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5 Tried and True Tips For Denture Comfort

5 Tried And True Tips For Denture Comfort
Posted on 03/01/2020

5 Tried And True Tips For Denture Comfort

When you begin wearing dentures, it is completely normal to experience gum pain or discomfort for the first few weeks as your mouth adjusts to its new dental appliance. Even people who have worn dentures for a long time can experience discomfort because the gums and bone structure change over time. However, once you address this discomfort and get used to wearing your dentures correctly, you’ll be happy with your beautiful smile.

If you are experiencing pain from your dentures, the following are five tips to help alleviate any discomfort you may feel. 

Adhesive for Dentures

Dentures that are loose or slip is a major cause of sore gums. To keep your dentures in place, try using a dental adhesive. The adhesive also provides a layer of protection from the dentures rubbing against your gums, as well as keeping food particles from getting in between your dentures and gums.

Topical Gels and Aloe Vera

You can apply topical gels to areas where your gums are sore to numb the area for pain relief. You can also apply Aloe Vera to your gums twice a day to help soothe your gums from irritation.

Salt Water

To help reduce any inflammation, rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Add a teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water, making sure the water is not too hot. Remove your dentures and rinse your mouth for about 30 seconds. You can repeat this process several times per day.

Pain Medication

If you find the pain to be distracting, take an over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen. This will help reduce the pain and any gum inflammation.

Remove Your Dentures at Night

You should remove your dentures overnight while you sleep to give your gums an opportunity to relax from denture pressure. 

Make an Appointment with Your Dentures Dentist in Forsyth and North Macon

If you are experiencing severe pain from your new dentures, contact us immediately so that we can determine what is causing the pain. If you have been wearing dentures for several years and you start to experience pain, it may be time to refit your dentures, or make new dentures, because the bony ridge they rest on shrinks over time. 

If you are looking for a dentist, contact MaconSmiles for a consultation or you can request an appointment online. As a highly regarded denture dentist, Dr. Shah and her team look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful smile.

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