New denture wearer...

Since: Feb 12

Fairview Heights, IL

#1 Feb 13, 2012
I just got my top healing denture 5 days ago. I'm 34 and was very nervous. They do look great but I have developed some major sore spots. I keep out the denature when I'm home and constantly rinse my mouth with salt water. Is there any thing else to do? I just had an adjustment today and it feels so much better but its still a bit uncomfortable. Is there something I can put on them?

Saint Marys, OH

#2 Feb 13, 2012
Based on my experience with sores, I would guess that when they did the adjustment they didn't get all the places on the denture that were causing sore spots. Sometimes they fix one place and another pops up. Go back to the dentist and point out where the sore spots are. They have a marker that they can put on your sore spots that will transfer to the denture when they put it back in and know exactly what places on the denture need work. Keep bugging them until it's right.

I'm glad it's feeling better though.

Wednesbury, UK

#3 Feb 14, 2012
i agree with sorry. 5 days in you should not be suffering sore spots like that. go back and keep going back until there are no more, its a process your dentist will be expecting, i put up with sore bit as i felt i was been annoying/fussy n didnt want dentist seeing me as a pest, when i did go back i actually got wrong off him for leaving it. sore spots will only get better with adjustments if left there is a chance they will get worse, or u wont want to wear them at all.
dont give up it will get better.
good luck x

Since: Feb 12

Collinsville, IL

#4 Feb 14, 2012
Thank you both. THis is such a major life change and its nice to know there are people out there who understand! Looks like its back to the dentist I go! On another note I love this Forum, there is so much information!

“Fixodent Community Manager”

Since: Feb 12

Cincinnati, OH

#5 Feb 28, 2012
Hi, Joy Beth. I understand it's a lot to get used to, but hopefully the soreness has improved by now. I work for Fixodent, and I'd like to talk with you in more detail. Please send an email to [email protected] with my name in the subject line, and I'll be back in touch. Thanks!^Karen

Ripley, TN

#6 Aug 13, 2013
I got extractions and dentures 4 days ago, my bottom gums hurt so bad I cant wear my denture so I am stuck in the house is there anything I can do to get them back in it hurts so bad I cant stand the pain of the pressure when trying to place them down been using salt water and mouth wash thank GOD for those nutritional shakes or I would be starving lol

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