Adjusting to wearing can admittedly take some time, however continuous pain from dentures is not normal and we're here to help you with that.
One of the first things we look at when a patient comes into our office with chronic denture pain is whether or not the dentures need realigned. Dentures that do not fit correctly can cause pain and even infection.
No one wants that! If the dentures are snug on your gums, they should be comfortable for you to wear. That being said, we understand that the gums can get sore from time to time, so today we'd like to help you with managing everyday gum soreness.
Home Remedies For Sore Gums
When you're in pain, even if it's minor, it rules your day. At times, it's all you can think about and it taints the entire day. We want to help you reduce any pain that you may be having from wearing dentures. If you've come into our office for a checkup and you have good oral hygiene and your dentures are fitted correctly but you're still having soreness, try some of these tips.
Salt Water Rinse - Sometimes simply removing the dentures and using a salt water rinse can help with soreness and swelling.
Soft Touch - Make sure you're using a toothbrush with soft bristles to clean your gums and dentures. That's sensitive skin in your mouth and there's no reason to be too rough.
Clean Up - Make sure that you're cleaning your dentures and gums at least once a day. This will cut down on bacteria in your mouth and reduce your risk of infection.
Use Ointments - There are many over the counter topical ointments specifically designed for the gums. Give these a try and see if that can relieve some of your pain.
If you're still having trouble with pain and soreness, please don't hesitate to give us a call. We are here to help you.
Goichi Shiotsu, DDS
Mercer Island, Washington
Location 2825 80th Ave SE, Suite 3 Mercer Island, WA 98040-2985 Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (206) 232-3600