Top teetth extracted 1 week ago. No denture yet. Moouth so sore. Can,t eat. Is this normal?

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 7 months ago
  • (Edited)
Photo of Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

  • 17 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes

Posted 7 months ago

  • 1
Photo of Positivity

Positivity

  • 87 Posts
  • 40 Reply Likes

Absolutely.  It takes at least 4-6 weeks for your gums to heal.  When you don't have an immediate denture placed straight away, then eating will be extremely hard because of the open extraction sites.  You won't be able to solid foods obviously, just pureed stuff/soft stuff, especially with no top denture in place.  Make sure to have protein drinks to keep your energy up as well.  As your mouth is still so sore, continue to take your pain medication when you need it, and regular warm salt washes are a must, to help with the healing. 
Photo of Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

  • 17 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
Thank you so much for replying. Food is a real problem! I live in a long-term care home, to look after my brain -damaged husband. They're not really set up for this problem so we're all on a learning curve. They are bring extraordinarily kind and patient with me, but I am certainly struggling with both pain - feels like death by a thousand cuts! - and nutrition. Thought I was over-reacting about the pain, but you reassured me!
Photo of Positivity

Positivity

  • 87 Posts
  • 40 Reply Likes
Gosh, you already have a lot to deal with, especially with caring for your husband too.  Everyone reacts to their pain levels differently, and you have to manage it, with all the appropriate measures available.  Like everyone on this forum will agree, having teeth extractions and then getting dentures, is a long process, and you do have to get your head around everything.  BUT, you take it on, by a day to day basis.  You also have to have take in nutrition of some form, otherwise you will start to feel weak and nauseaus, especially if you need to take pain relief medication.  How long will you be without a top denture for?  Because once you get those, new issues will start to arrive for you, in regards to sore spots and getting the fit right.  Everyone on this site, offers great advice and encouragement, so hang in there :-)
Photo of Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

  • 17 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
Thanks so much for the encouragement. Have a post-op appointment with the oral surgeon next Wednesday. Was supposed to see the regular dentist for first fitting (not sure about this!) immediately afterwards, but think I 'll wait for a couple of weeks for that?
Spent several hours on the forum yesterday, as soon as I discovered it. WONDERFUL information, just as you said. Took copious notes.
Couple of suggedtions of my own: finding that CBD oil (made from HEMP - NO hallucinogenic content!!!) , taken sublinguallly and dabbed - very gently - on extraction area - really helps with the pain. Also, because nutrition is proving to be a nightmare for me - because of where we live - I re-started adding FINELY GROUND chia seeds to juice and yoghurt this morning.. Chia us a superfood, recommended by my doctor, and an excellent source of protein. Make sure to drink PLENTY of water with it and, specifically for members of this forum, rinse mouth thoroughly after ingesting.
My two cents worth. Hope a fellow-sufferer finds some of it, at keast, helpful!
Photo of Patricia Meyer

Patricia Meyer

  • 13 Posts
  • 7 Reply Likes
Anything with sunstance that you can eat, instant oatmeal saved me, I spent 6 months with no denture to wear because of complications so Ive had to be very creative with food and Im a super picky eater. Instant oatmeal you can probably make easily in your room, are you allowed to have a microwave? If not Im sure the kitchen will let you pop a bowl in their microwave. The oatmeal is filling and comes in a variety of flavors, I ate cream of wheat, same thing pop in microwave, easy enough. I ate a lot of eggs, soft boiled, scrambled, even egg salad just no bread. I also ate lots of hamburger helper easy to eat without teeth in and very filling. Google soft diets and bring a list to the kitchen I bet they would be willing to help you
Photo of Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

  • 17 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
Thank you so much for getting back to me.
No microwave in my room and no access to the kirchen. I have been essentially living on 1/2 can Boost, and a small dish of apple sauce, three times a day, supplemented by an occasional bowl of soup or oatmeal. And yesterday I managed a small dish of scrambled eggs. My first "real" food since the most recent surgery. !There is a good dietician here, along with some very kind and helpful staff, but for some reason, the kitchen seems unable or unwilling to meet or even acknowledge my current need for essentially liquid food. I broke down totally last night when I arrived for supper and found only the 1/2 tin of Boost available.
Have written to the Executive Director and await results..
A friend brought extra yoghurt which is placed in the kitchen fridge for me but, other than at meals, the kitchen is locked, so I can't get access to it. She's bringing more, along with some kefir, today, and I intend to raise such hell that i get what I need WHeN I need it!
All of this has made me beuond debilitated and definitely impeded recovery. But I am fighting for my husband as well as myself and don't give up easily! Part Irish !
Beyond my current battle, this home had proved to be a good choice. It 's clean, comfortable and staffed, in the main, with very csring people. I wouldn't be painting a true picture without adding that!
I promise to stay on-topic in the future!