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Goichi Shiotsu, DDS, PS

Prosthetic & Implant Dentistry


Creating Beauty and Success By Design


Mercer Island, WA

Managing the Discomfort of Denture Sores


Posted on 8/22/2022 by Dr. Shiotsu
Managing the Discomfort of Denture SoresAfter getting your new dentures, it is vital to start adapting to the new experience. During the first few weeks, dentures can cause sensitive gums and sores due to regular slippages. Even though the discomfort is inevitable, there are several ways you can control it. Highlighted below are some of the effective ways you can manage the discomfort caused by denture sores.

Remove Them Overnight


It is a good idea to remove dentures overnight. This is helpful because it gives your gums the chance to breath and relax. If you wear dentures all the time, they could worsen underlying sores. You can prevent that by keeping dentures out of your mouth overnight. This gives the infected area time to heal. We advise that you soak them overnight for better usage. Remember to dry them before putting them back in your mouth.

Clean Them Regularly


If you want your dentures to last long, you should take good care of them. This will also help regulate the discomfort caused by denture sores. Like your natural teeth, dentures can also accumulate bacteria and risk oral infections. This is more likely to be the case especially if you have open sores in your mouth. Therefore, it is a good idea to clean dentures regularly to get rid of harmful bacteria. You can do so by brushing twice daily and flossing regularly. However, you should avoid using toothpaste when brushing dentures. This is because toothpaste can be too abrasive and increase the risk of damage. It is also helpful to use mouth wash after eating sticky foods.

Don't Eat Sticky Foods


Dentures don't work well with sticky foods. They could get stuck and increase the risk of denture sores. Such foods could also make it hard for you to manage the effects of denture sores. Get in touch with us for more information on dealing with denture sores.

Goichi Shiotsu, DDS

Mercer Island, WA


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Mercer Island, WA 98040-2985

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