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I had all of my top teeth pulled yesterday and my question is when i bite down my back teeth do not line up and im nervous i wont be able to chew when im able can someone plz help? Also my upper lip feels like the gum of the denture under it is too big or could that still be swelling?
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AliciaP

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I didn't deal with a lot of swellung, but my guess is that what you are dealing with on both issues is definitely swelling. When is your next appointment? If it isn't tomorrow, you might want to call them.

Tonight, do your salt rinses, and keep ice packs on per your orders from dentist!
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I dont have another appt until I go for my reline in 4-6 months
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You should call and see if they can get you in to make sure things are going well. Keep us posted please!
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Rosie

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AliciaP will be able to give you trusted advice!  We can tell you that feeling like your dentures are too big or that your lips are being pushed forward is not unusual. The "full-mouth" feeling is common to new denture wearers and will wear off as you get used to wearing your dentures.
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Thank you Rosie for your vote of confidence in me!
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Per Alicia's advice, get an appointment to see your dentist. I was back in for several adjustments in the first few weeks.

Best of luck.
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Sara Cubine

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My dentist said I could call as many times as necessary. That is a part of the cost for your dentures. You should go back as often as you need, it could be more expensive and painful if you don't. After many weeks of complaining, I did get her to reduce the protrusion of my lips by reducing that part of the denture. She waited until all the swelling had gone down. Good luck. Sometimes you'll feel like this is not what you signed up for but it does get better--not perfect, but better.
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I did go back to see my dentist yesterday and I think she has made a great improvement. I only need to use very little adhesive and she made some adjustments that enable me to taste my food again. I guess I'll put the weight back on again--but seems worth it to be able to enjoy food again. She said I could come back as often as needed.
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I was given appointments every 4 days with BOTH my dentist AND the denturist to see how things were going and were readjustments.    But if I need to go in before the 4 days I can.   As the swelling goes done and healing takes place there will be many adjustments to make on your dentures.       I was told they would see me a lot for the 1st 3 months after having my teeth pulled.         Everything is in with the price of the dentures so you can go back as much as you need to.    If you have a problem call and go in for an appointment.   They are there to help and make it right.
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You should be able to see your dentist or denturist for the first 6 mths however often you need to. It's common and like said above you paid for it. It's a long process and unfortunately tests ones patience. Alot of things will seem off, too bulky, flipping and flopping, your speech will seem different. Talk as much as you can and practice your "s" like counting from 60-79 as it may sound different. You will get to a good place in time. :)
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As many have said, you should be able to be seen by your dentist as often as you need. It will be very hard at first, but you will get through this! During the first week, you may only be able to eat soft foods like mashed potatoes, puddings, and ice cream that are gentle on your gums. Many first-time denture wearers say eating soft foods that are gentle on your gums and teeth make the adjustment to dentures easier. 

During the first two weeks,  your mouth will be making major adjustments adjusting 
to the new dentures. You will likely experience increased salivation. You might also experience sore spots in your mouth from the dentures. Rinsing your mouth with warm salt water will help. If soreness persists, return to your dentist for an adjustment. Expect a longer denture adjustment and healing time if you recently had teeth extracted or are a full-plate wearer. 
Hang in there!