Removal of adhesive from roof of mouth.

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My dentist has me using adhesive after five weeks and I am having problems removing the residue from my mouth. My sinus was perforated during the extractions and I am concerned about food particles infiltrating my sinus cavity and becoming septic. He maintains this will correct itself after eight weeks... I cannot take chances by not using adhesive. Please advise.
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I'm Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager, and I'd like to welcome you to our forum. When you findthere is adhesive residue in your mouth, rinsewith very warm water (but only as warmas is comfortable) and gently brush your gums with a soft-bristled toothbrush and regular toothpaste. If the residue still remains, gently rub it away with a damp cloth and a bit ofcooking oil. Pleasedon'tpick the residue from your mouth, because this could cause irritation. You may also want to experiment to see if you can use a little less adhesive for the same holding power.
Keep in touch to let us know how you're doing!
^Karen
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My question, too!  Thanks Karen.  Will try that.
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How do you feel about the adhesive strips? Do they leave this stuff in your mouth to?
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I can tell you that the Poligrip strips come out much like the paste. The Secure strips come out stuck to the denture.

I'm not sure about the other strips, I have purchased them but have not used them yet.

Hope that helps! The Secure strips are wonderful for me, to keep the lowers in. And the Secure paste is wonderful for the uppers!
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I tried the strips for the first time today and I found them not easy to fit dentures. I had to do alot of trimming and you almost need 3 hands. Just my experience and I wont use them again. Plus you have to buy boxes for both uppers and lowers.
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I use only FIXODENT ULTRA and it is amazing. You do not have to use as much and I only use them on the sides and the middle, and they last all day from 7 am till 10 pm with no issues. They rarely stick to my gums and if they do do exactly what Karen said above, gently brush your gums and sides like regular brushing, and do not forget to brush your TONGUE too, as that is where the bacteria start. Karen suggested using less adhesive and she is spot on. You need to see what is YOUR optimal adhesive amount is and the location of the adhesive too, as each mouth is different. Do not use so much adhesive that you need a crowbar every night to remove your dentures, you are hurting your gums that way!! Good luck and keep us posted.
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Any of the following helps to dissolve adhesive residue: (1) sucking on citrus flavored candy; (2) sucking on a piece of chocolate; (3) drinking diet coke; and (4) drinking hot coffee or tea.
I agree with Karen that you should experiment with using less adhesive (and, perhaps, with placing it differently as well). A little adhesive goes a long way.
No one likes to cleanup adhesive residue. But, with time, every one finds a way to do it that works for them.
Good luck (and let us know how you do).

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I use a tooth brush or a dry wash cloth and wipe the roof of my mouth. It works best when the cloth is dry, orrinse with salt water first.
Jerry
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I usually swish warm water in my mouth while cleaning my denture then I brush my gums where the glue is with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste. usually comes right off.  Ive seen lots of people on here mention using cooking or coconut oil and rubbing their gums with a rag til its off. Ive also seen some people keep gauze handy and they say it works wonders for removing the excess. 
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These are all great tips. But putting a wash cloth in n my mouth makes me gag...just removing my dentures makes me gag. As you can probably tell I'm new to this and I hate it. Regretting this whole procedure, but I guess I'm stuck with this for the rest of my life (I'm still fairly young).
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These are all great tips. But putting a wash cloth in n my mouth makes me gag...just removing my dentures makes me gag. As you can probably tell I'm new to this and I hate it. Regretting this whole procedure, but I guess I'm stuck with this for the rest of my life (I'm still fairly young).
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I am the same way and fairly young as well :( It is very upsetting to me when having to take them out and having to deal with the adhesive. It never fails to give me a moment of depression and regret. But I have to keep telling myself that it needed to be done, and it will be worth it in the end to not be in so much pain and feeling the need to hide my teeth when I speak to someone. I hope that we get used to this adhesive stuff soon. I am three months with these temporaries, and I still gag every time I take them out. I hope that it gets better for you and keep us updated on your process. Take care. 
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OH! and don't be fooled by these adhesive removal wipes. I was duped into purchasing them myself..
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I use only FIXODENT ULTRA and it is amazing. You do not have to use as much and I only use them on the sides and the middle, and they last all day from 7 am till 10 pm with no issues. They rarely stick to my gums and if they do do exactly what Karen said above, gently brush your gums and sides like regular brushing, and do not forget to brush your TONGUE too, as that is where the bacteria start. Karen suggested using less adhesive and she is spot on. You need to see what is YOUR optimal adhesive amount is and the location of the adhesive too, as each mouth is different. Do not use so much adhesive that you need a crowbar every night to remove your dentures, you are hurting your gums that way!! Good luck and keep us posted.
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I have been experimenting with how much to use as well. I just had that first inevitable moment the other day of apparently using too much and ending up bleeding slightly upon taking them out. That has to be the hardest part about using the powder, it is so hard to get the perfect amount daily consistently. 
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Yes, the bit of adhesive in the roof of my mouth is a bear to get out. I take my dentures out, rinse with warm water and then "brush my teeth" using toothpaste.  That helps and I can use the bristles to get the residue out of the roof.  It's a process every step of the way.
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This is a question I have been meaning to ask. I do not put adhesive on the roof of my mouth because of exactly that reason. FIXODENT ULTRA is very good at sticking and hard enough to dislodge the dentures when the ULTRA is on the gum section of the dentures, I cannot imagine putting that on the roof of the mouth. I suggest you put a bit more on the gum sections of the dentures and avoid putting it on the roof. Plus the roof has more sensitive taste buds and you need those to function even though they are on the other side of the plate. I hope someone invents great uppers that do not require the roof plate and resemble more like the lower dentures. One can dream?

By the way, I have friends who have such perfectly fitting dentures they use no adhesives at all.
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I think your spot on with coming up with a better upper, it all seems so primitive...
Just mentioning that I too am trying to get the right amount needed. Today I tried seabond adhesive seals along with fixodent adhesive cream.(seal cut to fit roof of mouth and the fixodent around the gums) it seems to be the best so far. I've had them in for 9 hours with no issues. Best if luck to us all.