What to Do When Your Partial Dentures Hurt
Dentures are designed to replace missing teeth and improve the function and appearance of your mouth. It can be disheartening to experience pain and irritation from dentures, either full or partial, so our team have put together a guide to dealing with painful dentures. In this article, we’re focusing on discomfort with partial dentures.
Getting Used to Your Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are used to fill the gaps that have been left in your smile from missing teeth, improving the way you eat, speak and smile. They are also designed to prevent your remaining natural teeth from changing position. Our dental team uses metal clasps and internal attachments to anchor the dentures to your natural teeth, and this can sometimes result in pain or discomfort.
Every patient is different, but it’s important to remember that your partial dentures will need a healing period before you feel totally comfortable wearing them. After the tissues have grown and healed, you may find relief from using a recommended denture adhesive. Take some time to practise speaking again, and take smaller bites of soft food while your jaw gets used to the new appliance.
Improving Your Comfort Levels at Home
When it comes to removing denture pain, there are things you can do at home. Make sure you take your dentures out at night to give your mouth a rest and allow it to heal from any irritation or sores that may have occurred throughout the day. Additionally, harmful plaque and bacteria can build up on dentures and cause inflammation in the mouth. Clean your dentures daily and store them in a special denture solution or warm water, depending on the recommendation of your clinician.
When you have sore spots in your mouth, remove the dentures and wash your gums with a saltwater solution. If they persist after 4 or 5 days, make an appointment with our clinic. Emergency Denture Repairs may be able to assist you with a topical gel or cream that can ease any pain in your mouth caused by dentures.
Speak to Your Clinician If the Problem Persists
Never try to adjust your dentures on your own. It’s normal for dentures to need initial adjustments to ensure the fit is perfect, so make an appointment with Emergency Denture Repairs when you notice problems and we can rectify them for you. Our clinicians can adjust your dentures by relining or rebasing them, depending on the severity of your denture problems.
At Emergency Denture Repairs, our experienced team provides a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry to clients in Perth including providing full or partial dentures. We believe everyone deserves to smile with confidence as well as speak and eat with ease. That’s why we’re committed to providing excellence in dentistry and remedies for denture pain.
We accept all major health funds and have six convenient clinics throughout Perth as well as a mobile service. Call (08) 9382 2222, book an appointment online or find your closest location.