A week ago today I had dental surgery for gum grafting. It was a three hour procedure and it was basically 3 procedures in one. Had gum grafting on both sides of my bottom teeth and in the front and center they cut part of my lip to help with recession.
I went today for my first checkup and the dentist was very pleased with how well things are healing and looking so far. I was able to get four stitches taken out from the front which makes it feel a little better.
Due to the surgery I am on a “soft foods only” diet. Which limits me a lot and I am not use to at all! For the first week I was eating applesauce, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, soups and of course ice cream!
I am still only allowed to eat soft foods but now I am trying to get creative with my foods because whatever I eat I cannot chew I have to only swallow the foods. I was able to eat homemade pizza and cheesy bread tonight and for lunch today I was able to eat spaghetti.
Slowly but surely I’m figuring out more things to eat which is making it better because I go back in a few weeks for another checkup and have about seven more weeks of this.
This surgery is something that I have known for years would eventually need to be done but I had no idea that it would come at the time when I needed a completely different surgery…my left shoulder replacement (which I’m still waiting on).