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Fri, Jun 28, 2013 10:14 AM

New denture comfort food!

I'm on day no. 2 of my dentures, and discovered a great food that seems to work very well with the tentativeness of eating with these things: ravioli!Not only are they tasty, but they almost seem tailor-made for this ecxact situation! Try it! Just make sure they cool down a good bit, they'll go down like magic, without challenging your new dentures with all kinds of unpredictable shapes!
(from faceinacrowd)

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136 Points

8 y ago

Thanks Im on day 3 myself

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62 Points

8 y ago

Thanks, I had 11 teeth and several roots pulled two days ago and got a complete upper and lower plate. I bought some raviolis last night (I already like them) figuring just what you said. And you're right they do just slide right down. I use frozen cheese raviolis (small) and serve them in broth. They go down with little or no chewing and the chicken broth feels like I'm eating something wholesome (let it cool some first).

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60 Points

8 y ago

Day 1 with a complete top and partial bottom! I have yet to master drinking water, so haven't tried food yet.

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1.1K Points

8 y ago

On day 1 it is a good idea to stick with clear broth and just sip your water and get in as much water as possible. Once you start eating, try vegetable soup. I did eventually progress to macaroni salad and mac & cheese. I think it was around week 3 or 4 that I tried ravioli (4 squars and now 6-7 in week 6) and it is great!

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80 Points

8 y ago

Top Ramen here. You can drain the juice add cheap cheese and there you have a great breakfast, lunch and dinner. .

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190 Points

8 y ago

This is day 5 for me, and I'm eating Ravioli as I type! I have been sooo hungry trying to figure out what foods I can eat. Been eating the Campbell's Soup on the Go, and Cream of Wheat. Actually had pancakes with an egg on day 3. Basically tounged it down. Had All of the rest of my teeth pulled on Friday, and it's Tuesday with a lot of pain still. Thank goodness for pain meds!

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102 Points

8 y ago

May I suggest potatoes! They became my best friend the first 2 weeks. Mashed, baked, plus you can season them and add goodies veggies/cheeses whatever is soft (steamed broccoli)!!. Soft chicken breast diced small, if you boil them or bake them they'll tear up really good and small. I'm on week 4, for tops only. Also if you like seafood, crab legs ;)

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140 Points

8 y ago

I'm a day 9 of full extraction with upper and lower plates and it is getting better. Honestly the first few days alI I could tolerate was broth soups. A few days before oral surgery I made different soups, stocked up on yogurt and pudding. Though yogurt is a part of my regular diet, it still wasn't sticking to my ribs. Day 3 the broths weren't holding me. Even my love of egg drop soup. Moved onto pan grilling boneless skinless chicken breast and thighs, each gallon freezer bag dedicated to specific spice/flavor. Next I used my "ultimate chopper" to puree meat to an almost paste-mush consistancy. WOW! I can eat this and it sticks to my stomach and it's flavorful!!!! Next I did the same with vegies. I call it ADULT BABY FOOD, but it works. Day 9, I can chew very small cut morsels very carefully. It gets better!

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260 Points

8 y ago

I have been eating mac and cheese and kind of swallowing it whole. I am almost two weeks in and i am still afraid to eat,, It is kind of weird getting used to. I actually ate a real dish of penne pasta .. its filling and if you really feel that you cant chew it you can swallow it kind of whole .. Hoping it gets better I am dying to eat a slice of pizza ., 7 lbs down maybe these things are the next big thing for weight loss. lol

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2K Points

8 y ago

Hi Aileen, thanks for joining our forum and for sharing your tip about eating pasta.  Stick with soft foods for now, but when you're ready for that slice of pizza, use a knife & fork to cut it into small bites, and evenly distribute your food between both sides of your mouth.  In time you'll be able to eat most of your favorite foods.  Best of luck!

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120 Points

8 y ago

I'm at 3 weeks and finally feeling better. Ate a lot of mashed potatoes with gravy and broth which were yummy. the first day ate alot of ice cream:). Also tried to drink powerade/gatorade to hydrate myself. Had some chicken pot pie, and mashed up the chicken into small pieces. Am going to get some mac and cheese, but have been dreaming of grilled hot dogs/bun and spaghetti with meat sauce. Just looking forward to the day when there is no pain/soreness and the full dentures do not feel like a foreign object in my mouth. :)
Hang on everyone, better times are coming. thanks for sharing. It has encouraged me.

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2K Points

8 y ago

Hi Susan, thanks for sharing your ideas for food suggestions.  Take it one day at a time, eventually you'll come to the point where you can eat most everything and you won't even realize you're wearing dentures.  You're right, better times are coming!

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202 Points

8 y ago

I found after my extractions that I could eat fig newtons. It sounds crazy but I was able to "chew" them 2 weeks after my top extractions and I just tried some today (2 1/2 weeks since my bottom teeth were pulled) I am glad they spaced mine out because I had 26 teeth! I also ate crabcakes which were pretty easy to get down! I love the suggestion of ravioli, it does seem made just for this situation and there are so many varities of flavors. I am looking foward to the day when I don't have to worry about my dentures.

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80 Points

8 y ago

Hi, I'm on Day 2, hard to tell if I have sore spots or not from the bad pain I'm still in, been eating chef boy are dee myself, very simple and oatmeal, sure hope tomorrow will be less painful, I went to my dentist this am and he decided to leave the denture in until tomorrow since I was feeling so good, that was shortly lived, a few hrs later horrible pain. I am doing well as far as fit goes, I have worn a partial for years and was use to having that feel in my mouth. Scrambled eggs are good as well, tried to nibble on a very soft piece of toast, BIG mistake

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120 Points

8 y ago

Day 2 here. Full uppers and lowers, 26 teeth in all. Not much swelling, I did get my dentures adjusted today. Sore spots are the worst.
I have had yogurt and puddings.
But what really has saved me is my nutri bullet.
Stay hydrated, and you can add protein. So you can feel full.
I was worried about my energy levels. Did the research. It truly has helped me.
I am very nervous about food. Chewing and so fourth, but for now I'm OK. Just going to focus on healing up.
Good luck to us all. And thank you so much for sharing.