Immediate Denture Post-Surgical Care Instructions.

    Bitting pressure on the denture will promote clotting and will decrease the healing time. Slight bleeding can last up to 2-3 days
    Use an ice compress on affected side for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off for the first 36 hours
    Limit your diet to soft nurturing foods and plenty of fluids for the first week.
    Don’t take the denture out for the first 48 hr but rinse your mouth with warm salt water before going to bed (1 tsp salt in 1 cup warm water)
    Starting on the third day carefully remove the denture twice a day and clean the denture with a toothbrush or denture cleanser. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water.
    Sleep with the denture in for one week unless otherwise instructed. Then take the denture out when sleeping.
    Due to the gum tissue shrinkage and bone remodeling that occurs within the first 6 months, you may go through periods of loose fitting denture. A temporary liner will be added as needed and denture adhesives can be used during this period.
    A more permanent reline or remake of the denture will be required after 6 months to adapt to the new tissue surface.
    You may experience sore spots caused by the denture being too long or from uneven pressure being applied to the healing gum tissues. We will adjust the denture as these problems occur.