Re: Temporary Dentures
Gordon or Pars will be along soon.
In the meantime, I am not a dentist, but as far as I know this is pretty normal procedure. Maybe you should ask your dentist to fully explain the why's and wherefores before the procedure, so you know what to expect.
When my mother got all her top teeth out she came home with an immediate denture. She said her mouth was no 'sorer' with them in, or out. In fact she preferred having them in, as she felt more protected and the gum feels supported as it heals. Your gums will shrink and change shape as you heal and your permanent denture will be moulded to shape to your healed gums. My mum was told having a denture in place helps the gums to heal faster and I can understand this having had a huge tooth extracted.
After my extraction, the gum does not bleed for long. I had very little blood loss. By the time I got back to the waiting room and certainly by the time I got to the car the bleeding had stopped completely. Then the clot forms and the sockets are protected. With a denture to cover the sockets, there is maybe less chance of infection.
You will probably be told to rinse your gums with salt water or a mouthwash, but as far as I know you should keep your dentures in all the time.
Youve probably read this, but here's the link anyway
and you could try googling 'immediate dentures'
Best of luck with it all
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