Not looking for advice - anecdotes would be a better word.
Last week (3/11) my Sweetie had seven teeth pulled (the six remaining on the top and one from the bottom). Three of the seven had nasty infections. His temporary dentures were put in place before he left the office.
He had his one week followup with the dental surgeon on Tuesday (3/18). The dentist told him that the dentures are causing a sore in one spot (which he was well aware of) and told him to contact his regular dentist to get them adjusted. But, he didn’t tell him what to do in the meantime.
Oh and the stitches/sutures/whatever in the front are still there even though they were supposed to have gone away in a few days (according to the post-procedure note).
The infections seem to be clearing up beautifully. His face is not swollen for the first time in I don’t even know how long and he feels healthier than he has felt in years.
Anyway, the post-procedure notes say to use Anbesol on any sores caused by dentures but it doesn’t say what to do to prevent exacerbation of the existing sore.
Of course my Sweetie, being a stereotypical man, doesn’t mention any of this to me until 12:30 am today (Saturday). He has not called his dentist for an appointment and even if she is open today for advice, he has to leave for an overnight work trip at 10am so there’s not much time to act on anything she says.
So, what I want to know is:
Have you used Comfort Grip or something similar 1.5 weeks after extraction to make temporary dentures more comfortable and if you did, how did it work out for you?