Had all upper removed and all but 6 on the lower, after a pretty traumatic dentist visit that turned into a 2 day procedure, due to the novacane not working on the bottom, I'm 4 days in and doing "ok" (I think!). I'm wearing my upper and partial on the bottom all day long and removing them at night. My gums are VERY sore in the mornings when I first put them in, then after about an hour things seem to let up. My biggest problem is eating, I cant chew at all, even soft foods. When I do my bottom partial comes loose and causes pain. Is this normal??? I visit my dentist agaiin in 2 days to have the stiches removed, I'm hoping they will have some advice. They look great and I feel so much better smiling, I just want to chew without them moving around!!! Any advice???
4. Reply to New with questions... by Kennedy
Posted: September 12, 2012 10:37 am
This is a traumatic event and believe me when
This is a traumatic event in your life and believe me when I say it does get better fairly quickly. I had full mouth extraction on Aug. 8th and am just now able to eat SOME normal foods. I survived on mashed potatoes and choclate malts for about 2 weeks after the extractions. Be patient and have faith that all of us out here telling you it's just a matter of time for it to get better. 4 weeks into this I am still dealing with issues such as a loose lower and adhesives and chewing and talking and saliva and all the fun stuff but it's getting better every day with the pain issues. Hang in there and talk to your dentist with even the smallest concerns. If they are worth the money you pay them use their knowledge and make sure they give you the time and attention you deserve. Try the malt thing it is very soothing....
3. Reply to New with questions... by Kennedy
Posted: August 16, 2012 11:12 pm
2. Reply to New with questions... by Kennedy
Posted: August 14, 2012 4:08 pm
Sounds like you have been through a lot. You need to give yourself some time to heal and lots of practice before you can reasonably expect to be able to eat with your new teeth. Take heart, it will get a lot easier and better in the next few weeks. Hopefully, your dental appointment provided you with some relief.
Let us know how you are doing.
1. Reply to New with questions... by Kennedy
Posted: August 14, 2012 12:58 pm
I'm Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager. I can imagine it must have been traumatic to find out the anesthetic wasn't working. You made it through, and it sounds like your beautiful new smile is worth it. You're right, smiling helps you feel better, and it also boosts confidence!
It's miserable to be in pain, and it's frustrating to have your lowers come loose. Soreness is to be expected, but rinsing with warm salt water may help. Since you'll be seeing your dentist today, he or she can evaluate your dentures to determine if it's time for an adjustment. Adjustments are typical during the healing process and will provide relief as well as a better fit. You should be able to chew soft foods soon, but until then try milkshakes, yogurt, applesauce and gelatin.
Write back to let us know how your visit went today!