so im sure you have watched the you tube videos on this as most have when leading up to e-day, my favorites were beach chick who is here also, lillian darling, just me, kalinjax, spyda liz, louis sanchez, kyle bergman, denture talk with margret, and many many more. these are just off the top of my head and hopefully you find some comfort in searching for info on this matter. we all been where your at and are in the new life now with the fear behind us. it really is a better, healthier life getting rid of bad teeth
It's been a month since I had my remaining top teeth pulled and got immediate dentures. The first 2-3 days were the worst due to the swelling and some pain but it wasn't unbearable. I was eating lots of soup LOL. Then once my gums started to heal, the next step was trying to get used to this foreign object in my mouth. I had some gag reflex going on at times, but that too passed. Now, a month later, I can eat and chew pretty much everything I did before, as long as I'm using either the poligrip cream or powder (I just started using the powder yesterday, and it's definitely easier to clean after denture removal.) My dentist told me I was already ready for permanent dentures but after only a month, I don't feel that's correct and I'm going to wait to make sure my gums have healed all the way...maybe 3 months or more.
Every day is better than the previous one and I'm happy I made the decision for a healthier mouth and best of all, I can smile again :)
good decision frank, wait as long as possible, when they start getting a loose fit that requires a soft reline then maybe or wait even longer,,,, and the healthier mouth thing is just scratching the surface of the improvement to your immune system being able to concentrate on other areas,,,, smiling, well we all know thats the icing on the cake
"good decision frank, wait as long as possible, when they start getting a loose fit that requires a soft reline then maybe or wait even longer,,,, and the healthier mouth thing is just scratching the surface of the improvement to your immune system being able to concentrate on other areas,,,, smiling, well we all know thats the icing on the cake"
After some research, I'm going to wait at least 6 months, which will mean new dentures for my birthday :) The immediates aren't giving me too many problems (yet) so as long as I'm not sore and I can eat, I'm going to let nature take it's course.
"Thank you all so much. I go on Tuesday the 1st and I think one of the hardest things for me is to just show up and face the fear. This group has been so helpful already. I’ll try to remember to keep you guys updated"I've been watching lots of YouTube videos and was really inspired seeing people eat crunchy fried chicken, ribs, peanut brittle (yes!), Doritos (double yes!) and other foods that I thought I'd never be eating again unless I cut them into small, bite-sized pieces.You can do this :)
How did it go today?
hang in there, your dentist seems to have an unusual system set up for you, but im sure he knows whats best for you. now would be a good time to give up nicotine, i did it a long time ago and it was one of my better decisions, hard to do but worth it. just know the holidays are going to be getting better every year without bad teeth and a healthier stacey
Just curious, did your dentist explain why they didn't give you immediate dentures right away? My dentist gave me the choice since some people prefer to wait for the permanent dentures out of financial reasons but he told me that the immediates would act as a "band aid" for my extraction area and would help prevent me getting dry sockets and possibly getting particles of food in there.
Hang in there, it'll get better.