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Managing Denture Soreness – How You Can Feel Better

Posted on 9/10/2018 by Sergio Ortegon
Managing Denture Soreness – How You Can Feel BetterYour dentures rest directly on your gums, relying on them for support. Even though they are made from molds of your mouth, which ensures a secure fit, they can still move around, causing pain.

This can make wearing your dentures a nightmare. Here are a few ways to help you manage your denture soreness, and feel better.

Salt Water Rinse

Make a salt water solution with one-half to one teaspoon of salt to 8 ounces of water. Swish the solution around in your mouth, without your dentures in, several times a day. This can help to relieve inflammation.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera gel smoothed onto your dentures a couple of times each day can help to ease gum irritation.

Topical Creams

Topical creams or gels are designed specifically for your gums. Rubbing a dab on denture sores can help to alleviate pain and allow the sores to heal.

Remove Dentures Every Night

Your dentures are removable. And they should be not only removed and cleaned every night, but left out of your mouth while you sleep. Your dentures are supported by your gums, which are not designed for this task.

By leaving your dentures out at night, you allow proper blood flow to your gums, so they are able to get proper nutrients and oxygen to keep them healthy. Leaving them out also helps to prevent infections, which could also otherwise cause pain.

Denture Adhesive

While your dentures are made from molds of your mouth, over time, your jaw changes shape. This can alter the fit of your dentures, causing them to become loose.

Loose dentures are more likely to slip around in your mouth, rubbing against your gums. Because they are a rigid material, they can rub the sensitive tissue, causing painful sores. Denture adhesive helps to hold your dentures securely in place.

If your dentures are causing you unbearable pain, schedule an appointment with your dentist right away.
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