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!