In 5 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes (yes, i'm counting down the minutes until my appointment XD), I go in for a full mouth extraction. I am NOT getting immediate dentures, and the receptionist is refusing to give me any details of the recovery process for the procedure until the actual procedure is done.
I was wondering what the basics are and what i can do to help speed up the process. I would also like to know some of the more odd aspects of recovery such as how to eat or drink while avoiding getting anything into the sockets.
Any information would be appreciated. The final question i have is about a certain pain medication. I have a high resistance to pain killers and have a prescription for dilaudid for bad pain. if the pain is bad, can i still take this? I have not read anywhere about this medication thinning the blood, but just want to be on the safe side about this.
Thanks again in advance,
Also, I'm wondering, with the fact that i will have no teeth at all, my gums wont touch each other, will they? If that's the case, how should i apply pressure to the gauze they give me?