Skippy Lou

Longmont, CO

#286 Sep 8, 2010
I have two lower teeth on each side with a partial that is driving me crazy! I'll have the remaining six at the top extracted soon and then I'll have to wear the lowers all of the time. When I chew with the partial in now, it keeps coming out and there is the food underneath it. I've gotten pretty good at putting a napkin over my mouth and discretely putting the partial in my pocket. I'm really dreading the first few weeks after I get the top dentures. I appreciate your comments and am glad I found this site. S
Skippy Lou

Longmont, CO

#287 Sep 8, 2010
Janie 7997 wrote:
This is a HUGE favorite in my house...even our picky son loves it!!
BAKED POTATO SOUP
~4 large baking potatoes (about 2-3/4lbs)
~2/3 cup butter
~2/3 cup all-purpose flour
~3/4 teaspoon salt
~1/4 teaspoon white pepper
~6 cups milk
~1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
~1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
~10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
~1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
Bake potatoes at 350F for 65-75 minutes or until tender; cool completely. Peel and cube potatoes.
In a large saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; whisk in sour cream. Add potatoes and green onions. Garnish with bacon and cheese.~~~~Serves 10!!
My husband and I both LOVE to cook and try out new foods and recipes. Love this little recipe sharing section here. Glad to share my family's favorites with all of you. And believe me!! There's a TON more I can share !
Thanks for the recipe Janie. Sounds delicious. It will help me on this new path of mine. S

Since: Jun 09

Morrison, CO

#288 Sep 8, 2010
Skippy Lou, I wish I had good advice for you but I've always has the same problem with my lower partial and I do not wear it for that reason. I have more lower teeth however, so I can chew without it.

Have you tried powder adhesive? Many people here have had good luck with it as opposed to the goopy stuff?
Better Days are Coming

Warwick, RI

#290 Sep 18, 2010
I'm a middle school teacher who had my last 6 remaining teeth removed the week before school started. That first week was rough, and I was really afraid of how I'd be able to talk in front of a class, but so far so good. I tend to spit a little, especially in the afternoons when by bottms are loosening up - anyone else have issues with this, and is there any way to deal with it, other than issuing umbrellas to the kids in the front seats - LOL?
Bernadette

Sanford, FL

#291 Sep 19, 2010
Better Days are Coming wrote:
I'm a middle school teacher who had my last 6 remaining teeth removed the week before school started. That first week was rough, and I was really afraid of how I'd be able to talk in front of a class, but so far so good. I tend to spit a little, especially in the afternoons when by bottms are loosening up - anyone else have issues with this, and is there any way to deal with it, other than issuing umbrellas to the kids in the front seats - LOL?
It gets better on its own! It takes your body time to adjust to the new 'foreign object' so initially the saliva flow will be heavier. In time, it will balance itself out.
CSB

Springfield, MO

#292 Sep 19, 2010
Thanks for all your posts! I had a full mouth extraction this last Friday with immediate load dentures. I didn't advertise my surgery either as I had pretty much worned my upper teeth from the years of grinding my teeth at night and having a bad dentist when I was a child.
I've had alot of extra saliva and attempting to drink alot of liquids but doesn't seem to help Any recommendations?
Angel

El Cajon, CA

#293 Sep 19, 2010
Suck on Lifesavers.....it tricks the brain....

Since: Sep 10

Winnipeg, Canada

#294 Sep 19, 2010
I came across this site doing a google search. I was reading some of the posts and some how ended way back to the year 2008. Amazing seeing some of you on here.. telling your story and being afraid, now you're on here giving advice and helping others! This is great. I will be going through the same thing.. I am slowly doing this right now. My dentist has removed the teeth that are really bothering me (all back teeth) and he is starting to remove more of them on the top. We are waiting on the insurance companies to get back to determine what is covered and what isn't and what my options are..

He wants me to get the top done first. He says they need attention first and then the bottom will come next year.(this way I can use my medical coverage for 2010 this year and then it starts all over in 2011) It makes sense to me. Anyway I am very nervous and go into crying fits when I think about it. Reading your posts have helped me greatly! especially over in how to eat with dentures. ohh looks like I won't even need to go to weight watchers this year!
I have seen some posts about implants and mini posts. My dentist is hoping he can save 2 of my bottom teeth so my dentures will click on to them. I haven't seen anyone post about that. Has anyone experienced this? Also reading alot of your messages, I am considering getting the posts for the top of my mouth as well.. See how much the dentist will drain me for that.. but it's my body and my mouth.. only the best for me!

Thanks again for all your inspiration and advice. Time is coming soon.. once we figure out what we're doing with my mouth!
Skippy Lou

Longmont, CO

#295 Sep 21, 2010
MerryMac wrote:
Skippy Lou, I wish I had good advice for you but I've always has the same problem with my lower partial and I do not wear it for that reason. I have more lower teeth however, so I can chew without it.
Have you tried powder adhesive? Many people here have had good luck with it as opposed to the goopy stuff?
"Skippy Lou")Hi MerryMac, just having someone reply is nice to have tonight. I'll have the last six at the top pulled tomorrow at High Noon. The dentist said it would only take 8 or 10 minutes even though he has a 90 minute block of time. I am not taking anything like Valium tomorrow so I think I can drive home. Today was the first time I ate all of my meal with my partial in. It has been 7 weeks since the bottom extractions. I had fried okra and when I got home and took the partial out, lots of the seeds were stuck there. I didn't feel them under it while I was eating. Thanks for your reply.
Skippy Lou

Longmont, CO

#296 Sep 22, 2010
Today's the day for the remaining six at the top, three more hours til High Noon. I'm much more calm since I talked to the dentist yesterday. Thanks for your encouragement. I have really learned a lot from your comments about so many phases of this process. Happy Wednesday!
Skippy Lou

Longmont, CO

#297 Sep 22, 2010
Better Days are Coming wrote:
I'm a middle school teacher who had my last 6 remaining teeth removed the week before school started. That first week was rough, and I was really afraid of how I'd be able to talk in front of a class, but so far so good. I tend to spit a little, especially in the afternoons when by bottms are loosening up - anyone else have issues with this, and is there any way to deal with it, other than issuing umbrellas to the kids in the front seats - LOL?
Hi BetterDAC, I was encouraged by your note. I am a sub in the Primary grades and thought it might be a month before I can teach again. Reading your note that you went back to school after just a week is making me rethink my time line. Of course I won't know how long it will take me to recoup. I'll be going to have the last six extracted in about two hours.
Angel

El Cajon, CA

#298 Sep 22, 2010
Skippy Lou .... you're almost done .... in 2 hours this will be OVER. Hang in there. Let us know tonight how you are doing.

My appointment is in 4 hours and hopefully I will be sporting my long awaited (2 years) upper bridge .... I am so nervous that the first time I eat it will crack and I will have to go through another "fitting" ....... Please send good thoughts my way -..... thanks
Angel

El Cajon, CA

#299 Sep 22, 2010
Canceled ..... my appointments just been canceled. I am so sad. The bridge is in, but not the results of the stress test .... Will this ever happen for me????
Better Days are Coming

Warwick, RI

#301 Sep 23, 2010
Skippy Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi BetterDAC, I was encouraged by your note. I am a sub in the Primary grades and thought it might be a month before I can teach again. Reading your note that you went back to school after just a week is making me rethink my time line. Of course I won't know how long it will take me to recoup. I'll be going to have the last six extracted in about two hours.
Hi - just checking in to see how it all went. The first week is really the worst. I can't eat everything now, but little by little it's getting easier. I even had some salad last weekend! Chili's has an unlimited soup and salad lunch special so I had baked potato soup and a half a bowl of salad. They chop it up finely there, so it was doable, and soooo appreciated!
Skippy Lou

Longmont, CO

#302 Sep 23, 2010
Angel wrote:
Canceled ..... my appointments just been canceled. I am so sad. The bridge is in, but not the results of the stress test .... Will this ever happen for me????
Hi Angel, The waiting is always the hardest I think.Have you been rescheduled? Everything went well for me yesterday with the 6 extractions and the top dentures didn't hurt a lot like the lower ones did at first. My neighbor brought me some chicken soup with ABC noodles in it and she thickened it with mashed potatoes. I put it in the blender and put 4 saltines in the bowl crushed up fine and it was delicious. I got some Ensure and was happy to find out that it tastes a lot better than when I tried it years ago. It used to taste like canned cream. I got the chocolate kind that has 13 grams of protein in one little can...also 350 calories. I mixed it with some 1% milk. My dentist told me not to worry about calorie counting right now. Today I went back and saw another dentist and it hurt when he took the denture out. Of course the gums are sore. I can't believe it felt better having it in. He said everything looked good and wants me to keep it in again tonight and tomorrow then take it out every night after that. I am going to take the pain meds tonight and all day tomorrow then try to have just one before bedtime for a few more days. I'm very encouraged. Keep me posted about your progress. I wish you well.:) S
Skippy Lou

Longmont, CO

#303 Sep 23, 2010
Better Days are Coming wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi - just checking in to see how it all went. The first week is really the worst. I can't eat everything now, but little by little it's getting easier. I even had some salad last weekend! Chili's has an unlimited soup and salad lunch special so I had baked potato soup and a half a bowl of salad. They chop it up finely there, so it was doable, and soooo appreciated!
Hi BDAC, Everything went well yesterday and like the dentist promised, it only took about 15 minutes to extract the 6 remaining top ones. The denture felt a lot more comfortable than the lower partial had at first. I slept well last night and that always helps me. I had to go back today to have them take the denture out and of course, that hurt for a while. He said the gums look good.(I didn't want to look yet)
I am so encouraged that I could talk on the phone last night and my friend could understand me. I am going to take it easy for the rest of the week but I think I will be able to go back to subbing week after next. I think I'll stay on the pain meds through tomorrow and after that have one before bedtime for a night or two. I'm hopeful that will be all I need. I'm glad you could eat some salad. I think I'll miss that more than anything, but just knowing it will get better is something to look forward to. And of course, one of these days I'll be able to enjoy a steak again even though I will have to cut it up in tiny pieces. I go to Appleby's to have their baked potato soup. It is their special on Monday's. I think I would be able to have their onion soup by next week. Thanks for your note. I'm so glad I found this website. It helps so much to know others have gone through this and are willing to share their experiences. Enjoy your Friday. S
Skippy Lou

Longmont, CO

#304 Sep 23, 2010
MerryMac wrote:
Skippy Lou, I wish I had good advice for you but I've always has the same problem with my lower partial and I do not wear it for that reason. I have more lower teeth however, so I can chew without it.
Have you tried powder adhesive? Many people here have had good luck with it as opposed to the goopy stuff?
Hi MM, Everything went well yesterday with my last top six extractions. The denture they put right in feels much more comfortable than the bottom partial did. Surprisingly, the bottom one seems to be staying in better than before. That may be because I didn't have my top back teeth to help hold it in place. I haven't tried any powder of goop yet. Do you have a favorite kind? It will be a while before I'll need it, after the swelling goes down. So far, so good. I even slept well last night. That's a plus.I went back this afternoon for the dentist to check the gums and of course it hurt when he took the denture out. He said I could keep it in tonight and tomorrow but take it out tomorrow night. He said I could soak it overnight in a but of Listerine in water or Efferdent. It is amazing how much I am learning, thanks to you on this website. My dentist was glad to hear about it when I told him how nice it was to hear from those who have "been there and done that". So far, so good.:)S
Skippy Lou

Longmont, CO

#305 Sep 25, 2010
Good Saturday morning to all of you! This is day three for me with the top denture. I slept without it for the first time and it really felt weird...but I slept. Once I got it back in this morning, it felt OK. The bottom partial is still causing me problems. It is rubbing on the same place as when I first had it put in. It took me almost a half hour to eat two scrambled eggs with a bit of cheese and some cottage cheese but I was glad I could do that well. I guess I will get used to hearing that clicking sound. I needed another pain pill and that was disappointing because I wanted to stop them today except for the bedtime one. We'll see how I do at lunchtime. Enjoy this beautiful fall day.
S

Since: Jan 10

Philadelphia, PA

#306 Sep 25, 2010
Skippy Lou,

Try what I told Gigi on another thread, you have the same problem I (and MANY others) had/have in the beginning...
Bann wrote:
... the fixodent powder. I too had awful ... sore spots I thought I would go nuts but then thought about the powder I had read about here but hadn't yet purchased because I was only a couple days post extractions.

I bought the powder and although everyone says not to use it because of getting it into the extraction sites, I carefully (well, not obsessively careful) squirted the dentures along both edges, avoiding the recessed area that touched the extraction sites. Think of them as a U shape - I squirted the powder inside each 'arm' area but tried to avoid the curve itself.... reduced movement resulted in no more friction sores. The sore spots that were there cleared up quickly with the salt water rinses.
This help tremendously for me. Good luck.
Skippy Lou

Longmont, CO

#307 Sep 25, 2010
BAnn wrote:
Skippy Lou,
Try what I told Gigi on another thread, you have the same problem I (and MANY others) had/have in the beginning...
<quoted text>
This help tremendously for me. Good luck.
Thanks for the tip BAnn. This is my third day AE (after extractions) and I didn't think of using the powder so soon. I have had the back teeth out at the bottom for a long time so I wouldn't have to be so careful now as I would with the top ones. I'll try that tomorrow after I go to the store. The soft things I'm eating now seem very filling. A friend brought me some thick soup and I have been having that over mashed potatoes for a meal each day. The pain I am having now is above where the eye teeth were. The gum protrudes there. If it isn't better by Monday, I'll go back to the dentist and see if he can adjust that part. This site has been very helpful to me. Thanks for your input.
S

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