gagging. HELPPosted: July 15, 2012 6:23 pm
Posted: July 15, 2012 6:23 pm
7. gagging. HELP by jagmech2001
Posted: July 22, 2012 7:04 pm
I am really glad that your dentist was able to make an adjustment that solved your problem with gagging. I also believe that, with another week or so of wearing your new teeth, your salivation problem will resolve.
Be kind to yourself. You are only one week into the process of adjusting to your new teeth. I know you don't believe it now, but hamburgers and french fries (especially, if eaten with a knife and fork) will become one of your "go to" foods. I do, however, remember that awful feeling of watching others eat things that I could not eat (so I am sympathetic and empathetic).
Post again to let us know how you are doing.
6. gagging. HELP by jagmech2001
Posted: July 22, 2012 3:48 pm
There was a rather large lip at the rear of the denture wich made it difficult for me to swallow. I had my dentis shave a bit off of the upper denture and wouldn't you know it, no more gagging. I still have the increased saliva, but now i am able to swallow and not gag. Feeling a bit depressed though. I love food and love to eat and I miss it. I watched the wife and kids eat hamburgers the other day and it really got to me. I know in time I will be able to eat all the foods I used to, so I will take the good in with the bad and take it one day at a time. Thank you all for the responses and support.
4. Reply to gagging. HELP by jagmech2001
Posted: July 17, 2012 1:07 pm
Your salivation and gagging reactions are perfectly normal. They will diminish over time with continued wearing of your dentures. I agree that with Karen that you might want to speak with your dentist about adjusting your upper denture to make it just a little bit shorter. In the meantime, keep swallowing and try to breathe deeply. They will both help.
Good luck and let us know how you do.