Post Op Immediate Denture
- Do not remove the immediate denture for the first 24 hours. Leaving the denture in place will help control bleeding and swelling.
- If the denture is stimulating the gag reflex, take deep breaths through your nose.
- If you cannot tolerate wearing the denture during the first 24 hours due to discomfort, then remove it. After removing the denture, you may not be able to replace it for a few days because of the swelling.
- Do not use denture adhesive while the stitches are in place.
- Do not remove the denture liner (if a liner was placed.)
- After 24 hours, remove the denture. Rinse your mouth and the denture with warm salt water and replace the denture.
- After the first night, you should remove the dentures while sleeping. Soak the dentures in water or denture cleaner while not wearing them.
- Schedule an appointment with the dentist who made your dentures within a few days after surgery to make necessary denture adjustments.
Please contact the office if you have questions or concerns. 910-509-1422 (office phone)
910-620-3897 (alternate phone)