TIPS FOR TREATING DENTURE DISCOMFORT
When you start wearing your new dentures, It’s completely normal to experience some gum pain or discomfort during the first few weeks. It usually gets better as the gums adapt to the new dentures.
Even with older Dentures, some pain might occur occasionally as your gums and bone structure change over time. This is likely the result of the changing fit of your dentures and it rubbing against your gums. At this time your dentures may need some adjustments by your dentist.
Here are a few things you can try to help relieve your denture pain and live more comfortably.
TOPICAL GEL OR CREAM
Apply a topical gel or cream that’s specifically made for oral pain relief to sore areas on your gums.
Remove your dentures, add between ½ to 1 teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water, and rinse your mouth for 15 to 30 seconds to help reduce inflammation.
ALOE VERA GEL
Smooth aloe vera gel onto your dentures once or twice a day to help soothe and alleviate gum irritation.
MASSAGE YOUR GUMS
Massage your gums regularly to encourage blood circulation and reduce swelling.
In case of severe pain and discomfort, you may take an over-the-counter pain reliever to help reduce denture pain and inflammation.
REMOVE DENTURES OVERNIGHT
Take your dentures out while you sleep to give your gums a chance to relax from the pressure of wearing dentures all day.
Gum pain or discomfort with dentures is common and can usually be relieved with one or more of these solutions. If the pain continues or becomes severe, you must consult your dentist.