It depends, each person tolerates pain differently. It also depends where you get your procedure done. Do your research, even if you have sit in the waiting room as I did and talk to others who had the same procedure. I had my procedure done at Affordable Dentures on my 60th birthday. I decided that I would give myself the best birthday present I could wish for, a new smile. I was tired of not being able to smile for pictures, avoiding going places where I'd have to deal with talking with the public, and even passing up certain jobs.
I was given a sedative to take 1 hour prior to arriving for my procedure. Not being used to taking medication, I fell asleep while the dentist was pulling out my lower teeth. After having 25 teeth removed ( 15 difficult) I was awakened by his assistant who told me that everything was over. I had my new temporary dentures and was ready to be taken home ( still unsteady). I experienced some bleeding for the next 24 hours and pain for approximately 1 week.
My advice would be to leave the dentures in for the first 24- 48 hours. Make sure to take all your antibiotics and pain medication as needed. Start off with soft foods, smoothies, and soup until you can gradually eat foods that have more substance. As any sore spots develop, see your doctor for adjustments or soft realigns. The swelling will continue to go down, and you'll see it was all worth it every time you smile with confidence the way I can now. I still have a long way to go and yes, I do get frustrated, but would I do it all over again? Absolutely !!! It takes time, patience, will power, and always prayers.
Smiling At Last