Why Your Dentures Might Be Hurting Your Mouth

Posted on: November 21, 2015 | Blog

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Whether you’ve recently been fitted for dentures or you’ve been wearing the same pair for a couple of years, you might notice problems with your dentures surfacing. If you are having difficulties eating, talking, or your teeth are causing a lot of discomfort, schedule an appointment with your dentist to inspect your well-fitting dentures allow you to eat almost anything you want, but if you’re experiencing difficulty chewing foods you could eat before, your upper and lower dentures might be misaligned. Your dentist might recommend a new fitting or a different adhesive to regain the right alignment.

What If You’re Experiencing Pain?

Dentures should never be uncomfortable, so if you’re feeling pain inside or around the mouth, it’s time to see your dental professional. Sore spots in the mouth typically occur because of pressure or rubbing in one particular area. It could also be from clenching or grinding your teeth. Talk to your dentist and see if your dentures need to be adjusted or if it’s time for a new set.

Sores on the corners of your mouth are from bone loss. This makes the mouth “over close” and affects how your lips seal, creating a pool of saliva in the corners of your mouth that lead to sores or yeast infections. Have your dentist inspect your jaw to pinpoint if there is any bone loss occurring to regain proper denture fit.

Maintain a Good Relationship with Your Dentist

Having a steady relationship with your dental professional ensures the health and shape of your mouth are thoroughly monitored. Regular checkups will prevent a host of issues, and a dentist is the best person to troubleshoot your dentures.




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