New Denture Fears!

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Hello everyone. I'm a 52 yr. old male and have finally taken the plunge for dentures. My Mother had dentures before she was 30 yrs. old. As such, She was determined Her children not suffer the same fate. I went to the dentist every six mths. from the time I can remember and no matter how diligent she was about me brushing my teeth it was a rare occasion the dentist wouldn't find a cavity or more to fill on these visits! Needless to say, my mouth has always had problems and I learned to live with the pain. As teeth went bad over the years they were pulled or allowed to fall out on their own. About two months ago my two bottom teeth in the front began hurting and became loose. I decided it was time for the dentures and be done with the years of pain. With 21 teeth left in my mouth I scheduled an appt. with Affordable Dentures and Implants here in Cincinnati, Ohio. My Mom and Dad have both been here and loved the dentist. My first appt. was last Tue. and I am now scheduled for abstractions and a temporary set of dentures in two days. I AM FREAKING OUT! I went online too read reviews and am now scared shitless! Has anyone used the Affordable Dentures and Implants office in Cincinnati, Ohio? Should I go and not worry or should I cancel and live toothless? HELP!
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Elizabeth Peck

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I'm not sure about affordable dentures reputation but as far as getting dentures it has been worth it for me I had my full mouth done 4 months in now. It was difficult at first but I am on the upswing. 
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Andrew

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So are you on the way to solid food in 4 mths. Elizabeth?
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Margaret

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Take comfort in the fact that your mom and dad like the Dr. Nobody elses opinion matters.

I used AD where I live and couldn't be happier. It all depends on the dentist that runs/owns your location. I've heard stories of others that have used locations elsewhere and aren't happy.
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Today I had 21 teeth extracted and immediate dentures put in place. The worst pain so far was while my mouth was still numb  Once the novacaine wore off my mouth began feeling much better. I even had some yogurt and chocolate pudding in the afternoon. It's been close to 12 hrs. since the operation and my mouth is still bleeding. Is this normal? When should I expect the bleeding to finally stop? On a good note, I have no pain what so ever right now. Is this normal or should I be expecting the pain in the coming days?
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Glad you are in now pain so far! I had little to no pain also. I did keep taking my ibuprofen and Tylenol every 5 hours though. I iced the first 2 days also and had some swelling but I think it helped. As far as the bleeding, I had some until day 4 but after day 3 I had slowed alot. By tomorrow at lunch you should notice quite a difference also. Good luck!!
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Difference noticed Elisha....HaHa...(uuuugh)
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This morning I had my post op. appt. It was less than 24 hrs. since my operation. The dental assistant asked me how I felt and I told Her fantastic! I asked when I should start attempting to eat (by eat I mean chew food again). She told me I had better wait a few weeks or I'd be sorry. She showed me how to remove my dentures, clean them with dawn and a brush and how to apply adhesive powder. They only recommend powder for now. I went home with all my new found knowledge and decided I was gonna eat a banana. I opened up to eat and my lower denture popped out...(demmit!) I tried several different techniques to eat that banana and failed miserably...haha. I cut a small slice off and pushed my lower back down and put it to the side to chew it. Wowza! I guess the dental assistant was right! Tonight I thought I would try something new and made tomato soup for dinner. I added two crackers thinking they would become soggy and easy to chew. No Chewing! I have slight swelling where all the stitches are ( my whole mouth). I removed my dentures for the first time tonight and feel much better! I am praying they go back in tomorrow without pain! This is my first time having an empty mouth and as all of you know it's the craziest feeling ever! My doctor prescribed me 800 mg. ibuprofen and oxycodone acetaminophen 5-325 for pain. I broke down tonight and had one of the acet./ oxy. tonight. I can't wait for this swelling to subside so I can get a reline on this lower denture.
 Tomorrow is always a new day for a new adventure!
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Don't rush on the food. It's gonna take time and practice, you also want to be good to your mouth. It's been beaten up with the extractions. Pain for me was worse at days 3-5. Ibuprofen worked far better than the pain meds.
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Let them heal. You will be surprised of things you never thought of for soft food lots of examples on here. Yogurt, scramble eggs, chef boy ravioli, canned tuna, Mac and cheese, etc. Top up with a quality shake, I you one that gives me 1000+ calories.
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I agree on the shakes! I got some braunschweiger super soft! Also some Hash. Hate not being able to eat much meat so this satisfied that for the first week!
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I'm only 2 weeks out from getting 17 extractions and full dentures and I've already ate (with a fork lol) sloppy joes, pizza, tacos, chili and lots of other things so long as I can chop it up. Chewing is a huge learning curve, it's like starting all over (because we are!) But it gets better! You'll know when you're ready to really chew things. The first week is the worst. Good luck! I was scared I'd be unable to chew for months, but luckily my dentures stay in great without any adhesives so everyone's experience is vastly different.