IMMEDIATE DENTURE

  • Biting pressure on the denture will promote clotting and will decrease the initial flow of blood. Slight bleeding can last up to 2-3 days.
  • Use an ice compress on affected side for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes
  • Limit your diet to soft and easy to chew foods and plenty of fluids for the first week.
  • Do not take the denture out today, but rinse your mouth with warm salt water before going to bed and after meals (1-teaspoon salt in 1-cup warm water).
  • Starting tomorrow, carefully remove the denture twice a day and clean with a toothbrush and a low abrasive toothpaste or denture cleanser. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water.
  • Sleep with the denture in your mouth for one week. Then you should take it out when sleeping in order to relax the gum tissues.
  • You may experience sore spots as the gum tissue heals and shrinks. Please call the office for an appointment to adjust the denture as the sore spots occur.
  • Due to the gum shrinkage that occurs within the first six months, you may go through periods of a loose fitting denture. A temporary liner will be placed into the denture as needed. Denture adhesives can be used during this time as well.
  • Following the gum shrinkage period (approximately 6 months), a permanent reline will be placed in your denture.