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well just had my last 6 teeth pulled on Aug. 4th and the dentist put my new set in and told me not to take them out for 24 hours but I did because the pain from where I had the teeth pulled hurt so much .so I tried putting them in today the top is fine but still have pain on the bottom .I'm new to this and don't know what to do . Also how do I know when to start using adhesive to hold them in. Im in need of some advise.
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Margaret

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Call the dentist and get an adjustment made to the denture. They can help with where it's rubbing.

I got my top set 4 weeks ago. I had my 1st adjustment made the day after I got them. Then another later in the week. The next week I saw them twice. Week after only once. I have an appointment for tomorrow but I don't think I'm going to need it.

I only started using adhesive yesterday as it was the first time they've felt loose.

Warm salt water rinses help a lot and I use something called Orasoothe which is a mouth rinse with natural healing ingredients for mouth sores. I love it.
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Thank you, I'm gonna call tomorrow but the bad thing is he not in the office till thursay but in the mean time I'm gonna use the salt water but I'm gonna see if I can find that mouth rinse.
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I was only able to find it on Amazon. It's not cheap but honestly I feel, at least for me, it was worth it. They have a website to look at it and read about it if you Google the name.
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Kool thanks again
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Margaret

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Oh, and the techs are the ones that have been doing my adjustments so hopefully you won't have to wait til Thursday. Stand firm when you call them!
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How are
You adjusting
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Hi Alice!
I've have top & bottom full dentures since December 2016. I too had 2 surgeries to remove teeth with the insertion of dentures in the second one.
I took them out after 24 hours and had exactly the same issue as you- I simply couldn't put the lower denture back. I called the dental office the following Monday (of course it was a weekend!) and they told me not to worry, to keep up the rinses, wear the top denture as much as was comfortable and come in to see the dentist. Mine wasn't available for a few days but they did offer an immediate appointment with another dentist. I spoke to the receptionist and after her reassurance,
I chose to wait a few days until my dentist was there.
When I saw him, HE couldn't get my bottom denture in either! He said this was fairly common because when they're making your denture from moulds that were taken before all the teeth have been removed, they have to make a very educated guess as to how the gums will be once the teeth are removed and make your denture accordingly.
They get your denture very close to fitting your gums and it only takes your dentist removing a little bit of your denture in possibly one or two spots, and your denture goes in.

You've also got to remember that the area of the gums where they removed your teeth are swollen after surgery, which is perfectly normal.

And I too had fantastic success with mouth gels. Ask your pharmacist: and don't be shy - tell them it's for new dentures!- I found one that was an anaesthetic gel and one that soothed the gums and also had anti-inflammatory properties. I lived on those 2 gels for a couple of months!

Regarding using adhesives, my dentist told me not to use them in the first couple of weeks because they could interfere with the healing of the gum 'pockets' where your teeth used to be.

After those few weeks, I only started using adhesive when they were too lose to eat or were really uncomfortable. Talk to your dentist about it!! It's what you pay for and what they're there for!

I hope this has been some help to you.
I know how difficult it felt for me in the first few days and weeks, so hang in there!
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PS : I'm in Australia so the products available over the counter could be different ... but it's definitely worth asking!
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Thank so much for the info at least I'm not alone in this journey I'm so unsure about everything.
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bobbie

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You are
Not alone has 16 extractions and im mediates a month ago. After the first week I was regretting the decision. But now I dont at all