John Doe

Milwaukee, WI

#1081 Jun 16, 2012
lindylou wrote:
My husband had 10 teeth pulled and I had to watch this horrible experience because he wanted me to stay with him. I don't know why anyone would want to be a dentist! He has full upper and lower plates. This is day 3 now and he is completely miserable!He is hanging in there in hope of better days though. The sore spots are so painful for him. Somebody tell me, when does this get better.
Recovery tme depends on the person I'm in a similar situtation, and after 6 day feel a little better I ate pizza today!!
Angel

El Cajon, CA

#1082 Jun 19, 2012
John Doe: No risk .... clean your mouth before you go to bed and when you get up ... you will be fine. Lindylou: thank you for your compassionate inquiry. So many people think that they are unloveable because they wear a denture .... there are other threads where people spend their life feeling rejected .... I wish you could take the time just to tell others that it just doesn't matter if you care about the person and not just their teeth. TY
Susan Ford

Merrimack, NH

#1083 Jul 16, 2012
iFording had all of my top teeth taken out a week ago and temp. Dentures put in the same day the stitches are suppose to dissolve on their own but I can feel and see the strings hanging I feel like I'm going to swallow them. Should I call my dentist to have her take them out?
Angel

El Cajon, CA

#1084 Jul 16, 2012
Ugh ... I so remember that feeling .... they will come out on their own ... try to hang in there .... If your gums and teeth are comfortable, you are in good shape ....
unknown

Hamilton, Canada

#1085 Jul 16, 2012
i have had full dentures for 41/2 months now they want 200.00 for a reline that doesnt sound right
Gracie

Waldron, IN

#1086 Aug 4, 2012
Holly wrote:
Hi everyone. Let me say that today was a horror. I went to get my immediate full set of dentures for after my surgery on Nov 21st. I gagged so bad and nearly puked on the Dr. It was horrible. What I would like to know is this. When they put in the immediate dentures after the surgeon pulls the 17 teeth I have left in my mouth, will I be gagging from the immed. dentures when I wake up from surgery? I need an honest answer because I am seriously thinking I just wasted money for this........I hate gagging..........
HI HOLLY< I had my tops done 12 years ago and NEVER had to have a single adjusment other than I was gagging like mad, i had them cut out the center part of the denture which causes the suction, i do have to glue my teeth at all times but no more gagging, and the best glue i found was Fixodent, Good Luck to you, I had bottoms removed yesterday its a bit of a different story on adjustment i think lol
This sucks

Rockford, IL

#1087 Sep 20, 2012
I just had my upper teeth taken out a week ago and I have bad cotton mouth.also how long til swollen gums go down
Linda d

Arlington, TX

#1088 Oct 9, 2012
I had 26 teeth removed on oct 1st. My face was so swollen the first few days that my eyes were almost non existent. this is the 9th and the swelling is almost gone. I still have some pain in my gums but not near as bad as I thought it would be. I have taken only 4 pain pills. I hate taking pills. I used ice packs alot. Went to sonic and got those little chips of ice. Put those in mouth and held them against the gums as long as I could. Rinsing with salt water several times a day and using a rinse the dentist gave me. I go on 15th to get dentures. I am scared after reading some of the remarks on here but i look at things differently. I have felt ugly my whole life. I am ready to have a nice smile and not be ashamed to laugh out loud at a joke. I can put up with a little pain and discomfort if that means I can feel good about myself for the first time in my life. If people do not like the way I chew or talk...they dont have to be around me. Just saying.
Ray

Melbourne, Australia

#1089 Oct 10, 2012
Have one session left of three to remove all my remaining teeth and was horrified by the first posts on this thread, thanks Steve for a bit of perspective!! I am using the Australian government chronic illness dental grant to have mine done after a lifetime of embarrassment and cant wait for my new smile and no earth-shattering toothaches every month. I am however curious as to the quality of dentures i will receive and if the plastic will have an effect on the taste of food in the future.
kim

Los Angeles, CA

#1090 Oct 12, 2012
Steve thank you for your post.
I got mine two days ago and found these posts almost freaked out. But then I saw your post and it gave me confidence to make this happen.
I know I can't eat much right now but we have found soft foods: pudding, jello, oatmeal, oooh I guess I could eat Bananas and avocados and I have eaten a great deal of ice cream. Ice cream seems to help with the pain also.
I am going to visit family and they want to go out and eat spaghetti? Not sure but I think I will be okay by then. If not I will do what I can and eat what I can.
The silva is healing my mouth. I had to have the teeth removed, I had pain before this with everything I put in my mouth. I had 20 teeth pulled at once so of course I don't feel like getting up and dancing today (day 3) but I am growning nails and my skin is already looking better. Healther happier me.
Thanks again for posting
Steve wrote:
You people are full of it. I have Dentures both upper and lowers am 52 and have had for a month. First you wouldnt use adhesives on gums that have just had extractions would cause big problems. No one would expect to eat steak after a week would you expect to walk after a knee reconstruction or do squats a week after stomach surgury. You will start to chew properly after two to three weeks. The talking takes about two weeks. Also the saliva. Gee a good weight loss program. Everyone is starving after a week. I ate eggs, mince and mashed potatoes.Rissoles and pasta as well as banana and custard. I did loose a few pounds but that was the lack of junk food. Biggest plus great new smile no rotten teeth.It may be a good idea to actually get dentures before you comment hers
steve

Madison, WI

#1091 Nov 10, 2012
Bev wrote:
I have had dentures forn6 months, I got implants on the bottom but not the top. I have had the hard reline donw and they are still loose I can't talk right or bite into anything, alos my mouth is so dry and my throat is sore all the time, not to mention my mouth is never idle constantly swallowing is this normal, and is implants on the top worth it to have the roof not covered. I don't know when I will ever get use to the tops, the bottoms are no problem now. I'm just not one of the lucky ones that has gotten use to them fast I guess.
Yes! It's worth getting implants in the upper arch. You will feel almost like you have your own teeth back with an implant-supported bridge!
Bee

South Bethlehem, NY

#1092 Dec 3, 2012
4 weeks ago I had all of my teeth removed. Two weeks ago when I tried on the top denture ( with the teeth in a wax mold)I was shocked to see my upper lip. My upper lip looked like a monkey's lip. Today I got my dentures top and bottom and I still have a monkey lip and I do not look like myself. The dentures do not look good. My dentist says that my gums are not completely healed and and she will adjust my dentures more.

I looked better when I had my old lousy teeth...... This is very stressful for me. I was hoping to have a better quality of life: to do more volunteer work and perhaps get a part time job to add to my pension and Social Security. At this point I am not comfortable meeting new people and a part time job is out of the question. To be truthful, when I look at myself I am shocked at what I look like. I look 10 years older and my face is sinking inward.

I know I am whining but I can't believe this has happened to me.

Since: Dec 12

Terrace, Canada

#1093 Dec 9, 2012
I had 17 teeth removed on Friday the 7th (all my uppers) and an immediate denture put in right away. Pain is quite manageable, sore but much less painful than the twenty four abscesses I dealt with in the last two years. I am having a VERY difficult time eating, though I did get a bit of mashed potato, a little soup with mushy crackers and ice cream down. My question is : My denturist can not see me for my first fitting until Tuesday and they told me to leave them in until then, because the amount of swelling would prevent me from putting them back in...is that ok? I am rinsing with salt water several times a day, and drinking lots of water, but am worried the Boosts and Ensures etc. are getting trapped under my plate. The denture is extremely uncomfortable, will I ever get used to it? And is it normal that it rocks some now? I know I have at least three more fittings, and it will be relined a couple of times before it truly fits but do you ever get used to not feeling the roof of your mouth?
sorry

Bowling Green, OH

#1094 Dec 9, 2012
Ganesa, I left my immediate denture in for 3 days because the weather prevented me from going the day following extractions. It caused no problems.

Most people get used to dentures, some very quickly, and I assume they get used to the palate part. I'm not one of them, but I'm sure I'm in the minority.

It sounds like you're doing really well.
sorry

Bowling Green, OH

#1095 Dec 10, 2012
Bee wrote:
4 weeks ago I had all of my teeth removed. Two weeks ago when I tried on the top denture ( with the teeth in a wax mold)I was shocked to see my upper lip. My upper lip looked like a monkey's lip. Today I got my dentures top and bottom and I still have a monkey lip and I do not look like myself. The dentures do not look good. My dentist says that my gums are not completely healed and and she will adjust my dentures more.
I looked better when I had my old lousy teeth...... This is very stressful for me. I was hoping to have a better quality of life: to do more volunteer work and perhaps get a part time job to add to my pension and Social Security. At this point I am not comfortable meeting new people and a part time job is out of the question. To be truthful, when I look at myself I am shocked at what I look like. I look 10 years older and my face is sinking inward.
I know I am whining but I can't believe this has happened to me.
It's okay to whine; we've all been there. I started out looking like a character from Planet of the Apes and went from there to Mr. Ed. It does get better. I'm assuming that yours is just a temporary denture and that your permanent one will be made from new impressions. Make sure that they understand the things you don't like about the temporary one so they can do the permanent one right. In my case, it required making the teeth smaller and setting them back further.

If this is the denture that they plan to do a hard reline on to make it permanent, don't agree to it until you're satisfied that it will look like you want it to look. Don't get stuck with a denture that you're not happy with and is uncomfortable.

Good luck to you.
ladyliegh

Barnwell, SC

#1096 Dec 17, 2012
Wow, glad I didn't see this forum 2 weeks ago.
(I would have been whining for days)
I had all upper teeth removed 3 weeks ago. I have had such a hard time emotionally, not to mention a constant gagging problem. I have severe dental phobia and a lack of enamel. After the extraction, the temporary dentures were removed because of my gagging.
I have been several times for readjusting, gagging is still my primary problem. Can't seem to wear them long. They say they can't remove more or they won't have suction.
I have 4 implants for the snap in dentures, so I know this is temporary. But.... I had 2 weeks of nausea to go with the gagging & I don't think I have ever been so hungry. I miss the food I'm use to eating. I am a good creative cook, but I've become a very picky eater lately. I have been on the roller coaster of emotions I see others post about. I spent today feeling like I made the biggest mistake of my life. It has helped to read the journey of others who are now doing well. I just feel like my life is on hold, I still won't talk to anyone on the phone & I haven't seen anyone I didn't have to see. Hiding at home depressed unable to wear the dentures yet for more than about an hour, 6 months feels like forever.
(thank God for texting & email)
Denise

Gainesville, GA

#1097 Jan 7, 2013
Just got mine less than a week ago yes there is some pain. Ate Jello, pudding and ice cream for the first two days, and now am up to soft foods. So happy that Im not ashamed to smile now. Look forward to when all the swelling goes down and am able to eat my favorite foods. And hey I can stand to loose a few pounds anyway. Best thing I have done for myself.

Since: Nov 12

Smithfield, NC

#1098 Jan 10, 2013
Denise wrote:
Just got mine less than a week ago yes there is some pain. Ate Jello, pudding and ice cream for the first two days, and now am up to soft foods. So happy that Im not ashamed to smile now. Look forward to when all the swelling goes down and am able to eat my favorite foods. And hey I can stand to loose a few pounds anyway. Best thing I have done for myself.
I got my upper denture Dec. 12. I'm pretty much back to regular food now. Still have to practice with biting food, most things I eat are with a fork.

Since: Nov 12

Smithfield, NC

#1099 Jan 10, 2013
ladyliegh wrote:
Wow, glad I didn't see this forum 2 weeks ago.
(I would have been whining for days)
I had all upper teeth removed 3 weeks ago. I have had such a hard time emotionally, not to mention a constant gagging problem. I have severe dental phobia and a lack of enamel. After the extraction, the temporary dentures were removed because of my gagging.
I have been several times for readjusting, gagging is still my primary problem. Can't seem to wear them long. They say they can't remove more or they won't have suction.
I have 4 implants for the snap in dentures, so I know this is temporary. But.... I had 2 weeks of nausea to go with the gagging & I don't think I have ever been so hungry. I miss the food I'm use to eating. I am a good creative cook, but I've become a very picky eater lately. I have been on the roller coaster of emotions I see others post about. I spent today feeling like I made the biggest mistake of my life. It has helped to read the journey of others who are now doing well. I just feel like my life is on hold, I still won't talk to anyone on the phone & I haven't seen anyone I didn't have to see. Hiding at home depressed unable to wear the dentures yet for more than about an hour, 6 months feels like forever.
(thank God for texting & email)
When you start to gag, have you tried breathing through your nose, in and out, in and out.... You can try it slow or try fast. Find it helps me.
jessesToons

Columbus, OH

#1100 Feb 6, 2013
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