Teeth removal

By harry1 Latest Reply 2010-08-07 20:47:05 -0500
Started 2010-08-07 12:16:33 -0500

Next month I have to go into the hospital and have all of my upper teeth removed, oral surgeon feels safter doing it there. It will be same day surgrey and I will be out for it. They already told me that i can not be left alone for 72 hours afterwards. I know that the day they do this my wife will have to give me my shots and check my sugar. My question is I know that I'll be not able to eat anything solid for a week to 10 days maybe longer. What kind of soft foods and liquids could i eat? i know its going to hurt trying to chew with stitches in. My endo is going to adjust my insulin before and after surgrey and call once a day for bs readings ( thats why i love her office at least they care about thier patients). Any thoughts Harry

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Harlen 2010-08-07 20:47:05 -0500 Report

I am telling on myself
when I had it done I would run the food thrue the blender and drake it our of a squese bottle ,it worked for me.I did get my teeth shortly after lol
for the first day use something like boost to keep your strangth up.
Best wishes

Diane987 2010-08-07 13:31:46 -0500 Report

Get some powdered protein mix and make sure you read the label to get one low in sugar. Mix it in a blender with fruit and milk or water as a meal replacement. If you are going to get dentures eventually, make sure you keep a close eye on your sodium intake. My mother has dentures and she has been putting more and more salt because she can't taste her food the same. She claims she isn't putting that much salt but the rest of us can see it looks like a freshly shaken snow globe when she salts her food.

harry1 2010-08-07 13:40:50 -0500 Report

Don't have to worry about salt wife hid the salt shaker from me 2 years ago and i can't find it yet but i know she has it because i pick tomatoes from the garden and her plate always has salt and pepper on it. HAHAHA

RAYT721 2010-08-07 13:20:05 -0500 Report

Great question!!! I am going to be going for dentures at the end of this year or early next year so I am going to be asking for your help on what you've learned from the question and any insight that other members can bring to this discussion. I am not on diabetes medication but I will still have the concern(s) that you are having. I have only had one medical procedure and other than them asking if I were diabetic, there was no further discussion on the fasting, diet or anything else. Hopefully there are members that can educate us both on what to expect, consider, for pre- and post- op.

harry1 2010-08-07 13:34:53 -0500 Report

Ray so far they did a ekg, a hepatic profile, chest x ray, bmp pt/ptt and type and cross match blood work. I meet with the knock out dr on tuesday if i get cleared right there then i meet with the surgeons nurse for the what and what not to do before surgrey and date and time. My endo is going to train my wife on friday on how to do the insulin shots i told them i can do it but they said no they will feel better if they do it.

RAYT721 2010-08-07 13:44:52 -0500 Report

I am just scared to death about the surgery but I would assume it's standard procedure for the dentists and diabetic patients across the globe. For me, I am going to want a morphine drip and to remain as high as I can for several days, weeks and probably months after surgery. During my consultation the dentist and staff just sorta looked at me as though I'm Amish.

MAYS 2010-08-07 13:16:07 -0500 Report

Think Baby Food !
You can still have the same things, just not in the same solid form.
Your meals can be "pureed, squashed, smashed etc."
Just try to limit, or eliminate the spices and forget about trying to chew, just swallow and drink plenty of water.


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