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Pain & Irritation Caused by Dentures

Wearing or doing anything new, you may feel a little discomfort in the beginning. The same applies to dentures, and it’s not uncommon for new dentures to cause pain, sores and discomfort at first. The pain associated with new dentures is not necessarily a bad thing, rather it’s a sign of getting used to something new. However, sometimes pain and irritation is not just “teething pain,” but can be a sign that something is not right – like ill-fitting or slipping dentures. It’s important to know why you’re getting sores and pain with a new set of dentures and what you can do about it. Our articles and guides are here with the solutions to different causes of denture discomfort and denture pain relief tips so you can enjoy life with your dentures.

Getting Rid of Denture Pain

How to Prevent Denture Pain?

Prevention is better than a cure most of the time, and luckily with your dentures you can also develop a few good habits to prevent denture pain. Your grandmother may have lectured you about keeping things clean, and like grandma, we agree hygiene is important. So, make sure you clean your dentures regularly – this means removing any food particles from between your gums and dentures, so you won’t feel any irritation. Another good preventative measure for any discomfort is to nip ill-fitting dentures in the bud. Ill-fitting dentures are one of the main sources of discomfort so go see your dentist to get them adjusted. Another cause of sore gums and denture-related pain is slipping dentures. Using a denture adhesive, like Fixodent, can help keep your dentures in place, and leave denture discomfort behind.