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Aesthetic General Dentistry's Post-Op Instructions for Partial Dentures

Are you or a loved one planning to get partial dentures? If so, it’s important to know what to expect after the procedure and how to take care of them properly. 

At Aesthetic General Dentistry of Frisco, we understand that getting partial dentures can be a life-changing experience, and we want to make sure you have all the information you need for a successful recovery.

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dentist examining patient

Post-Op Instructions

After getting partial dentures, it’s normal to experience some discomfort or soreness in the mouth. This is due to the tissues adjusting to the new dentures and should improve within a few days. However, if the discomfort persists or becomes unbearable, please contact our office for further guidance.

Here are some post-op instructions to follow for a smooth recovery:

  • No to sticky or hard foods: During the first few days after getting partial dentures, it’s best to stick to soft food that is easy to chew and won’t put too much pressure on the dentures. This will allow your mouth to adjust and heal properly.
  • Practice good oral hygiene: Just like natural teeth, partial dentures need to be cleaned regularly to maintain their appearance and function. Prefer a soft-bristled toothbrush or a non-abrasive cleaner for denture. It’s also important to continue brushing your remaining natural teeth and using mouthwash to keep your mouth clean.
  • Avoid smoking or excessive alcohol consumption: To expedite the healing process, it is advisable to refrain from smoking and alcohol consumption for a few days following the placement of partial dentures. If you are a heavy smoker or drinker, consider cutting back for better overall oral health.
  • Wear your dentures as instructed: During the initial days of recovery, your dentist will furnish you with precise guidelines regarding the timing and duration for wearing your dentures. It’s important to follow these instructions closely to allow your mouth to adjust properly and avoid any additional discomfort.
  • Schedule a follow-up appointment: Your dentist will schedule a follow-up appointment after a week or two to check the fit of your partial dentures and make any necessary adjustments. It’s crucial to attend this appointment to ensure that your dentures fit comfortably and function properly.
  • Follow the prescribed pain medication: It’s common to experience some discomfort or soreness after receiving partial dentures. In case the pain becomes too intense, your dentist might provide prescribed pain medication to help alleviate the discomfort. Make sure to take it as instructed to manage any discomfort during the recovery period.

Aftercare is crucial for the success and longevity of partial dentures. Proper care and follow-up appointments are essential to maintain the health of your mouth and ensure that your dentures fit comfortably. 

Partial dentures are a great solution for patients who have lost some of their natural teeth. They not only restore functionality but also improve the appearance of your smile. However, it’s important to follow post-op instructions and aftercare tips to ensure successful recovery and long-term use of your dentures.

At Aesthetic General Dentistry of Frisco, we strive to provide our patients with the best possible care and support during their dental procedures. Here are some post-op instructions and aftercare tips for partial dentures that can help you in your recovery process.