Dentures

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Dentures

by tonsils on Fri Jan 11, 2019 07:41 PM

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Please need onfor on how to tolerate new dentures, almost 1 month out from oral surgery

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by Sdurnell on Wed Jan 16, 2019 07:35 AM

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I am not sure what kind of problem you are having, but I suggest that you talk to your dentist, oral surgeon, or denturist about your problem.  I didn't get my dentures for five months after I had my teeth pulled--I had to wait all through radiation and then to heal from that.  And by then I couldn't swallow anything, so I was using my feeding tube for everything.  So my experience will probably not be helpful.

Best of luck to you!

Susan

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by David26 on Sun Feb 17, 2019 09:00 PM

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I did not start wearing my dentures until treatment was done I had 35 radiations and 6 chemo. I am on one and a half months wearing my dentures they are just now starting to get easier gums still hurt but gets easier each day I also went back to dentist 2 times for adjusting 

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by tonsils on Sun Feb 17, 2019 09:33 PM

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Thank You, I am out 9 yrs from tx, surgery to remove tonsil, then 3 chemo only due to allergic reaction, and 8 weeks of radiation. Managed to keep teeth until now, but still having problems after oral surgery done in Dec. Lots of bone spurs, still hoping that goes away so as not to have bone planning done. Surgeon worries about healing with that. Dry and burning mouth after tx, but recently with accu puncture been having relief. I am thinking you didn’t have problems healing, can’t eat with them very well either, in fact barely....mr

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by Sdurnell on Mon Feb 18, 2019 06:48 AM

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You need to get good advise about your mouth healing from the extractions, as that is critical.  Have you looked into having hyperbaric oxygen treatments?  They are highly recommended to promote healing, both before and after oral surgery if you've had radiation to the mouth.  And, unlike using this technique for other reasons, using it for H&N neck cancer patients has proven so reliably beneficial that it's covered by insurance.

These "dives," as they are called, can improve bloodflow in the jaw, which can improve healing and prevent, or minimize, osteoradionecrosis, or bone death.

Best of luck to you,

Susan

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by tonsils on Mon Feb 18, 2019 06:01 PM

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Thank you, I fear side effects of the chambers, hoping to gather information from others and up my confidence and use tthe infor to promote good oral health and good decisions.

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by Newti on Sat Mar 02, 2019 02:53 PM

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Don’t worry about the oxygen chamber. They’re painless but boring. My husband just finished 20 days, 2 hr a day. Watched lots of DVD’s on the tv that was set up outside the clear chamber he laid in. No negative side effects except some ear pressure annoyance like when you’re in a plane. If your dr has suggested this please do it. Nothing to fear.

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by Questforfish on Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:52 PM

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On Mar 02, 2019 2:53 PM Newti wrote:

Don’t worry about the oxygen chamber. They’re painless but boring. My husband just finished 20 days, 2 hr a day. Watched lots of DVD’s on the tv that was set up outside the clear chamber he laid in. No negative side effects except some ear pressure annoyance like when you’re in a plane. If your dr has suggested this please do it. Nothing to fear.

Hi Newti,

I was just curious if those 20 treatments were before extractions or after, or some before and some after?

I, myself, know that having my teeth extracted is my future, just a matter of time.  I am 2 1/2 years out from tonsil cancer treatment (tonsilectomy, chemo, and radiation) and am preparing mentally for this as well as lining up a dentist that specifically has knowledge and experience with patients like us.

Just another collateral damage challenge for staying alive.

Keep in touch and let's us know how it goes please.  I know I will be needing hyperbaric chamber treatments as well.

Bless you and yours!

RE: Dentures

by Sdurnell on Fri Mar 08, 2019 07:18 AM

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Quest,

I did not do the HBOT because I had all my teeth out before radiation.  But just about every recommendation I've seen on these sites was what my doctors told me about before that--20 sessions before extraction or other invasive work, and 10 afterward.

And the good news is that it is a recognized medical procedure for this purpose, so insurance covers it; not sure about yours, of course.

Susan

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by tonsils on Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:55 AM

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Thank You, but things are getting better, so the healing went slow, but everything seems to be healed. Now that being said, I will be going in this Tuesday for bone planing, so I feel like things will be ok. Then in 3 weeks the dentist will reline the temporary dentures as now they are way too large. I have to say this was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I appreciate everyone’s kindness.
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