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Gagging, difficulty in closing mouth after being fitted with dentures. What can be done?

Hi, I m 38 years old and due to a gun shot through the roof of my mouth.I have worn a partial for years. I m 5 1 amd 91 lbs always been very small child like. I had full dentures put in yesterday and they huge! I m gagging,cant close my mouth,color is very dark,and teeth are like hores teeth. I m horrified. I have called him and he said the will fit when I grow into them. I don t think I m going to be doing anymore of that. What to do? He pulled what 10 teeth I had left now nothing and owe him over 5,000$. Help PLEASE
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Thank you for the query.
First thing is you cannot wear a denture which is bigger than the size of our palate . Definitly you will have a gag reflex as the over extension of the denture is into the soft palate area leading to gag reflexes . Coming to the growth part, you are already 38yrs old ,at this age there wont be any growth in your body parts. Only thing what can be done is ask your dentist to prepare another set of dentures which are of your size not huge and size of the teeth should be reduced and your occlusion should be checked thoroughly and extensions of the dentures are important so that you wont end up in gag relfexes any more. Best thing is to see a prostodontist. Hope this inforamtion will help you. Take care.
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
Hello & welcome
having gag from complete denture is a very common problem, for one to two months you have to struggle, than you will get adapted but as you are saying that this is very difficult to close the mouth even than you can ask for medications for this & can opt to visit a doctor because this is a psychological problem mainly.
In the mean time start doing some of exercise like whenever you wear denture start doing deep breathing through nose, movement of your toes & try to deviate your attention, surely you will get benefits.
rest about looks & color of denture you have to talk to your dentist, because we frame dentures to simulates patient natural look.
thanks & take care
Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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