Thank you for all your replies
The painful part isn't from the sore spots on my gums, nor the bone chips. It is on the "tips" of the gums, where the teeth once sat. For example, biting into anything is painful along the ridges, not the sides (where sore spots can appear).
I do get the odd sore spot, but my dentist has been adjusting my dentures when that happens. I even shaved off a piece myself yesterday, as I wasn't able to see my dentist on the weekend.
I'm just concerned that I still can't eat certain foods. I can't even bite into a sandwich yet - it hurts too much. I am pain-free when they are just in my mouth, but to eat anything that requires me to use any of my front teeth is impossible right now.
Sandybeech - When I chew gum, am I doing this without my dentures in? Can you clarify please?
Again, thank you everyone and Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there