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I got 20 teeth pulled 9 days ago. I have immediate dentures (full on top, partial on bottom). I'm so happy that I did. I wish I'd done it sooner.

The only problem I'm having is that my taste is off. I cook a lot and really enjoy doing it. This time of year I bring food to 2-3 parties a weekend. I'm cooking up a storm right now. A lot of my creations are from my head, not a recipe, so I have to taste my food as I'm cooking. Nothing tastes as vibrant as it used to and I can't pick up all the nuances. Will this get better or is it just something I'm going to have to learn to deal with?
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Mary Dellea

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Hi Mary You either get used to it and it becomes second nature or it gets better. I am used to tasting things now. I got my dentures on May 4th 2016 and its all second nature. Try tasting your food without dentures for now  as you make it and that will help a lot. It will get better I promise. :) 
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If it were me, I'd cook sans dentures. You taste buds are currently hid by your dentures.