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Can denture adhesive be used after immediate denture?

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In brief: Wait at least 24 hrs

If needed, wait at least 24 hours (for healing and control of swelling,) or go by your post-op instructions after getting the dentures from your dentist/oral surgeon.

In brief: Wait at least 24 hrs

If needed, wait at least 24 hours (for healing and control of swelling,) or go by your post-op instructions after getting the dentures from your dentist/oral surgeon.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably necessary

Immediate dentures are never as accurate as a final denture.
In addition, there is swelling and then resolution after all the teeth are extracted. So it is not uncommon to need an adhesive after an immediate denture, but when it is relined then it will fit and be much more retentive.

In brief: Probably necessary

Immediate dentures are never as accurate as a final denture.
In addition, there is swelling and then resolution after all the teeth are extracted. So it is not uncommon to need an adhesive after an immediate denture, but when it is relined then it will fit and be much more retentive.
Dr. David Schneider
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Dr. Robert Tupac
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Often

Because your gums shrink rapidly after tooth extractions, immediate dentures get looser for a while until the gums stabilize.
.. During this period, many people use adhesives... After six months or so, the dentures can be relined and made to fit the healed tissues and the need for adhesives is reduced or eliminated.

In brief: Often

Because your gums shrink rapidly after tooth extractions, immediate dentures get looser for a while until the gums stabilize.
.. During this period, many people use adhesives... After six months or so, the dentures can be relined and made to fit the healed tissues and the need for adhesives is reduced or eliminated.
Dr. Robert Tupac
Dr. Robert Tupac
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Bad idea

You do not want to use this as it can get in the extraction sites and interfere with healing.
Also, it will allow you to do things that you should not yet be doing as you heal. See dentist for adjustments and tissue conditioning liner as needed as you heal.

In brief: Bad idea

You do not want to use this as it can get in the extraction sites and interfere with healing.
Also, it will allow you to do things that you should not yet be doing as you heal. See dentist for adjustments and tissue conditioning liner as needed as you heal.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Can be helpful

Having an immediate or transitional denture inserted immediately following extractions can sometimes be difficult for the patient, especially when there are a lot of teeth to be removed and if the surgeon has to reshape a lot of bone to accommodate the denture(s).
Some patients do have to use a denture adhesive for a period of time until adjustments to the immediate denture are made.

In brief: Can be helpful

Having an immediate or transitional denture inserted immediately following extractions can sometimes be difficult for the patient, especially when there are a lot of teeth to be removed and if the surgeon has to reshape a lot of bone to accommodate the denture(s).
Some patients do have to use a denture adhesive for a period of time until adjustments to the immediate denture are made.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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