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needing help/advice from those that have dentures or experience.

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by agnes_day, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    my poor husband finally had his teeth pulled and replaced with immediate dentures. the problem is that the top one makes him nearly throw up when he tries to insert them.he is also unable to keep the bottom one in due to the pain..we are supposed to go in tomorrow and see what they can do but i am worried..he is worse off now than he was before and im the one who talked him into doing it [​IMG] [​IMG]
    he is terrified that he will never be able to eat again so i am at a total loss.
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:the top tray is probably a bit long in the palette and is irritating his gag reflex.

    they can be adjusted and his mouth may be irritated/swollen, don't panic. all can be fixed.

    he will probably salivate more than normal for awhile. (anything foreign in the mouth sets off the salivary gland, it is trying to wash a foreign object away.)

    PM Mahonri, he may be able to give you more detailed info. (i was a dental assistant long ago, but he is a very skilled Dentist.)
  3. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    you are right about the top plate..they trimmed it down and thinned it but it still is unwearable..tomorrow they are supposed to cut it back more and they said it would be more like the bottom one in appearance , but i dont know..i just hope we didnt go to a cut rate place!
  4. try gargling with Listerine, it will burn but it will also help toughen up the gum's and keep them in his mouth. the gum's shrink if taken out, it just takes getting used to, mine don't bother me, but DH still has problems after 30 years. good luck marrie
  5. oldchickenman

    oldchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2008
    Parsonsburg Md.
    If you dont mind me asking where did you go? I ask because i am a dental tech i make dentures for a living.
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    my mother swears by salt...sprinkled on the back of your mouth/throat..it takes the gag reflex away......of course shes on high blood pressure meds..[​IMG]
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:give the whole situation time. they should refit or replace, especially if you have insurance.
  8. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    we went to dentures and dental services...they are going to try and fix them tomorrow to make them wearable..but now his gums are so swollen that he cant get it on anyways..i think he will be ok but still..

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