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Hello! My name is Den. This blog is going to cover a range of dental topics. I am not a dentist or a dental nurse but I have recently undergone a lot of dental treatment. This treatment has given me a great insight into the world of dentistry and I would like to share everything I have learnt with you here. Last year, I developed terrible pain in my mouth. I was diagnosed with severe tooth decay. The dentist removed the problem teeth and then inserted false ones in their place. He also whitened my teeth to improve my smile. I hope you find my blog useful.


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Dentistry: Instructions after multiple teeth removal with immediate dentures

by Myrtle Banks

Teeth removal is not a minute issue. It may be caused by a variety of factors such as cavities, infections and disease. You need to know what to expect even after the surgery, especially if you'll be having immediate dentures inserted. After the surgery, it's normal to feel some pain and discomfort. Here are some instructions to consider to make the transition easier for you.


Some bleeding after the operation shouldn't be a cause of alarm. It's quite normal and all you have to do is exert pressure on the inserted denture. Figure out the site causing the bleeding and place a gauze pad with ice cold water on it. Let it remain there for a few minutes until the bleeding ceases.

Ensure you avoid hot liquids and refrain from exercises till the bleeding stops. If it persists, don't try and remove the dentures; contact your dentist immediately.


After the operation, you need to change your diet a bit. Avoid solid foods because they'll make it harder for the wound to heal. Take liquids that are rich in proteins and calories, but remember not to use a straw because the sucking motion can cause bleeding by tearing the clot. Stick to healthy drinks such as milkshakes, pudding, soups and healthy beverages to aid your body in accelerating the healing. After a day or two, you can start chewing, but stick only to soft foods because the jaw would still be sore.

Clean the denture

You need to clean the dentures after taking your meals. You can remove it and use a toothbrush and hot water to rinse it before placing it back. Also, rinse your mouth with cold water and check the state of the gum. If there are any clots above the gum level, they can be gently removed using gauze.

Conditions to watch out for

After removal of multiple teeth, there are some effects that are considered normal and shouldn't alarm you.

  • You may feel a bony projection at the area where the teeth were removed. This happens when the teeth removed were adjacent to one another. The projection is the area between the teeth, and it will smooth out over time as you heal.
  • Sore throats are also a common condition after the operation. This shows that the throat muscles that are normally located close to the gums were affected by the operation. This condition should take around three days to subside.

For more information, or if you have other adverse symptoms, contact a local denturist, such as those at Belmont Denture Clinic, or a dentist.