about 4 years. And just as usaid no more nasty cigarette problems.
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Hi im 30 , mother of two, im due to have most of my back n one front tooth out tomorrow tbh in sh**ING myself not just for the op ,going ,under, waking up etc(first time) but after! especially having the front one out! Wat if I can't bear the pain or don't get on with the plates? Im having immediate partial top plate fitted n bottom will take up to 6mths I am extremely insecure about my teeth anyway n never openly smile or expose teeth where poss but now I feel there's no hiding from it! I don't know weather to chicken out n suffer with Wats left or go for it n potentially be more happy n confident?! Just can't help feeling in gonna look n feel worse.....
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I feel your physical,emotional and psychological pain.  Getting a denture was the BIGGIST mistake I ever made.  I had a full upper put in ten months ago.  I had the immediate dentures for almost seven months.  My permanent denture looks great, other than maybe a shade too white.  I can't keep it in.  It doesn't stay in place.  Biting into a hamburger will make it fall.  I use Fixadent and Poligrip.  I prefer the Poligrip because it holds up to milk better.  Milk, for some reasons, seems to degrade the Fixadent.  My dentures allow liquids to get between the denture and the roof of my mouth.  Then the denture lets loose.  I can't eat hardly anything anymore comfortably.  Good luck with yours.
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Try secure denture adhesive. It works really well. A little goes a long way so you won't need much and it lasts about 12 hours at least for me I just got my top a month ago. I could eat. I take things slow so I can teach myself to eat again it's different. I had them adjusted a few times over the month. Even if liquids get in the adhesive will move to seal that area.
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WHERE DID YOU GET THE DENTURE SECURE ADHESIVE?
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Kimberly Surrett

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i just got the bottom dentures after having the top ones for ten years...the bottoms just don't fit right....they hurt in different area's and to be honest...the original ones looks cheap and they look like my temporary ones I wore before i got my original ones the first time.   I want my money back if they cant fit them to my mouth. Im soo agrivated.  ughhhhh
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IM FIXING TO ORDER TO SECURE DENTURE ON EBAY.  I WAS READING UP ON THIS THE DAY BEFORE I WAS GOING TO THE DENTIST.  THANK YOU
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eBay Amazon or Vitacost r where I've found secure.
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I bought mine at sprouts. Secure has a website that gives you local stores in your state. I'm going to try the poli grip powder this weekend. Also if you don't like way your denture look talk to your dentist or go to a different dentist for second opinion. You are paying for them and you should be happy with them. Make the dentist fix them
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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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I'm having some of the same problem you are having.Nice to hear it gets better cause right now I am ready to throw these things away.
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I am 11 days in with top and bottom. They only gave me pain medication for 4 days. The ulcers have been the hardest and I can't speak well. I am a school nurse and I hate it.
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Hello Everyone Deb here, I am 4 days in from having top and bottom teeth pulled and dentures put in same day.. I am miserable!!! I have sore spots on top and on bottom and bottom plate floats around, really uncomfortable and embarrassing , I have gone back in and they told me while home to take out the dentures and let the sore spots heal, My question... how do I get USED to wearing them if I am not wearing them due to sore spots??? LOL
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Dee Reilman

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Deb & Lisa...Hopefully, by now, you've both had ''soft relines'' done, which will help a lot, but the dentures will loosen after a few days...When I had ''sore spots'', I'd use Fixodent ONLY on those sore spot areas when I put them back in...Then as my gums shrank more, I found ''Cushion Grip'', which is an ''adhesive'' for your dentures, (like a soft reline!) and you can put Fixodent on top of it too.. Reapply in 4-7 days...I used 5 tubes until I got my Permanent dentures.. It's only available at CVS Pharmacy, or you can purchase it on Amazon.com..it's cheaper there! Sometimes, I'd use some ''Oragel'' (numbs the gum area) before I put my dentures in...I'm now into my Permanent dentures, and my gums are ''adjusting'' again, and I've already needed one adjustment late last month.. I see my dentist on Tuesday..for another adjustment, so it's a process but it does get better!! I hope you are both feeling better and I wish you lots of LUCK... Don't give up, you'll have a beautiful smile soon!!
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If they are that loose, it sounds like they need some adjustment now. I am starting day 5 after having top and bottom removed. My immediate dentures are a good tight fit. There were a couple spots that really hurt - like they were cutting into my lip or rubbing on my poor abused gums. The dentist got out his dremmel and fixed most of that. When i got home, I got out my emories and buffers I use for acrylic nails and smoothed it out some more. I only smoothed thins that are not right by my gums.

I can talk OK, but not for long. Then I get tired and I sound a lot like someone who was born deaf. When I start to get discouraged by my speech, I remember all the great deaf people I have known. They have to do this everyday of their lives, surely I can do it for a short while (like a month). 

It is very important to have calories and protein in order to heal. Calories from fruits and veggies and fats, not just sugar. Cream soup, scrambled eggs and yogurt make up most of my foods. Soft serve ice cream feels good, so it is my treat. I track calories now, after realizing on day 2 I was only eating about 450 calories!  No wonder I was exhausted and in tears!

I drink loads of water and let myself nap. I was back to work and school on day 4. I was very tired afterwards, but I did OK. I can't expect to be normal, after all I am healing from a major trauma to my mouth. I am doing pretty well, and I hope you are, too. 



Thanks for the tips, Dee. There are a couple spots above where my eye teeth were that are sore and really hurt while putting dentures in/out. I will try you suggestions.

-Debi
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Your Welcomed Debi ... this is a whole new journey for you... If you have SORE spots, call your dentist and get him to relieve the pressure to your gums...even if you saw your dentist yesterday!!  My dentist usually did a ''soft reline'' weekly for the first month or so .. and ''worked me in'' whenever I called... We pay a lot for our new Teeth and we should NOT be miserable & uncomfortable while we're adjusting either...I used ''Cushion Grip'' for about 4.5 months too... when I only saw my dentist monthly then...It sure made my gums feel better too... It sticks to your denture, not the roof of your mouth... It's just like a ''soft reline'',  and you can use adhesive over it too... My dentist had never heard of it, but she knows now, & has recommended it to her patients... I am in my ''permanent'' dentures now, which are much thinner than the 'temporaties'' & ''form fitting'' too ... I just had a ''hard reline'' done after 11 months ...and the Dental Assistant asked me what I used, she wanted to tell other patients about Cushion Grip too...

I ate a lot of soft foods for the first couple of weeks, then I tried chewing ''harder'' things like sausage links & eggs... I ate ''potatoes, canned peas, creamed soups, canned ravioli, pudding, Mac & Cheese ... and my favorite, ''Sherbert'' ... I graduated to potato chips in week 4 too... We also have to learn how to ''Chew'' with dentures as well... I had ''Steak'' on week 5, just cutting it in smaller bites...I actually LOST weight too, so that was a plus... Water is best to drink... ''zero'' calories!!  

Hope you're doing well... We're here to help you Debi .... Your gonna love your new SMILE... and those sparkling White teeth too...LOL 
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Wow I'm just reading what everyone has wrote I just got my top teeth pulled and need teeth put in its day 1 for me and it hurts really bad I have stitches all on the top and now the new teeth sit on my stitches . I sure hpe it starts to feel better soon
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Hi Robbie.... You should be ''sleeping'' in your dentures for a couple of nights, to protect your Stitches ...Your dentures act like a ''bandage'' over your stitches... You'll be seeing your Dentist very soon too, to check your gums & any ''fragments'' that might be in them yet, which will work their way out, but might be uncomfortable.. Your dentist can remove those!!  You should be on a ''medicated mouth wash'' or rinsing your mouth with Salt Water... plus an ''antibiotic'' for infection too... I'm sure you're on Soft Foods for now, which will last 3-4 weeks before you can eat harder foods...You'll be learning how to ''chew'' with dentures then... There are many things you will be able to eat, like mac & cheese, pasta, mashed potatoes, oatmeal, pudding, etc.. just keep your strength UP during this period too for ''healing''... If it's too painful, try soup, but leave your dentures in for now...You don't want ''bacteria'' getting into your gums.. I had an infection that worked it's way up to my Sinuses which eventually drained into my denture about 9 months later. You DON'T want that!!!

This is a new Journey for you and all of us have been thru this and are here to help YOU... I hope you're feeling better today, just KNOW that each day get's BETTER!! 
Keep updating us too... We're HERE to help YOU.. Good Luck, ''Dee'' 
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I am at one week for full dentures, no stitches. I had one adjustment, bug a giant sore in the same spot! Trying as hard as I can to keep them in except when I clean them, but the sore hurts really bad!!! Can I get it to heal.? Btw...anyone that looks younger, you are lucky!! I wonder why that didn't happen for me.....
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Hi Gretchen, ... Since it's ''Friday'' and a holiday weekend, perhaps you can ''grind'' (or use an emery board) to knock down the area that's making (rubbing)  the ''sore''... but get back to your dentist as soon as you can...they can grind it down quickly and relieve the pressure on your sore...You can try using Ora-gel or any tooth ache relief lotion on your gum before you put your dentures back in... OR, if you have any Fixodent adhesive, just put the adhesive where the sore is till you get to the dentist.. It will cushion your gum from the sore spot...  The Sore will heal once the pressure from the denture is relieved...  

I don't know about looking ''younger'', but I'm now 70, and don't look it, even with full upper dentures!!!  You'll be seeing your dentist probably once a week for adjustments & probably ''soft relines'', for the first month or so... You SHOULD be comfortable during this ''Journey'' too.. we pay enough for our dentures, so enjoy them!!  Now, even if you saw your dentist ''yesterday'', go back if your dentures are making sore spots in your mouth... It does get ''better'' each day.. Your gums are ''healing & shrinking'' hourly, so each week there will be something that needs adjusting.... If you can, you can ''add'' some 'Fixodent'' (paste or powder) to your dentures when they get loose...I use both powder or paste .. The paste doesn't dissipate like the powder does..  

I hope this helps you Gretchen, and you will have a ''Beautiful Smile'' & no one will know they're dentures .... After about 6-9 months, you'll be getting your permanent dentures, which are thinner & more form fitting to your mouth... Hang in there, We're here to help you during this process... 'Dee' 
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Thank you Dee!! These are my permanent dentures. The dentist said in6 months, he will put some implants in the bottom so they will kind of "snap in" Can I use anything yet to keep them in? I haven't lost weight either. I like to eat too much and have been eating fudge pops, peanut butter, brownies, and mushy cereal. I am 58, I look 88.... boo-hoo
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Hi Gretchen.............Well, at this stage of your dentures, you should be able to apply ''Adhesive''... Fixodent Paste or Fixodent Powder works well... From my own experience, when I'm eating meals out with friends, I prefer to use Fixodent Paste for my own ''eating security'' ... When you get the ''implants'', that will take time before you'll be able to ''snap on'' the lower denture ... There was one man on here that got implants, upper & lower, and I believe it was very close to a year or more before he got to the final stage of ''implants''...so it's a process, that's for sure... By the way, there are plenty of YouTube videos and articles about Dental Implants that are very helpful too...Sometimes our ''Dentists'' make it sound like a ''breeze'' & don't tell you everything up front about ''how long'' it takes...But, don't get discouraged, it is all worth it...

Some people lose weight since we're eating ''Soft Foods'' for several weeks .. No pizza's, steaks, french fries or hamburgers for about 3-5 weeks for some...My hardest to eat was 'Lettuce', since it would stick to the roof of my denture, but I can eat it now, but prefer Cabbage instead...You have to re-learn how to ''Chew'' with dentures, so you'll be eating smaller bites and maybe eating slower too...Also, placing ''bites'' equally on each side of your mouth, keeps your dentures from ''rocking'' while you're eating, so that's a 'skill' I had to learn too...  

Hope this helps Gretchen.... Good Luck, keep updating too..''Dee'' 
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Thanks! I used some Fixodent, but now I am scared to take them out! Will it hurt?
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Hi Gretchen .... depends on how much ''Fixodent'' you used... If you used Powder, it shouldn't hurt, paste might be different tho... Just place your fingers at the top of your denture and pull down on your uppers, or UP on your lowers.. That's what I do... IF it hurts, it will subside ... kinda like ''plucking your eyebrows''!!  LOL  
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LOL! I found out it works pretty good, but I need to have the bad spot fixed first! I'm just using some benzocaine and not looking in the mirror!
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I received a script for TRIAMCINOLONE paste, 1%. I am using it at night to help heal. I only have one sore spot in the bottom, but it is starting to go away.


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Dee Reilman

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Danny, that's great ...I believe most of us get a prescription for a medicated Mouth Wash to use for 2 weeks after extractions,... If this script helps healing faster, please keep updating on the benefits... It's always good to hear of new products to help thru our Journey!!  Good Luck to You...
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Gretchen Marie Allgaier-Heinrich

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Wow! I am going to write that down and ask my dentist on Tuesday! Still no weight loss! I saw some finely ground "Turkey Sald" at the deli yesterday. It was delicious!! I ate it with a spoon!
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I had my teeth pulled a couple years ago. The dentures they gave me then just didn't work. It took me a long time to heal and get the bones and gums good enough to try it again. I was not confident this time either but because of the healing I am now confident.

The new ones fit quite good with only one spot on the bottom right that is a little sore, but even that little soreness makes it hard for them to work well. I went to the dentist and he reshaped them a tiny bit and gave me that script. Its still sore but I am confident they will now work. After having them in for a while, the top feels pretty good. In fact the tops pressed in so well that i know they won't require glue. It will take a while of course to get them in good but once the bottoms heal i feel that they will do the same.

I'm not eating with them yet, but will keep you posted.



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Gretchen Marie Allgaier-Heinrich

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See if your deli has turkey salad or tuna salad. I started out with Popsicles and mac& cheese, darn, I thought I would lose weight. I like to eat too much!!
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Dee Reilman

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Gretchen, that sounds great, soon you'll be eating STEAK!!  lol ... I remember having to eat a ''SLUSH' drink with a spoon too!!!  Those first few weeks of ''Soft Food'' definitely made me lose weight, which was a benefit for me... My biggest craving was  ''Vegetables'', so I had canned peas, mashed of course...I started eating scrambled eggs and sausage, to get my ''chew'' going, about 2-3 weeks later... Eventually, 5 weeks later, I cooked a Steak on the grill for my birthday dinner!!  I cut small bites, and only ate about half of it.. I found that I ate ''slower'' too, guess cause I had to learn to negotiate dentures, chewing & swallowing all at the same time!!!  Now, it's not an issue anymore, but I stay away from 'lettuce'' still...but eat ''cabbage'' instead...since it doesn't ''wilt'' & stick to the roof of my denture...  

 Danny, I hope the new dentures work for you too.. It takes time, although it's always something ''new'' with any dentures, Temporary or Permanent ones.... I have had my permanent dentures for almost 2 years now... and had a ''hard reline'' done last October... There were some rough spots too, & had to have my dentist ''grind'' a bit during a couple of visits afterwards... but kept missing the ''spot''.. Finally, my dentist used a ''Marker'' on my gums to see exactly where they were rubbing... FINALLY, some relief... Even with permanent dentures, our gums continue to ''reconfigure'' themselves somehow!!  I don't know what my permanent dentures are made of, but when they did a ''hard reline'', my dentures had to stay at the Lab for a couple of days to ''Cure''....   My ''upper'' denture does not get the ''suction'' that many get, due to a ''bone'' that  people have in the roof of their mouth, the ''Torus'' mouth bone, which makes the ''groove'' in the denture smaller, so less suction ability.. Therefore, I will always need to use adhesive ... My Dentist said they can ''remove'' that bone, but it would be very painful...and not worth it!!  Well, keep updating too, glad that medication is working on your gums too... Good Luck!!
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I am finally healing enough to figure out exactly where the pain was coming from. I felt the pain all the way to the rear but that has stopped. The pain is now isolated on only one spot. I put some of the stuff the doc gave me on that one spot and I should be good as long as it heals properly ...


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Dee Reilman

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That's GOOD NEWS Danny... I hope that spot heals quickly... It's ''No Fun'' when those sore spot pop up, sometimes just a little ''dab'' of adhesive helps cushion it too... Keep up the good work, you're on your WAY!!!  Keep updating too... 
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Sandy Boss

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Hi my name is Sandy, This is my 3rd day I had the lower dentures first I am in so much pain I can't eat anything how can u even swollen pasta I can't even eat a little bit of a banana. They said no adhesive because of stitches. I feel like blowing myself up. Thank you for listening. SBoss
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Helene Fannon

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Oh sandy .I sympathise.I had partial denture today.I'm in agony."can't take it out ,eat mush,omg feel 89.I'm 47!!do you think we can settle for this?,,,does it effect kissing etc?too scared to be intimate?@.your views be apreciated .helene.x
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Sandy Boss

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Well this is my first week not in much pain I have had soup,smoothies,tons of mash pot. I have to go Tom to dentist to adjust my dentures feEl like to big now.Just be careful kissing haha because your mouth is sore. BUT it do get better hope u are feeling a little bit better.Can talk to me anytime.SBoss
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Cathy Jerome

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Just had my top removed today with the partials in .... pain level is so so but talking sounds funny and embarrassing .... they feel loose and I'm so swollen I can't rinse or taste anything .... hope things get better before I wither away ...
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Dee Reilman

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Hi Cathy .... I think everyone feels they talk ''funny'', but believe it or not, many people don't notice it... So, you may need to have the ''upper denture'' adjusted... Try to eat ''soft foods'' that you can to keep up your strength...Oatmeal, pudding, mashed potatoes, mashed vegetables, etc... that helps in the healing process too... IF you have an ice pack or even a bag of frozen peas, that will help the swelling... Try to rinse your mouth frequently too, to keep out bacteria... You don't want to get an infection,... You should be on an antibiotic & perhaps a medicated mouth rinse.. If not, try warm salt water rinses, that helps the swelling...I use an ''Antiseptic Mouth Wash'', I buy at the ''Dollar'' store... works well too!   You should be seeing your Dentist within a day or two, AFTER your extractions, to check your gums and check for any bone fragments that might be there...  

Things WILL get better with each day's passing... This is a process that everyone goes thru...The swelling will subside and with regular visits to your Dentist, you'll feel better... The Dentist will adjust your dentures if you get ''sore spots'' by grinding down the inside of the dentures...Do you have a ''temporary denture'' or a ''PARTIAL'' on your upper??  

Keep updating Cathy.... we're here to help you during your ''Journey''... We've all been thru this, and there's lots of experience for you to draw from.... Good Luck Cathy...  
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Gretchen Marie Allgaier-Heinrich

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Hi! I am now at 3 1/2 weeks since my full extraction. I have gone twice for adjustments. I am doing good, but the bottom ones don't stay in, and I feel like I have an "underbite" It makes me look horrible!!!!!!
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Gretchen Marie Allgaier-Heinrich

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Before and qfter...the after I feel like I'm clenching my teeth! And if I start talking, they come out!! UGH
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Imran Hossain

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get an implant supported overdenture..
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Gretchen Marie Allgaier-Heinrich

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Is that the same as the implants I have to wait for 6 months to get?
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Kathy Hougaard-Lively

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yes
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Amber Lynn Zetty-VanDivner

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I had all my top and bottom teeth pulled on Thursday and had my dentures in place same day I took out last night to clean as my mouth was sos sore and full of blood and I went to put back in all day and now they will not stay in im assuming it's due to the swelling im off work till Thursday and I talk on the phone for a liveing can anyone tell me if they will go back in after swelling goes down im so worried and they feel so good being out and now I'm worried that I took them out as top or bottom will stay in at all plZ I hope this is cuZ my guns R still swelled up.im freaking out
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Lee Bostain

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leave them in for a few days, take pain meds and something for inflamation ( ibuprophen) keep them in! gums will conform to plate. sleep!! zonk out with drugs! you might have to use a spot of adhesive when ya go back to work just put it on the roof of your mouth, where not sore.
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Tracy Roots

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I had my top and bottoms pulled and immediate dentures put in, I'm 30 and a mother of 3 I'm on day 6 and feeling better. Only thing is when I take top out for warm salt water rinse there's a thick kinda moucous film with a tint of blood and has a smell has anyone else had this??
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Hi I just had an immediate top plate put in 3 days ago could you please tell me how to take this out and clean it? The swelling is tremendous and it hurts awful to try and get them out I'm a mother of 2 and I can't seem to get the swelling to go down at all :(
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Susan Eads

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I had the same thing done. It's been 2 weeks and I am rinsing with salt water for swelling to go down per dentist orders. Use water to help loosen debris and take out. You might need to see your dentist so he can be sure there's no Infection. I hope this helps. Good luck
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April

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Tracy, I had the same issue. I think it was because the had loosened and saliva, blood and everything else was collecting up there.
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Tammie Neal

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I had all my teeth pulled out 7 weeks ago 8 weeks on Tuesday and I still can't wear my bottoms. When I put them in they touch in the back but I have a huge gap between the front top and bottom teeth. What do I do?
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Tammie, we're so sorry to hear what is happening to you and so many others. Have you contacted the dentist for a possible new fitting?  
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Elizabeth Thompson

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Tammie Neal, I Hv been trying to figure out a way to respond to your comment to me which I appreciate so much because so far you are the only person who like me did not get what they call immediate denture I only need for the top I have heard from other people nothing to do with this board that it's very hard when you need bottoms. But I would suggest you explain this to your dentist exactly what's going on and he should be able figure out a way to help you.
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I have just got my dentures on Friday. I took them out for first time today to Clean them and left them out for a few hours. I have no problem with getting my top in but my bottom will not go back on. It's soon painful I literally cry!! Please help because I'm hungry. Lol. Im also 24 & have the imediate fI'll mouth dentures. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated because i am miserable! Thanks so much
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Lisa Love

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Around week 51 aleeve?
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Ken

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At least my dentist was upfront and honest before the extractions. He said people think its like putting on a pair of shoes, but its more like a wooden leg. Its been 2 weeks since I had 27 teeth... or parts removed and immediate dentures put in. I still can't chew because my gums are tender. I had a little swelling and very little bruising. I can't use my teeth for much, but they sure are pretty. I was told to come back in about  weeks to have them relined, but I'm going today to have them make sure everything is healing ok.
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Ken

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Ken, your teeth look awesome, congratulations!
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Ken

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Thanks! They got them pretty close to what the crowns they replaced looked like. The overall size of my plates is a little wide, but nothing a soft reline can't fix, or at least help. 
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Ken

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Here is a pic of me from 1999 I think, when my crowns still looked good..
Actually my teeth still LOOKED pretty good up until around 5 years ago, but only because porcelain don't rot. lol I had nine crowns and half a dozen root canals. The front four uppers are crowns and five more scattered around. I had them done around 1984. They were getting decay under them and my back teeth were getting bad. Hey, I got 30 years out of them...At 54 years old I couldn't see sinking the kind of money into them that it would take to get them straightened out.
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They looked awesome then and now! We agree that 30 years is a long time to get use out of crowns or any dental work. Thanks for stepping in and providing support for members. I am sure they are very thankful. 
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Irma Camp

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So how is it going?
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Denise Mims

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Just had 19 teeth pulled or surgically removed Tuesday, does any one know if it's bad to leave out bottom plate for little bit
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Hey Denise. You should leave it out every night for the rest of your life if you can. Keep it in your denture bath filled with water. Dentures love water just like it's your saliva. It will help keep them in shape and not warp. If you can manage to do that or as much as you can. It will also give a chance for your gums to rest and let the blood circulate so you can try and maintain the gums you have left. Hope this helps.
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Denise I had the last 9 bottom &4 top teeth took out 10 days ago and immediate dentures put in.Took out last night all night soaked in water Bliss. Dentist told me to remove at night for two reasons.1 to give gums a rest. 2 there is a chance you could develop thrush in mouth.Hope you are getting use to them,I am and gums starting to itch which I know is a fantastic sign.Good luck Jules
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Amy Jane Eriksen

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I am 39 and a mother as well. I just had 4 front bottom teeth pulled 4 days ago and a immediate partial put in. I was eating bread on day 2 and chips day 3 as well as I just had calamari and beef skewers today on day 4. Wounds are healing nicely and no pain at all. The partial fit perfectly? Until today, I noticed shifting but that did not stop me from eating food I want. I do not follow their advice because I see it this way. We only prolong our own suffering by babying the dentures and what we chose to have done. If you can stand it and aren't in much pain? Start now! Learn now to eat. Don't wait weeks and weeks. I talk funny? Don't care. I laugh at my lisp lol and I intentionally sat with my partial out staring at myself making funny faces on snap chat and in a mirror today. Because the only opinion that truly matters is our own. Acceptance for ourselves and realizing we are all beautiful divine souls within? Is all that matters. We have the means to smile bright and look good and be healthier. no one can tell they aren't real :) so build up your own confidence, and live your life!
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