New denture comfort food!

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I'm on day no. 2 of my dentures, and discovered a great food that seems to work very well with the tentativeness of eating with these things: ravioli!Not only are they tasty, but they almost seem tailor-made for this ecxact situation! Try it! Just make sure they cool down a good bit, they'll go down like magic, without challenging your new dentures with all kinds of unpredictable shapes!
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Janis

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My husband just had 2 wisdom teeth extracted and we discovered cheesecake and quiche. Now why couldn't I figure those two YUMMY dishes out when I was fresh from my extractions? =P
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I have heard of quiche but I don't know what it is or how to make it. Sorry ~ do you buy it already made ~ frozen or something??
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Pat S.

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I've made it once. It's a pain to make, but I'm not a very enthusiatic cook. It can usually be found frozen or in the fresh prepared section of the supermarket.
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Tammy, how's it going?
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EZ quiche recipe with no crust

8 slices bacon
4 oz cheeze (shredded)
2 tbls melted butter
4 eggs beaten
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup milk

optional 1/4 cup vegetable (onion or spinach finely chopped are great here)

1. brown and crumble bacon
2. preheat oven 350
3 lightly grease 9in pie pan
4 line pie pan with crumbled bacon and cheeze
5 wisk others until smooth and pour in
6 bake for 40 minutes

serve hot or cold.
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You can usually buy quiche already made. It's just a matter of finding somewhere that has it. I've been eating a lot of pasta and Greek spinach pie, which is available where I shop. I made a pot of meatballs and when cut up small they go down easy. I think I'm going to put together some baked ravioli today, which will get me through a lot of the week. And the supermarket I go to carries some Panera soups in their fresh prepared food department, so I splurged on some of that. I am losing some weight, which I guess is good, but my jeans are falling off which is not as good.
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Let the jeans fall off! This was the best time for me to loose weight with very little effort. I went from a size 18 to a 12 in 5 months! I joined a health club where I could paddle in the pool and then whirlpool to regain my strength and I am happy to buy new jeans! Plus it gave me something else to focus on besides my oral surgery & dentures. People aren't sure what has changed but they do see I look great! Go the distance!
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Jerry Landry

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scrambled eggs and oat meal go down great. am on day 12
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Gary M.

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I had 19 teeth extracted 4 days ago and was fitted with dentures. I have a complete set on top and a partial on the bottom. On day 4, I am eating mashed potatoes and Salisbury steak. I was just wondering if I seem to be doing well on day 4 as far as eating is concerned.

I have been drinking a lot of Ensure as well to keep my vitamin intake up.
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As far as I can tell you seem to be doing great, Gary! Don't try to over do it and stick with the soft foods for now, but once you feel more comfortable, you can work your way up to chewier foods. Here's a calendar of what to expect during your first month: http://www.dentureliving.com/new-to-dentures/calendar

Keep us posted on how you're doing along the way! :)
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i am also on day 2 and roman noodles mashed up is also good for these first few weeks
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You are my new BFF. Tomorrow will be Day 1 for me and I've been trying to figure out what I'll be able to eat after that 1st day. I love Ravioli and hadn't thought of that. Thanks also to whoever mentioned the NutriBullet - I've wanted an excuse to get one of those for years.
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Walmart has the nutribullet right now on sale...I already have one...I make smoothies for the kids...it is really great...

I am leaving for the dentist in about 2 hours for extractions....yikes
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Wyn

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Good luck Kelly. Thanks for the info on the NutriBullet.
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Tuna fish. Tastes wonderful and you don't have to chew it, just flavor and goes straight down.
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Perfect...I love tuna..and I could stand to get rid of about 20 extra pounds....now seems like the perfect time for that...I had an extraction yesterday...a molar near a sinus had to be taken out by an oral surgeon and then on to Monday...the rest come out and I know it is not going to be a picnic, but I can not wait....I am so excited about having my smile back and not being sick from all these decaying teeth...I am so going over to my Gastroenterologist office and let him know that I would like to speak at his next meeting..they need to tell people that Gastric bypass can possible cause chronic anemia even if you take your supplements as directed and even if you take calcium...I have managed to keep over 100 pounds off but what a sacrifice...my beautiful teeth...but ...on a more positive note, I have learned a lot from all of this and plan to be more proactive with my children who are still teens....about dental care as well as diet and exercise..
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Thanks Jacqueline.....
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Jacqueline Dana

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Just found a new one. Meatballs in marinara sauce, meat.balls are easy to mash up with a fork and they taste wonderful. 13 days in and my bottoms broke on day 11. Lets hope I don't have a problem with them replacing them.
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Yes that is a good one,I had spaghetti an d meat balls yesterday. It is easy to cut in small bites and easy to eat.
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You should be able to eat chicken if you cut it up real small. I use boneless breasts.
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Just joined the site, had 14 extractions done 8 days ago. Dealing with a full upper and lower partial (6 teeth left on the bottom).

The first 4 days I lived on soup broth and jello. Finally got desperate and started pushing myself a bit more this week. I've found potatoes, nearly all pasta, eggs, (thin sliced) toast, diced up chicken, and ground beef all seem to be fairly easy to get down.

Unfortunately, the last 2 days I haven't been able to put the upper denture back in. I literally cry in pain after 2 minutes. Going on a hunt tomorrow for some benzodent (thank you net searches!).

I noticed a few replies talking about affordability of getting the work done. I would highly recommend looking into AffordableDentures. I live in NH and was getting estimates ranging from 8-10k. With them it cost me 2100. Well worth the 2 hour drive to RI where the closest office was. And some even take insurances. Best of all, I felt completely unjudged, which I can't say about the other 8 practices I visited over the last 2 years.
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Thnka you for this information. I am also going to have one in my future
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Hey all...I got 30 teeth pulled july 9,,i have a Q? im still havin soreness when im trying to eat on the left and right side of my mouth..i hurts like hell when I try to bite down on noodles or anything soft???
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Hi ntencity, sorry you are experiencing so much pain. I had the same thing happen on the sides as well when I would bite down. My denture was a bit too tall and once I went back in for an adjustment and reline it helped tremendously. But something else that may help until you can do that is Cushion Grip, I could only find it locally at CVS. It really was a life saver with taking the pressure from the denture off my gum until I got back in for that adjustment. I had to deal with a bad infection on the left side top as well so I was extra sore for a while. Don't forget to continually do your salt water rinse, it helps at all points throughout your denture wearing when you get sore spots or erosion. Once I found the Cushion Grip I was finally able to eat with comfort and by week 3 I was pretty much eating all regular food again with no problems. I no longer use the Cushion Grip since having mine relined but in that first week when I first got my denture I would have probably sacrificed a first born for several tubes of it.....j/k.
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@ntencity, sorry to hear you are having pain while chewing. Unfortunately, pain can linger for several weeks after getting teeth pulled. Be sure to follow up with your dentist and make sure that the pain you are experiencing is within the normal range, and keep us posted on your progress!
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My Dr said to rinse with salt water often as it cleanses, promotes healing and reduces pain. It really does but that wasn't possible for me to do often at work. I cut chilled watermelon into small pieces, salted them and slowly chewed them. It really was soothing and good. It also relieved some pain. Salted orange pieces are good, too.
I like salt on some of my fruits but I know many don't and/or are limited on salt intake.
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I just had my remaining 10 teeth in the top and 4 teeth on the bottom extracted 5 days ago. I have a full plate on the upper and a partial on the lower. I can't eat anything but soups easily. I did try ravioli and it's easier to eat than somethings, but it still has a very alien feeling in my mouth. I still have stitches and some open areas on my gums, but the pain is subsiding. I agree with Aileen, I would love to sink my teeth into a piece of pizza, but that is not remotely possible. Will I ever be able to eat real food again. At least, I'm dropping weight pretty quickly. I haven't had a whole lot to eat in the last 5 days and I'm really getting hungry! Any encouragement or positive words would be much appreciated.
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Hi Peggi, sorry to hear you are having trouble eating. To answer your question, yes, you will be able to eat real food again! The healing takes time but many people report they can eat their favorite foods after about a month. Don’t be afraid to check with your dentist to make sure everything is healing properly. With a little time, you’ll become more used to having the dentures and eating will be easier. There’s lots of advice and encouraging stories on this forum alone. Best of luck!!
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Thank you so much, Stephanie, for your encouraging words. I saw my dentist this morning for my first follow-up. He said I was healing very well and that having the dentures put in right after the extraction can be very uncomfortable and that he sometimes recommends to patients after they have multiple extractions to let the gums heal for a week or two and then put the dentures in. He gave me permission to take them out if they get too uncomfortable. I still have raw wounds in my gums and a few stitches, so he said it would take awhile for it to be really comfortable for me. I guess I didn't get too much information before I had this done. I would have thought I would have had more information before they sent me home with a sore mouth and a new apparatus to get adjusted to. Live and learn, I guess.
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I'm on my 5th day of my plastic dentures I go back in February of 2015 for my real lower dentures. I already have my real upper dentures it's still hard. I had all my teeth extracted without pain thanks to my great dentist. My Dentist wanted me to keep my lower dentures in for 2 weeks I have 9 more days although my lower are hurting right now when I chew so I might call them just to make sure otherwise I am losing weight.
My dentures look great I am so happy I have them in I can smile again .
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After my 9 days I'll be able to put fixodent on my lower dentures so hopefully I'll be able to eat my favorite foods I'll be very happy I am definitely losing weight.
The only encouragement I have is to hang in there you can do it!! If I can do it anybody can do it. I love this site the foods I have been eating have been mash potatoes with chicken or beef gravy, roman noddles, soups are always great as well as jello in the gelatin form. My hubby was sweet enough to buy me some chocolate ice cream for my sweet tooth.
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Oh and one more thing is that Fixodent now has Fixodent with Scope tastes much better than the plain Fixodent.