Remedies for Sore Gums From Dentures

All dentures wear out over time and when they do a denture reline may be required.

Ill-fitting dentures may cause sore spots and pain. Denture related pain is certainly uncomfortable and may adversely affect the quality of your life. Dentures are not supposed to hurt you, if you are experiencing tenderness from dentures that no longer fit like they used to, call us on 1300 304 092 and book an appointment today. At Denture Health Care we carry out professional denture repairs and denture relines. If you are suffering from denture pain, we have put together a few tips help you get relief you need. Here’s what is good for sore gums from dentures.

Make sure your dentures are clean

Dentures require ongoing cleaning and care. You may be experiencing denture pain because of trapped food. While cleaning your dentures is not going to relieve your pain right now, it will help to avoid it in the future. For tips on instant pain relief, read the whole post.

  • Make sure you are cleaning the roof and any other area of your mouth normally covered by your dentures. Bacteria tends to build up in those areas and cause soreness, pain and discomfort.
  • Soak your dentures overnight to clean and loosen up food particles which you should then brush off in the morning.
  • Use the right toothpaste for your dentures and make sure that you are cleaning your dentures according to directions

Learn more about how to take care of your dentures

Make sure you are not allergic

Some people are allergic to the materials in their dentures. If you are allergic, you may suffer irritation and soreness from wearing your dentures. You may be allergic to your toothpaste or the denture cleanser you use, you may also be allergic to the denture adhesive. One way to see if you are allergic, is to eliminate one potential cause of your reaction at a time to check if the soreness persists. You may wish to try cycling through these common irritants to see if you can identify the cause of your soreness.

Remember: Always consult with a professional; the advice we give on our blog is general in nature and meant for information purposes only.

Eat the right foods when getting used to new dentures

The first few weeks of wearing dentures is a learning experience for many patients; the learning curve may sometimes be steep. Make sure that you are eating foods that are unlikely to impact on your denture comfort in those first weeks. If you are a new denture user, try to stick to softer foods like porridges and soups until you get used to your new teeth.

  • Try to keep your mouth moist. Saliva helps to reduce overall friction and helps to prevent your gums getting irritated.
  • If you like to eat salty foods, make sure you drink plenty of water so that your mouth does not get too dry.
  • Avoid anything that can destabilise your teeth as this can cause irritation as well.

Learn more about getting used to new dentures

Use a topical gel

If you need instant relief, a tube of topical gel will often do the trick. Ask your pharmacist for an over-the-counter gel with a numbing and a soothing effect for relief from acute pain. You should ask for topical gel or cream specifically made for oral pain relief.

Remember: Always consult with a professional; the advice we give on our blog is general in nature and meant for information purposes only.

Try a herbal remedy

There are many options available for you if you prefer a herbal remedy for your denture pain.

  • Aloe Vera gel can be a great way to both reduce inflammation, decrease pain and gum irritation. Make sure that you wait for an hour after applying Aloe Vera gel before you eat anything.
  • Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties; try drinking a turmeric latte.
  • Black tea is known for its tannins which can help sooth gum swelling.
  • Salt is a great remedy for denture pain. Try swishing some warm salty water around in your mouth for pain relief.

Do you need relief for sore gums from dentures? Call us today on 1300 304 092 or book an appointment online. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about pain relief for your sore gums from dentures.

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