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Sore gums due to dentures? i've had dentures for about a year now, but recently have been experiencing constant mild gum pain on both my upper and lower jaw. is this likely due to something being wrong with my dentures, or them no longer fitting right?

5 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
There : There are many factors at play. You have to go and see your dentist. Denture do not just stop fitting. Many times they just have to be cleaned up. Please go see your dentist.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
You : You gums and bone may have changed over the past year. Only your dentist can determine that by physical examination.
Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Your : Your gums are constantly changing. I agree, you should have them evaluated by your dentist. Sometimes it is a simple adjustment.
Dr. A Paghdiwala
Specializes in Dentistry
Changes in gums: Your gums and bone may have changed allowing the denture to press extra on certain spots. These are called denture sore spots and the dentures may need adjusting by the dentist.
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 47 years experience
Denture sores: Gums sores after 1yr can mean several things1.Your tissues need a rest. Keep the dentures out for 4 hours very day.2. Your bite is too tall for your mouth: needs to be adjusted.3. Your denture has a germ in the plastic: called candida needs cleaning 4.You have persistent pressure points; needs adjustment. There are more. But see a dds/dmd for and evaluation.

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