Denture Adjustments to Stop Mouth Soreness

Denture Adjustments to Stop Mouth Soreness from Dentistry for Woodstock in Woodstock, GAPeriodic denture adjustments make life with dentures more comfortable. Regular maintenance of your dentures means making sure that they fit well, which enables you to eat, speak, and smile with ease.

But living with dentures does not always live up to expectations. For starters, there is an adjustment period for first-time wearers of dentures. As you get used to your dentures, you will have to relearn aspects of your speech and how to eat your favorite foods. Some people also have to deal with soreness while they get accustomed to having a prosthetic in their mouth.

All these "teething pains" should go away once you get the hang of your dentures. But if you have an older set of dentures, you might be dealing with soreness. Read on to learn the cause and solution of mouth soreness with dentures.

Reasons that dentures cause mouth soreness

Soreness is common for first-time wearers of dentures. Dentists can help patients who experience this type of discomfort by making minor adjustments to their dentures to create a better fit. They might also recommend home remedies to deal with soreness. If the soreness persists or if it happens with an old set of dentures, it is often because of one of the following reasons:

  • Irritation due to rubbing that results from loose, ill-fitting dentures.
  • Sores from bacterial or fungal buildup.
  • Damage that causes sharp edges or rough patches that irritate the soft tissues of the mouth.

This is why routine dental visits are vital for the oral health of people who wear dentures. Regular exams can catch problems in their early stages, which prevents the dentures from causing discomfort. When a dentist finds the cause of the patient’s sore mouth, they will perform one of the following types of repairs.

How dentists fix dentures to eliminate mouth soreness

Repair, adjustments, and replacement are all stages in the life cycle of dentures. Dentists choose the most conservative course of action that they can, depending on the condition of the dentures and the patient’s mouth.

1. Deep cleaning of dentures

A dentist will use routine dental visits to monitor the health of the patient’s mouth. They will also deep-clean the person’s dentures after checking for damage and a bad fit. These measures can prevent or treat sores that develop due to bacterial or fungal buildup. 

2. Repair of rough patches and sharp edges

Wear and tear can cause dentures to develop cracks or rough surfaces. Routine dental visits allow dentists to spot and correct any imperfections on a set of dentures. The person who wears dentures should also be proactive enough to seek professional denture repair if they suddenly develop sore spots.

3. Adjusting the fit of the dentures

Dentures that are loose or too tight can cause soreness that can develop into a loss of gum tissue. Denture adjustments correct the issue and restore the form and function of the artificial teeth.

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Our practice offers fabrication, repair, and maintenance of full and partial dentures. We provide corrective and preventative care for patients who rely on dentures. Give us a call or stop by our Woodstock clinic if you feel like you could benefit from denture adjustments or repair.

Request an appointment or call Dentistry for Woodstock at 770-238-1437 for an appointment in our Woodstock office.

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