New Dentures

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I got my new dentures on Thursday. I had all my teeth pull 2 months ago. Does anyone take them out at night?
 I was told not to wear them at night.  And my gums are sore a little. And how long before you can bite into something with out pain?
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Julie

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Jeanne Roushey

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Your gums should be healed since you had extractions two months ago. The sore spots need to be smoothed by your dentist. At first I took them all out at night. Now I just take out lower because they are very loose by night. I take out upper for at least two hoursc each day if not overnight. This is to clean them, clean my mouth and rest my mouth. Your life schedule and your denture fit will help you determine what works for you.
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Julie

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My gums are healed. Just a little sore putting  in and taking out the top ones. They don't hurt when they are in. But today we went out to eat. And shouldn't have gotten a fish sandwich that's when it 
was sore. Biting into the fish.
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Jeanne Roushey

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Dentist can smooth those spots.
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Tonja Barnes

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I have had mine for two weeks mind you I got 18 teeth removed and immediate dentures I can eat meats but in a small amounts and very small bites I have resigned myself to not eating breads cause thats when it hurts. I am longer in pain.
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It has been 1 month for me . My gums are still healing. I've got some sore spots and my dentist has been making adjustments as time goes by. I have to say it still hurts when putting my dentures in. I still have to use Ambesol to help with the pain.

I know my gums are still healing. Hearing your eating MEAT is soooo giving me something to look forward too. I've tried small pieces of chicken but it hurts too much.

I've found that after 9-10 hours I'm ready to take them out. I do remove both partial and full denture each night to clean both my dentures and my mouth.

Thanks for the hope that I'll be eating more soon! !.
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Jeanne Roushey

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Chicken is chewier than I thought. Try ham, Turkey or fish, they are softer and easier to chew.
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Joe Shamblen

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If your dentures are digging at your gums you definitely need to have your dentist look at them and adjust them. When I got home last week with my partials I discovered  mine had a place right on my gum and when I started chewing I got that big wake up call. I had them adjusted today and heres a little trick that might help alot of you when getting adjustments. Each time your dentist takes a little out or does something to change them have them give you a piece of gauze to bite down on to simulate chewing food. It works really well and my dentist loved the idea she said she was going to make it part of her normal practice when adjusting. Good lock to ya.

One last thing if your gums are tender run your food through a processor if you have one. Something I learned from a close friend. You can still have your steak you just cant chew it at the moment.
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The only thing I can chew is pop corn I can't chew anything else my lower plate won't stay in.so I swallow everything..rinse with vety warm salt water for the sore spots.