I know it's hard. The pain will subside soon. Your gums are still healing. You may try some mashed potatoes or a smoothie with yogurt added (make sure there are no seeds in it from the fruit). I also did well with oatmeal and mashed banana. I had mine pulled last August and not to sound discouraging but the first 5 months with the temporary dentures were a bear. Lots of tears and wondering if I had done the right thing. But I got my permanent dentures in February and I know now it was the best thing I ever did for myself! Hang in there. You'll find ways to adapt.
Before using denture adhesive, you should wait until the areas where the teeth were removed have healed; usually about seven to ten days. It will be more comfortable for you to apply denture adhesive after the gum tissue has grown over the extraction sites. However, a very small amount of denture adhesive may be used on the part of the denture that touches the roof of your mouth if needed immediately after the teeth are removed.
To learn how to properly apply denture adhesive, visit the American College of Prosthodontists online at www.prosthodontics.org, an organization of prosthodontists, who are dentists with three years of additional training in denture care. Ask your pharmacist for an over-the-counter cream containing benzocaine for dealing with sore spots, and carefully follow the directions. If the sore spots remain for longer than two or three days, you need to return to your dentist or prosthodontist for an adjustment. Hang tough.