Need help new to top dentures and bottom partial

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New to partials and upper dentures how long does it take to get used to them & to start eatting hard foods? & is it normal for them to rub against your inside bottom lip? Or should I go see the people and get it cut down a little? And the partial on my left where it clamps on my tooth its hurting is that normal as well please help me someone oh and one more question lol what is the best pain killer for what's happening with my pain
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Mizz_sewap12

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  • confused & pain from the rubbing

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A certain amount of pain is normal depending on when you got them but I would go to your dentist to see if an adjustment would help. I have full dentures, got them 24 days ago and I had my first steak last night. Eating hard foods is a learning process. Some days are good and some are not. Orajel helped me greatly with the mouth sores and irritation but keeping in close contact with my dentist and getting adjustments is the permanent pain reliever I found. I also use Tylenol when needed. Hope this helps. I missed thanksgiving dinner so I'm cooking it for Christmas. ☺
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Tyvm for taking the time to read my comment and I'm new to them I just gotten them done on the 17th of this month Thursday but I swear my cheek blew up cause of the stitches and a bruise outside of my cheek so idk if that's normal are not but I'm for sure going in on Monday morning can't stand this pain and idk what to take to ease the pain until then
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I've got the same thing I got 14 teeth pulled and full uppers my mouth is quite sore
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I just had my last 6 remaining top teeth extracted 3 days ago.
My mouth isn't sore when I'm not wearing my denture but I'm in a little pain with denture in.
I've been to the dentist for slight adjustments yesterday and today.
Today the dentist told me to wear the denture as much as possible so that my mouth gets used to it.
I'm toughing it out okay but trying to eat is not going well as it causes the denture to rub against the gum which is already sore.
I take the denture out for 20 - 30 mins and rinse with warm salted water and then stick it back in for a few hours at a time.
Everyone is different and everyone will tell you things that worked for them.
Try some sensible advice or find your own way of dealing with this for now.
6 months to a year from now you'll be totally fine and a much happier person who will smile without hesitation without being embarrassed by missing or broken teeth.

Just a side note - I needed a denture for the past 2 years but held off because of the horrible stories I heard about dentures.
I decided to get my denture after the birth of my grandson and not being able to smile in pictures with him.
By the time he's a year old "grandpa" will have the biggest smile he's ever seen!

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LocoJoe58,

I'm struggling to make sense of your post. Could you please just state what type of problems you are dealing with? Someone here will definitely be able to help you!

Thanks!
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I'm not a dentist, but I have full dentures now and had a partial on the bottom in the past. I would say that it is NOT normal for them to rub on your inside bottom lip. There is something wrong with the fit and you need to see your dentist.

I would say that if the partial hurts where it clamps into your mouth, which I assume would be on a permanent tooth, that also should NOT be and it needs to be adjusted before the tooth it clamps to is ruined.

Lastly, I would say that if you are in bad enough pain that you are asking about pain medication, you definitely need to go back to your dentist and don't be afraid to tell him what is wrong and explain that it must be fixed.
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Tyvm for the answers and I'm going to see them Monday morning because sadly there not open durning the weekends and I kinda figured that wasn't normal I just wasnt sure cause I'm new to these and the reason I was asking for pain meds was because my dentist is closed and what will be the best thing to take while waitting but yah tyvm for taking the time to read my comment have yourself a wonderful day and early merry Christmas lol & happy new year
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Rinsing with warm salt water several times a day and using ice paks really helped me also. Be kind to yourself and I'm glad your going to see your dentist. It will get better.
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I've been Doing that but still doesn't help I'm really of thinking of going to the walk in clinic I've been up all night due to the pain and tyvm making me feel better I can't wait until they feel better
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My 1St week was the worst. I saw my dentist the day after the procedure and then it was the weekend and rhe pain was excruciating. I thought I needed to leave them in all the time (except at night) and when I tried to put them back in in the morning the pain almost brought me to my knees. I'm not sure what your dentists instructions were but someone here advised me to keep them out for awhile...."a fire won't go out if you keep poking it" was the quote I think. I did leave them out for a few hours at a time, rinsing with salt water, and putting in when I went to my dentist so he could determine where the sore spots were. After the adjustment it felt so much better and I was advised to leave them out as often as I could for a few days to heal the sore spots. I have had 5 adjustments but after that 1St week the pain has been minimal. Just getting used to them has been the challenge. I hope you have a good dentist. Mine is wonderful.
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Omg everyone keeps talking about sores am I gonna be getting them I hope not bad lol and my denrest told me to keep them in and keep rinsing them every 24 hours and put them back in cause my gums will swolle and I won't be able to put them back in but how long did u have to wait before taking them out over night
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Every dentist gives different orders and every person is different. My dentist had me leave in for 24 hours, then take out and rinse gently with salt water, then put back in. Kept rinsing with salt water every 4 hours. Took them out the 2nd night for the night, lots of pain putting back in but orajel helped. After that they have been out every night. First month I took them out for a few hours each day. This is me, others have different orders and different stories, no 2 are exactly alike. Do what your dentist says and learn what your mouth allows. Hope this helps.
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I kept then in for 24 hours per dentist and then took them out at night so the gums could get air, heal and rest. I have taken them out every night since that 1st 24. The gums change frequently after extractions and the sores develop. Adjustments help with that.
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Yes it must be normal cause same thing with mine ! On the bottom partial on right side where it clamps to the tooth was rubbing on the gum took about 4 visits to the dentist to get a perfect adjustment! I found the I would use Orajel Maximum strength right where it connects to the tooth on both sides until dentist fixed it sure helped a lot ! I would take out several times a day to give my gums a little rest applying Orajel while out I think I must have went through 4 tubes before the dentist adjusted for the last time ! Rinse with very warm Himalayan Salt water also helped ( Very Strong ) mixture ! I am 7 weeks in had all uppers and two lower teeth pulled Nov. 7th ! hope this helps you  :-)
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So sorry to hear how much pain you have been in. Your adjusting to dentures journey is just beginning; even for experienced denture wearers, new dentures can 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.

The first few weeks you mouth is adjusting to the new dentures; you will likely experience increased salivation and sore spots in your mouth from the dentures. As others have stated, 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. I know it seems like forever right now, while you are in so much pain, but some day you will be wearing a smile and not giving it a second thought! Hang in there and let us know what the dentist says. Warm holiday wishes to you and yours.

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Tyvm for this helpful information and I sure will let you all know what's happening because im pretty sure I'll be needing more help through out my jounrey of my new teeth lol I went in on Monday morning my denturest adjusted my bottom partial and right now it feels alot better so now I just have to get used to them will its pretty much just the bottom I have to get used to cause I've already had a top partial so my full top denture feels like my last partial ( if that makes any sense ) lol
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It sure does make sense! Glad to hear that it is getting a little better. If you have any questions about cleaning, eating or anything else, don't hesitate to stop back. We will all be here with open arms. :)