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I have worn upper dentures for years. Why now getting a severe pain on the front of my face?
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Dr. Jordan Fersel
Pain Management
4 doctors agree
In brief: Neuralgia?
Possible damage to maxillary nerve branches from ill fitting dentures.

In brief: Neuralgia?
Possible damage to maxillary nerve branches from ill fitting dentures.
Dr. Jordan Fersel
Dr. Jordan Fersel
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Dr. Aaron Cook
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nerve compression?
When teeth are lost and not replaced with implants, the bone can shrink/resorb.
If your bone has resorbed enough, a nerve may be sitting close to your gums, and your denture could be pressing on it, causing pain. See your dentist about options.

In brief: Nerve compression?
When teeth are lost and not replaced with implants, the bone can shrink/resorb.
If your bone has resorbed enough, a nerve may be sitting close to your gums, and your denture could be pressing on it, causing pain. See your dentist about options.
Dr. Aaron Cook
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
In brief: Atrophy, overclosure
It is likely that you have deteriorated the bone in the top jaw , especially under the nose, over the years.
If you have lower front teeth, then the trauma over time can be severe. Using adhesive to hold them in during this time, has allowed you to over stress the area and exceed the normal loading range beyond which the dentures would come loose. See a prosthodontist for an evaluation.

In brief: Atrophy, overclosure
It is likely that you have deteriorated the bone in the top jaw , especially under the nose, over the years.
If you have lower front teeth, then the trauma over time can be severe. Using adhesive to hold them in during this time, has allowed you to over stress the area and exceed the normal loading range beyond which the dentures would come loose. See a prosthodontist for an evaluation.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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