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Old 03-31-2005, 02:50 AM   #1
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Denture Problems (please Help)

Please any information would be most appricated, I have had Dentures (Top) for 2 months now, I have 2 problems I have a severe gagging problem to where it is so bad I end up throwing up, I have been to my dentist and she ajusted the back and said she can not take to much off, I would have to learn to not gag, how do you do that? My second problem is my mouth gets very very dry, I have tried sucking on candy, I always have to have something in my hand to drink, the gagging is the main problem even when I am driving I will start to gag which in my book is not safe, I try and wear my dentures everyday but sometimes it is hard due to the muscle pain in my stomach from gagging, I do wear the adhesive. HELP.

 
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Re: Denture Problems (please Help)

I hear ya! When you get the gagging reflex, try humming...lol...I know you can't always do that in public but it does work! The dry mouth gets somewhat better as time goes on. If I make sure I breath differently it helps. Also I press with my tounge on the top of my mouth, this seems to make the denture go deeper into the tissue up there and I don't feel how far back in the mouth it is. I've had a soft partial denture since last Oct. I have to have it relined for a year then I'll have the real one made. I have a girlfriend who has a very sensitive gagging reflex. She has trouble just brushing her teeth. She is going to hum while brushing to see if it helps her.

 
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Old 04-01-2005, 01:10 AM   #3
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Thank You For The Advice At This Point I Am Willing To Try Anything I Go Back In 6 Month To A Year For My Reline, I Am In My 30's And Had To Get Dentures So I Was Happy And Devastated At The Same Time, I Had Gone So Long With Bad Teeth That When I Got My New Ones I Thought Finally I Can Smile, But With The All The Problems I Thought To Myself What Did I Do, It Is Hard To Be In Public Meeting People When You Want To Throw Up On Them Lol. Again Thank You.

 
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Hello! I have had my dentures 5 weeks now. Luckily I haven't had too many problems. Do you normally have a very sensitive gag reflex? That was something that I was real worried about, because I gag a lot. But I haven't been gagging. It sounds like your dentures are too big. Do they seem to fit your mouth ok?

I have the same problem with the mouth dryness, but I have noticed if I sip on Dr. Pepper a lot that helps. Sometimes drinking water seems to make it worse.

Well at least you are smiling pretty when getting ready to throw up on someone, LOL!
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LOL I have had dentures for a short while too... Both top and bottom.. SO far so good except I still cannot eat very well... gagging has never been a problem thank god..
I however have the drymouth problem as well and just sip coffee (never helps) and soda's more so then ever..

 
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I got my teeth pulled last Thursday and immediate denture. I work for the Army and to explain compare two items of supply they compare Form, Fit, and Function. I have no trouble with Form or Fit- but function is lousy. Tonight my son made me some vegetable soup and I had to use a blender to make it edible. Will I ever be able to eat lettuce salads? Seems unlikely.

 
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It has been 5 weeks for me and lettuce is still an issue. I have gotten better with lots of other things, but I would sure like to have a salad right now! Are you using glue yet? That does help alot.

 
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The day after my denture was put in - I went back to dentist and she put in a temporary liner- it was so soft (at first). Now can't even feel it. What kind of adhesives are you using? Should I ask my dentist- dont' go back until next friday (this is Saturday).

 
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Re: Denture Problems (please Help)

I had huge problems saying "S" for the longest time. The only time I had gagging problems was brushing, so I popped the denture out and did it that way. When I would put them back in, I would gag, but I tried breathing deeply in as I put them in, then panting out as I fitted them.

It will pass eventually.. it's mainly your tongue trying to find a new 'home' to sit that causes the reflex.

I can't afford to have my dentures re-alligned, so I have to glue mine in all the time. I have a full upper and a partial lower.

It will get better. Keep your mouth moist.

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I have tried both Poli-Dent and Fixo-Dent. They both seem to work ok. I would give the adhesives a shot before you go back. But if you are having problems, I would call them. Good luck!

 
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I would like to thank everyone for their suggestions, and everyone's compassion, it has gotten to the point to where if I am at home I do not wear my dentures, I have used fixadent and the polygrip, the fixadent no flavor seems to work the best, i just looked at the calender and it going on 3 months since I have had my dentures and I am fusterated, My husband and I went to Laughlin 3 weeks ago and that was basically the first public apperance with my dentures, the gagging was so bad that I almost threw up walking through the casino, I finally got to the point where I went to the room to take them out and I threw up on my pants and the floor, I thought this is all I need to have the people at the casino think I have had to much to drink and that is why I am sick and what is really funny I do not drink lol so that is where I am in my recovery process, I am also having the problem with bone spurs I have been able to pull 3 out and I just found another one yesterday. I have been told that a denture should be able to fit snug without adhesive, has anyone else heard that because mine do not they flop down and move around. Again thank to everyone.

 
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I have temporary liners and will get the permanents when I have had my dentures for 6 months. The denturist told me that they would be a little loose until then and to use adhesive. It sounds to me like your dentures don't fit. Mine are loose, but nothing like that. I don't think your teeth are right. I would go back and make them fix them. If they really care they should not have a problem with that. My denturist told me that he did not care if I had to come in everyday, he didn't want me not to wear them because of a bad fit.

 
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I have had my top dentures for only 19 days now and luckily have not had much gagging problems. There is something called Oral balance for mouth dryness. I t has the consistancy of KY jelly and is sold by the toothpaste at most stores. I had to use it when taking a certain medication and it helped, especially at night. I just bought some today because my mouth has been getting extremely dry again.

 
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Chrisma, You mentioned that you had a soft liner. I asked my dentisit why mine was hard and if my real ones would be a soft liner. He said that No he would only give me a hard liner for my permanate ones also, that they just seem to fit better and that the soft ones lose thier shape. Did your dentist tell you something different?


What type of liner does everyone else have?

 
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Hi Tina, Glad you are back! i was wondering how you are doing. I will be getting a permanent liner that is hard in 6 months. It is basically the same as what I have now, but it will fit better. The soft ones do lose their shape, but the point in those is to cushion your gums as they are healing. They are very temporary. I could actually pull it away from my dentures now. I need to go back and get a new one. My denturist will do one every 5 weeks or so until it is time to do the permanent liner. It has made a BIG difference. My mouth feels much better, but they do tend to make my dentures feel too big. But I can handle that!

Do you or anyone else seem to have a "slimey" mouth? I don't know if it is dryness or what, but I feel like there is always a film in my mouth.

Cristie

 
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