Hi everyone. I thought I would join and share my denture story. First of all I am gratefut to have found this site and I have learned alot, and as the saying goes "misery loves company"!! It's comforting to know that you are not alone as you adjust to something new in your life, and I appreciate all who have shared their stories and advice...thanks!! I had all my upper teeth pulled on June 8th and woke up from oral surgery with my new dentures. They are beautiful and I love my new smile. Day one was spent sleeping, taking pain pills and drinking lots of fluids, especially Boost a nutritional drink with lots of vitamins and calories. I highly recommend these types of drinks as you don't know how or what you will be able to drink. Before surgery I stocked up on puddings, applesauce, soups, yogurts, etc.... My husband and I scheduled our vacation time so I could heal and he could help if I needed it, (he is a Blessing). Day two I thought wow this isn't that bad, day three.....OWWWWWW....healing pain had set in, day four getting better, and everyday after that has improved. Talking, eating, and the feeling of a full mouth were slow to adjust to but you do. I kept a small mirror handy to watch myself as I ate and talked to get use to the odd feelings of these new teeth. But a week later I was back at work, where I am a receptionist and I greet and talk to alot of people. I was a little nervous that morning, but things went well. I really feel lucky as I have had only two adjustments, my dentist is wonderful. When I got the sores from wear, I rinsed with salt water, which really helps. Took Tylenol to ease the pain and kept on wearing those teeth, it does get better each day. As my dentist told me when it comes to eating, try anything and everything new at home, so if you have problems it is in the privacy of your home. I havent tried steak, corn on the cob or biting into hard things, but I am eating more then soft foods. I find cutting things in smaller pieces and chewing on both sides help. Wearing dentures is all about balance in your mouth. I still feel a little sad about loosing my teeth, but my health is so much better, and we are all heading in the right direction with our dental health. Toothaches dont go away till you get your teeth fix, but denture pain and adjustments do get easier and more familiar as time goes on. God Bless to all, hope everyday is a better day for all, hope we all can enjoy our new smiles......thanks
5. Reply to 5 weeks and one day by IHaveAGreatDentist
Posted: July 17, 2012 9:13 pm
Thank you for your response, and I totally agree about giving back by helping and posting to others. Only people who are going through the same thing can relate, empathize and try to advise others. This site is great and I look forward to checking in and seeing whats new, and who is posting. Thanks again.
4. Reply to 5 weeks and one day by sweet tooth
Posted: July 17, 2012 1:11 pm
Bravo to you! Sounds like you are doing really well!!
All of your advice from your denture journey is sound. Perhaps, now that you are well on the road to recovery, you (like me) will consider giving back by answering posts on this site. I do it as a way of thanking those who helped me along my away (even though they may no longer be using this site).
Keep us posted on how you do going forward.
3. Reply to 5 weeks and one day by sweet tooth
Posted: July 17, 2012 12:24 pm
You're welcome! This message board is a wonderful way for denture wearers to connect with others who have been through similar situations. I'm thankful for you and for everyone who has posted. It's truly all our members who have made this message board so meaningful.
1. Reply to 5 weeks and one day by sweet tooth
Posted: July 16, 2012 9:41 am
Welcome to the message board! I'm Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager, and I'm so glad you found our site. Thank you for sharing your experience and encouragement. Your suggestion to cut food into small pieces and to chew on both sides of your mouth is right on the mark, and I love your dentist's advice to try new foods in the privacy of your home. I wish you the best and hope to hear from you again as your journey continues.