ADA Accessibility Information


Call Now! (623) 975-0796
button for PaymentandFinance
facebook button
twitter button
Yahoo Button
Yelp button
Sallustio subpage logo
request appointment subpage button

Options When Your New Dentures Hurt

Posted on 11/30/2016 by Dr. Frank Sallustio
A pair of dentures floating inside of a glass jar.
When you have lost a significant number of teeth or had your teeth extracted, dentures are a good option to maintain a normal lifestyle. Dentures look and function like regular teeth, but they are removable. Your dentist will take impressions to ensure they are made to fit properly.

They should be comfortable on your gums, but sometimes they may cause you pain. A pain relieving gel can often be used to soothe minor pain, but if the gel doesn't work or the pain is too severe, it may be time to consider other options.

Allow Your Gums to Heal

When your dentures are causing you pain, they may also cause inflammation or irritation of your gums. If this is the case, what you may need is time to heal. Tissue conditioners can give you that time. A soft, flexible liner is placed between your gums and the denture, providing a cushion. This keeps the hard surface of your dentures from resting on your sore tissue, allowing it to heal.

Your dentist takes careful measurements and impressions of your jaw to ensure that the dentures that are made for you will fit properly. Without teeth, however, your jaw can change shape, as the bone degrades over time. Your jaw could even change in the time it takes for your dentures to be made. If you feel your dentures don't fit properly anymore, it may be time to be re-fit for a new set.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent denture. Implants are surgically placed in your jaw and the dental bridges are affixed to them. These bridges are supported by the implants rather than by your gums. This eliminates the need to constantly put dentures in each morning and keeps the pressure off of your gums.

Pain is a sign that something is not right. If you are experiencing pain due to your dentures, it may be time to contact our office. You can discuss your options and figure out what solution is best for you.

Have Additional Questions? Call Now: (623) 975-0796 • Ready to Schedule Your Appointment? Click Here!
Contact Us
Frank Sallustio, DDS
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
13802 West Camino Del Sol, Suite 102
Sun City West, AZ 85375-4486
New Patients: (623) 975-0796
Current Patients: (623) 975-0796
Fax: (623) 975-0828
Featured Services
All-On-4® Treatment Concept
Teeth in a Day
Bridges and Partials
Porcelain Veneers
Dental Implant Information
Sedation Dentistry
Review Us Online

facebook button twitter button Yahoo Button Yelp button

ENEWSLETTER ICON BUTTON Subscribe to our email list
Copyright © 2015-2022 Frank Sallustio, DDS and WEO Media (Touchpoint Communications LLC). All rights reserved.  Sitemap | Links
About Us | Prosthodontist Sun City West, AZ | Frank W. Sallustio, DDS
At Frank Sallustio, DDS, we offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry services including dental crowns, bridges, implants, veneers, maxillofacial prosthetics, and complete and partial dentures. Click to learn more!
Frank Sallustio, DDS, 13802 West Camino Del Sol, Suite 102, Sun City West, AZ 85375-4486 + (623) 975-0796 + + 6/24/2022 + Tags: about us,prosthodontist,prosthodontist sun city west