Running out of things to eat - new to dentures

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Had 6 teeth out and an immediate upper denture. I am on day 5 and running out of things to eat. Any suggestions? I would kill for a cheeseburger. From what I am reading that won't happen for about 30 days.
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Deborah Perry

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AFwifey5903

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I went to taco bell yesterday (day 5 for me) and got a 5 layer beef burrito and chopped it up and ate small pieces of it, it was so good!!! Also, today (day 6) I chewed on some soft pasta. It was a little painful, but not too bad! I was so hungry I didn't care. I had 14 teeth pulled and immediate upper denture. Also, I got a nutribullet and have been making a lot of smoothies. Here's a list of some of things I've been eating
Soups (cream of chicken, cheddar and broccoli, clam chowder, etc)
Ravioli
Smoothies
Milk Shakes
Ice cream
Pudding
Pasta
Lipton noodle soup
Fish
Cooked Carrots (mashed up with cinnamon and butter)
Baked Acorn Squash (mashed up with cinnamon, brown sugar and butter)
I hope this helps you.
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Hi Deborah .... in a week or less, you should be able to eat ''eggs''.. but for the next 2-3 weeks, you'll be on ''Soft'' foods ... I ate mashed potatoes, sweet potatoe, mashed bananas, pudding, mashed canned peas, oatmeal, soups, applesauce, canned ravioli, spaghetti noodles w/sauce .... everything ''Soft''... At 3 weeks after my extractions, I was able to eat ''sausage'' and scrambled eggs ... very small bites at first .. Learning how to ''Chew'' is the next step, and will take some practice, so make your bites ''small'' and eat slower too... I actually lost ''weight'' on this new diet ... Now, I'm at almost a ''year'' (April 8th) with my ''permanent'' denture...Hopefully you're seeing your Dentist too, which will be a ''ritual'' for the first month or so too... You want to be ''comfortable'' with dentures, so any sore spots or discomfort, get to your dentist ...You'll also be needing ''soft relines'' , since your gums will be shrinking... After the first month or so, I found ''Cushion Grip'' (available at CVS or on Amazon.com) which was like a ''soft reline'' but it doesn't stick to the roof of your mouth, only the Denture...You'll be able to use ''Fixodent'' over it too, to secure your denture while you eat...

It will get better with each passing Day Deborah, I promise ... you'll just have to experiment with your foods .... maybe you could just fry up the mashed-up hamburger and put cheese sauce on top of it ...that's the closest you're gonna get to a cheeseburger for now, unfortunately.. After all this ''soft food'', you may be a bit leary about biting down on anything till your gums heal more... my first hamburger was a cheap ''McDonalds'', on a very soft bun! The 'pickle' had to go tho... Even eating ''lettuce'' will require some time too...

Good Luck to you Deborah ... We're all here to help you too...
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Hi Deborah, these suggestions from Randi and Dee for new denture wearers are great! I know it will take you some time, but one extra tip - when you are comfortable trying chewier foods, make sure you cut it into small pieces and distribute evenly on both sides of your mouth. This will help even the pressure on your dentures.

Hang in there! :)
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Yesterday I ate a Fillet O Fish from McDonald's! I just tore off small pieces and slowly and softly chewed it up, it was so yummy! And right now I am eating a Jimmy Dean sausage and gravy breakfast bowl, minus the sausage because it was too hard to chew, so I'm just eating the potato and eggs in it :) just wanted to share some other ideas. (this is my day 8)
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You're doing GREAT ... Each day will get easier too... Gums are still soft and healing... adjusting to the feel of the dentures too... At 5 weeks, I put a steak on the grill (my Birthday dinner to me!)... I was able to eat half of the steak, and the entire baked potato with sour cream....I had ''Fixodent'' on my dentures for my own ''security'' while chewing, but of course I had to cut up the steak into small pieces and chew, chew, chew.....It did make my jaws ''tired'' of chewing tho..I also experimented with Potato Chips at 4 weeks,.. they do have a tendency to stick to the back molars of my dentures, but that's OK...they were good!!

I think that whatever we eat, soft or hard, will always require a good ''rinse'' afterwards... small food particles still get under my lower partial...even a grain of pepper can feel like a log! :) It takes some getting ''used to'', but all in all, it's worth it... Just remember to keep your dentures CLEAN.. I rinse my denture and partial after every meal...

Good Luck... You're adjusting quite well ... :) It get's better with time...
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lol, I had a filet o fish yesterday, did the same thing small pieces! And it have to agree it was so yummy :o)
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oh and this is an amazing little treat, so yummy!!!