Wearing Dentures Immediately After Extraction
I thought i would be eating in a few days…
(It has been 4 days after they pulled 26 of my teeth)
My dentist sent me home with temporary dentures.
For myself I did not remove my dentures for 48 hours
maybe just a couple of times to
“Warm Saltwater Rinse”
Now that is done how do we…
wash your mouth out
First 24 Hours you… CAN drink Almost
anything that is not too hot or too cold
Sorry no Cokes or Coffee in the first 24
Of course, no alcohol if you are taking pain meds
NO SMOKING for 5 days (lucky for me I quit 1 year ago this week)
Eating ice cream with milk in it (no Straw) use a spoon
Wait…What?? you have to spit right??
Because your mouth is still bleeding and want to rinse it out.
We are going to do a warm saltwater rinse.
Ok don’t freak out, but I am asking you to drink from your faucet.
For just this one time…
Turn on the warm water and
fill up a red cup
add one Teaspoon of salt
stir it up!
Gently pour into mouth (Don’t swallow)
Tilt head from side to side then back and forth
Lean over sink and open your mouth
If you are in a wheelchair on the last step just put a handful of paper towels in a trash can and let it fall into the trash.
Make sure you do not swish it around in your mouth.
You don’t want a socket to start bleeding again.
What is a socket?
The socket it where your tooth was and is now a hole full of clotting blood.
I feel odd string like things in my mouth are my gums falling apart???
No…My first night at home I woke up with these odd strands of what felt like flesh!
It was the blood train trying to leave my mouth that had clotted.
Freaked me out!
I use s clean paper town gently blotted them. Then threw that nasty mess into the trash.
Back to the warm saltwater rinse.
The warm saltwater will hurt but at the same time feel good and reduce swelling.
For the first 4 days I have eaten
For Breakfast a Boost Protein shake (or SlimFast in my case)
For Lunch a pureed and cooked can of Campbell’s chick noodle soup.
For Dinner a boiled egg smashed to smithereens!
Warm Saltwater Rinse
Now you say I can’t survive on that little amount of food!
I am 6’2” 280 if I can do it you can.
(still trying to figure out how to get a Chicken Fried Steak in the blender)
Rinse teeth off in cool water.
I covered my pillow using a bed pad.