Trouble eating

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Just had all my teeth pulled and now im having trouble with eating how do eat with your bottoms so lose. I cant put anything on them for 2 weeks but was told i had to try and eat with them in
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Try chewing evenly on both sides in an up and down jaw motion only. Normal eating with regular teeth allow for a different type of jaw movement chewing, so comcentrate on the up and down chewing motions wiyh small pieces of food. My bottoms were floating so much that I had to use a EZO cushion on the bottom denture. Once I made sure to focus kn yhe up and down chewing motion, I was able to eat a variety of foods after 10 days. I did liquids till a majority of the mouth pain and swelling went down.
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Thank you I will try this
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Nancy Ironside

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Hi John, I am 10 days since extracting my remaining uppers. I still don't eat at all with them in. I'm on soft food and once I heal I'll worry about eating with them. Right now I gag even on liquids. My bother has had dentures for many years and he says no rush, That after a while it becomes second nature. I sure hope so.
Good luck and Happy New Year
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I had 27 extractions and immediate dentures put in Dec. 17th (17 days ago). I stick to soft foods that are very easy to chew with the option to just swallow it. I usually just have oatmeal for breakfast and soup for lunch and supper. I had biscuit and sausage gravy with eggs over easy a couple of days ago and a sausage and cheese omlette yesterday. Just crumbled the sausage really small as it was cooking. Also had sloppy joes yesterday. Don't rush it. There is plenty of time.
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Janie Rhodus

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Great advice already given. I had to remove after 1 month as lower plate would shift and end up in my upper throat area, causing me to gag. Finally got some soft liner mix on ebay, and that has helped a lot. liners placed by dentist did not last. Mashed/baked potatoes, soft steamed broccoli and carrots go down easily, as well. Chick peas cooked and mashed go down well and good source of fiber and protein. Oatmeal is filling and healthy.
Good luck... it is NOT an easy transition!!!