I am new to wearing dentures. In Febuary 9, 2012 they pulled the back upper and lower teeth leaving what they called was the smile. On April 18, 2012 they removed the rest of my teeth and placed my dentures in. I opted for 'same day' dentures. My problem is now with parts of teeth and bone now coming through. This wasn't to bad before they placed the dentures. Had to dig a few pieces out but now the dentures are rubbing on these spots and it is quiet unpleasant. Is there a way to speed this process up? My dentist told me about Orabase and it has helped with the sores and some pain. Yesterday I started using the adhesives. My dentist gave me samples of both Fixodent and Poligrip. What is the difference in the gels, creams and powders? Any suggestions and help is greatly welcomed and appreciated.
3. Reply to shards and bones by kdhall66
Posted: May 16, 2012 10:40 pm
I dont knownhow far you have gotten in your journey, but these may be some things you could discuss with your dentist. we are all different and your dentist and you know yourself better. Just some ideas for you .I hope it all works out for you.
2. Reply to shards and bones by LadyOkie
Posted: May 16, 2012 10:38 pm
I had 22 extractions done the last weeknof Jan. at the samentime my oral surgeon done aveloplasty (smoothing the bone out). He placed my immediate temp denture. I had to wearmthem for two days. I got really bad sores so I went back to my surgeon and he told me the bones did not smooth out as well as he expected then informed me I needed to come back in 3 weeks for another aveloplasty. Which I did the second time around it worked much better. I do have one small bone that it very irritaing at it worst. My reg dentist told me with all the sores I had at the time the only thing that would help me was leaving my dentures out as much as possible and to rinse with warm salt water as much as possible. I have followed all directioms and now have started theprocess of vreatimg y permanate dentures.
1. Reply to shards and bones by LadyOkie
Posted: May 11, 2012 3:24 pm
I'm Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager. I'm sorry for the time it took to respond to your message. Bone shouldn't be showing through your gums, so I can understand why this would be unpleasant. Be sure to check with your dentist, as your dentist needs to examine the bone to find out what's causing this. Your dentist can also adjust your dentures to help relieve the sore spots.
I'm glad your dentist gave you samples to try! Fixodent offers a variety of denture adhesive, all of which are designed to provide all-day hold. Fixodent powder is sprinkled over wet dentures and provides a thin, powerful seal. Fixodent cream is applied to dry dentures and forms an elastic-like membrane that holds your dentures tight. After you try different adhesives, I expect you'll find a version which works best for you. Good luck, and feel free to post again on the message board if you have other questions.