No temporary, this sucks

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I had all my teeth extracted on Thursday. I am happy to have found this group online. I e been reading a lot and most seem to have an immediate denture after the extractions. My dentist was totally against that, and felt it better to heal first. Anyone else ever heard of this? It is obviously hard to go from some teeth to no teeth at all. I've been living on ice cream, chicken broth, and had some mashed potato last night. Other than the pain and emotion of it all, I have to say the worst part for me is the feeling of these stitches in my mouth. You cant mess with them, they are the dissolving ones. It just does not feel right having strings in my mouth.
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Tiffany Robertson

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lisa j Llewellyn

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Your dentist sounds"old school" as for his reasoning I have no idea. I'd say as long as your ok with having no teeth and not needing to go anywhere of importance than let them heal naturally. My last round of extractions they used the dissolvable stitches and yes I agree they can be annoying. As they started to show I used a sharp pair of cuticle scissors and trimmed them. (They must be sharp otherwise you'll just be tugging on them). Any time frame on when you'll be getting dentures?
Best of luck
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Tiffany Robertson

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They said 3 - 5 then I should come in to start getting fitted for the dentures.  On my directions for after care it says not to pull or cut the ends of the stitches.  It just feels horrible with strings hanging around in my mouth.  Thanks for your time and comment.
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Steve Moore

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Mine were immediately in... they used to do it your way... it will work... in some ways you'll be better off but the trauma of being around people with no teeth might be tough...
You'll love your smile in time
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Tiffany Robertson

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Yeah I find myself covering my mouth when talking to anyone, but I did that before I got them pulled because I was ashamed of how they looked.  I finally found something different I could eat today, the filling in pumpkin pie, and it was so good.
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your dentist must be from back hills, when I got my uppers they put in my temporally ones right away, I didn't have to much swelling just a little sore, its been 3 months now and I'm still adjusting but its better than having pain, I can eat more like salad's , hamburger's, I had wired TMJ wired jaw surgery and it was no picnic and going through this it was hard . I feel so old when I take them out. take care
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Tiffany Robertson

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Thanks for commenting on this.  Yeah I even got second opinion and everyone seemed to say that it was best just to wait to heal then get the permanent ones.  Maybe it is because of my insurance or something.  At this point I think I'd have paid for the temporary if it would allow me to eat.
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I agree, your dentist sounds like the old school type.  Having the immediate set helps with the pain and swelling so it's weird he didn't want to do it that way.  You'll get past this and it gets better! 
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Tiffany Robertson

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I have to say that besides the lack of being able to eat stuff, the worst part is the feeling of these stitches in my mouth.  they are supposed to dissolve or fall out, and it just doesn't feel right at all.