Should your dentures stay put with no adhesive if they are fit properly?

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I have been told from a few denture wearers that if they are properly fitted, you should not have to use an adhesive.  Has anyone else heard this or done it? One of my biggest problems is the cream oozing out the back of my upper denture, and the only way I can fix it is to use a tissue and try to wipe it out.  But it has caused me to gag and almost throw up! Yuck.
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Kandy

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Use powder, Wertners or Polygrip.

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Kathy Burch

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You will have suction with the top plate and all you need is a small line of fixodent(small opening non-zinc) with the top and just a hair bit more on the bottom plate. I have heard that some people can along without any  'GLUE' as I call it but I don't believe it.
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Neither do I, it wud be impassible to chew with the bottom denture moving around and bruising up ur gum. Then you'd really be in trouble, it hpnd to me.
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My mom wore dentures since before I was born, she never used adhesive, and never had any problems. So yes it is possible. As for me, mine falls out with adhesive.
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My friend got her teeth at 25 she dont use nothing and shes 62 now mine flop every where
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Nancy E Colson

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My dad says he never uses adhesive. Doesn't need it. Dentures stay in place. Eats anything he wants,
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Jeanne Roushey

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You ate using too much, don't put it so far back so it oozes out back. Most people use some. Unless you have lower implants, adhesive is necessary. I use Secure tape on lower with a dab of adhesive on each side.
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yes what kind od tape do you use???  I never heard of it
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Jeanne Roushey

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I use Secure tape....sold thru Amazon. Only on lower. One piece I can cut into 3. Adhesive of upper.
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Mine were fitting fine without adhesives; however, chewing some foods was a bit difficult so I just gave in and started using adhesive .  If you're oozing out you're using too much.  You should just put a thin line around the inner rim of your upper and that is it.  
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dont know im in the mist of getting my teeth exctracted 1 teeth how is when its over the ectracton part doe it bleed alot get ll messy bloody how long doe it tke to heal a fe monthes or longggggggg
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I had all my upper teeth pulled at one time, and the denture was put in right away.  It bled like crazy!  Funny story- anesthesia makes me super hyper when it's wearing off. (same thing if I take hydrocodone)  A friend took me for the surgery, and driving back home the gauze was driving me crazy. I tried to keep it in, but I was talking so much it wasn't getting enough pressure to keep it still.  
I kept asking my friend if I had blood on my mouth, and at first she kept saying no. We had to drive over 40 miles to get home and stop at the pharmacy.  I asked her again before we pulled into the pharmacy, and she said 'oh you have a little there and there'.  When she dropped me off, I went straight to the bathroom, and OMGosh!  I looked like a horror movie!  I rinsed a LOT to get it cleaned up, and after I walked through the house I kept finding little blood smears wherever I touched on my way to the mirror.  Not so funny until I got a pain killer in me.  A very good pain killer!  So yes, expect bleeding. And don't be talking and touching your mouth till you get home.  Good luck!
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I had all my teeth pulled. In mediate dentures right away. I had no bleeding, pain yes. I was given prescription med. I have had problems. Gone for adjustments. But all in all it has been a positive experience.
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No blood hope mines like that. I got have 13roots pulled out hope it goes ok for me in worried
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I've had about that many pulled the first time also, yes theres alot of blood but it gets better each day. Also the swelling and bruising, it took about a month b4 things were normal again. It's worth it to have all even and white teeth especially if u have a big smile. GOOD LUCK.
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Shelly Smith

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id love to how it is after exctractions are done and im healing what should i do
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Everyone is different.  Warm salt water rinses are really important.  Clean and wear your dentures everyday.  Above all be patient.  It is a process that takes time.
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I agree about the salt water rinses, although I hate those.  I have the dreaded periodontal disease, and my gums were always getting swelled or infected.  But, salt water rinses help with all of that.  My periodontist told me to use sea salt for the rinses. 
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As strange as this may sound ice water with lemon is so soothing and something about the lemon aids in the healing process. It helped me quite a bit.
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It does take time. I have had mine for 17 years now, but it took at least a year to get used to them. THe first month or so was awful, because I still had some swelling even though I didn't realize it.THe adhesives were awful too. I tried the stuff in the tube first and I couldn't hack that stuff at all. Then went to the powder, which was better, but still no fun. THen a lady who had been wearing dentures since her teens told me the best way to go was to get used to using no adhesive at all, which is what I did, and I am glad I listened to her.
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I don't have to use anything on my uppers as they stay in place.  Lowers are a different problem.  So far I have not found anything that will do what Cushion Grip did.  The material that they make dentures out of these days are hard to get anything to adhere to.  Too bad you can't use Super Glue in your mouth, eh?  Or Gorilla Glue.  Sigh
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Believe me I thought about it. Had a very hard time with the bottom staying put so what I did was used the adhesive with the powder and have not looked back since. Absolutely a miracle for me.
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Which brand? Do you add water or what?
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LOKISSL

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No, no water just super polygrip the green tube and fixadent powder. Absolutely a miracle grip. Try it. It works. Good Luck. Laura
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So do you put the powder on top of the adhesive?
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I use a few dots of adhesive on the top.  On those days where I use too much, I take a soft toothbrush and run it under hot water then brush the area to remove any excess adhesive.  I do that on the top and bottom.  
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Hi Barb, Having dentures placed immediately will require adhesive. Your gums will shrink and if you are getting permanent dentures made in the future this denture is temporary to help keep the swelling down, act like a band aid and help you eating much sooner than waiting for the permanents. You can use about 3 dabs of the adhesive the size of a green pea. On the left, center and right, once it's placed in your mouth it will spread. Try not to use too much as it may cause gagging or worse... :/ Hope this helps.
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Hey y'all 
Thank you for all your responses.  I have definitely taken several people's advice about applying the denture adhesive.  I use a lot less and have noticed the difference in the ooze factor. 
My biggest problem right now is my lower partial.  I have to use adhesive on it a couple of times a day. Mostly because a tooth right next to the two that are missing, is so loose I'm afraid it's going to fall out one day. (I have an appointment with my dentist next week)  When I made the appointment, I talked to the receptionist who has been working there for years, about that tooth.  She told me I can use the stuff for loose crowns to keep it more secure.  Bought two kinds and haven't used them yet.  If anyone knows how to secure a loose tooth for a few weeks, I could sure use advice on that!  You should see me trying to semi brush it! Oy vey!!!
Again, thanks to everyone for your advice!
OH!  I was never told that my upper denture was temporary. I sure hope not, since my measly little insurance was used up months ago! 
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You should find out if your upper is temporary and if not do not get a permanent hard reline no earlier than 6 months at least. Allow your gums to heal.
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