How long does it take to be able to talk normal and to be able to eat even soft foods with dentures?

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Helen Faust

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Stephanie

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Hi Helen—the time it takes to talk normal and eat varies person to person, and depends on whether or not you had teeth pulled prior to receiving the dentures. If yours was a fairly standard procedure, it could take about a week for you to get used to them and be able to chew soft food. However, some people experience pain for several weeks. Hope this helps!
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Hello Stephanie, they pulled my teeth & immediately put the dentures in. I have had many problems with Ulcers, infections, eating & talking. It has been 26 days now and I still can't talk normal. Is this normal?
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Hi Helen, the time it takes to speak normally with dentures really does vary. Especially since you’ve had trouble with ulcers and infections, I’m sure you haven’t been able to practice as much with the dentures in. Maybe try to practice speaking by reading aloud while wearing your dentures—you’ll get used to saying common words, and you can see how fast you can talk while still sounding “normal”. Other people have suggested counting aloud as well, to help you get used to making different sounds. If you find you can’t speak normally after practice, consult your dentist. Best of luck!!
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is it normal for the denture to feel like it is rubbing in the back, I know I have swelling,but it feels like I cant open my mouth very wide. I had extractions and the denture put in right away 6 days ago
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I had that too the first couple weeks. My jaw was stiff and I didn't have the freedom of movement in my jaw that I was used too. That said it's possible that an adjustment will help. On my second week on the lower right, the side of my tongue started rubbing on the denture and a sore formed on my tongue. Unfortunately this was over the new year's weekend and my dentist s offices were closed for 4 days. I used orajel on my tongue and got through it and they got me in 8 am Monday morning and fixed the problem. Anyway get in for an adjustment as soon as you can.
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