- May 30, 2018
I got a full upper denture and partial lower denture in early March and have been having nothing but problems. My bone is degrading much more rapidly than the dentist expected. The upper denture no longer hurts, but is uncomfortable and pops out even with dental adhesive. The lower denture was fine until about 2 days ago and now every time I chew anything it is excrutiating.... I feel my jaw is sore all the time as well. I stated yesterday that I really am regretting this decision and the pain from my infected teeth was easier to deal with than this. My dentist keeps saying I have to get used to them and it will get better. I talk for a living, up to 14 hours per day, and it is becoming unbearable to even do that. Unless I am eating, I now take out my bottom partial because it hurts so much (though it hurts more when I am eating). I am just frustrated and at a loss for what to do. I keep getting told to get implants or to go to another dentist, but I paid for my dentures 100% up front and I have no more money to spend... I don't know what to do. This is literally ruining my life. Can anyone help me?