A member asked:

I recently had my first dentures and seem to be drooling?

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Dr. Jonathan Hoffman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Normal and expected: It is a natural response to salivate more than usual when getting accustomed to new dentures. This response should get progressively better the more you wear them. Give it a couple of days.

Answered 5/5/2019

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Dr. Charles Kattuah answered

Specializes in Dentistry

It's common: Your salivary glands are being stimulated by the presence of the dentures in you mouth. You'll get used to them eventually. If you can't control the amount of saliva by swallowing it fast enough medication to reduce the amount of saliva may be able to help. Talk to your doctor or dentist if you think you might need to go that route.

Answered 7/21/2012

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Dr. John Thaler answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

Normal: Your mouth sees them as either: 1. Food or, 2. A foreign body. So, it wants to get the saliva going to either begin to digest them or float them out of your mouth. Be sure the fit is correct, and eat small bits of food to start with, chewing with food on both side at the same time. This takes practice. You will be swallowing a lot of saliva at first, but the amount will lessen over time.

Answered 10/29/2015

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Dr. James Vito answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

Not uncommon: Initially when you first get dentures drooling is not an uncommon event. Tis typically takes a few days to resolve itself.

Answered 3/12/2015

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Dr. Robert Tupac answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

Common: Your salivary glands are reacting to something new in your mouth and they are reacting normally... This reaction usually settles down after a while.

Answered 5/5/2019

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Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

That's normal: Excessive salivation commonly occurs with first time denture wearers. That tends to improve with time as you are getting accustomed to the dentures. It's no cause for concern at this time.

Answered 11/1/2014

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Temporary drooling: First time denture wearers face drooling as one of the common problems. .Excessive saliva in the mouth or drooling due to a new set of dentures is generally a temporary problem and is not really a matter to be worried about. Good luck.

Answered 5/5/2019

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