I also used the benadryl & mylanta, worked great. The nurse practioner at my regular doctor also gave me a script for a mixture of the benadryl, mylanta & (I think) zylacaine. I think the nurse practioner knows more than my first gastro. I would keep going also. Some of the things that I ate about 8 years ago when I had braces
was, instant mashed potatoes with
some sour cream mixed in, not too stiff so they go down easy. Carnation instant breakfast with
ice cream & milk.