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Deni1963 Wed 06-Sep-17 18:45:34

Hoping to get some support and advice.

I've had a partial upper denture ( 3 front teeth and one back) fitted today due to the old crown posts being too poor to re-ctown. I lost my 2 front teeth at 13 years old due to be head butted in the mouth.

I'm managing to talk okay a part from S sounds, but struggle to eat, and have so much excess saliva I wonder if I'll choke! I've currently no fixodent on and it feels stable enough - I'm just sore where teeth were extracted.

I was told to leave for 24 hours before salt water gargle and clean. Not sure how to clean my existing teeth tonight?
What do I clean the denture with? I have been given a brush.

Feeling despondent and a failure it's come to this ๐Ÿ˜“

Thanks for reading

tanith Wed 06-Sep-17 18:53:52

It's day one of course you are struggling be assured it will quickly get easier. Was this an immediate denture put in right after extraction?
I had mine removed in stages but a full denture after the last few were extracted I ate very soft foods for nearly a week as my mouth was so tender taking the denture out now and then for short breaks but always kept them in most of the time.
To clean I brush with liquid soap and water and then a quick soak in steradent and a scrub with denture brush .

Things will get better I promise smile

tanith Wed 06-Sep-17 18:54:59

Always should be ignored wink

MissAdventure Wed 06-Sep-17 19:08:17

You need to clean your own teeth very gently, specially around the raw areas.
Are you going to take the denture out tonight?

MissAdventure Wed 06-Sep-17 19:11:03

Also meant to say, you can clean the denture with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
I know I found it all very traumatic, so I understand, as I'm sure everyone does.

Deni1963 Wed 06-Sep-17 19:15:20

Thanks for the help - I was told to leave for 24 hours and yes it's an immediate denture. I paid privately so hoping it will last sad
I was told normal toothpaste is too abrasive?

Deni1963 Wed 06-Sep-17 19:16:02

Plus I have no intentions of taking out at night! I have the 3 minute stuff...

MissAdventure Wed 06-Sep-17 19:17:26

Ah, I suppose it might be. Do you mean too abrasive for the dentures or your teeth?
Sorry, I feel like a detective! smile

LadyGracie Wed 06-Sep-17 19:25:10

My dentist put fixodent on my denture when he fitted it, it does stop the whistly s's, I too had to wear mine for 24 hours before I could remove it to gargle and clean the denture. I found the first 24 hours the worst, I found taking little sips of water helped to make my mouth feel more pleasant. It will get much easier over the next few days. Clean with a brush and soak in steradent every day. Soup is the best thing to eat for a day or two. Good luck, you'll be fine!

Coolgran65 Wed 06-Sep-17 19:29:43

I just rinse my partial denture under the tap and the into the 3 minute cleanser, I put my toothbrush in also. Also use Cordasyl (sp) Daily Use mouthwash.

Takes a few days, you'll be talking ok in no time.

Dentist told me to take it out at night !! Don't think so !!

Deni1963 Wed 06-Sep-17 19:43:34

Toothpaste is abrasive for the denture ๐Ÿ˜‰ someone said use normal washing up liquid! Yes I've got a whistling S but haven't used any fixer as yet.
I've had 2 soft eggs. Tried bread ๐Ÿ˜ that was hard!
I told my dentist it isn't coming out at night and she told me all her patients say that!

LadyGracie Wed 06-Sep-17 20:16:28

I must admit after the first night I do take it out at night and it's back in first thing in the morning, I dare say I could wear it at night now I'm quite comfortable with it. I do find the fixodent makes it easier to eat too, the instructions say to use in 3 places I use about 1/4 inch in the middle only, in a front to back direction. Give it time, it gets easier.

Deedaa Wed 06-Sep-17 21:52:41

This is going to be me tomorrow Denil ! It's really helpful to read the replies here. My mother never had false teeth so it makes me feel a bit of a failure to need them, but hopefully it will all be fine.

Deni1963 Wed 06-Sep-17 22:23:38

Deedaa best of luck - update me tomorrow . I've managed some yoghurt as well - and I'm singing a lot ! So far it's not as bad as I had feared.
What are you having done?

Auntieflo Thu 07-Sep-17 13:15:15

Thinking if you today Deedaa, hope all goes well.

Auntieflo Thu 07-Sep-17 13:15:41

Of, not if, sorry,

Deni1963 Thu 07-Sep-17 13:40:07

How are you Deedaa? I'm struggling today, feel ill because eating is hard and low, but it's early days x

goldengirl Thu 07-Sep-17 16:33:31

Judging by the problems mentioned I think I've been very lucky. I gagged a bit on the way home and that's been it. I clean them twice a day with toothpaste and pop them into steradent once a week. I use Fixodent and forget about them but I tend to take them out at night unless the GC are staying! I had repeat visits to the dentist as part of the package and he filed a bit here and there a couple of times to ensure a good fit as when the swelling died down from the extractions they needed slight adjustment. I now have 6 monthly appointments to check on my mouth as a whole. If anyone isn't happy with their dentures do get them checked out.

MissAdventure Thu 07-Sep-17 16:51:29

I had the strangest tip given to me by a work colleague. I worked 12.5 hour shifts in my last job, and the new denture was rubbing terribly. By the last few hours my glands were swelling in my neck and I felt really rough. My colleague told me that a tiny piece of a cigarette paper works on raw patches as a barrier between your mouth and the denture. It worked!! Oh happy, happy days!

Luckygirl Thu 07-Sep-17 16:52:01

Good luck folks! - no personal experience but hope it all settles down for you.

Deni1963 Thu 07-Sep-17 17:21:38

I have the 3 minute cleaning fizz - is it daily? I'm so confused by everything to remember - is it likely to become loose over time? I had 3 extractions before immediate denture - not sure when soft spots occur but so far no sores .....talking is hard and my confidence is taking a bashing ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

MissAdventure Thu 07-Sep-17 17:26:13

I can't help with that, deni.
I had to wait a week for my denture, as my dentist said that gums shrink after extractions. Of course, I bumped into almost everyone I haven't seen for years during that week! If you've no sore spots, that must be good
It seems everyone does differently with regard to cleaning. I would imagine the three minute stuff is supposed to be used everyday.

MissAdventure Thu 07-Sep-17 17:38:09

It may loosen, but your dentist will be able to line it to fit properly, deni.

Deni1963 Thu 07-Sep-17 18:46:01

Thank you - I'm going to Portugal in 3 weeks so hope by then it all feels better x

MissAdventure Thu 07-Sep-17 18:49:48

I hope so too! Gums are very fast healing, so I'm sure you'll be feeling much more confident by then.