I'm on day 4 and still in a lot of pain off and on its seems to get worse when I sleep or after I eat. I did get immediate dentures but they won't fit so I figured I would wait a couple of weeks before getting them reclined. I have 13 stiches in the process as well
I'm sure you dentist told you to wear your dentures. You have to mold your gums to the denture so they can reline them. Unless you've had some other work besides pulling the teeth, you shouldn't have pain that a motrin wouldn't cure. I had all mine teeth pulled, after 5 pm and went to work the next morning. So let your dr know if its that bad yet, something could be wrong.
Here's the thing, the dentures are put in immediately for a reason. Your gums need to align to the dentures. They also serve to control swelling after the teeth are pulled and protect the open sockets. I understand that they may not fit perfectly right now, but that's not unusual. If you can't get the top plate to stay in place you can put a small line of poligrip (or something like it) along the middle of the plate where it fits to the roof of your mouth. Do not put it along the sides where the open sockets are. It's possible that you have developed a dry socket from some particle of food that got stuck in there. I would use some warm salt water and swish it around like you would mouthwash. DON'T use real mouthwash. That would be like pouring alcohol into an open wound. Since you're experiencing so much trouble, you should go ahead and contact your dentist. If you've developed some kind of infection that needs to be taken care of immediately. Good luck!
Hi, my dad had to have all of his teeth removed some years ago. He also had stitches. These took around a week - up to 10 days to dissolve/fall out. In the mean time, he was advised to use alcohol free mouth wash twice a day and take NSAID's, such as Ibuprofen. He was also given a numbing gel to help with the pain. He was given his dentures a few days after the operation, and as you are experiencing, he found them very uncomfortable to start with, but as the other guys have said, it is important to try to start wearing them asap. If you really can't get on with them, if they are far from a good fit, then contact your dental surgeon to discuss having an alteration. Hope you are feeling better soon!
Yes, you should definitely be wearing your dentures, no matter how much it hurts. It's not the extractions that hurt, it is the sores on your gums from having a foreign fixture in your mouth. Also, as stated previously, IBUPROFEN should work with no problem. Hope that helps!!!
Did your dentist tell you to go ahead and not wear your dentures? I had my uppers done 5 years ago, and it took a couple of weeks for the pain to subside, four days ago I had my remaining teeth removed, bone grafts and stitching done, and had the dentures placed immediately. I too am in terrible pain, I can't eat anything solid and can only take Norco as I'm allergic to NSAIDS, but I do know (especially after having my uppers done before) that it is extremely important to wear your dentures no matter how painful. I feel for you, I am going thru the same thing with bottom teeth. Since it's over a month since you first posted, how about an update? How are you doing now?
I am commenting simply to say, I apologize for all these idiots that can't understand what you're saying when you say that the dentures were too big. I do. It doesn't take a brain surgeon. It was really funny when one person was saying that you have to put them in right away and keep them in, one of the reasons for this is it will keep you from swelling. That is true. But back to the original question along with my suggestion for your situation; "what do you do to keep them in if they're too big?"
Oh I guess you could take a bungee cord and hook it on one side of the denture, go up over your head and hook it on the other side of the denture, because like so many people were saying; you have to put them in and keep them in. This is why our country is what it is right now. This is why we have the kind of politicians that we have running for president. . .
I'm just saying
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