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Hi. Welcome to Just Answer. I'm Dr. Bruce and I've been a veterinarian for 15 years. Thank you for taking this girl in and giving her the home that she deserves. Sophia is lucky to have you! As far as special needs for a dog with no teeth, honestly there really isn't anything that special that needs to be done for them. As long as all the oral disease is gone and she's comfortable in her mouth, she'll do great with normal care. If there was still infected teeth, fistulas or other source of pain - then taking direct care if that would be needed. At this point she is going to maybe take longer to eat hard food, but they learn quickly to take it in their mouth and to let their saliva soften it so their guns can crush it up. They don't need any specific gruel or mash to eat. Some may feed soft foods to help a little, but they do great on hard foods.