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Common Causes of Denture Pain

Posted on 11/13/2017 by Dr. Frank Sallustio
Denture Pain Frank W. Sallustio DDS, MS, FACP AZ 85375-4486
Dentures are marvelous devices. They provide you with an easy and economical way to continue enjoying the food that you have always loved, speaking properly without struggling, and maintaining the appearance of your face by providing the necessary stimulation to your jawbone.

When fashioned and worn correctly, a set of dentures can duplicate the function and appearance of your natural teeth very closely. However, from time to time, you may begin to experience some pain during and after the time when you are wearing your dentures. There can be a number of causes for this, some more common than others.

One common issue is simply that your gum tissue has not yet adjusted to the feel of the dentures. In such a case, the best thing to do is take it easy when it comes to wearing and using your dentures. Although you will eventually be able to use them exactly like you use your normal teeth, at the outset you might want to avoid chewing vigorously.

This means you will probably need to avoid certain types of food for a while. Also, make sure that you are frequently taking breaks in taking out your dentures in order to allow your gums some time to rest.


On occasion, you may develop ulcers or sores on the gum tissue underneath the denture. This can be caused by a number of things such as a reaction to certain foods, improperly wearing the dentures, or even having a piece of sediment that works its way under the denture.

Whatever the cause, if you are suffering from a wound or an ulcer on the gum tissue, you will need to stop wearing your dentures until it heals. Ignoring the situation and continuing to wear your dentures will prolong the problem and make it even worse.

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