Day 2 with new top immediate denture

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I chose to go to a dentist with a specialty in Prosthodontics, he took numerous molds x rays and full face Dental cone beam CT scan he made the denture in advance. I had 9 teeth extracted on 6/8/2017 by a dental surgeon with many local shots and a bit of nitrous oxide gas with sutures then denture in place, went straight to dentist to look over then home. Swelling wasn't to bad was able to eat soft foods had (very close friends) over for a beer and me practice talking "s" is hard. Friday went back to dentist he took out denture looked around (no sores) put it back in then had me take it out. Start at the back to loosen suction then move around to the side to wiggle out (weird) then I put it back in (took a while) Today my face looks like a chipmunk ice on ice off most of the day the pain is not to bad but terrible head ache only have taken 3 pain pills but lots of ibuprofen. Dentist told me ok to leave them until Monday as there was still red bleeding in spots most likely due to my blood thinners. I just ate mashed potatoes with meat loaf and it went rather well I think? 
I went with a dentist with a Specialty in Prosthodontics as he is also a teacher at The Ohio State University was rated the top of his class yes they do cost more but I thought that their extra knowledge is worth the money. My total cost was $13500.00 but this is for 2 top denture plates (1 now and 1 in a year) all needed relining forever and adjustments. I will update weekly
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sounds as if your experience is a positive one.   Good for you.   Keep us updated
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Diane Simons

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Boy am I jealous all I think about are all the things I can't eat I've been eating mush for so long and it actually is not that long but it feels like forever and I keep watching TV where they show hamburgers and pizza prime rib and I'm ready to kill myself I want a pizza so bad I can't even stand it anymore
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Diane Simons

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I'm ready to actually start gumming a pizza if I have to I mean gumming it
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Diane Simons

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I wonder what pizza taste like after it's been put in a blender I'm considering it I'm seriously considering it
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Melanie Baker

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Diane I remember all the food commercials right after too. Seemed like there was 4 times as many. I was ready to break my tv. Lol. Then my oldest daughter came to visit carrying in a box of chicken!!! Talk about wanting to throttle somebody. Lol. Give it time tho and u will soon b eating anything u want. I'm little more than 3 months in and I can just about eat everything. I ate a burger about a month in and was amazing. Lol. U will get there.
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Diane Simons

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I wonder what a hamburger taste like in a blender don't give him your best foot to
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Melanie Baker

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How u doing today Diane ?
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Day 3, My face has swollen more on the left side where he had a bit of trouble removing the 36 year old bridge I took them out last night for 20 minutes and it was a painful to put back in but that went away after about 20 minutes. DDS said that it will be a long time before I will be able to "bite" anything like a burger or hot dog they do move a little when chewing the loose meatloaf I have lost 4 pounds on the plus side ;) Monday I am supposed to keep them out overnight that really worries me about getting them back in however i "wasted" used this years vacation time from work to get me through to adjust. Diane hang in there we are all here for you, my wife made a loose meat (ground turkey) meatloaf with oats, eggs, ketchup and a little shredded cheese cut up into tiny bite size pieces. How long has it been Diane ? and Melanie you say three months thats' Great! 
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May 30th was my D-Day so it really hasn't been that long for me but I have to admit one of my favorite things to do is eat right next to sleep
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Diane you are too funny, Pizza in a blender.  I would and have just ate the damn thing without teeth in (if your gums are healed enough)  I also read on here or another site that ordering a hamburger without pickles is the way to go as it steams the bun in the wrapper (think Burger King).  I have managed to eat a Whopper with everything on it.and a sack of fries. :D
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How long did you wait before you try to it's only been a couple of weeks for me and I'm kind of afraid because the wounds are still there but I would really like to give it a shot so if you could give me an idea how long you waited before you gave it a shot I will wait that long and dream about it until then
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Diane - my personal opinion on that is...try it!  The worst that can happen is you wont be able to eat it normally and you'll have to shred it into smaller bites that you can handle.  You wont break anything and you can always take the teeth out to clean everything when you're done.  I think you might surprise yourself
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My biggest fear was not being able to eat tacos. I LOVE tacos. But I've been able to conquer them and the first time I had tears in my eyes. I think just taking smaller bites and eating little more slowly has been the biggest help for me.
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Did you eat hard tacos or the soft ones if you ain't the hard ones girl you are crazy I like crazy I like you
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Hard tacos. Lol. They r my favorite. I was so scared I wouldn't b able to but about a month or so in I tried and did it!!! I had to eat them way slow but I did it. Now I can eat them a lot better. Lol. And I like u too!! U make me laugh reading sum of ur comments. Girl I was close to trying a blender myself first few weeks. U don't realize how much u love FOOD til u can't eat anything u want. Lol
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Well that means I got two weeks and then I can try until then I'll keep thinking about the blender
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Melanie Baker

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Maybe try 1 of them food chopper things. Lol. They make food pretty finely chopped.
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I've got a slap chop in the cupboard and I never even thought of using it!  You're a genius