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What the First Month Is Like with New Dentures

Posted on 6/22/2020 by Keith Boenning, DDS
You just had your dentures put in and your mouth feels weird. You're not alone. Millions of denture wearers feel a strange new sensation in the mouth and on the gums. As you may notice, wearing dentures for the first time are like baby steps; one day at a time. The first few hours post-op, you may experience pain and discomfort from the surgery. In such a case, take note to take the any prescribed medication to manage pain and to use ice packs as needed. Talking Your speech will sound odd for a while. This is because your mouth is getting used to having new things inside it. This is to be expected. Ideally, however, your speech should get back to normal by day 10. You will get used to the way you have to move your mouth and become comfortable with it. Eating As with all things dentures, one bite at a time is all it takes. Do not push the healing process too far by expecting the adjustment to take place overnight. The first few days take only soft mashed foods and plenty of...
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