So Far so GoodPosted: May 9, 2012 10:26 am
So Far so Good
Posted: May 9, 2012 10:26 am
4. Reply to So Far so Good by joasks
Posted: May 10, 2012 10:07 pm
It is a hard for me to remember exactly when I could eat specific kinds of foods. But, I do remember that eating got a lot easier (at least in terms of tackling some "harder" or "more solid" foods) somewhere around the third or fourth week. I know that sounds like a really long time, but, somehow, it just goes by (getting a little bit easier every day). The key is persistence and low expectations! Milkshakes are also wonderful!!
3. Reply to So Far so Good by mamaj
Posted: May 10, 2012 11:38 am
Hi so far so good,
We're in the same boat. Had 7 teeth extracted a week ago and trying to be patient with getting used to it all! Still eating soft foods and I love hearing from people who provide a little guidance on what and when you can expect to eat what. Sure is helpful.
Keep smiling and keep in touch.
2. Reply to So Far so Good by mamaj
Posted: May 9, 2012 10:27 pm
I like your spirit. With some time, patience and practice, you will come to be more than okay with your "new normal". I agree that you should be easy on yourself until you get there. Sounds like your dentist is "on it" because he or she made adjustments so soon after your extractions. That's a good thing!
I agree that it is super cool to have the adjustments made in hand (rather than in mouth). I also like the idea that, in all probability, I will never have another injection in my upper gums (since I am an upper denture only wearer). You might give that one some thought (and a smile) too!
Before you get to that cheeseburger, you should try meatloaf and mashed potatoes and/or a hot open turkey sandwich with gravy and/or some fish and a baked potato. In the first few months after my extractions, I ate a baked potato and sour cream every day. Now, I can't even look at a baked potato!
Post again so we know how you are doing.
1. Reply to So Far so Good by mamaj
Posted: May 9, 2012 1:17 pm
It's good to hear from you again! I remember you were excited yet nervous, and I'm glad you made it through. When you're able to eat a cheeseburger again, I think you'll find it was worth it. For those new to the message board, I'm the Fixodent Community Manager. Thanks for sharing your positive outlook - it's inspiring!