Are removable dentures painful

Taking good care of your dentures will help your denture last longer and also prevent you from experiencing any pain. Good denture care and roll hygiene will go a long way and keeping your mouth healthy and strong!

There's always a risk of some denture pain regardless of what type of country you have but this is minimized with good care and maintenance. There are a few things you can try at home to provide pain relief and prevent it from returning. It is possible for a patient to be allergic to the denture material or the cleansers and then he serves so if you feel a burning sensation inside your mouth with gum irritation and possible ulcers, consult your dentist for alternative products to use during oral care.

In the event that you have an allergic reaction to the denture itself, that will usually be evident during the fitting process. In this case, your dentist will find a solution and possibly use a different type of plastic material for your denture.

Caring For Your Denture

It is important to clean your dentures every night! When you take your denture out, rinse your mouth with warm water and use a clean cloth to wipe away any denture adhesive. This will help prevent denture pain caused by bacteria, yeast, and thrush and give your gums a break while you sleep.

After removing the denture, rinse it with water to remove any food particles then use a soft-bristled toothbrush with either a denture paste or a nonabrasive toothpaste to clean the denture. You can also use a denture cleaner to soak them overnight. Even if you do not use a denture cleaner, you need to put your denture in a glass of water overnight to prevent them from drying out.

If your denture becomes worn out or ill-fitting, it is important to visit your dentist to have it repaired or replaced. Using a broken or improperly fitting denture will cause excessive discomfort and can damage your denture further.

Pain Relief

In the event that you do experience denture pain, there are quite a few things you can try to relieve the pain and possibly keep it from coming back. If pain persists, you should see your dentist right away for an adjustment to your denture. A little swelling and irritation in the first couple of weeks after you get your denture is normal, your mouth is adjusting to the new prosthesis but some of the tips below can help relieve discomfort.

* Rinse your mouth with salt water. Salt inhibits bacterial growth and can help reduce mouth sores and gum swelling.
* Black tea contains tannic acid that can help soothe swollen gum tissue and fight harmful bacteria.
* A warm compress can be helpful for soothing gum inflammation and pain.
* Turmeric also has pain relief properties! The curcumin in turmeric is beneficial for reducing gum swelling.
* Aloe vera gel can help heal inflamed gum tissue and is very soothing.

Any severe or persistent pain associated with your denture needs to be addressed by your dentist as soon as possible. Some minor discomfort while you are adjusting to your new denture is expected but should not be extreme and should subside within a couple of weeks.

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