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Best Ways to Treat Gum Sores Caused by Partial Dentures

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When false teeth brush against the gums, it can be very uncomfortable. Denture sores that aren’t treated can be excruciating and could hurt the gums in the long run.

The rubbing of dentures against gums can occur for a variety of reasons. The good news is that things can be made better. Denture pads, warm salt water rinses, and brushing and flossing very carefully are all short-term fixes. You can permanently get rid of sore spots by having them relined or changed by a professional. This will also make you more comfortable.

If your dentures aren’t made with suitable materials, they won’t fit as well and can irritate your gums. The reason is that dentures made from less durable materials tend to distort and shrink during production.

Cain Denture Centres understand your needs and concerns, which is why we produce a wide variety of dentures using only the highest quality materials and cutting-edge manufacturing technology to provide a perfect fit and maximum comfort.

  1. It’s Essential to Keep Your Dentures Clean

Maintaining your dentures requires regular care and cleaning. Pain from your dentures could be caused by food getting stuck in them. Cleaning your dentures won’t make you feel better immediately, but it will help you avoid pain.

  • You should clean the roof of your mouth and any other parts of your mouth that your dentures don’t usually cover. Those locations are prone to bacterial buildup, which leads to inflammation, pain, and discomfort.
  • You can clean your dentures and loosen any food particles by soaking them overnight and brushing them in the morning.
  • Invest in denture-specific toothpaste and clean your dentures as directed.
  1. Make Sure You’re Not Allergic

Not everyone can wear dentures because they are allergic to the materials used. Allergies can cause denture wearers to experience discomfort and irritation. You may be allergic to dental adhesive, cleaning, or both. 

To determine if you have an allergy, you can test to see if the pain goes away after you remove each possible trigger. You could try eliminating each potential irritant one at a time to see if you can pinpoint the source of your pain. Always ask a qualified expert for help; the suggestions here are examples.

  1. Eat the Right Foods When Using New Dentures

A high learning curve is to be expected in the first few weeks of denture wear for many individuals. Paying special attention to what you eat is essential in the first few days and weeks with your new dentures. Denture wearers should avoid hard foods like steak and potatoes until they get used to their new teeth. Instead, they should eat porridge and soups.

  • You should keep a moist mouth. A healthy supply of saliva can keep your gums from inflaming and lessen the general friction in your mouth.
  • Keep your mouth moist by drinking plenty of water when eating salty foods.
  • If you’re experiencing irritation, you should avoid anything that could destabilize your teeth.
  1. Use a Topical Gel

A topical gel tube can be a lifesaver when time is of the essence. If you need pain relief right away, go to your local pharmacy and ask for an over-the-counter gel with ingredients that numb and calm. You should find out if there is a gel or lotion you can put on your skin to relieve the pain in your mouth.

  1. Try a Herbal Remedy

If you would instead try herbal treatment for your denture pain, you have numerous options to choose from.

  • Inflammation, discomfort, and gum irritation can all be alleviated with the help of Aloe Vera gel. Wait an hour after applying Aloe Vera gel before consuming any food.
  • To benefit from turmeric’s anti-inflammatory benefits, try making a turmeric latte.
  • Tannins in black tea are well-known for their ability to reduce gum swelling.
  • If your dentures give you headaches, try soaking them in saltwater. For temporary pain relief, you can try gargling warm salt water.

If your dentures are causing you discomfort, try these remedies. Make an appointment now by calling our office. Please let us know if you have any concerns about alleviating the pain caused by your dentures.

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