I am a 35 year old female and I just got upper and lower partials. My problem is I have been gagging and I have to take my upper partial. Will it get any better and is there any one with any tips to help me with the gagging. Thanks
How do I stop gagging while wearing my partials?Posted: March 4, 2011 7:42 pm
6. How do I stop gagging while wearing my partials? by chrissy405
Posted: April 9, 2011 1:28 pm
5. Reply to How do I stop gagging while wearing my partials? by mb3
Posted: April 2, 2011 11:04 am
I have to say that I feel the exact same way about my new upper denture. I let my dentist talk me into takng out all of my top troubed teeth and getting a top denture because my health would improve as well as having a great smile. Well, guess what??? I am hating the dentures, they make me
GAG so bad that i have to keep taking them out. So how am I suppose to get used to them??
I keep trying to tell my dentist about the problems I'm having and he won't listen and tells me to get used to it that he cant cut the back or saw down the top of the palete because it will break...Yeah rite !!! Also, they don't look right. They r too wide and fat !!! They r also different shapes of teeth and go sideways. It's crazy. This sucks and I'm going for another opinion very soon..
4. Reply to How do I stop gagging while wearing my partials? by chrissy405
Posted: March 23, 2011 4:43 pm
It seems we got dentures at same time. I have complete uppers and lowers. Gagging was and sometimes still is a big issue. The first thing that really helped is the dentist trimmed the back of upper denture and this helped alot. As strange as this may seem i found sucking on sour candy helped and i also used lemon juice, I felt like to much saliva was abig issue as well.Grapefruit juice became my best friend as well. Keeping upper extremely secure seems to be a big key as well.When it starts to loosen i get that feeling again. My biggest issue is i can't get the gel out of my mouth and this leads to gagging, I have not found a answer for that yet that works well. Good luck i hope this helps.
3. Reply to How do I stop gagging while wearing my partials? by chrissy405
Posted: March 16, 2011 4:55 pm
I had the same problem and since I had mine dentures made at the densitry school, I had some of the top notch doctors looking at my problem. They found that the top was too thick against the palete and once they thinned it down, the problem went away. I do find that now with the seasons changing, my sinuses are pressured with the full plate which has the same effect.
I hope this helps
2. Reply to How do I stop gagging while wearing my partials? by mb3
Posted: March 13, 2011 6:43 am
When I first got my dentures I had lots of problems. I was afraid to eat as my mouth was full of plastic. I was unable to speak clearly. With time this all went away. GIVE YOURSELF TIME. wear them for short periods of time and slowly increase. YOu'll get used to them over time!