Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
New Upper Denturer Wearer HELP!
avatar
janlee64 posted:
I had all my top teeth pulled over 4 months ago and FINALLY got an upper denture made. I got it on Wednesday. I've had some gagging problems, but each day I've done a little better and I expect it'll continue to get better with each passing day. Hopefully, the denturist will trim away some more of the back to help with the gagging problem. (Thankfully, I do not gag when I eat!)
I have found that without the feel of the food touching the roof of my mouth, eating has lost a lot of its pleasure for me. I know there's no taste buds up there, but my food just doesn't seem as tasty! Is this common? Will it get better in time or is it just one of the pitfalls of having an upper plate?
Also, will there ever come a time when I'm not so aware of this plastic in my mouth? Will it become as if a "part of me" eventually, so I don't even think about it? Any comments would be very appreciated! Thanks!
Reply


Featuring Experts

For almost two decades, Dr. Zev Kaufman, has been known in the dental community as "the dentist's dentist." Graduating with honors and a...More

Helpful Tips

WebMD doesn't document EMG for diagnosing TMD
Why are WebMD's informational articles on TMD a couple of years old and don't even mention EMG? Even wikipedia calls it the most reliable ... More
Was this Helpful?
3 of 7 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems to the
Food and Drug Administration

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit Dr. Kaufman's website