my dentures hurt
Dentures provide an ideal solution for severe tooth loss. Also referred to as artificial teeth, dentures come in two common styles; complete and partial dentures. Regrettably, as much as dentures can be helpful, they can also be the source of discomfort and pain particularly during the first few months of use.
Most people experience sores and swelling on their gums, yeast in the mouth and painful gums. Most of these problems are as a result of eating sticky or hard foods, ill-fitting dentures, poor oral hygiene or poor quality dentures.
Even if even the best denturists in Mississauga won’t make dentures to fit like a glove, you shouldn’t be feeling any pain after a few weeks of getting your dentures. Meanwhile, there are several things you can do to relieve the pain and discomfort caused by new dentures.
Turmeric has many beneficial properties and one of them is that it can help to ease the pain. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric has antioxidant compounds and powerful anti-inflammatory compounds that will decrease inflammation, pain, and swelling of gums. Denturists in Mississauga confirm that it helps in preventing accumulation of bacteria in the mouth as well.
To get pain relief, use a quarter teaspoon of turmeric and several drops of water to make a paste. Rub the paste on your gums and allow it to sit there for about five minutes. Massage your gums lightly with the paste then rinse your mouth with warm water. Do this twice daily for maximum pain relief.a
In order to prevent bacteria from invading your dentures, you will need to clean them consistently and take good denture care. While it is true that dentures cannot get cavities, they can actually get stained and bacteria that can cause sores. Practicing oral hygiene will prevent the growth of yeast in your mouth and bad breath as well.
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your gums and dentures. Remove your dentures when going to sleep and soak them in a denture care solution of your choice. If possible, remove your dentures after eating and rinse them well before putting them back in your mouth.
As you adjust to your new dentures, salt should be your new best friend. This is because salt reduces mouth sores, prevents drying of the mouth and hinders the growth of bacteria. It can also help to reduce the possibility of pain or swelling.
Scrub your gums with some salt for a few minutes every morning and then rinse with warm water before putting your dentures in your mouth. Alternatively, you can add one teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water and rinse with this solution twice every day.
Use black tea bags
Black tea contains tannic acids, which act as natural astringents decreasing swelling and pain. Denturists in Mississauga endorse tannic acid because it kills off bacteria that can cause bad breath and gum sores as well. Make a cup of black tea then remove the tea bag and set it aside to cool.
Hold the tea bag against the sore areas for a while. Rinse with warm water afterward. Do this two times daily for best results.
More questions? Our team has answered some in our latest blog covering frequently asked questions about Dentures
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