- Aug 14, 2021
- Auckland, New Zealand
Hi guys, I recently had to have all my upper teeth removed and had now had upper dentures in for nearly 1 month. So far it's not going well. I was told to expect ulcers which I still have and use salt and hot water to swish with every few hours. My upper gum line was very out of line as several back teeth had been removed much earlier and the bone had receded. My problem is the pain is getting getting me down and after 1 month I thought I could at least eat a piece of toast but even that's out. Every single time I try to get something "semi" solid, like a hot chip, my dentures move around all over the place and even with the glue they won't stay in place. Is this normal? My right side back of the dentures seems to be really digging into the bone area and that's causing so much pain - I'm getting to the point where I'm just miserable all day, every day. I am booked to see the Dentist again on the 31st and will tell her all of my concerns. I really came on here to see if others have gone through similar issues with their top denture, as this is just a nightmare. I know in a couple of months I go to a specialist for a "total realignment" (not sure what that even means) but I'm not sure I can put up with this for much longer. I guess I want someone to say "this is all normal" and it will sort itself out. But somehow I feel the usual experience isn't this bad. Hell my father who is 91 has never EVER had any problems with his dentures and you'd think that all these decades later they would have found a much nicer/easier way of doing them. I'm living off smoothies more or less, and scrambled eggs - nothing solid at all. I have paid around $5,500 for them so far and feel like I'd have gotten a better job from a mechanic LOL. Sorry, but I'm just so frustrated over it all. Any help out there? Anyone going through the same thing? Thanks! Karen.