Chynna had most of her teeth extracted last April. She has one canine tooth, all of her front small ones and a few small back ones.
Her mouth was sore for several weeks afterwards and I had a hard time getting her to eat the wet food. I used a hand blender to really pulverize the wet food and mixed it with a bit of water to make it thinner (not like soup), more like a thin gravy, so that she could eat it that way.
She didn't like me to put it into a bowl because her chin would get dirty, so I started putting a few tablespoons onto a salad plate. She ate it much better (most of the time) from there, but not always.
I found she sometimes ate much better if I caught her sleeping and took a plate of the liquid food to her and put it under her nose, on my bed
. She would wake up from the smell and lay there and lick the plate clean. If that didn't work, I would sit there and feed it to her from a teaspoon and let her lick it from the spoon.
After about 5 or 6 weeks she wanted more "texture" to her food, so I would still pulverize it with water, but I would keep some back. When I fed her I would put some unpulverized wet on the plate and lightly mix some of the liquid food into it. Not completely, but enough so that when she ate she was licking up the liquid and still getting texture.
You may also have to play around with the type of food you give. Chynna can't chew very well, so if I give her chunky food, she tends to lick the gravy bits and leave the food behind. After much experimenting I found one type of food that she eats consistently and other than human chicken and beef when I'm having it, the canned cat food is all she gets, unless she eats the "Purina Cat Chow" from Abby's bowl, which I now find that she does on a daily basis, several months after her surgery.
Just be patient and persistent, try all kinds of wet food and work out different textures until your kitty finds something enjoyable.