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How long before I can take dentures out?

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Bea

Junior member
Joined
Apr 8, 2019
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17
Location
West Midlands
Yesterday I went from partial top denture to full top denture.
I had 3 extractions.
Today I feel very sore, bruised and swollen
(which I didn't with partial denture)
How long before I can take my denture out to wash it?
Am I best to just wait till my gums settle down?
Lastly, is it normal for denture to feel too tight?
 
Gordon

Gordon

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Verified dentist
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Oct 25, 2005
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Now is OK if you put them back in immediately afterwards. Yes, they do tend to get looser after a while so it's better if they start a bit tight.
 
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