Immediate Denture

 

Immediate Denture

Now that you no longer have your natural teeth, it will take some time to get used to eating, pronuncing some words, and having something foreign in your mouth.

  • Eating Start with soft and small pieces.  Work your way to larger and harder pieces.
  • Speaking Practice saying words like fifty four, fifty five, fifty six, sixty six, thirty three, valve, Mississippi, free.
  • Saliva - It is normal to have a lot of saliva.  The amount will decrease over time as your body adapts to  your new denture.
  • Do Not Take Out your denture until you return to the office within 2 days of receiving your denture.
  • Sore Areas over the next few months you may develop sore spots where your denture is rubbing excessively.  You will need to return to the office to have these areas relieved.
  • Reline - over the next 2-3 months your gums and bone will shrink.  At this time your denture will become loose and will need more material added to the inside to fill in this void.
  • New Dentures - in some cases you may need new dentures made for you.   because of the amount of teeth that were extracted, jaw relationship, lip support or esthetics

After extraction of a tooth, you want to form a solid blood clot to allow for the area to heal.  So,  care should be taken not to disrupt the clot or continuous bleeding will occur.  You do not want to place undo pressure, trauma, and use substances that will be disruptive or delay the healing process.  Pain and swelling should improve after three days.

  • No Smoking or using tobacco products
  • No Alcoholic Beverages
  • No Straws
  • No Sodas or carbonated drinks
  • No spitting
  • No rinsing or gargling let the water spill out of your mouth without any force
  • No brushing or flossing the area for a few days
  • Soft foods-nothing hard or sharp(pretzels, popcorn etc.)
  • No physical activity(heavy lifting, exercise, etc)
  • Avoid hot foods for 2-4 hours until the numbness wears off
  • Take medications as directed (pain medications, antibiotics) 

 

Call the Office

If pain and/or swelling persists longer than 3 days.

If pain medication is not alleviating the pain.

If your denture will not go back in comfortably

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