Thursday I had my upper teeth pulled, some on the bottom pulled, 2 caps put on the bottom, and a deep cleaning. Then, the new denture was applied. I did not take it off, as directed, and Friday went back to the dentist where they removed it and adjusted it. This pain is Awful!!!!! The bottom work doesn't really bother me. It's a little sore, but nothing I can't handle. However, my entire gum line on the top is extremely painful, my left jaw "pops" every time I move my mouth, and the pressure on my upper lip (between my lip and my nose) feels is horrible, as well as the pressure on my cheek bones. I wasn't prepared for the over-bite that I have now, and my upper denture molars and my bottom molars don't align together. I also wasn't prepared for how "thick" they feel in my mouth. It is almost like my tongue doesn't have enough room in there, and I am constantly biting my left cheek. This is absolutely miserable. I have been practicing talking, but after a few minutes, my whole face is sore, and my mouth is sore just from talking. I also wasn't prepared for how my upper lip protrudes. My mouth feels like there is a huge weight inside, and the pain is so bad it is nauseating. I am only eating soup, and soft foods - I tried some chicken last night, but am unable to chew anything. So, (here's a hint), I have soup, mashed potatoes, and puddings and will add some protein powder in them for the nutrient. It is such a HUGE relief to take them out at night, but even after doing that, my mouth will throb for about 2 hours. Are these things normal?
7. Reply to Does anyone have this? by DWRN
Posted: March 6, 2012 1:46 pm
I just had my uppers all pulled out 4 days ago. I took them out after 2.5 days of wearing them after the surgery. I tried to get them back in yesterday and it hurt so very bad that I couldn't get them in!! I took my uppers to the dentist with me today and he shaved some off the denture where the sores were. He also showed me how to use Fixodent with the uppers. Right now I am upset because nobody told me that I would have "buck" teeth and I hate where the uppers meet my top gumline, it feels like I have knots between my mouth and my nose!!! I am embarrased, in pain, and regret having them taken out!!!
6. Does anyone have this? by Smook
Posted: March 5, 2012 2:07 am
I'm not Dee Dee, but (for what it's worth) I think it is time for you to move on to a new dentist now. After six weeks, your bite should be right or your dentist should be working hard to get it right. Although, sometimes, eating on one side causes a denture to unseat on the other side, eating on one side should not cause pain on the other side. If your current dentist can't or won't solve it, cut your losses now and find another dentist.
Implants would probably be really helpful to stabilize your lower denture. A properly fitting upper denture shouldn't really need implants for stability. The problem, though, is that you will probably have to wait 4 ot 6 months to be evaluated for implants (because, until after there is considerable healing, it isn't possible to tell if there is sufficient bone to support the implants).
5. Does anyone have this? by Dee Dee
Posted: March 4, 2012 8:05 pm
Hi Dee Dee,
I was very interested in your post and do have a question; How long did you give each denture a try before you moved onto another dentist? I too have been told multiple times that I need to adjust to my denture; that my tongue and cheeks need to learn how to keep them in place. I have a small mouth as well and feel like my dentures are a huge intrustion and too big for my mouth. I have had them for 6 weeks now and when I chew on one side, the teeth on the other side of my mouth click rather harshly against each other causing the plate to jar forcefully into my upper palate. I have been in several times to have my bite adjusted however still have the same problem. After reading your post I wonder if I need to give it more time so I can "adjust" or if perhaps they used too large of a plate when making my impressions also. Actually I have thought that before however discounted it thinking I need to give it time.
Also you mentioned spending several thousand dollars on your venture and if I may ask, did you ever consider implants? I myself am contemplating them.
Thanks for your help!