I just had 11 upper teeth pulled and dentures put in the same day. I had a very bad overbite & was told they would not be able to fix that issue until sometime in the future but when they put my dentures in I could not even close my mouth because of such a bad fit. So they went ahead and cut away some bone on the front of my mouth and now 8 days later the pain is getting to me. I have sore spots which I expected but I constantly feel pressure on my mouth and the pain is becoming aggravating now. I have been on pain meds & have had to get a 2nd refill as dentist only giving me 12 pills at a time and am now about to run out of those. Any advice on what I should do
See the Dentist where they should be able to get a better fit based on where the irritation is. Make sure no infection has developed either.
Pain: try an NSAID or ask your dentist to look and give you more pain killers. He/she will be against this as depending on what you are taking now; you may be entering addiction territory (I'm assuming you are not on Tramadol or one of the other nasties).
PS. please keep us up to date? I'm having the same number taken in about 4 weeks and am more than a little apprehensive.
Your dentist is costing you more money then necessary if you're paying a copay every refill. Your dentures aren't right. Go back and tell him you want them fixed. They should not be causing you sores. Keep going back until he gets it right. You're paying him enough, let him do his job correctly.
I agree with the others; however, I did think of another option, if possible for you... I'mnot sure if you have dental insurance or not, but if not I would go get another consult with a different, highly recommended/reviewed dentist or DDS in your area. If you ask for an urgent appointment, you may even be able to get right in. I have very bad anxiety about dental surgery and when I finally got my wisdom teeth pulled, I had seen a few different DDS's. I wasn't comfortable with any and one of them was extra scary/nasty (I actually had a slight panic attack watching the video about the procedure and he MADE me finish it which only got me more worked up! ) Then, he tells me he would only Rx Tramadol for pain. I got my films and never looked back! Then I did some research online & found a DDS outside my area (about 100 mi. away) whose reviews were incredible. I went to see him and knew I had made the right choice after my initial evaluation.
I was hardly anxious at ALL the morning of my surgery, he had put me at such ease! And it went flawlessly, I had no swelling afterwards whatsoever, either! He rx'ed me whatever I needed and refilled, etc. He also cut me a deal since I had no dental insurance at the time--I only had to pay half of the "normal" estimate! ☺
Bottom line here is, be persistent yet listen to your gut. If you feel he isn't or perhaps cannot do the job correctly, it may be for the best to find a different, better accomodating doc to take on the issue.
I hope you're all straightened out soon (pun intended!) & obtain some better relief.
Actually, getting a couple sore spots after having your teeth pulled and new dentures put in is fairly normal. Ask your dentist to prescribe Triamcinolone 0.1% Paste. You use this on the sore spots and it will protect them from any rubbing and allow them to heal. Your dentures will have to be adjusted as your gums heal and the swelling reduces. He can change the soft liner to do this. It can take quite some time for this process to complete itself and the dentist to be able to put in a final hard liner.
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