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Why New Dentures Hurt

Posted on 10/20/2017 by Sergio Ortegon
Denture Ortegon Prosthodontics TX 77401
Many new dentures are quite uncomfortable for the first few days. This usually passes quite quickly and the discomfort is usually easy to manage with over-the-counter pain relievers. But what is it about new dentures that causes them to hurt?

The truth is, it is your mouth adjusting to a new set of dentures that is causing your discomfort. Each new set of dentures, from the first to the last, is going to take a small adjustment period. Once you get past that, there should be no pain associated with using dentures properly.

How Your Mouth Has to Adjust to New Dentures

Your mouth has to make a few adjustments to new dentures, especially the first time you put them in. First, your mouth needs to get used to the feeling of a foreign substance up against your gums all day long. Second, your mouth has to adjust to the size of the dentures, which can take some getting used to.

Finally, your gums and mouth need to work together to keep suction up enough to hold your dentures in place. These can all make the adjustment process a bit more difficult.

Issues That Can Make Old Dentures Hurt

While usually there is no pain once the dentures and gums have adjusted, there are occasional times where your mouth may hurt. If you have too much yeast in your mouth due to ill-fitting dentures, this can be painful. The same goes if you have signs of thrush. If you notice pain with well established dentures, this is a sign you need to come in and get them checked out.

New dentures are expected to hurt slightly. Old dentures, on the other hand, typically don't as long as they stay fitting your mouth properly, and they are maintained well. If you notice pain, you need to call us and have us take a look.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (832) 968-9108 today.

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