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A 55-year-old female asked:

I had my top denture in fell asleep woke up i changed from fixedent to poligrip i guess my gums didnt like it i took out my teeth and the whole top felt like they were on fire i havent put them back in due to it still hurting bad can i rub lidocai?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Do not use and substance in your mouth that is not intended for intraoral use. Further issues can arise. It is possible that you had a reaction to the poligrip. Dentures should be removed when you are asleep to help prevent a fungal infection on the gingival surface. If you do have a surface infection your dentist can prescribe Mycelex Troches to treat your issue.
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