POST-OP INSTRUCTIONS FOR DENTURE PATIENTS
We have worked diligently to complete your dentures, but our job is not complete. It will take a great effort on your part. Please be patient. Your new dentures are not the same shape as your old ones so they will not feel the same. Corrections have been made to compensate for the shrinkage in your gums and the wearing down of the old teeth. The most common sensations are:
1. The teeth feel too tall.
2. The denture feels too thick.
3. You may sound funny when you talk.
4. They make you gag.
5. They feel loose.
6. It takes longer to eat.
All of these sensations are normal while adjusting to your new dentures and will improve if you are patient.
You may develop a sore spot while adjusting to your new dentures. Please take it easy. You may rinse with warm salt water to reduce soreness. Remove your dentures, clean them, and then rinse with the warm salt water for a couple minutes. If the sore spot persists for more than 3 to 4 days please return for an adjustment. You must wear your new dentures long enough to produce a red spot so we can adjust your denture or partial properly. DO NOT WEAR YOUR OLD ONES. If we cannot see a red spot we may need to reschedule. Adjustments are done at no charge to you.
• Amosan (liquid gel), Orabase with benzocaine and Amosan Oxygenating mouth rinse are helpful for sore spots. Adhesive is okay to use while adjusting to the
feel of the the new dentures.
Expect eating to be difficult. Cut food into small pieces before chewing. Do not bite off food with your front teeth until you are fully accustomed to the feel of your new dentures. It helps to to begin with foods that don’t need much chewing, such as eggs, fish, chopped meat, cooked (not raw) vegetables, pudding, soup, and bread without crust.
Your new dentures may change your appearance. Before your denture was processed, we had a special appointment in order to consider any changes in appearance. Remember, that after your denture is processed the appearance cannot be changed. It may take some time for friends and family to get used to the new look that you wanted.
Please call if you have questions or if your want to adjust a sore spot. We will get you in as soon as possible. You may come in during walk-in hours without an appointment. Walk-in hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
1.) Be patient
2.) Rinse your mouth with warm salt water every hour to reduce soreness.
3.) Cut food into small pieces.
4.) Chew on both sides at the same time. Difficult at first, but will get better.
5.) Eat soft foods.
6.) Read aloud to adjust to new speech pattern.
7.) Make an appointment or walk-in to adjust any sore spots.
8.) Keep wearing your new dentures so that we can see any sore spots.
9.) Leave the denture out while sleeping.
10.) Store them in clean water. You may use a denture cleaner.
11.) Use a small amount of denture adhesive.
1.) Don’t wear your old denture.
2.) Don’t leave new denture out before going to any adjustment appointments.
3.) Don’t wear one new denture and one old denture.
4.) Don’t grind on or scratch the new denture, let us do the adjustment.
5.) Don’t let them dry out.
6.) Don’t eat raw fruits and vegetables at first.
7.) Don’t place all the food on one side of your mouth.