When getting through your first week with new dentures, you need to keep a few things in mind. First-and this is particularly true if you have not had dentures prior to this-your gum tissue is going to be a little bit sensitive at first.
Even though we work very hard to fabricate dentures that are comfortable and easy to become accustomed to, the fact of the matter is that you are putting something against gum tissue that has not had to go through much friction for a lengthy period of time.
This means that, as your new dentures rub against your gum tissue, there will be some soreness. However, the good news is that it does not take very long for your new dentures to become a perfect fit to your mouth. At the same time, as time goes by, your gum tissue will begin to be used to the feeling of having something rubbing up against it constantly.
Take Things Easy On Your New DenturesA great way to help ease the transition to your new dentures is to make sure that you are not overdoing it at first. Try eating foods that do not require a great deal of vigorous chewing. Although you do not have to stick with extremely soft foods such as yogurt and jello, you probably want to avoid things like steak or other foods that require significant chewing.
Take Frequent Breaks
You should be aware that there will be a period of adjustment the while your gum tissue gets used to your new dentures. During this time it is probably a good idea to frequently take a break from your dentures.
Just pop them out, put them in some water, and let your gums rest for a while. Before you know what, you will be used to your dentures, and you will no longer need to take frequent breaks.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (623) 738-2639 today.