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Can Not Wear Dentures Gums Swollen
My friends top 4 false dentures get tight through the day, as though gums are swelling and experiencing pain also swollen cheek?
Dental visit: Get a dental exam and give your full medical history. Dentures can get tight with certain diseases such as paget's disease. ...Read more
2 days after having all top teeth pulled and dentures set, my gums swelling has went down but I woke today to my sinuses swollen considerately?
18 teeth extracted one week ago gums are swollen sires from dentures ib prophen don't work, fever and sore throat started today. What should I do?
See you dentist: Hi Billy! Your denture should start feeling better after a week or so. It's not uncommon for a denture to be adjusted multiple times after you have had your teeth out. The bone and gum tissue will eventually heal and shrink. At this point you will need to relign the denture so it fits your mouth properly. Usually a few months after receiving the denture. Best of luck! ...Read more
What to do about implants with dentures can your gums swell up fr going from one state to the next?
I wear dentures and recently I have these white painful blisters on the top and bottom of my gums. What is it and what do I do?
Ulcerations?: Depending on how well-fitting your dentures are, these could simply be ulcerations caused by the dentures moving. It the dentures are loose, they may need relined, or may need to be remade altogether. Other causes could be due to medications or changes in diet. Make an appointment with your dentist to take a close look. Keep smiling! ...Read more
My son has oral warts on his gum can this cause a bitter taste when he wears denture on top of wart?
Oral warts?: Who diagnosed his lesions as "oral warts"? My best advice is to have him seen by a dentist to see what's going on and recommend best course of action. We have too little information to go on to suggest anything else. ...Read more
Hello first of all I wear dentures and here recently started getting these white blisters along my top and bottom gum line this is painful what do I d?
Get exam&adjustment: You need to see your dentist to determine if these white blisters are related to your dentures or not! You may only need an adjustment as your dentures are rubbing your gums, especially along the border. There is always the possibility that these blisters are not dental related. Find out and treat appropriately! ...Read more
How long does it take gums to heal before I can wear dentures? I had a full mouth extraction done last week, and would like to know how long before my gums heal enough that I can get dentures and use adhesive? .
Immediate use: If you have an immediate dentures made, then you should start wearing them now. If you mouth is too sore, please see your dentist so he can adjust and possibly place a denture liner for you (ie. Tissue conditioner or soft reline). But in general it take 4 to 6 weeks for the gums to close fully from the extractions. ...Read more
Lump in gum 3 years after teeth extraction. Very painful. Can't wear lower dentures. Could it be fractured or possibly a piece of tooth left?
See dentist: Three years...A very long time. Curious when the lump showed up. I would see a dentist asap...Could be a root tip, infection, cyst. ...Read more
I had blood clot removed from my gum/ lip area July 1 st. When I wear my denture it is still sore. How long will this take to heal completely?
Returning: Return to your Dentist for reevaluation. Your denture may need an adjustment. Uuy ...Read more
Alveoplasty: "your gums shaved " Some patients have jaw shape issues that suggest that alveoloplasty would be beneficial and in some cases mandatory. One of the major benefits of Alveoplasty is that it helps your dentures fit better. ...Read more
Shrinking gums: Generally without teeth to help maintain the surround bone, it shrinks or resorbs over time. Ill fitting dentures especially accelerate bone resorbtion. If you wear dentures, make sure they are well fitted ; have them examined every 6 months ; relined as necessary. If you are missing teeth, consider replacing them with dental implants. Think of long term ; not sure term consequences. Get consult! ...Read more
Is it advisable to use Fixodent while the Denture is slightly loose? Is Fixodent harmful to gums? Regards
Fixodent can help...: ... but it is better to have a well fitting denture. A loose denture may cause the remaining bone to atrophy that much quicker. How long do you have your denture for? If it is more than a few years it may need a reline. ...Read more
My dentist says my lower gum has a low ridge and it is too hard to make a denture thatbfits. Is this true?
Sometimes, but...: While this is sometimes true, I would suggest that you see a prosthodontist to get a second opinion and find out your options. Implants may be an option to help retain the denture. ...Read more
Is there a padding material that can be placed in new dentures to help ease gum soreness, roughness of the denture enhance fit and improve facial fitn?
New dentures: It is very common to get sore spots when wearing new prosthesis (dentures). New dentures are like new shoes and you need to break them in. It takes a littke bit of patience. After couple of adjustments everything should be fine however. During this period of adjustment, the dentist can prescribe prescription mouth rinse to ease the transition caused by the sore spots. ...Read more
Having a full denture upper for 3 yrs, it's suddenly feeling kind of larger than it was to the point where I have to use adhesive. Do gums change sizes?
Of course: The bones and gums in your mouth change over time, but the size of the denture stays the same. Denture relining is an important part of denture maintenance every few years. ...Read more
Yes: Gum tissue can be added or transplanted to the deficient areas from the roof of your mouth which is a replenishable source for the gum tissue needed to support your denture. ...Read more
Never: Consider the all-on-4 technique where 4 dental implants are placed into your jaw and then a special denture is modified to directly screw into the implants (by the dentist, not you) and you never remove them and can eat much more efficiently as the denture no longer rests on your gums. The dds will remove to clean on a periodic basis, you must keep it clean by brushing & waterpik device. ...Read more
Adjust the denture: Your gums will toughen itself with the denture functioning. However, denture needs adustment after delivery. Wear the denture for 24 hours prior to your appointment will help the dentist to identify the area of adjustment on your denture using pressure indicating paste (pip). Brush the gum and keep the sore area clean to prevent bacterial superinfection int he trauma area. Call your dentist. ...Read more
Can you tell me anything about having to have your gums shaved in order for dentures to fit properly?
I have new dentures will polident bleach the gum part of my dentures and what is the best thing to clean them with?
Polident is good:
Brush them with a good denture cleaner. Polident is one of those.
Also, when out of your mouth (that should be for about 8 hours per day) let them soak in something like Polident or even plain water. Use a brush about once a day too. ...Read more
Two ways to.........: False teeth as in dentures can usually be inserted at the same time that the teeth are removed. However, there is more discomfort, a greater cost and many more visits to condition, reline and often remake them at a later date. You can wait until the gums are healed enough (4-8 weeks) but most people don't want to go without teeth; a similar scenario for fixed permanent teeth. ...Read more
6-8 weeks: It takes about 2 months for the gums to be ready for dentures, and about 3-4 months for the bone. However, dentures could be placed immediately at the time of extraction; they do not fit as well though. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I had immediate dentures 3 weeks ago my gums don't seem to be healing as quickly as I expected. My wife said it could be because I drink too much?
Adhesive?: By "gum", do you mean that sticky, gooey denture adhesive (glue) you put inside the denture to make it less loose? If you have to put lots of it, you may need a new denture, or at least a procedure called "reline" to fill in the gap with more sturdy material than the denture glue. If the fit is fine but you want to know the best way to remove it, a special denture brush ; spray is the best. ...Read more
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