Hi, I had 16 teeth extracted one week ago and received full upper and lower dentures. My biggest problem seems to be gum sores where they are rubbing. The top fits well, but still has a couple of sores on the front on each side. The bottoms too have a couple of sore spots. They are so sore I could almost cry while putting them in and taking them out. I had a follow up after two days and have another one in nine days. Do I just bear with this and know that it will get better over time?
2. Reply to Day #7 and gum soreness by Rickster
Posted: December 8, 2011 1:08 pm
It will get better with time! I have had mine for several yrs. now, but at first I couldn't even imagine how I'd ever get use to how foreign my own mouth felt. Like the overwelming feeling I needed to spit-out the "stuff that didn't belong in there" just to talk! I found that it took almost 3 weeks for the gums to completely settle from all the trauma, and only wore my teeth to talk and drink, just to get use to that at 1st. It seemed to give my gums a rest to settle in with the new arrivals and only slowly did I start chewing up till it became uncomfortable, then removed the the teeth immediately as not to cause more swelling and soreness. It helped to place denture cream at the spots that hurt to minimze the rubbing, and that seemed to help settle the gums and also help with getting use to these aliens sitting in my mouth. As time went on, It took longer and longer for discomfort to hit, until, before not too long, and they were all "broken in" (physically ...and more importantly ...mentally). Lets face it, dentures are equivlant to an artificial limb, your mind and body must adapt to feeling them, using them, living with them. I'm happy to tell you that before you know it, you'll be popping them in and out with barely a thought, and virtually forget they're even there, they became a part of me, and I never would've imagined that to be possible remembering back to the 1st few months. ....so... Hang-in there ! ~ It DOES get better! :)
1. Reply to Day #7 and gum soreness by Rickster
Posted: December 7, 2011 8:31 pm
No, you should not suffer in silence until your next scheduled appointment. The sores will not heal unless and until your dentures are adjusted. Please make an appointment to get them adjusted ASAP. After that, it will get better. Hang in there.