5 Tips to Fix Sore Gums from Dentures!
Most denture sores fall into one of two categories: blister-like sores and yeast sores. Here are our top 5 tips to treat sore gums from full dentures.
Tip #1: Gargle with Salt Water
If you’re wondering what to do for sore gums from dentures, this is the best of our home remedies. Don’t waste your money on the fancy gum gels and creams that you find in the denture section of the store. Sometimes the simplest, old fashioned home remedies are the best (and the cheapest too!) Rinse with warm salt water 2-5 times a day, swishing gently. The salt simultaneously helps your sore gums heal and prevents infections. For the best salt water recipe, see our post-op instructions.
Tip #2: Get a Denture Adjustment
If you think of the most common denture sores like a blister, then this makes sense. Blisters come from repeated rubbing or pressure. How do you treat or prevent a blister on your foot? Adjust your sock or shoe so the skin doesn’t get rubbed so hard anymore. How do you treat sore gums from full dentures, get your denture adjusted so that it can’t over-rub your sore gums in that spot anymore. Our team takes pride in being San Antonio’s denture experts with fine-tuned denture adjustment skills. Come see us for a free consultation – We can help you get your denture fitting the way it should. Schedule online right now! (It only takes a minute to schedule!)
Tip #3: Be sure your denture is extra clean
Yeast sores are the second most common type of denture sore. Some people get yeast infections, or thrush, in the mouth more easily than others. Remove your dentures and thoroughly clean them several times a day with soap and water to help treat and prevent thrush. Furthermore, don’t sleep in your teeth. Remove your dentures at night and be sure to brush your gums daily. If the yeast continues, see your dentist. You may need a prescription rinse to end the yeast infection. If you think you have an infection and need to see a dentist, make an appointment with your dentist today. You deserve to be comfortable and healthy again!
Tip #4: Don’t sleep in your denture
Your tissue needs to breath just like you need to breath. Sleeping in your denture is like sleeping in combat boots: after a while, things start to stink. Tissue is more likely to get infected, particularly with yeast, when it doesn’t get a break at night. Give your gums a break and take that denture out at night.
Tip #5: Get a soft reline
Especially when you have a newer denture after extractions, frequent soft relines are essential to keeping denture sores under control. In the first several months after you lose your teeth, your gums are constantly changing and the denture will rub them the wrong way frequently unless you get it relined. If you wear dentures and are getting sores frequently, see your dentist and ask about getting a soft reline. If you need help with a soft reline, call and schedule your free consultation today. We are San Antonio’s denture experts and we know how to help you get comfortable again. Call right now! (210) 691-1211.
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