Newbie to lowers

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Hello! I had the remaining bottom teeth (9 total), 2 rear top molars, and 1 tooth where a crown fell off removed on Tuesday via IV sedation. I was given an immediate lower denture. Pain wise from surgery, the first two days were the worst. It wasn't so much the places where they were pulled (that was sore, don't get me wrong), but it was my jaw joint from having my mouth held open. On Thursday they has me come in and do an adjustment on the sore spots I had, and boy that made a HUGE difference. Prior to that it took me 45 minutes to eat a 1/4 of one of those little oreo cream pie slices (I was starving and needed something I could eat on the go since I had 2 appts with not a whole lot of time in between to cook and try to slowly eat. After she adjusted them, I was able to scarf down the rest in 20 minutes. And I could talk better! Everything is still crazy loose, but I understand that is normal for a lower one. I feel like I have dry mouth constantly, and it makes me want to go without this but I know I have to wear it and get used to it. Does anyone have any tips for me? I can't use anything to hold it down til after the sutures come out next wednesday. It's really bugging me around the base of my tongue (? If that makes sense, I move my tongue and it pops up and drives me bonkers), are they able to shave some of that down too? I sure hope so. My insurance only covers 1 per lifetime of either temp or permanent so I will have to pay out of pocket for the permanent whenever I heal up enough to do so. My husband has an upper now for almost 2 years, I told him he needs to try to get a permanent when we file our taxes (I seen that Russell Klein person listed a few places here, we may go that route). Are permanents more thinner?

I know it's all one big adjustment and I have to get used to it. I just wish it didn't give me an anxiety feeling :(
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Cindy Fox

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How's it going and when do you get your sutures out?
I'm not sure anything you can do until the sutures are gone as far as adhesive. Then you can figure out what works best to  hold them in. So do you only have a bottom denture or already had uppers?
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Tomorrow marks 2 weeks! Getting the sutures our last Wednesday sucked. 2 were grown over and the lady tried to pull the knot thru my gum :( I wanted to run out screaming! I got the go ahead to use adhesive on the back sides (sinice my molars were pulled many years ago) but to hold off on the front since they ended up irritating the gum pockets. I'm gonna wait til the first month is up before I go putting adhesive there, to be on the safe side.

Yep! I only got my bottoms removed. I need to get an upper partial but idk when that will be done. I'm debating on getting the instasmile thing to use rather than getting a partial made right now. I have thought about maybe going to Pitt dental school to get 2 bridges done, but I'm unsure at the cost involved.
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Jason Rahl

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Hi I'm 44 just got 24 pulled yesterday and temporary dentures immediately. I'm self-employed and don't have dental insurance. My gum and bone loss left me little choice other than dentures. I got a plan called Carrington care 500. It's a discount plan that saved me over $3,000.00 it will cost $99 per year with a $20 sign up fee. My total Bill for extractions temporary dentures and permanent dentures was $7,400.00 this plan took it down to$4,200.00. This is price for all adjustments and top of the line dentures with a 7 year warranty. The plan is very helpful but I realize everyone can't afford the most expensive but it is a decision that you will have to live and eat with for years to come. Best of luck to you
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Hi. I have had dentures going on 6 years now and I remember the first few months were horrible. I hated my dentist with a passion after having the bottoms pulled. Believe me it gets better over time. It's a slow process of learning to eat again. After your sutures are out you will be able to use adhesive and it will make a huge difference. Just take baby steps on eating and you will eventually get back to eating normal. There will however be things you may not want to eat because dentures are totally different than regular teeth. Keep your chin up and hang in there. It will get better.