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What kind of denture adhesive is useful for sensitive gums?

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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry 46 years experience
No Denture Sores: Sore gums under a denture is a sign that dentures are not fitting properly. The denture moves & irritates the mucous membranes under the denture. You should see a prosthodontist with extra training in this area. They will evaluate the denture's fit to the gums & how they meet when biting/chewing & how tall the teeth are. All these contribute to denture fit. Adhesive can't fix ill-fitting dentures.
Dr. Richard Charmoy
Dentistry 36 years experience
Try out many: There are many types of denture adhesives available. The only way is trail. Try the pastes, powders, pads. Different brands until you find which is the most comfortable. With that being said if a denture is made probably you shouldn't need to use adhesive.
Dr. Alvaro Gracia
Prosthodontics 29 years experience
I recommended water : I recommended water proof secure and this product us zinc free. Taste free and it doesn't hurt gums at removable another that works fine is super poligrip and it holds long time with some peppermint flavor
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 37 years experience
None: Gums are typically sensitive because they are not stable in your mouth and the rubbing causes sensitivity to the gums. If the denture is stable and secure the gums will not be sore.

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