Post Op Immediate Denture

  1. Do not remove the immediate denture for the first 24 hours. Leaving the denture in place will help control bleeding and swelling.
  2. If the denture is stimulating the gag reflex, take deep breaths through your nose.
  3. 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.
  4. Do not use denture adhesive while the stitches are in place.
  5. Do not remove the denture liner (if a liner was placed.)
  6. After 24 hours, remove the denture. Rinse your mouth and the denture with warm salt water and replace the denture.
  7. After the first night, you should remove the dentures while sleeping. Soak the dentures in water or denture cleaner while not wearing them.
  8. 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)