Dentures don’t feel or work exactly like natural teeth, but that doesn’t mean it’s normal for them to hurt.
If your dentures are causing you pain, it could be related to a serious problem you need to discuss with your dentist.
Poorly Fitting Dentures
The most common cause of denture pain is having an appliance that doesn’t fit right. Your denture may chafe your gums, pinch your jaw, or press painfully on one part of your mouth. A simple denture adjustment should give you some relief.
Have you worn the same dentures for many years now? Your mouth may have shrunk to the point that they’ve gotten loose. Loose dentures can rub painfully against your gums and cause sores.
Are you not in the habit of cleaning your dentures daily? Dirty dentures are loaded with germs and food debris that can cause tender sores and fungal infections on your mouth.
Inadequate Denture Surface
Some dentures are made with materials that are highly porous or prone to cracking. These surfaces can easily host millions of bacteria that irritate your gums and cause painful infections.
No matter how much you reline your denture, it may never give you relief if the pain is centered on your TMJ. Your jaw can suffer serious damage if you’ve been chewing with an uneven bite for years. You may need an entirely new denture that’s designed to balance out your jaw.
Get Help for Your Denture Pain!
Visit a denture dentist for a checkup to see what could be causing your pain. You’ll learn suggestions for getting immediate relief as well as long-term solutions for preventing future discomfort.
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