Today is 8 weeks since I had 19 teeth pulled and full dentures. I make regular visits to my dentist for adjustments and soft liners. I know all of this takes time and a lot of patience. I just need to vent that I'm tired of having mouth issues. I just wish they would hurry and heal already. I'm tired of going to the dentist all the time. I know that it takes 3 to 6 months for them to fully heal. Just frustrated and needed to share all that with others who can understand. Thanks for listening.
5. Reply to Just venting a little by arlene
Posted: July 25, 2012 2:22 pm
I'm Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager. I know you're going through a difficult time right now. While you heal from your extractions, try to cheer yourself up by doing some of your favorite things in the comfort of your home. Read a good book, rent some movies, or invite a friend over for a fun game of cards. Remember, there are so many others who have gone through what you're going through now. You're not alone and you will get through this.
It's naturally difficult to keep a lower denture in place. An upper denture is held in place by suction, whereas a lower denture sits on the ridge of your gums. Still, it will improve, as the muscles of your cheeks and tongue learn how to hold your denture in place. And as your gums continue to heal, your dentist will adjust your dentures to provide a better fit.
Even though it's hard to eat, be sure to eat something at regular intervals to keep up your energy and nutrition. IHaveAGreatDentist has recommended chocolate milkshakes and baked potatoes with sour cream (great suggestion!), and you could also try scrambled eggs, oatmeal and yogurt. Whenever you try to eat anything which requires chewing, even out the pressure on your dentures by putting half your food on the back right side of your mouth and the other half on the back left side.
I know it's been a few days since you posted, so hopefully you're feeling at least a little better by now. Be sure to post again to let us know how you're doing.
4. Reply to Just venting a little by mamaj
Posted: July 21, 2012 10:03 am
I am with you on the dentist. Its been a week and one day. Had 16 teeth pulled, and full dentures. My lower denture will not stay on correctly. Have not been able to eat, and still can`t eat.
What do you think I should do from here. Dentist put a soft liner, and helped for about a hour. Helped the pain. But I have to eat soon. Getting so depressed.
thanks I just needed to vent also
3. Reply to Just venting a little by mamaj
Posted: July 3, 2012 10:25 pm
new to no teeth
i just got dentures. have so many mixed emotions;anger, embarrassment,shame. but have no choice. have to get ajust. not easy. this has been week 1. would like to speak to anyone who is going through this. to get through year. and life. wanted to lose weight. but this is crazy. already lost almost 10 pds. stil have alot to go. but want to eat. miss food. am already tired of eating soft foods.
2. Reply to Just venting a little by mamaj
Posted: July 3, 2012 7:15 pm
I can certainly relate to how you feel. I can also tell you that, after a while, things will start getting better and you will need to see the dentist less often. In the meantime, focus on the accomplishments (like eating something you couldn't eat before) and the progress (like having periods of time when you don't think about your teeth). Also, be glad that you have a good dentist who sees you when necessary and works at keeping you comfortable.
You know, one of your responses on this message board made me laugh. I could really relate when you said that you had three soft lines in five weeks! I was in the boat!
Have a great holiday.
1. Reply to Just venting a little by mamaj
Posted: July 3, 2012 1:39 pm
I'm Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager. It's good to hear from you again - thank you for all your posts on the message board.
I know this must have been a long 8 weeks for you. I'm sure it's tiring to visit the dentist so often, but try not to feel discouraged. Focus on positive things, such as your family & friends, hobbies you enjoy, and your beautiful smile! Hang in there. Eventually, this time of transition will be behind you.