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      Default What to eat with no teeth....

      Hi there, I'm having all my teeth out on 6th September (all 28 ). Really scared but excited at the same time. Anyway not gonna think about that right now, I am looking for suggestions of what I can eat, don't want to starve. I am going to be without teeth for around 6 weeks so would be glad of any ideas

      Thanks x

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      Default Re: What to eat with no teeth....

      http://www.dentalfearcentral.org/for...ng+extractions

      good luck with your extractions.

      rp

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      Default Re: What to eat with no teeth....

      Thanks for your response RP. Did anyone have baby food? Not got a really sweet tooth (no pun intended) so am really struggling to think what to get in. I,ve also heard that pineapple juice helps alot with the healing process, anyone tried this? God I'm panicking right now!! Just over a week to go, time just flies by!!

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      I had all my teeth out a couple of weeks ago. At first I lived on Tomato soup. But with 57 variaties of soup from Heinz, you have a good sellection to choose from. In the morning, it's Ready Break. When it comes to main meal times it's diced bread, cut into little squares which are dipped or covered with soup. That really helps alot to fill that gap. The other day I had stew. If the vegatables and meat are cut very small, cooked well, they are easy to consume and the tonge can be used as a crusher against your top pallette.

      Anything sloppy or that can be made sloppy will do, you'll be suprised how quickly you get annoyed with a limited diet. I think "if it's bashable, blendable, I'm eat'in it."

      I didn't have any Chocolate for the two weeks because I was worried about sucking the clots from the gum lining, but the other day I had a whole bar. It was like ruddy Christmas.

      Good luck.

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      Default Re: What to eat with no teeth....

      Hi Colin....hope your recovery is going well. Thank you for replying to my post. Love ready brek so will be having loads of that. Yes I came to the same conclusion, heinz soups and anything you can blitz/blend lol. Can I ask did you have immediates? I,m going down the waiting 6 weeks route. Did you have the iv sedation, this is whats worrying me the most even though I have heard some great things about this. x Dee x

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      Default Re: What to eat with no teeth....

      Hi!

      I still have a LOT of teeth, but I had inflammation in the pulp of several of them that would hurt if I chewed something solid, or hurt if I chewed at all.

      What really worked for me, was using a Braun 600W hand blender to mash up regular food so I didn't have to chew. Some hand blenders come with a container and a big blade that makes mashing up nearly everything easy. I found that it worked really well with fish or chicken, and veggies can also be made into really good purees that not only taste good, but are good for you. With fish or chicken: prepare them like you normally would, I like baking them in the oven, season to taste, and it will taste just as good mashed up. With veggies, you have to boil or steam them till tender. A bit of milk and butter helps them mash better, some veggies, such as fresh peas mash better if you add a little bit of dried mashed potato powder. Thyme, salt and pepper are great seasonings for green veggies.

      Do not try to mash up pasta, it becomes a sticky, disgusting mass, and I never tried red meat in the blender. You'll probably not get good results with any foods where texture is important, like fried, crispy foods.

      Fruit smoothies are also good if you have a blender, but I found I couldn't use one of those as a meal, I need something more substantial.

      Before I discovered that, I was living on porridge, mashed potatoes and pudding. But real food makes you feel so much better.

      Of course, follow the after care instructions you get when having your teeth out, but don't live for months on canned soup.

      I'm better now, thanks to a very good dentist, it's really nice to be able to chew again. So that's something to look forward to for you too, and make the best of it in the mean time.



      Good luck!

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      I have no immediates. I have to wait until the 1st of November, the same 6 weeks as you I think and no, IV was an option I didn't opt for. I enjoy the thought of being aware but sometimes it's better to be oblivious to whats going on. Especially in my case.
      http://www.dentalfearcentral.org/for...037#post103037
      I'm through the worse and sitting pritty. It's the waiting game and the anticipation of a wonderful smile, the one I never had anyway.
      I should heal ok, as long as I have something to eat before I go to bed. I get the midnight walks and often eat bisciuts at night without recall. Sometimes I wake up with Ginger nut biscuits stuck to my back on the sofa. A few nights after haveing my teeth out I must have come down stairs, because I woke with very sore gums. Obviously from a midnight feast of Bourbons.

      I was off pain killers on the fourth day and completed my antibiotic course by the sixth. I've needed no pain killers since and can handle the little throbbing easily considering the pains before.
      You should be ok on IV. I heard some positive stories regarding IV. But like I say, it wasn't for me.

      I wish you the very best luck Dee, although you only need to think positive.
      Last edited by Colin; 28th August 2011 at 18:48. Reason: spelling

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      Omg You have made me laugh so much thinking about bourbon biscuits and ginger nuts...must tell hubby to put locks on cupboards. The hand held blenders is a good idea and i'm sure i've got one lurking in my kitchen somewhere. Yeah I should get my new smile around the middle of october, having teeth out by a dental surgeon on the 6th september and then I go back to my regular dentist on the 13th september for her to start the ball rolling. Excited about having a nice smile (something i've never had) but so,so scared about the whole process. I WILL do this though, no backing out x Dee x

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      Hi again colin....just read your post from your link and I am in total awe. What a way to do it, your way! Hope I feel half as relieved as you did, I would be happy with that. I too had the option of having months of work done, going backwards and forwards to the dentist. I just could not cope with that so literally begged them to take these things out!! Fortunately my persistance worked. She did admit that even after the months of work that total extraction would not have been far in my future. Why go through the anguish and heartache of months of dental treatment when the inevitable was going to happen anyway. I too work in a customer based environment and I am not as brave as you, I will not be going to work without teeth, just can't do it. Take care and I hope your progress remains smooth x Dee x

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      Default Re: What to eat with no teeth....

      I'm glad this question was asked because I feel the inevitable will happen... I was already told once I'll need to have them removed. But... I really don't know if I can sustain dentures. My mouth would constantly need to be numbed so I'm not continuously gagging. Implants are far too expensive. I wish I could afford that.

      Anwyay... I live in Australia and our foods here are different. When I went through my 2 weeks of pain from my perio disease, i couldn't eat anything but soup. I lost 4 kilos (roughly 7lbs). I'm back to eating solids now but soft solids, cut up chicken, grilled fish, stuff like that because my teeth are loose.

      I won't go to work either without teeth... just hope I have the sick time saved up
      Please read my blog... Facing My Dental Fears

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