Hi, I'm new to this site as I just got my dentures yesterday. All of the posts I've read so far are about people who received immediate dentures. That is not my case at all. In fact, my dentist didn't even give me that option, but that's beside the point. I had all of my teeth extracted (surgically) on Sept. 25, 2010 almost a whole year ago and I just received my dentures yesterday (due to insurance reasons). I have full upper and lower dentures. Since I went almost a year without teeth I had to learn to talk and eat without any teeth at all. Now that I have dentures I have to learn how to eat and talk with them. It's been a very difficult process for me, however I have been able to manage this long. What is bothering me the most right now is the amount of pain I'm in. I'm in a ton of pain. My dentures fit perfectly (at the moment) so it's not from them fitting poorly. I think it may be because I'm not use to them yet and I'm not use to having anything on my gums. but I don't know what to do to ease the pain. If I try to chew anything it hurts 10 times worse so I'm trying to avoid that right now. However I was able to eat yogurt this morning not much a pretty good start I think. Does anyboy know a way I can ease the pain I'm in? Right now I can't wait until the next time I can take my dentures out (which will be the next time I eat). I don't want to look forward to taking them out I want to be able to keep them in all day and not have any pain or at least not as uch pain as I'm in right now! Sorry I'm rambling I'm just new to all this! Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!! --Elisabeth
9. Reply to When will the pain go away???? by elisabeth5588
Posted: September 20, 2011 12:34 am
I know how you feel. I got my dentures september 14th. I couldn't afford to pay to be put to sleep, so I had my top teeth pulled in the dentist office with laughing gas. Like everyone else I got my dentures the same day. One of the places where a tooth was pulled is infected. I have been taking my dentures out a few hours each day and I quit using any adhesive. I have been sleeping with mine in though. I figure I can get use to wearing them while I am asleep and don't feel the pain. I'm not a dentist, but they shouldn't have waited so long to give you your dentures. I think your gums have gotten use to nothing touching them. I am so sorry you are hurting so badly. I don't think anyone should feel this kind of pain. If you've gone a year without teeth then I would take my time getting use to the dentures. I have tried the benzodent before and that stuff works great. Have you tried sucking on a tiny bit of crushed ice when they hurt really bad. My sister had a good idea too. She suggested to eat baby food for a few days. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.
8. Reply to When will the pain go away???? by Moleary
Posted: September 10, 2011 12:06 pm
I'm sorry you're in so much pain Maryellen. Maybe you can try keeping the dentures in for a little longer each day. I remember how mine hurt, I had mine put in immediately after having the teeth pulled and it was horrible having to take them out each night while my gums were healing. What a gory mess!! Ugh.
After a bit, the gums healed but were still tender. I think not having dentures for so long has made your gums tender to something like a denture. It makes sense, but I think maybe the gums get tougher and less sensitive after awhile. Be patient, but don't give up. Make sure you stay in touch with your dentist for help and support.
I bought a product called Cushion Grip at Walmart. It's a soft, pliable product that you apply to your dentures. It did make my dentures a little more comfortable.
Good Luck, it's difficult at first, but don't give up!
7. Reply to When will the pain go away???? by elisabeth5588
Posted: September 10, 2011 11:56 am
I'm new here, too. I have had my dentures for a number of years, but I can so sympathize with you. When I got mine, I also was in pain. Mine were immediate, but I really thought I'd never want to chew again. The first few days I did a liquid diet. Soup, ice cream shakes, juices, etc. Gradually, I added soft things to the soups, and ate jello, and things I didn't have to chew that much. It did hurt, my gums were very sore. Your's are probably tender since they're not sore from the surgery anymore. You'll have to toughen them up by chewing. Do it gradually, but don't give up!!! I'll bet you look so nice with your dentures, try not to give in and take them out. My Dad gave up and ended up not wearing his dentures at all. I can't stand the way I look without mine! LOL! I wouldn't give up because of that. Hang in there. I see you're eating yogurt and that's good. Call your dentist for help, too. Let us know how you're doing!
6. When will the pain go away???? by elisabeth5588
Posted: September 8, 2011 7:48 pm
Hi Elisabeth, my mom is 83 and has had a really touch time getting dentures to fit! She has been in alot of pain..she did take anti inflamatory/pain pills which seemed to help her get through the rough spots. You would want to check with your Dr.s first ..but maybe that will help ease the adjustment period. Good Luck, Sandy
5. Reply to When will the pain go away???? by aggie blue
Posted: September 5, 2011 9:02 am
I think part of the issue is how your jaw is working now with something between upper and lower to stop it from overclosing. That and adding two new foreign objects to your mouth, everything is in turmoil. You do not say exactly where the pain is- is it all over and is it even. It could be pressure from the denture or if part of the flange is rubbing somewhere. Try leaving the lower out for part of the day and see if that helps any. Above all, go back to the dentist to get checked.