HelpPosted: June 27, 2012 4:27 am
Posted: June 27, 2012 4:27 am
2. Help by Jesmith82
Posted: June 28, 2012 2:15 pm
Please try to relax (although I know it's scary and, therefore, it's hard to do that).
What you experienced is pretty normal. When I was enduring the first 48 hours with my immediate upper, it practically fell out of my mouth in my sleep (and, of course, at that point, I wasn't quite sure how to put it back in).
What you did is right. However, you will find that (at least when you are awake), you can bite down to shift your dentures to the right place and then keep them there. Therefore, you don't need the gauze.
The reason for not removing your dentures during the first 24 hours is that the dentures act like bandages and keep your gums from swelling so much that you can't put them in without lots of pain. Since you put your dentures right back in, there was no time for your gums to swell. So, you will be fine.
You should return to your dentist as soon as possible to see what he or she recommends about their fit. It is pretty common for the fit of immediate dentures to need to be adjusted.
Good luck (and let us know how you do).
1. Reply to Help by Jesmith82
Posted: June 28, 2012 11:36 am
I'm Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager. I'm sorry your first post appeared blank. Thanks for reposting, and I have reported this (as well as the other blank posts on the message board) to our technical team.
I'm sure it was alarming when your upper and lower dentures came loose on the first day. Your dentist can make adjustments to them so they fit better. Your gums will heal and change over time, so adjustments are typical. Be sure to write back to let us know how you're doing!