Has your denture gotten a little loose? A poorly-fitting denture can cause some major problems that you can’t afford to just ignore.
A denture that slips and slides provides the perfect openings for little microorganisms like fungus to flourish in. As a result, you can develop a yeast infection, also called thrush, under your denture.
If your denture is loose, you may salivate a lot. This extra saliva can pool up at the corners of your mouth and provide yet more moist hideouts for the fungus, resulting in sore cracks called cheilitis.
Eating with a denture is tough as it is. If the denture doesn’t fit, then you can forget about chewing properly, either.
Difficulty eating can affect you in social situations and even impact the nutritional quality of your diet.
It’s hard to ignore all those whistles and clicks while having a conversation with someone. A badly-fitted denture might make you more self-conscious and reserved about talking than you normally are.
A loose denture will chafe your delicate gum tissue and can cause sores that make it painful to wear your denture, at all.
The more your denture moves around, the more it puts awkward pressure on your jawbone. This leads to rapid bone-loss and changes the shape of your mouth and facial profile even more.
You may be doing tricks with your tongue and jaw to help stabilize a loose denture. This can put a strain on your TMJ and lead to headaches and pain while moving your jaw.
Visit a denture specialist as soon as possible for an adjustment.
Posted on behalf of:
Georgia Denture and Implant Specialists
203 Woodpark Pl #102
Woodstock, GA 30188
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