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Hi.everyone.Have a question about the slivia glands.Mine haven't been to bad and didn't seem to to much of dry mouth as I was always sipping something.But now I was just fitted for dentures that were made for for my mouth.And the problem seems to be that my slivia glands are running like a nose in the middle of a cold.Has this happen to anyone that has new teeth or even something in the mouth afterward cancer of the tounge with rad treatments and all that fun stuff.

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  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
    edited October 2016 #2
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    I've heard a few people on here

    talk about too much saliva and having to spit it out (I always think....what a waste!  Don't spit it out :) ).  New dentures make a mouth water without having had treatment...a lot of saliva, but then it calms down.  How long have you had them?

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  • thennies61
    thennies61 Member Posts: 285
    edited October 2016 #3
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    I've heard a few people on here

    talk about too much saliva and having to spit it out (I always think....what a waste!  Don't spit it out :) ).  New dentures make a mouth water without having had treatment...a lot of saliva, but then it calms down.  How long have you had them?

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    Oh good not very long about a

    Oh good not very long about a week or so.uppers and lowers .Will get so much that washes away the paste I use on the bottoms.Makes it hard to try to talk and drool alot LOL.Talked with my speach and swallowing specilist and she wants me to come and start to learn to eat and speak all over again.And is kind of harder to speak.All new again:)

  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Everything you describe is what

    happens with dentures even without treatment.  Learning to talk just happens, the brain figures it out on it's own pretty much. If you're not using Fixodent, give it a try...it's the best paste I've found.  A week is a short time to get used to having something in your mouth...litterally.

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  • thennies61
    thennies61 Member Posts: 285
    edited October 2016 #5
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    Everything you describe is what

    happens with dentures even without treatment.  Learning to talk just happens, the brain figures it out on it's own pretty much. If you're not using Fixodent, give it a try...it's the best paste I've found.  A week is a short time to get used to having something in your mouth...litterally.

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    I use fixodent in the powder

    I use fixodent in the powder form and doesn't seem to work for very long as the slivia will wear it away so going to try the paste .Did seem better last nite as they say give time some time.And yea it is a short time setting it with with speach/swallowing specilist that I went to after the operation and rad treatment as she said we start all over to learn to talk and eat we do what we need to:)

  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
    edited October 2016 #6
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    I didn't even know

    Fixodent came in a powder :).  Yes....the paste works really well, tho certain foods tend to loosen it up.  The bottom denture doesn't have any suction to keep it in place, so you will probably have to redo the paste everytime you have a meal. 

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  • thennies61
    thennies61 Member Posts: 285
    edited October 2016 #7
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    I didn't even know

    Fixodent came in a powder :).  Yes....the paste works really well, tho certain foods tend to loosen it up.  The bottom denture doesn't have any suction to keep it in place, so you will probably have to redo the paste everytime you have a meal. 

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    Seen my speach and swallowing

    Seen my speach and swallowing specialist today and she checked the bottoms and she it seem they are a little long and will press slightly against my slivia glads in the back of the jaws.Took them out and she lightly pressed with her finger tips and bingo she could it start to flow.So she will let the denist know and have the adjusted .Plus she wants alittle trimmed off the front to give my tounge flap more room to move which in turn will let me move it back to swallow it...And yes does seem the powder after a awhile erode and loosen...

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
    edited October 2016 #8
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    New Teeth

     

    Sorry I am still stuck with my old teeth. My teeth are not in the best of condition because I can’t open the jaw to get to them but I do all I can do to keep them clean and the gums as healthy as possible. Sometimes I feel a little pain from them but guess I am lucky the nerve is almost dead and I don’t feel all the pain at one time.

     

    On saliva I was as dry as the desert when I was first treated, but somewhere between year 8 or 10 my saliva glands decided to start working again. New problem now is I can’t swallow so at night the saliva goes in my Lungs and acts like Pneumonic. I am still alive and that is all that really matters.

     

    Tim

     

  • hookers33
    hookers33 Member Posts: 1
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    i have recently been

    i have recently been diagonsed with throat cancer, this has been an emotional roller coaster as to be expected and i have just found out to start my treatment (radiation & chemo) they want to remove all of my teeth for dentures as a precautionary? as any one else had to have all of their teeth removed for as a precautionary for radiation 3 of them yes need to be pulled but the rest are in good shape?

  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    welcome to you and your teeth

    hookers33,

    Welcome to the H&N forum, sorry that you are here.

    Yes, teeth are a really “big thing” around here prior, during and post treatments.

    Yes, some members have some or all their teeth removed.  It is generally accepted that successful recovery from tooth extraction is better before you receive radiation.  Some members have dental issues down the road and many go through hyperbaric oxygen dives before any dental work.

    My dentist and rad onc talked to each other (required by rad onc) before I started treatments.  So far I have been ok.

    You may want to start a new thread and introduce yourself and repeat your questions.  This thread may not get the attention you want.

    Keep smiling,

    Matt

    P.S.  Start drinking water and swallow, swallow, swallow, this will come front and center soon.

    By the way, you will learn everything and breeze through  this like we all did.

  • Grandmax4
    Grandmax4 Member Posts: 723
    edited November 2016 #11
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    hookers33 said:

    i have recently been

    i have recently been diagonsed with throat cancer, this has been an emotional roller coaster as to be expected and i have just found out to start my treatment (radiation & chemo) they want to remove all of my teeth for dentures as a precautionary? as any one else had to have all of their teeth removed for as a precautionary for radiation 3 of them yes need to be pulled but the rest are in good shape?

    having teeth removed

    I would insist on saving all your teeth possible, talk to your oncologist and tell him you prefer keeping your teeth and will deal with the aftermath, whatever it is.  The surgery will be difficult, but, it's completely doable, I have passed my 5 year point since surgery to remove my epiglottis. I am now one of the many abi-normals on here, not 100% how I was, but, alive and loving life. One of the last things I would want to do, during or after healing, is learn to talk, swallow, and eat with dentures. Talk to your team, and best of luck to you. Save this site, it's the most knowledgable, kind, and truthful site you will find, many of these survivors have been with me since I joined 5 years ago, good people.

  • Grandmax4
    Grandmax4 Member Posts: 723
    edited November 2016 #12
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    teeth

    Ugh, I feel your pain..my dentures didn't fit correctly after my surgery, and my dentist didn't want to make new until swelling and healing was done. SOOO~~I went 1 whole year without teeth! I don't have a new tongue, but, once I got my teeth made, they fit so perfect, I don't have to use paste or powder. The saliva is probably being manufactured because you body is not use yet, to the foreign contraption in your mouth, keep going until they get them perfect~~~my dentist told me about a post, they put it in both side of your lower jawbobe, the denture has 2 crowns on it, when you put it into your mouth , the crowns fit down over the posts and anchor the plate in. Best of luck to you, friends don't care if you lisp and spit while you're getting use to them, one other piece of advice, check in the mirror after eating, sometimes I have a hnk of broccli or something stuck and you can't feel it, Ive trained my family and friends to let me know LOL~~~bye

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
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    hookers33 said:

    i have recently been

    i have recently been diagonsed with throat cancer, this has been an emotional roller coaster as to be expected and i have just found out to start my treatment (radiation & chemo) they want to remove all of my teeth for dentures as a precautionary? as any one else had to have all of their teeth removed for as a precautionary for radiation 3 of them yes need to be pulled but the rest are in good shape?

    Welcome to CSN H&N,

    Sorry to hear that but you will make. Please start a new thread about your problem so others with your same type C can join in and give a little advice.

     

    Tim

     

  • RGeorgeMak
    RGeorgeMak Member Posts: 4
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    Hondo said:

    New Teeth

     

    Sorry I am still stuck with my old teeth. My teeth are not in the best of condition because I can’t open the jaw to get to them but I do all I can do to keep them clean and the gums as healthy as possible. Sometimes I feel a little pain from them but guess I am lucky the nerve is almost dead and I don’t feel all the pain at one time.

     

    On saliva I was as dry as the desert when I was first treated, but somewhere between year 8 or 10 my saliva glands decided to start working again. New problem now is I can’t swallow so at night the saliva goes in my Lungs and acts like Pneumonic. I am still alive and that is all that really matters.

     

    Tim

     

    Hi Hondo, what you described

    Hi Hondo, what you described sounds more or less like what am going thru. Although my situation is slightly worse. I have salivia drooling all the time, when I eat its hard to swallow, Takes me over an hour to get only a few spoons down. Then I spend another 20mins or so coughing and excess saliva coming out. I also have pain in my teeth and jaw. Am just wondering if you have found any remedies to help you.