When will the pain go away????

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Hi, I'm new to this site as I just got my dentures yesterday. All of the posts I've read so far are about people who received immediate dentures. That is not my case at all. In fact, my dentist didn't even give me that option, but that's beside the point. I had all of my teeth extracted (surgically) on Sept. 25, 2010 almost a whole year ago and I just received my dentures yesterday (due to insurance reasons). I have full upper and lower dentures. Since I went almost a year without teeth I had to learn to talk and eat without any teeth at all. Now that I have dentures I have to learn how to eat and talk with them. It's been a very difficult process for me, however I have been able to manage this long. What is bothering me the most right now is the amount of pain I'm in. I'm in a ton of pain. My dentures fit perfectly (at the moment) so it's not from them fitting poorly. I think it may be because I'm not use to them yet and I'm not use to having anything on my gums. but I don't know what to do to ease the pain. If I try to chew anything it hurts 10 times worse so I'm trying to avoid that right now. However I was able to eat yogurt this morning not much a pretty good start I think. Does anyboy know a way I can ease the pain I'm in? Right now I can't wait until the next time I can take my dentures out (which will be the next time I eat). I don't want to look forward to taking them out I want to be able to keep them in all day and not have any pain or at least not as uch pain as I'm in right now! Sorry I'm rambling I'm just new to all this! Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!! --Elisabeth
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elisabeth, You don't mention If you are using adhesives or not. They make a huge difference in the soreness of your gums. Just the slightest slipping around can cause your gums to be so sore. My denture fits great butI still use the fixodent.There is also a wonderful product called benzodent. It is like a light adhesive but packs a big numbing punch. Since it is a paste it does not leak out and numb your whole mouth. Your gums become inflamed as they react to the new dentures use ibuprofen more for the anti-inflammatory effect than the pain. Salt water rinses several times a day also toughen up the gums and help heal any sore spots. It will get better. Ypu have got to leave the painful things in as you chew even if it sucks to get the gum tissue toughned up.Just Plan on 2 or 3 more really yucky days them I bet you will begin to feel much better.Best of luck, I'm in your corner

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Susan I had the alveoplasty done also but it was done at the time of my teeth extractions. Idk why ur dentist wouldn't do it then when ur gums r already open from extractions. That way u can heal up just once. But from what I understand it does help with ur dentures fitting better cuz ur gums Aren't bumpy from uneven bone.
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Brand New here. I had the bone grinding, too. Just this past Monday, the 19th. I've had uppers for about 9 years, never an issue. Had lowers put in Monday, after 8 teeth pulled and the grinding. Prior to that I was wearing a partial. The pain is unreal. Couldn't work Tuesday, only 3 hrs on Wednesday. Today I was able to manage a full shift. I know day by day it should get better. I believe the soft liner the dental assistant put in is acting it worse. I go back on March 5th and hope stitches are dissolved by then. I will use my own reline if they are. I've ordered from Amazon a product called Oliva Fix, and Secure. They are supposed to be very good with keeping lower denture in place. I'll be able to find out soon. Sorry for long winded post. I'm loving this site for all the great info.
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Hello I'm new here I got my upper partials Thursday and I'm having some soreness spots from them on my gums what does that mean do I need to go back for and have a file adjustment my mouth is sore not too much sore but I can't wear them like I want too due to them rubbing up against my gum I know they are new and I need to bare with them but I also need relief so I can enjoy them like I should. Any advice.
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HVivian Buskey Ruffin

Go back  to your dentist ASAP and tell him the pain is unbearable and have him make adjustments
Good Luck
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Go to Walgreens or cvs and get benzodent ( it’s like oragel for sore spots) until you can get to a dentist !
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I sam in the same boat. Even worse, I couldn't afford dentures for 3 yrs. The pain is unbearable and brings tears to my eyes. God help me I didnt expect this much pain. I bought some mouth sore relief liquid and it helps a little. I couldn't go out last night because it was too painful to put in the dentures. I don't have any suggestions other than that. Good luck I know how you feel. Maryellen
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Still in pain on my bottom lower right.....24/7. Dentist told me to come back in a month for soft liner. I was planning on getting a few implants to secure the bottom, however, after this living hell, I don't know that I will be brave enough to go through anything else.
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I still have difficulty eating most foods....toooo much pain plus the dentures almost fall out, even with fixadent
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Hi  Christi Leatherman


I  certainly would not wait a month if I was in such pain.  Are you in pain when the bottom denture is in your mouth or are you still n pain when you are not using them??? 

Call your doctor and tell him the pain is impossible to bear.   Tell him you  can not wait a month and  be in such agony.  Tell him the bottoms are unwearable and you would like a refund on them unless he can remedy them right now.

I found getting implants was not painful at all.  I certainly would have an implant specialist do the implants.  Do you have a dental college any where near you so you can go for an evaluation???

Bottom dentures as very one says are a big problem and I wonder why dentists keep making and charging all kinds of price for them

Let us now how you are

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Hi  Christi Leatherman
Below is what Mary J. Bennett Sharp a implant recipient   wrote:
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Implants saved my life! If you have to get a lower denture please get implants! I swear they should be standard procedure for everyone. I was about to throw in the towel. The day finally came to snap the denture on the implants and what a day! Total turn around. I have lots of bone spurs in my gums to remind me of my bad experience. I could almost forget I even have to wear the denture now! GET THE IMPLANTS
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Thank you! That is very encouraging.
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hi my name is linda. i had surgery 9/1/2011 and got dentures the same day. i came home and slept all day. my dentist came in to office on 9/2/2011 on his office to check me. he even called my home afternoon of my surgery to check on me. my dentures hurt very much. i have to move salted warm water in my mouth 10 times a day without dentures. the suction hurts so much each time i take them out. i am on demerol and 800 mg motrin and it does not help much. i will call my docter on tues 9/6 to ger appt for stitches removal and ask the nurse to call me about all my pain.
i'm sorry you have had so much pain. and i can't believe it took so long to get dentures. did you go back to your surgeon? he should have done something before a year. i don't have any answers. but my dentist is wonderful. i had made all my plans in advance of my surgery.
you definitely need to call your surgeon. all i can say is i use a lot of pain medicine and hold cold water in my mouth as long as i can to get some relief before i swallow.
i wish i could help. see your doctor. best wishes.
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Belle, that's what my husband says, if you have money everything is better, but it shouldn't be. Especially medical/dental.
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Corrections lol money doesn't =less pain or less issues.... I paid alot of money and waiting snap on dentures it sucks!!! My bite is horrible and the bottom ones i can't wear temporary ones so i just without..... Sucks for everyone not just broke ppl
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Hi Melonie,

We need all the information   we can get about snap on dentures
We need to know the price and where you are getting them?
We need to know what stage you are  at?

What is the problem right now???
Anything you can tell us will be welcome
Barbara
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Hi, my name is Jayme.. I just got all of my upper teeth pulled yesterday, and some on the lower. I have immediate upper dentures and a lower partial. My plate is very loose and I hurt so bad, also my face is swollen.. I go in this afternoon for a pre op, cleaning. I'm going to need more pain meds, my mouth hurts so bad.. I hope it feel better soon.. Any suggestions?
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Hello Jayme. I'm sorry to hear that you're in so much pain. Definitely get a cold compress pack. I went through a ton of pain in my first month after my extractions so I get you.
Also, make sure to eat lots of chicken soup. More so, chicken and rice or chicken and stars by Campbell's. It's smaller pieces easier to eat. Yogurts are good as well.
I even bought some ensure and Special K sells a protein drink.
Hope this helps
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I think part of the issue is how your jaw is working now with something between upper and lower to stop it fromoverclosing. That and adding two new foreign objects to your mouth, everything is in turmoil. You do not say exactly where the pain is- is it all over and is it even. It could be pressure from the denture or if part of the flange is rubbing somewhere. Try leaving the lower out for part of the day and see if that helps any. Above all, go back to the dentist to get checked.
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I am not supposed to take it out.. I go back in today, it's mostly on the upper part where all my teething were pulled, and it feels like I have a mouthful
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Hi Elisabeth, my mom is 83 and has had a really touch time getting dentures to fit! She has been in alot of pain..she did take anti inflamatory/pain pills which seemed to help her get through the rough spots. You would want to check with your Dr.s first ..but maybe that will help ease the adjustment period. Good Luck, Sandy
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Your poor mom. At 83 she should not be going through pain. If i were to do it again, i wouldn't. I'd let my teeth fall out naturally and keep using gorilla glue to put the front ones in.
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Hi Elisabeth,
I'm new here, too. I have had my dentures for a number of years, but I can so sympathize with you. When I got mine, I also was in pain. Mine were immediate, but I really thought I'd never want to chew again. The firstfew days I did a liquid diet. Soup, ice cream shakes, juices, etc. Gradually, I added soft things to the soups, and ate jello, and things I didn't have to chew that much. It did hurt, my gums were very sore. Your's are probably tender since they're not sore from the surgery anymore. You'll have to toughen them up by chewing. Do it gradually, but don't give up!!! I'll bet you look so nice with your dentures, try not to give in and take them out. My Dad gave up and ended up not wearing his dentures at all. I can't stand the way I look without mine! LOL! I wouldn't give up because of that. Hang in there. I see you're eating yogurt and that's good. Call your dentist for help, too. Let us know how you're doing!
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I'm sorry you're in so much pain Maryellen. Maybe you can try keeping the dentures in for a little longer each day. I remember how mine hurt, I had mine put in immediately after having the teeth pulled and it was horrible having to take them out each night while my gums were healing. What a gory mess!! Ugh.
After a bit, the gums healed but were still tender. I think not having dentures for so long has made your gums tender to something like a denture. It makes sense, but I think maybe the gums get tougher and less sensitive after awhile. Be patient, but don't give up. Make sure you stay in touch with your dentist for help and support.
I bought a product called Cushion Grip at Walmart. It's a soft, pliable product that you apply to your dentures. It did make my dentures a little more comfortable.
Good Luck, it's difficult at first, but don't give up!
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No, 3 different places. It's been a total nightmare; one bad dental clinician after another. I don't think the problem I'm having now is due to the denture but I'm so confused. I've only had these 5 weeks. Eating has not been great and I returned for adjustment due to sore spot and not being able to talk properly (lisping and slurring real bad). Speech is better but eating is hard. Takes me forever. I haven't eaten out, since last May. I try not to use glue but maybe I will have to, on bottom denture, just to be able to eat. This set were v. expensive and my hopes were high, but disappointed.
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From my experience, using the adhesive not only keeps them more sturdy for eating but less movement and rubbing of the denture helps keep sores from developing. I would recommend getting back in to have the sores checked and adjustments made. Then start using adhesive to keep them steady. With a steady denture and healed sores you can gradually work on your eating. It is a slow process. Slower for some than others. Best of luck.
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We agree with Gina that using an adhesive can help you eat by keeping your dentures secure while attempting to chew. Start out slow and your chewing form will be back into a routine before you know it! 

Our denture adhesive should hold for 12 hours. If it is not lasting that long, it could be caused by the following.
  • The fit of your dentures.
  • Your nutritional health and saliva flow.
  • Very hot or cold food.
  • Changes in the condition of your gums or bone structure.
  • The condition of your dentures.
  • The medication you are taking.
  • You are not following the proper instructions on how to use the product.
  • For creams - making sure you are applying to dry dentures
Hope this helps!
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I use the fixident super hold.  It works better than the regular adhesive but it still doesn't last all day.  Hot foods definitely loosen them quicker, especially the lower dentures.  The uppers have been fine for the most part.  

One thing I do understand now, life with dentures will never be like it was before.  If anyone is considering dentures, upper dentures work ten times better than lower.  If its at all possible I would recommend lower partials over lower dentures.  Its too late for me now so I'm learning to live with it.  

The good news is, I'm pain free now.  Its just a matter of inconvenience having to reset with new adhesive an hour before I eat.  I rarely eat out so that worry isn't a problem.  But I do eat potlucks with co-workers.  I have learned to get used to picking foods that won't cause a problem. 
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Hey, Charlie!  Although I did not really have a choice about having my lower teeth pulled, I still wish I had the opportunity to read your post before opting for total removal!  I have had my uppers and lowers for about 5 years.  They look great even though I went through a discount medical program, have never had issues with uppers---BUT MY LOWERS...ANOTHER STORY ENTIRELY!  Pain everyday, whether I eat with them or not.  I remove them as I walk in the door-even before removing my shoes!  HAHA!  I got them them immediately upon removal of all teeth.  I don't know if that has anything to do with it. 
While I am grateful, it is extremely difficult and distressing.  I get compliments on them often, but no one is aware of the pain I experience daily. 
I have often wondered if I should buy and wear a mouthpiece that is normally worn at night for people that grind during their sleep, and wear it at all times.
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I know how you feel. I got my dentures september 14th. I couldn't afford to pay to be put to sleep, so I had my top teeth pulled in the dentist office with laughing gas. Like everyone else I got my dentures the same day. One of the places where a tooth was pulled is infected. I have been taking my dentures out a few hours each day and I quit using any adhesive. I have been sleeping with mine in though. I figure I can get use to wearing them while I am asleep and don't feel the pain. I'm not a dentist, but they shouldn't have waited so long to give you your dentures. I think your gums have gotten use to nothing touching them. I am so sorry you are hurting so badly. I don't think anyone should feel this kind of pain. If you've gone a year without teeth then I would take my time getting use to the dentures. I have tried the benzodent before and that stuff works great. Have you tried sucking on a tiny bit of crushed ice when they hurt really bad. My sister had a good idea too. She suggested to eat baby food for a few days. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.
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How long has it been since you started wearing dentures, Peter? We hope that you're feeling much better. Some pain and discomfort is normal when you first get dentures, but it should go away as your gums continue to heal and shrink. 
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I'm in so much pain right now-I'm 44 and had 18 teeth extracted last Friday and today's Thursday. I had no idea it would hurt this much. I thought it would be no problem compared to the many agonizing toothaches I had over  20 years. I was wrong! They put my dentures in the same day as my extractions and alveoplasty. I'm starving. The stupid pain pills and antibiotics make my stomach queasy if not taken with food, and I feel like crap. My oral surgeon never said whether I'm allowed to take them out for any length of time or not. I've kept them in all the time all week except to salt water rinse and clean my dentures several times a day. NOT FUN!!!!
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Call your Dentist right way. Mine said I take them out for a while.
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U need to give your gums some rest warm salt water rinse every hr it really helps wt sore and irritated gums, but definitely think u can take them out if only for a few minutes. Sucking on crush ice felt great on mine im9.months out and still struggling. Good luck
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I just got my Dentures 1 week ago. Had 19 teeth pulled and same day Dentures put in. I was numb and couldn't feel anything when they put the teeth in. The next day is when I felt the pain. It was all due to the gum line of the Denture going to far up on the tops and too far down on the bottoms. I went back a few days after not wearing them. (Gave my gums a chance to heal for a few days) They filed them down a bit and the adjustment worked wonders. No more pain. Now I just have to be able to get the bottoms to stay secure. The tops fit amazing. ... I can't wait till my gums heal so I can get my permanent teeth so they snap into the Implants. :)
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I am 35 years old and just recieved my dentures this past friday. fuor teeth had to be pulled from the front. I had an infection in one of them due to the gum line receeding. I had lost bone mass. Its now tuesday and I am in pain. the right side is killing me. When i take them out the gums are black and still bleeding .. Is this normal???? I eat soft foods ... its affecting my everyday life. TALKING, EATING AND JUST PLAIN MOOD IS ALL MESS UP....SMH
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I just got mine last week. I have been keeping them out as much as possible to speed up the healing process. Lots of salt water rinses should help and Advil.
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@Lori...yes I got the last of my 14 teeth removed a few days ago and dentures put in same day. I remove mine at night cause they just flop around. As soon as the stitched dissolve and the extraction site heals we should be able to use a dental adhesive to keep them from moving around by then. Keep that soft diet i.e. baby food and yogert and maybe some soft pasta.....hope you feel better.
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If there is any way to save the lowers, I would recommend you try.  I had immediate upper and lower a few days ago.  The uppers are fine.  But the lowers hurt like heck.  Very painful to keep them in.  I'm trying to tough it out, but dang it hurts. Every time I take them out to clean or rinse with salt water it hurts a lot to put them back in.  I'm hoping its because my mouth isn't healed from all the extractions.  I eat better without the lowers.  My tongue and uppers can mash the food.  But its still soft food.  Probably a few months before I can eat meat again.  If ever.
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I have had my uppers and lowers for 31 days. I have only chewed food three days. Hurts like heck. I have had several adjustments. The paste make me gag when I take my teeth out. When I am drinking or eating anything both wobble around if I don't use the paste.I have also tried the pads sea bond that seemed to help a lot. But they don't hold
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Tami, we're sorry to hear you have only been able to chew food for three days. How disappointing for you. Do you mind if we ask which paste was making you gag when you take your denture out? Thanks. 
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I have full uppers and partial lowers I have not been able to eat for 8 mths.   To 3 dentists a hundred times.  Don't know if it's me or not.   After so long without them, on and off, mostly off, cannot believe the wrinkles I got around my mouth in 8 mths.  Did not have one before all this.   A nightmare.
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Patricia YES!!!!ive noticed the wrinkles too(Crying emoji)this is only my 3rd day after having all extracted and full uppers and lowers put in.I am staying positive and keep reminding myself I have to give my gums time to "mold"themselves to my dentures.I figure i can lose some weight during this too,but it gets to me at times.Are the dentures supposed to move when i bite down?and if so will this all stop once im all healed????I can only hope and pray the answer to my question is yes it will get better and yes theyre supposed to be loose in the healing period.I was told to only use the powder adhesive while i still have holes in my gums and HOPE that once im healed when i can use my Densurefit i will be much happier.I do take comfort in knowing Im not alone in this battle.Goodluck to you!!!!!--Lori
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I got my all teeth removed last month, and got the denture same day.. I also had about 6 implants so that I can have an complete dental bridge on lower jaw, For the last whole month I was in pain due to tenderness of gums and surgical treatment for the infection of gums, and stitches all over lower gums. It was really hard to wear denture on swelled gums, stitches and now the gums I think is on the implants and that is why it is still hurting. The point is you have to keep wearing the denture and take strong painkiller like ibuprofin. But the most important part You might have missed is You have to visit to the dentist, so that he can realign the dentures so that it should not touch the portion where it hurts, I think it might take one or two sitting with dentist. but It is must to visit your dentist.  I have not visited my dentist sins the tooth removal and thats why I am still having pain, My dentist is 300 miles away from me.  But I am sure once I visit the dentist my pain will go away.  I still cannot eat any thing not even ice cream when the dentures are placed in my mouth.
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I'm going in next week. To me ibuprofen is not a strong pain med. even the Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen hasn't helped. Its awful. I didn't think they would hurt so much. I've only had them in for 2 hours yesterday and could not tolerate them today.
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The best relief I've found is to take the hydrocodone with 4 - 200mg over the counter Ibuprofen (800mg) at the SAME TIME. If you're out of hydrocodone, substitute 2 extra strength acetaminophen. This isn't too much, it's what works. The oral surgeon told me to do it.
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I'm 2 days post upper extractions (13) and immediate placement of upper. I wasn't given any antibiotics. The pain killer made me incredibly sick to my stomach so I only took 1. I've been eating Ibuprofen like candy and it's not helping.
I went yesterday for a check-up and they filed some of the edges down but not enough. My denture feels way too tight. I have sores around the upper section (outer edge of mouth), none at all around the front. It's like a vice grip at the back. I had 2 sores yesterday...today at least 8.
I took it out when I got home today and couldn't get it back in. The pain actually dropped me to my knees so I left them out.
I hate to miss work but I don't see how I'm going to get these back in. The dentist did not make me feel welcome to come back anytime but I think I'm going to have to call tomorrow and force another adjustment.
Discomfort is one thing but this is excruciating pain. It even hurts with them out now.
Advice?
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It took two weeks and two additional visits back to denturist to "shave " the bottom denture....Need small amt of adhesive but the pain is gone.......Eating is still limited to soft foods and smoothies......one more visit for soft reline in three weeks......Used advil (ibuprofren) three times daily
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I'm happy for you. I'm in my fifth month and still miserable and unable to eat solid food more than 4 bites at a meal.  Mine gag me too.  I think they are too big and I've had six relines so far.  I think I just need a whole new set.  Be careful with too much sweets and smoothies...I developed diabetes...but I lost weight.  Keep smiling.
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You can't just pop pain pills without eating food first. Eat anything you can, mashed potatoes , Anything you can swallow without chewing.
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Oh God this hurts
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Awww. That is awful. My dentist said to be sure to let him know if I was in too much pain. You need a new dentist!
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You need to take pain killer, like Ibuprofen which subsidize pain as well as inflammation. should take painkiller as priscribed. You should use denture on and off which will help in reducing inflammation. it is going to be 2 - 3 weeks till you get comfortable wearing denture. Your dentist should advise you and give proper medicine for pain inflammation and sore gums.
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Try eating.something before you take a pain pill. That may help. They make me sick to my stomach also. Also try taking an aleve with your pain pill or if you absolutely cant stomach taking your pain pills, try aleve by itself. They always helped me more than ibuprofen or tylenol. You may have to wait for the swelling to go down to get them back in. Rinse your mouth out with warm salt water(as hot as you can stand it), this helps with the swelling and healing.
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Angie, we are sorry to hear about your horrific pain. It's unfortunate that your doctor did not make you feel comfortable about following up with him/her. The relationship between a patient and dentist, especially under these circumstances, should be one of trust and respect by both parties. I hope someone on the forum can recommend a dentist in your area that they have been super pleased with. Hang in there!  
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I am 62 and had 5 upper teeth removed 5 days ago in hospital...I was in pain but wore my new dentures and they looked really nice, then my mouth got more and more sore until it was throbbing with pain.... I was on penicillin so I didn't think it was an infection, but the pain got worse till I couldn't tolerate the denture at all so i went to the dentist and he said my mouth was healing well and aligned my denture, but when I looked I had white lesions above my gums, a ulcer in my lip and a cold sore starting on the edge of my mouth, I have been rinsing my mouth in warm salt water, taking a thrush mouth wash, panadol osteo but my mouth is still sore! Now I am worried I won't be able to wear a denture at all :( Should I keep it out or force myself to endure the pain by wearing them? I will see the dentist in a couple of days again. 
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I'm still postponing the reline due to other reasons.  Haven't had time due to my wife's hip replacement surgery and taking care of her.  Plus, I think my bottom gums are still shrinking at this point.  I might want to wait a little longer.  But I'm pretty much pain free and the uppers still work great.  The soft reline is still holding up well on the lowers but there is some inconvenience.  I have to reset the adhesive an hour before I eat or they will come loose.  I don't think there is anything you can with that.  Life with dentures I suppose.

 But reading some of these other posts I consider myself lucky if that's all I have to deal with.  When I'm at home some foods are easier to eat without the lower dentures.  All in all, I can't complain as I hear dentures can be a nightmare for some people.  
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Ken

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After reading all this I know I'm one of the lucky ones. I had 27 extractions on Dec 17th 2015 at Affordable Dentures in Loudon, Tennessee. They pulled the uppers in the morning, went to lunch, and sent me to get meds (pain pills and prednizone steroids to help keep the swelling down) and a milkshake. I climbed back in the chair at 2 pm to pull the lowers, and then they put in the immediate dentures. They fit pretty snuggly but no real pain. I kept them in till midnight, then had a dip of copenhagen smokeless tobacco. I realized I shouldn't have done that when I spit the tobacco out and thought about it getting under my dentures and in my extraction sites. I removed the dentures, rinsed with salt water and replaced the dentures. 

I ate soft foods where chewing was optional for 2 days and thought I was ready to try real food. I wasn't! Then 5 days post extractions my wife thought pork chops for my birthday dinner was a good idea. It wasn't! I didn't want to hurt her feelings, so after trying to chew a bite or 2, I cut it into 1/4" squares, mashed them against the roof of my upper dentures a few times, kinda wallered (that's a country term) them around for a bit and swallowed them whole.

My teeth started getting loose within the first week. Soup, oatmeal and that sort of thing were all I ate for a couple of weeks, and then after about 3 weeks I discovered soft relines. Reline-it to be exact. $4.39 at my local food city or $5.00 and change at wal-mart. I've been adding more solid food to my diet ever since. I should be able to get a hard reline at affordable dentures in 3 or 4 more weeks. All in all my experience seems better than about 98% of the what I've read on here. 

Hoping things get better for all of us.
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About 8 years ago, I had my upper teeth pulled and around 9 of my lowers pulled.  I had a partial bottom. It's been a month, and I had the rest of  my lowers pulled (around 10) that side does not bother me it's the side that were pulled 9 years ago. not that were just pulled.  My new lowers seem to cut me on the in side my gums and my tongue.  To blow my nose can put me in so much pain...I use adhesive.  Is the denture to small on the side that I had pulled 9 years ago?  My uppers are the same that I got 8 years ago, the lowers are temps until I get use to the lowers.  I will get new uppers and lowers when I heal but what is going wrong with my lowers???   Deb 
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Have you gone back for an adjustment? I had an issue with my lowers after two weeks where the lowers started catching on one side of my tongue. I went in and my dentist trimmed it back a little and haven't had that issue since. Since this a healed section, they should be able to adjust it so that it doesn't fit too tight. Best of luck.
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having the same problem my partial lower is 4 years old and now all of a sudden my gums hurt so bad ,when i start chewing the pain is so bad any suggestions went to the dentist today to adjust ,im trying to keep them in so when i go tomorrow he will be able to see any soft spots. it is also hurting the teeth i have on the same side thanks
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I'm on my third pair of dentures, this time I went a year without teeth because my last two pairs did not fit me at all. The first pair was done immediately after having all my teeth removed and they were too loose and fell out all the time. The second pair the bottoms fell out all the time and hurt so badly. Then yesterday after going through multiple fitting and getting the bite right etc, I finally got a pair of dentures that fit me like a glove but I am having pain in spots in my mouth and I am scared to go back and have it fixed. I dont want them to become too loose and then not fit like they fit now and I don't know what to do. I can't stand the pain when I chew and I am not new to denture pain I have dealt with it for a long time but I have gone without dentures for a year now and this is day 1 for me and I just got them in this morning. When I tried to eat this morning I felt a significant amount of pain in one spot and felt that same pain in the one area when I took them off last night on the lower denture. I can go back in today or wait til mon-wed next week tp get it fixed and I dont know what I am going to do. I am so lost right now they fit so well for a change I did use the paste to keep them secure even though they have a perfect fit I dont want them to move at all. It's a pain in the butt having to wear dentures if I didn't have to have my teeth pulled I never would have gone through with this.
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I know exactly how u feel jazzymyne I'm in exactly the same position I'm back at the dentist tonight to pick mine up hopefully they will fit. Why the hell everyone says having teeth pulled out is the best thing they ever done and they love their new teeth. I absolutely hate it I feel so down and so lonely yes only been since Dec 2015 so hopefully one day it will be ok. Sending love to u all.
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How are you doing now, Michelle? I hate it too, and it's completely curtailed spending time with friends. 
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Hello! I got out my husband's Dremel tool & took things into my own hands! It worked for little minor spots. I'm not saying go to town on them, but go slow in the spot that is painful & you might be able to fix it with just a small bit. I found going to dentist for a very minor spot to be a pain & when I needed it in the evening or weekend- didn't make sense to bug dr .
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I just got my dentures 5 days ago full upper parcel lower the lower was rubbing bad a caused a large sore I had 6 little sores on top pain just brought me to my knees . My Sister found a wonderfull gel for mouth sores it's a little pricey but worth every dime it's like new skin but for inside mouth Zelactin-b it is Fantastic I remove dentures rinses with warm salt water an put on the Zelactin-b it has to dry a min an then I'm able to put dentures back in it has a numbing med in it an it forms a bandage over sore to help heal faster . I had to use my nail file to file down the spot that was rubbing an causing the sore . It's been Great soreness is going away I use fixadent on top denture to stop any movement . I'm slowly able to eat spaghetti an soft things but with a lot less pain I have been leaving dentures in at night because it's more comfortable . I remove 3 times a day leave out for about an hour rinse with salt water apply Zelactin-b an it seems to be working Great I'm so thankfull my sister found that stuff for me . Good luck everyone .
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Shelly J, What a great idea!! I would mess mine up of course, but great idea. I've learned so much on this site and there's one common subject. That is hey don't fit, people can't eat and dentist staff can't seem to work with them enough to make them feel good. Or...they fit perfect first time. Go figure. I'm almost 3 months into this and can only wear uppers, but can't eat. My lower jaw goes due east, so wearing lowers don't work at all. I spent a whole lot of money to feel miserable. So I will get them to work. My dentist is good. My jaws..not so much.
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Jazzymyne Brown, we can certainly understand your apprehension now that you finally have the fit you needed for years. Based on reading many, many posts on the topic, I would definitely recommend returning to the dentist only for the spots that hurt. I think you will be amazed at how just a slight adjustment will take care of your pain and won't affect the fit. Good luck and please do let us know how it goes!
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Well, its been 8 months with full dentures, upper and lower.  I'm pretty much used to them now. Been pain free for a long time now.  I've learned a lot of things about dentures.  Some through trial and error.

 I know everyone is different.  But I find that the Fixodent Superior Hold works best for me. I tried PolyGrip but I didn't like it.  Seemed too soft and didn't want to set right.  I've heard some people don't use adhesive.  I don't know how they can work without it.  I'd have trouble without it.  

One thing I have come to accept is, dentures can never be like my original teeth were.  There are some things I can never eat again.  I noticed hot, steamy foods that are more liquid will loosen my lowers.  I ate some chile beans and they just started floating, even after putting new adhesive a half hour before that.  Biscuits and gravy did that too.  

I'm still a working stiff so just removing them when I'm eating with co-workers at lunch would be too embarrassing.  So I've learned what I can eat at work and what I can't.  I can just take them out at home.  Its easier that way.  All in all I can't complain because I've been pain free for a long time. There will always be inconveniences.  One is, I can't stop talking with a lisp unless I pop a hard candy like a lifesavers or something in my mouth.  And my mouth gets real dry without a hard candy.  I learned to buy sugar free so I don't take in too much sugar.  Don't want to end up with diabetes.  I pop a lot of them everyday.  
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canker sores caused by denture rubbing against gum or cheek will not heal if the denture keeps rubbing.  must go without the dentures until the sore heals.
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joan rosenblatt

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Go back to dentist.  Buy ambosol or ask pharmacy what to use.
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Charlie Strother

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Jay Heldman is right. I had sores that wouldn't heal due to bottom dentures.  I left them out for a week.  Never had a problem since.  Been two years pain free.   
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Have my new partial dentures top and bottom 3 weeks now. My gums have healed well, but tonight I noticed beside my own top two front teeth that there is a bit of skin falling down. I've rinsed again with salt and water but wondering should I keep the teeth in tonight or not. Still not managing to eat solids yet, but on the upside its so good to be pain/infection free. My bottoms fit perfect there is clips on both side. But the top seems to be an issue I've a clip on onside only. Im still experimenting with the fixodent!! any help with the above would be very much appreciated.
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I just got my first set of dentures.  My greatest fear was the extractions, a dozen teeth taken out a week ago.  My dentist was amazing and removed them all in less than half an hour.  The dentures were made four days later, and I've been wearing them full-time for three days now.  I'm learning how to eat with them (speech is perfect) and am almost at the point of not thinking about chewing.  My gums are still a bit sore, but not really painful.  My "Gold Standard" will be when I can eat whole cashews, which is almost the case now.  I presume this will improve as my gums continue healing.  I love my new smile, too.
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Hi,
So sorry to hear you are experiencing pain but with any transition it is to be expected. You will need to start off slowly and et your gums acclimated to soft foods before moving on to more challenging ones. You will also need a soft reline and a few adjustments...not to mention experimenting with adhesive products and amounts....its normal to have sores and pain at this new point in the game. It will pass
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Dutch people are still riding to this after 5 years I thought I'd put my two cents worth in.
I did not have my dentures put on immediately and I'm glad that I didn't because it would have been a lot more soreness to deal with I think, and waiting did not keep me from wearing my dentures about 2 weeks after the surgery so that was fine.
One thing that I feel is very important for the pain issue is to use ice when you come home from the hospital and your still numb but you're starting to swell you use ice 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off Round the Clock every hour that you're awake for 48 hours it keeps the swelling down keeps the pain down helps the ibuprofen work it's amazing.
I take morphine and Percocet for back pain and I assumed I would need additional pain meds for the Denture pain because that's pain on top of pain but all I needed was the ibuprofen.
Pieces of bone from your gum or going to come out there going to break loose and work their way through your gum and you're going to get sore spots if you can't find them with tweezers and pull them out ask your dentist to do it. They might feel like they're as big as a pencil LED but in reality it's more likely to be the size of a flake of pepper I think I had about 10.
The soft liner helped a lot to put around and I have the perfect dentist who said she would see me as many times as needed to get the Denture right. She also said not to use a Dremel tool that a nail file was okay but a Dremel tool would be way too strong and you could end up messing up the Denture too much for them to be able to fix it .
There are liners like sea Bond and snug that are like cushions and you put them in and can take it back out again with no problem then they have liners that are similar to what the doctor puts it in your office that want it sets you can't get it back out without grinding if you can't go to a dentist I'd suggest trying to make them fit better with one of the easily removable cushion type liners. Sea Bond is precut and may not fit everyone's. Needs, Snug comes in a 4x4 square that you can cut as needed to cover all or part of your denture.
I have even used thermoplastic beads to make my denture fit better.
Since I'm on a budget could not afford a temporary and permanent Dentures my dentist says my Temporaries can last me for a long long time but they were made big to fit over to swollen gums and if I had it to do over I probably would have said make them smaller because all of those many relines- just makes the Denture thicker and more awkward in the mouth.
I don't know if any of that helps anybody or not but I'm hoping it will help at least one person out there.