REMEDIES FOR DENTURE PAIN
TIPS FOR TREATING DENTURE DISCOMFORT
It’s completely normal to experience gum pain or discomfort in the first few weeks of wearing new dentures. It’s even possible to experience some pain with your current dentures as your gums and bone structure change over time. This is likely the result of your dentures rubbing against your gums or not fitting properly.
Here are a few things you can try to help relieve your denture pain and live more comfortably.
TOPICAL GEL OR CREAM
Apply a topical gel or cream that’s specifically made for oral pain relief to sore areas on your gums.
Remove your dentures, add between ½ to 1 teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water, and rinse your mouth for 15 to 30 seconds to help reduce inflammation.
ALOE VERA GEL
Smooth aloe vera gel onto your dentures once or twice a day to help soothe and alleviate gum irritation.
MASSAGE YOUR GUMS
Massage your gums regularly to encourage blood circulation and reduce swelling.
Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, like ibuprofen, to help reduce denture pain and inflammation.
REMOVE DENTURES OVERNIGHT
Take your dentures out while you sleep to give your gums a chance to relax from the pressure of wearing dentures all day.
Try using an adhesive like Super Poligrip® Free to help your dentures stay in place. Loose or slipping dentures can be a major cause of sore gums. You can also ask your dentist about applying a denture liner, which acts as a cushion between your dentures and your gums.
Gum pain or discomfort with dentures is common and can usually be relieved with one or more of these solutions. If the pain continues or becomes severe, consult your dentist.