Posted on 3/10/2019 by Front Desk
|Dentures don't have to hurt, but unfortunately denture sores are common for several different reasons. It's important to decipher what's causing your denture sores so it can be properly treated.
Poor Fitting DenturesYour dentures should snugly balance on all your gums, but sometimes they're too tight or loose. When this happens, you bite down on some areas harder than on others causing pain. You could even break your dentures or cause your jawbone to rapidly decrease in this way.
It may not even be the fit, it may be the material causing you pain. Typically, this is because you're allergic to what your dentures are made from. This means you'll need dentures made from a different material.
Mismatched Dentures with BonesHaving an improper balance between your denture and jaw bone leads to rapid bone loss. When this happens, your nerves become painfully exposed. This may also happen when your teeth were improperly extracted causing small spurs to be left behind.
Not Supporting Your Bite
Sometimes the sores aren't the problem, your jaw is. This is because your denture isn't supporting your bite. You may also feel this in your ears or in the form of a headache. When left unchecked, this can cause TMJ or TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder).
Unhealthy Mouth ConditionsWhen your dentures constantly get food or drink trapped under them, they'll continually irritate your mouth. This can cause an infection, especially if the material or liner your denture is composed of is quite porous. Bacteria can easily get in here if you don't properly keep the area clean.
When you find yourself suffering from denture sores or pain, give our office a call. Schedule an appointment so you can stop suffering and move on to live a pain free life with your dentures.