Sore gum from Dentures

Denture Pain--Help for Sore Gums - Yahoo Voices  September 25, 2012 – 08:02 am

There are dentures that fit everyone's needs. There are full denture sets and partial dentures. You can choose dentures that can be removed or those that can be implanted into the bone and look and feel just like your own original teeth.

Dentures today are more real-looking, more durable, less bulky and less likely to have odors. At one time, the materials that were used to make dentures was very porous and odors had a way of becoming imbedded into them. Changes in dental practices over the years have made it possible to obtain a better fit. They can now make dentures fit so properly both on the gums and in the "bite" that the proper relation between the upper and lower jaws look so natural when they are closed people won't know you have dentures unless you tell them.

Nothing will be the same as your natural teeth. But natural teeth become weak, decayed, broken, cracked, worn and even misalinged over time. Then your natural teeth can become infected and cause serious health problems. For many people dentures are a better option both with appearance and financial.

New dentures can cause discomfort especially during the initial adjustment phase. Also, dentures can become uncomfortable after several years of use. Dentures do become worn down and will begin to not fit properly. When this happens you may develop sores, have difficult eating and talking and the dentures will start to "slip".

Poor fitting is generally the cause of most denture wearers' problems. Dentures fit over the bony ridge of your gum and bone. It may take some time for new dentures to be adjusted properly to fit exactly where they need to be. It will also take some time for you to become accustomed to the feel of your dentures. During this transition time it is quite common to develop mouth sores.

Even dentures you have had for several years may become a problem. When teeth are extracted, or pulled the bony ridge that is left no longer gets stimulated be holding your teeth in place. Without this stimulation the bone is generally reabsorbed back into the body. As the bony ridge starts to shrink, the dentures may slip, move around and rub which will cause soreness in your mouth. Don't rely on commercial denture adhesives. While the products can temporarily solve the issue, using too much adhesive changes the relationship of the denture to the soft tissue and may result with more mouth soreness. Sometimes the body tries to refit the dentures by overgrowing new tissue.

While your dentures may never feel as comfortable as your natural teeth there are plenty of things that you can do at home to ease your denture discomfort.

It is very important when your teeth are first extracted that you keep your mouth and your new dentures clean. Excess bacteria may cause your gums not to heal properly. Once you have grown accustomed to your new dentures be sure to clean them at least three times per day. You can use a toothbrush with regular toothpaste or purchase and use a special denture cleaner. Be sure you remove the dentures in order to get the best cleaning.


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Denture and tooth cleaner. Use baby shampoo!

I had an infection in my mouth and was told to wash my dentures in baby shampoo to clean then so the chemicals from Polident etc. didn't irritate the sore. The baby shampoo gor off old plaque that Polident etc. wern't touching and on the partial, the stainless comes bright and shiney as well. I then tried babyshampoo on the plaque on my real teeth and it disolved the plaque under the gum line in three tries and now my teeth don't bleed. It has been three months and no bad side effects.

Colgate Colgate Colgate Peroxyl Mouth Sore Rinse Alcohol-Free Mild Mint, Mild Mint 8 oz
Health and Beauty (Colgate)
  • Oral debriding agent/oral wound cleanser for temporary use to cleanse canker sores and minor wounds or minor gum inflammation resulting from minor dental procedures...
  • First aid to help reduce bacteria in minor oral wounds.
  • Oxygenating action removes oral debris to facilitate healing.
Gum Gum Gum G-U-M Rincinol P.R.N Oral Rinse, 4 oz (Pack of 2)
Health and Beauty (Gum)
  • Recommended for: mouth and gum sores, orthodontic appliances, cheek bites, mouth burns, braces, denture irritation. How Rincinol works: Rincinol forms a micro-thin...
Anbesol Anbesol JR. Oral Anesthetic Gel, .33-Ounce Tubes (Pack of 4)
Health and Beauty (Anbesol)
  • Case of four .33-ounce tubes of oral anesthetic for pain associated with dental braces (total of 1.32 ounces)
  • Contains 10% Benzocaine for fast acting relief
  • For instant relief from the occasional soreness and pain that can accompany the use of dental braces
  • Less Benzocaine for younger/smaller persons
  • Easy to use

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