Taking dentures out

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I got my top and bottom teeth pulled yesterday and immediate dentures put in how soon do I take them out or can I wait until Monday when my appointment is I thought they told me to take them out today but I’m too scared they won’t go back in I’m sore I was fine this morning now I’m in pain and can’t even drink water
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Alex

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Its a perception really 'truth is' you can in real life keep them in how long
 or how little you choose, you can help ofc, you would rinse your mouth out properly with anti bacterial mouth wash and such
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You still dont really need to 'air your gums' its not a way of thinking I ever had, i suppose i thought more along the lines of my dentures acted and still do as a 'shield', you know a kind of barrier lessening the chances of stuff coming into contact with my gums, i just always made sure i used decent stuff like 'corsodyl' im back in for new dentures in march but looking at some of these 'russel klein' threads and the fact that he is willing to post internationally i may consider him instead. Problem is i was due my permanents 3 months ago, but thats when i decided to have my remaining lower (healthy teeth pulled aswell) so the dentist replied well you may aswell wait a further 6 months to ensure your permmanents are the perfect fit, my temps hardly fit at ll now and i need to use alot of adhesive but, im not the kind of person to feel a need to go in every other week for a reline i just make do in the meantime, still im looking for a perfect fit and big change in march approximately 1 year after my initial extractions.
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Hi Alex,

I'm having some lowers made by RK in a month or two, as long as everything goes well with the uppers.  He'll have my bite on file and I've asked him to keep the mold he used for the uppers, which should probably save time and ensure a good fit.

Of course, all of this is predicated on his producing a top-notch upper.  I purchased the top-of-the-line partial at a considerable cost savings here in the States.  However, your medical insurance may make an RK denture less of a bargain - I seem to recall a discussion about that some time ago anyway.

I also realize you're much further away geographically, and mailing things back and forth will not be as quick (or cheap) as it is here.  You certainly have more than getting a good bite match to keep in mind. With that said, I wouldn't hesitate only because of worrying about a perfect fit.  My experience has been that he got my wax try-in right the first time, and that's with an existing arch to match. 

My chair-side dentist is re-making my temporary because they totally botched it and she's not going to provide a refund.  I go in for my third wax try-in appointment with her.  I understand tomorrow she's going to have the person from the lab there so she can quit doing this whole back-and-forth thing because it's frankly frustrating us both.

I hope this is in some way helpful!
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Ill think more on russel klein anyway, see we dont have 'any medical insurance' our health system is a 'birthright' i only pay a contibution at times as im in full time employment if i wasnt everything and anything that related to any aspect of my health would be done completely free of charge, if i was working part time hours whilst not completely free it would be a cheaper contribution than whats expected as im in full time employment, also our NHS contributions only relate to 'dental work' say I had to get a brain scan a tumour removed artificial legs or arms all that would be free regardless of weather i was in employment or not, also our prescriptions in scotland are also free 'ie doctor says i need 60 tablets and some ointment for whatever' that would be free aswell, thanks for the reply though, ill think more on this anyway or i may pay a premium via my own dentist for non NHS dentures.
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hey alex,
iv not heard or know of anything about " russel klein"  - off to google him!. ... so its been 6 days and 12 hours since my full upper extraction.
some days iv not taken any pain killers at all ( i wanted to gauge how the healing was coming along and i feel that not taking any painkiller is a good indicator - really sore- means a way to go... but iv hardly taken any pain killers at all all week. keep looking at the gum in mirror and the black blood clots are slowly disapearing and seeing pink upper gum now.

tomorrow, i go back to see the dentist - he wants to see how the gum is healing and he talked about a reline for my temp denture. tbh, i had bought sandpaper and filed my temp / initial denture myself removing the sharp edges - it was killing me on the 1st few days like a fnife edge being pushed into my gum and i bought the excellent Seabond recommended by Alex.  
for me now, its getting used to wearing a denture - my S sounds to me like they are hissy.  Ssssstill getting used to talking with it in - no1 has said anything to me yet but am sure folks must think theres something different / strange with my speech!.

must admit i dont like wearing it but it looks great compared to my old teeth and i can smile again which feels amazing. cant wait to get my permanent denture in a few months ( 6 months i think ish ).

can the " plate / palate " thing which fits into the roof of the mouth be reduced in size at all but still stick with the adhesive if it was smaller? i feel that if my denture didnt have that palate / plate in roof my mouth id find it way more acceptable / comfortable to wear. 

after i did my own sanding down of the denture and also i guess the swelling of the gum has gone down in last 6 days from the extractions, the denture is way less painful to wear. i still cant bite hard foods thought - that hurts my gums where the denture presses it into my gum - so am still living on soft foods.
am so craving a big juicey cheese burger lol 

im just wondering how long the dentisit will leave my gum to settle now and heal until he places the implants and then i have to go through all this again with sore gum ugh lol. cuz am sure the implant placements will be as painful to the gum as the extractions were. the gum gets opened up etc ... and im having 6 implants - dunno why he thinks i need so many - i would have thought 4, but i guess 6 spreads the load placed onto them more. ( or is 6 better for my dentists' bank balance?!?!?!? )

alex - with yout final denture - did you have a say in the appearnce it would have, shape, size color of the teeth etc?
i met with the dental technician that will be making my final denture - and gone through roughly what im looking for - im so hoping he can achieve this!
im being very clear that the impressions are so that the denture will fit - not to show any relation to the shape/placement of the teeth as i dont want the denture teeth to resemble my old original teeth in any shape or form!.
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so today fri - i saw the dentist again and went through some time scales. in 7 weeks im having my implants placed - that will be exactly 8 weeks since my whole upper extraction.  super nervous about that - dunno why - just the thought of the whole process - he explained it to me today - the entire upper gum is being cut open, then the implants appropriately placed and then the gum stitched up again - so, sore gums for a while im guessing and worried now that my temp / immediate denture isnt going to fit for a week or 2/ maybe longer as the gum is gonna be so swollen up + take longer to settle down that just having extractions. here we go again ugh lol.

anyways, this immediate denture i had given to me last week, today it was trimmed and lined and what a difference - doesnt feel like the same denture anymore!. im not crazy about having this plastic thing in my mouth, but at least it doesnt hurt and now it stays in without any adhesive etc - the lining thing which is made of acrylic and matches the inside of my gums / mouth fits perfectly.
the dentist confirmed that this is the denture i will be wearing right through until i get my implant supported bridge. so i best get used to wearing it!. 
im just glad that he has managed to make it fit way more comfortably than it did when he 1st gave it to me - okies, i had just had my extractions and i was raw and sore and the unlined denture was killing me!. 
now am happy enough to wear it and that it stays in without needing adhesive is even better!. 
it even looks ok. but now, i think i gonna have to get my bottom teeth whitened lol.
does this ever end?!?
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Leave in at least 24 hours after extractions. If you remove them before that timeframe you might swell and not get them back in for a few days.

After that you can take put whenever (what I was told by denture dude). I was also told not to sleep in them but wear as much as possible during day to get used to them.
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Schelly

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My thinking about keeping them in ran similar to Alex's - I had stitches and I wanted the protection of my partial covering my gums.  I kept mine in for 2 days (dentist's orders) and once they were out, putting them back in was akin to torture for me for a few days.

My dentist finally advised me to just keep them out because of a bone spur I developed, which brings its own brand of lightning flashes of agony.

I followed the doctor's orders without fail, thinking she was the professional and should know what would work best.

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Schelly, what did you do about the bone spur? I have a tiny one on the front of my upper jaw I don't have my dentures yet and I'm worried what's going to happen when I get them. Oral surgeon said let's hope the gum just covers that over but I don't see the gum swelling up cuz the swelling is going down so I'm a little confused about that but we'll see. I'd like to know what they did about your bone spur.
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Schelly

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Actually, Deb, my bone spur is still there - but the gums have kind of solidified around it and I don't feel it anymore.  I can't see any bone sticking out at all, but when I rub my finger over it and press very hard, I can feel it is still in there.

:::shrug:::  I really don't know anything about it other than that - it hasn't been a problem for me!