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AIBU to throw away denture?

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MRex Thu 04-Apr-19 23:00:31

More Would I Regret This... I had a tooth out today and a denture put in, it will be 6 months until I could (medically? dentally?) get an implant instead and if I didn't have the denture then teeth might move over the 6 months so I couldn't get an implant. I don't feel like an implant is a good use of our savings in the next couple of years, we could pay for it if we decide to but it would be better to wait a few years or not get it at all.

The denture is just so uncomfortable, I haven't been able to eat, and I'm not supposed to take it out until tomorrow night, then I'm supposed to wear it every day after that. For 6 whole months, or longer. It isn't just the pain from the ex tooth hole, but the plastic thing in the roof of my mouth feels scratchy below, the hook by my tooth is awkward and the whole thing is alien. DH thinks I should wear it a few weeks at least to keep the option open of an implant, but I'm breastfeeding, how can I breastfeed with no food for even a few weeks? If I take it out then the hole will bleed more, but I could eat and start just getting used to the gap. AIBU to just pull the nasty thing out?

fussygalore118 Thu 04-Apr-19 23:03:50

Dont ! Leave it it.

Have soup for a day or two and then soft food..honestly you will regret it if you throw it.
I'm guessing it's a very visible loss for you to have the denture?

littledoll33 Thu 04-Apr-19 23:06:51

Leave it, and persevere. smile

I have never had one, but DH had one for several months (before it was replaced by a bridge,) and it drove him doolally tap for about 3-4 days, then by the end of the first week, he stopped mentioning it.

By the middle of the second week, he admitted that he forgot he had it in, as he was so used to it!

Iltavilli Thu 04-Apr-19 23:09:02

Yep, where in the mouth is the denture? Perhaps better that than an obvious gap!? In no way equivalent but had a complex wisdom tooth extraction two months ago and only now am I able to open my mouth wide enough to eat a sandwich. Awful 2 months of mush food (I longed for texture), but enormously worth it

MRex Thu 04-Apr-19 23:09:42

It's the fourth tooth, so if I ever smile again it's slightly visible, but not really noticeable I don't think.

I can't have soup tonight at least, I can't bear the heat, it hurts. If it was just a few weeks then I could probably live on soup in a day or two, but I can't just have soup for 6 months and it'll still be uncomfortable.

DontCallMeCharlotte Thu 04-Apr-19 23:11:55

Bear with it, I promise you'll get used to it.

Iltavilli Thu 04-Apr-19 23:13:21

There are plenty of alternatives to soup, I promise! We’re big foodies and it was awful to be deprived of gorgeous food for so long, but it is just a short term fix.
What are your favourite foods? I’m sure we can think of a way to make them manageable for you (even the biggest cake can be eaten in tiny bits)

Notcontent Thu 04-Apr-19 23:19:13

Please, please do keep it in and do use your savings to get an implant!!! Teeth are so important to your appearance. They really are.

MRex Thu 04-Apr-19 23:22:52

I like chicken wraps. Can't think more about food, I'm too hungry. sad

I don't feel like it's going to pass. I just put a load of the baby's anbesol teething stuff on it, it numbed a bit by the hole, but the midddle is still uncomfortable on my palate.

tessieandoz Thu 04-Apr-19 23:34:09

Have you tried Fixodent or similar. It has both cushion and adhesion properties. As others say, persevere . Be your own best friend..

CardsforKittens Thu 04-Apr-19 23:35:57

It took me a couple of weeks to get used to mine. Since then I’ve worn it every day for nearly three years with no problems. I can’t have implants (long story) so this is how it is now. I don’t mind it at all. You’ll get there, although in six months you might need to get a new one fitted unless you go for an implant.

QuestionableMouse Thu 04-Apr-19 23:37:01

I think you need to go back to the dentist. It shouldn't be so uncomfortable and might need refitting.

partyhardynow Fri 05-Apr-19 05:15:20

Yes go back to the dentist, my sister had an uncomfortable one that she accidentally swallowed shock, but when she went back to her a new one the new one was so much more comfortable!

TwoShades1 Fri 05-Apr-19 05:55:04

You want to leave it in. If it’s really bothering you I suggest returning to the dentist to see if the fit and rough parts can be improved. In term of having the implant done, definitely speak to someone about this. I have looked into the process myself and was told that once the original tooth is removed there can be bone loss over time in the jaw which can mean needing a bone transplant when the implant is eventually done. So if you are definitely planning to have an implant I would suggest sticking to the dentist/specialist’s timeline for having it done.

snitzelvoncrumb Fri 05-Apr-19 05:58:34

Do you like pasta? If you cook small pasta really well, you can swallow it without chewing. Also try meal replacement shakes or if you need the calories McDonald's thick shakes. I learnt this after knocking teeth out and not being able to eat.

MRex Fri 05-Apr-19 08:45:27

I've kept it in but it's horrible. The area by the tooth hurts, there's a constant taste of blood and the palate bit feels strange. I suppose the main pain is the tooth, so I can try getting used to it and I can take it out to eat this evening. I think I have a meal replacement shake downstairs, I'll have that for breakfast/ lunch, good idea thanks.

There's quite a lot of wet blood around the tooth next to it, I hope that one isn't damaged.

MRex Fri 05-Apr-19 08:47:14

@CardsforKittens - thanks, that sounds very positive. I hope I could get used to it once this initial stage is past.

MRex Fri 05-Apr-19 08:50:02

@TwoShades1 - thanks, I've just done some research and I agree it looks like it's best to do it in 6 months if I'm doing it at all.

@snitzelvoncrumb - I'm scared to put anything except water in my mouth. I'll see how I get on with the meal replacement shake first.

LordNibbler Fri 05-Apr-19 09:12:28

I know it's uncomfortable and feels alien in your mouth. But it's early days yet. I'd leave it while Monday and if you're still having problems go see your dentist. You may need another denture made, one that fits exactly, once the gum has healed a bit. Don't take it out, because that can restart the bleeding. It'll take a few weeks, you will get used to it and forget it's even there.

Fatbutt Fri 05-Apr-19 09:21:36

its very uncomfortable to start with, but don't take it out. I made that mistake and my teeth moved quite a lot. If you only have 1 tooth on the plate then it may move a bit - fixodent or something will help (i can't stand the stuff though, it makes me gag)

I now have 2 teeth on the plate, equally balanced and it feels alien to take it out, i feel really uncomfortable without it!

Fatbutt Fri 05-Apr-19 09:22:39

forgot to add - if it feels that uncomfortable, could there be a tiny bit of tooth left in the hole? it will work its way out but I had this and it was swollen/uncomfortable and at times painful until it came out

MRex Fri 05-Apr-19 09:30:21

He gave me the tooth in a little pot, so thankfully it's definitely all out in one piece.

I suspect I'm just being a wimp and need to try to learn to cope. It doesn't help that DS was up every two hours as he has a cold. I've tried a sip of the meal replacement drink and realise I'm not swallowing properly. Good thing I started with that!

RB68 Fri 05-Apr-19 09:44:17

It sounds like it doesn't fit well, if after a week its still sore I would go back and get them to adjust things

MRex Fri 05-Apr-19 09:46:24

Yes, thanks all suggesting I get a refit. I think I'll give it a week and then go back if it doesn't fit well.

Stoptheworldandmelt Fri 05-Apr-19 11:46:40

You'll be fine, I promise. I hated my denture when I first got it (I was only six!) but it's been nearly 20 years with it and I hate not wearing it. There's a teething period with every new one, but it's worth it. You'll get there, just persevere smile

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