Some patients complain of discomfort while wearing their dentures. Fortunately, this issue usually can be resolved in some way. When you have soreness, be sure to let your dentist know so that he or she can fix the problem.
If you have just gotten your dentures recently, within the past month or so, you may experience some soreness as you get adjusted to the appliances. Your dentist can make an adjustment to the appliance to give you relief from this symptom.
Has some time passed since you first got your dentures? The jawbone slowly wears away after the teeth have been removed or lost. As a result, the jaw’s contour changes over time and the denture doesn’t fit as well as it did initially. This, too, can cause discomfort.
As a result, the patient may experience sore gums due to the change in the fit of the denture. However, the denture can be re-lined to improve its fit and eliminate your sore gums.
Eventually, the jaw’s shape may change so drastically that re-lining the dentures will not be a sufficient solution. When this happens, the patient will need to get fitted for a new appliance. Not only will this give the patient more comfort, but it will also result in a more aesthetically pleasing and functional denture.
Sometimes denture wearers may develop infections that can cause soreness in the gums as one symptom. You can also be evaluated for this issue, and if it is at fault, it can be treated with antibiotics.
To get the most benefit and comfort from your dentures, be sure that you are following all of the instructions to care for them properly. Ask your dental providers if you have any questions about how to maintain them.
Patients shouldn’t have to endure sore gums merely because they’re wearing dentures. If you develop this symptom, come in to our office to have your dentures evaluated. There is likely a way to re-fit or re-design the denture so that it’s more comfortable for you.