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A 33-year-old male asked:

What can u used to stop soar on your gum that cause by denture?

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Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
See your dentist: You can place anbesol on the sore area under the denture while you wear it. I would recommend seeing your dentist and asking for a prescription of magic mouthwash. It can be made at the pharmacy and contains a (1:1:1) ratio of viscous lidocaine, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and maalox liquids. Also this is an indication that the denture may need an adjustment. See your dentist as soon as you can.
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Dr. Earl Sandroff
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Dentistry 45 years experience
Oral anesthetic: If you are getting sore from you denture you could ease the pain bu getting an otc oral anesthetic gel. If need be you might need to see a dentist and get your denture adjusted. The mouth changes as time goes by but the denture won't. Also...Keep the inside of your denture clean and free of crud buildup.
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Dr. Zahid Ahmed
Dentistry 13 years experience
See dentist: A denture sore is most commonly caused by an ill fitting denture that needs adjustment to remove the area of irritation. In the meantime temporary relief may be had with orajel, or topical anesthetic, available at a local pharmacy. The relief is only temporary though. Also, if possible, removing the denture will allow the sore to heal, but again may only be temporary. Good luck.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
A few suggestions: First, leave it out of your mouth as much as possible until you see your dentist. Secondly, a local anesthetic or salt water rinses may help somewhat. Third, see your dentist as soon as possible for an adjustment to relieve the area on the denture that is causing the irritation. Finally, see if it's time for a reline or a new denture.
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Last updated Mar 12, 2016

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