Stop wearing my upper about thee years ago because , i felt i needed to swallow and nothing there to swallow. I want to get a new set now but, fear i would be wasteing my money. oh,my bottom was a partal and i have lost the tooth that hold them in. Please tell me do you think the problem was me,denture or both? if i do go thru buying new denture ,anyone know who i can go to in the montgomery,alabama that is good?
5. Reply to swallow , why i feel the need to do that? by Karen @ Fixodent
Posted: July 25, 2012 6:34 am
Immediate dentures tend to be thicker and take up more room in the mouth. The denture is a foreign object and the tounge wants it out of there so it is going to be more active. The swallowing issue could have something to do with the palate of the denture hitting too far back in your mouth. Finding a new dentist to make a new denture or dentures for you should not be too hard. You will have some hurdles to jump getting used to having something in your mouth again. Try asking friends and family if they know anyone who wears dentures and who they used.
4. Reply to swallow , why i feel the need to do that? by smilecat
Posted: July 24, 2012 7:58 pm
I certainly do think that it is worth trying again. With some determination and lots of practice, you should be able to master dentures (just like the rest of us).
People swallow when they first get dentures as a means of keeping them in place or making sure they are in place. But, with practice, it is no longer necessary to do that. In fact, biting down works a lot better! Also, as has been suggested, you could drink lots of water or you could suck on hard cardy. It's kind of strange -- when we first get a denture, we have too much saliva -- when that ends, we have dry mouth -- but, after that, it works out. Unfortunately, we have to work our way through all of the phases.
I agree that you should take your old denture to your new dentist, explain your problems, and see what can be done to solve your problems. Unfortunately, I can't help source a dentist in Montgomery, Alabama (because I live far from there). You might do an online search of "dentures Montgomery, Alabama"; or you might look for a dentist on the website of the American Dental Association or a prosthodontist on the website of the American Prosthodontic Society; or you might inquire whether there is a local dental school that could help (either directly or with a recommendation).
Good luck (and let us know how you do).
3. Reply to swallow , why i feel the need to do that? by smilecat
Posted: July 24, 2012 7:35 pm
Smilecat I agree with mamj that you do get use to swallowing and a more active mouth, I think about it less and less each day. I also posted how I drink alot of water so when I swallow I dont have that dry mouth feeling. I would take the old dentures to the dentist (when you find one ) and maybe they can reline the old denture or make them adapt to your mouth to save you money. Dentures are not the easiest things to get use to. It takes time, patience and determination, to get use to them. Dont be so tough on yourself, maybe this time will be different. I wish I could recommend someone, but I live in NE Ohio. Good Luck and keep in touch. Take care
2. Reply to swallow , why i feel the need to do that? by smilecat
Posted: July 24, 2012 6:49 pm
Hi, I have had my full set of dentures only 10 weeks. I find in my situation that my tongue and mouth are more active now. I feel it is because of my top denture. Although I am getting use to my dentures just fine, I feel like there is something "extra" in my mouth. I find I swallow more. I havent asked my dentist about it. For me, its not really a problem, just something that is part of my life now with dentures. Good Luck.
1. Reply to swallow , why i feel the need to do that? by smilecat
Posted: July 24, 2012 12:22 pm
I'm Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager. It must be frustrating not being able to wear your upper denture, and I'm glad you found our site. I'm not certain what caused your need to swallow, but an evaluation by a dentist would certainly provide you with valuable insight as to the best steps for you to take.
If anyone has had a similar experience, please let us know. Also, if anyone lives in the vicinity of Montgomery, AL and can recommend a dentist, it would be a big help to Smilecat.