Why Does Your Mouth Water So Much with New Dentures?
Posted on 9/21/2020 by Dr. Shiotsu
When you first wear dentures, it's not the most comfortable experience in the world. Although you might have read a lot regarding dentures being painless and comfortable to get used to, the fact remains that you will take at least a couple of days to get used to them completely before you can forget about a foreign object being present in your mouth.
One of the most uncomfortable sensations you will have for the first few days is the excess amount of saliva in your mouth. This scares many people who are wearing dentures for the first time. It is completely normal to have excessive saliva in your mouth for the first couple of days until your mouth gets used to the dentures.
When you place dentures in your mouth, your saliva glands start acting up because they recognize that there is an alien object in your mouth. It's the same as when you place food in your mouth. However, over time, your brain trains your body and you will not have as much saliva accumulation in the mouth.
While too much saliva accumulation may tempt you to take out your dentures, the best thing to do is to wear it for as long as possible so your mouth gets used to it. It's best to practice wearing dentures at home by simply relaxing your mouth and allowing it to take time to adjust to the change.
You should then start eating small food items that are not hard in texture. It is going to take you some time to learn how to chew food with your dentures, which is why you should continue to practice. The saliva accumulation will make it difficult during the initial days because your mouth will fill up with saliva when you eat. You need to learn to eat in the privacy of your home so you do not feel embarrassed in public.
Our experts will help you understand how to get used to the process of using dentures and help you open up your mind to the concept as well. Contact us today to know more.
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