When do I start using Fixodent?

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Hi Im 43 and had extractions done in steps. I've always had bad teeth since I was a kid, my Mother would always tell me I had my father's side teeth. I always wore a partial but about 1 year ago my gums kept on getting infections so my dentist suggested I get a full denture and extract the rest of my teeth. About 3 months ago I had 4 teeth extracted in the back they the Dr wanted that to heal before he started making impressions. Two days ago I had my remaining front 4 upper teeth removed and denture put right in. Not going to lie as soon as I got home the throbbing started and had to start with the pain meds the Dr prescribed to me. The first day,I left them in since the Dr told me not to take out until appointment the next day by him. When I went he didn't take them out and said to keep them in until after you eat dinner then keep out overnight. They don't come out the same way as a partial , so yes Im guilty I U- Tube it and then I was able to remove them.I put them back in without any paste since I wasnt sure if I should use that stuff yet. My question today is since I read a few responses,when should I start wearing the fixodent and I shouldn't put near extraction site until healed right?
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  • I love the fact that I will be able to smile again as soon as face swelling goes away

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Hi Dawn

I have a similar story to you but had my final teeth removed about 2 years ago.


My oral surgeon told me not to use adhesives until my gums had healed fully, otherwise you risk the adhesive entering the wound and causing an infection.


After I had passed the point of removing my dentures for the first time, my denture specialist initially advised me to wear my dentures for as long as possible within reason and then rest my mouth for as long as I needed; but at least overnight.


It is expected that you will experience pain at this time (you have had surgery!), so don't be afraid to take the pain medication as prescribed!


At this time too, (& still sometimes to this day), I found topical oral anaesthetic and/or anti inflammatory gels to be invaluable, which I found available over the counter at my chemist.


I am in no way anti adhesives, but at this stage of your journey it is my understanding that they are not a good idea. Even if you try to just put the adhesive on the healed areas, the adhesive is designed to spread and personally I wouldn't risk it.


I hope this helps Dawn and I wish you well and most of all I hope that you're enjoying your lovely new smile - or will very soon as possibly you're a bit sore and swollen!

Thinking of you

Susie
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Thank you Susie!
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Hey Dawn, I had some issues after my extractions with the pastes and I don't recommend wearing it until you've healed up. I had to get my dentist to remove the paste from filling in the pockets that were healing. It was horrible and I actually got dry socket because paste and gunk was in there. I know you need to keep your teeth in though and it's hard at first unless u have a denture adhesive but try a temp liner. Something that doesn't break away and stick to your gums. There are several good liners that you can put on right in your home. There's liners that only last temporarily like the thermal ones that last around 6/7 days or ones that use silicone. Good luck :)
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Here's a denture store that carries those denture cushions. They are made by sea bond. These are safe to use as well the denture liner. Just wait to use the sticky stuff.
https://www.onestopdentureshop.com/Lo...
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Some good advice here. You want to wait till you're healed before using adhesive paste or cream. 
After some time, I started using the Sea Bond Sheets, they worked very well and are easy to remove. 
You'll see here, somewhere, we have a Topic Thread just for questions and experience with denture adhesives.
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You have to wait to put it in the trough until your sockets close up. You don't want to pull the clot out and get a dry socket. If you have an ipper you can spread a tiny pea dot on the palette only. I am in an immediate upper, 5 + months out and don't need adhesive. It takes 30-60 mins after cleaning for the suction and negative pressure develop and make the denture feel super sevure.
There are private fb groups you can join that are supportive and helpful. I'm here any time you neef help!