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I recently had my first dentures and seem to be drooling?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Temporary drooling

First time denture wearers face drooling as one of the common problems.
.Excessive saliva in the mouth or drooling due to a new set of dentures is generally a temporary problem and is not really a matter to be worried about. Good luck.

In brief: Temporary drooling

First time denture wearers face drooling as one of the common problems.
.Excessive saliva in the mouth or drooling due to a new set of dentures is generally a temporary problem and is not really a matter to be worried about. Good luck.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Robert Tupac
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Common

Your salivary glands are reacting to something new in your mouth and they are reacting normally.
.. This reaction usually settles down after a while.

In brief: Common

Your salivary glands are reacting to something new in your mouth and they are reacting normally.
.. This reaction usually settles down after a while.
Dr. Robert Tupac
Dr. Robert Tupac
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Normal and expected

It is a natural response to salivate more than usual when getting accustomed to new dentures.
This response should get progressively better the more you wear them. Give it a couple of days.

In brief: Normal and expected

It is a natural response to salivate more than usual when getting accustomed to new dentures.
This response should get progressively better the more you wear them. Give it a couple of days.
Dr. Jonathan Hoffman
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Dr. James Vito
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
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In brief: Not uncommon

Initially when you first get dentures drooling is not an uncommon event.
Tis typically takes a few days to resolve itself.

In brief: Not uncommon

Initially when you first get dentures drooling is not an uncommon event.
Tis typically takes a few days to resolve itself.
Dr. James Vito
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Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: That's normal

Excessive salivation commonly occurs with first time denture wearers.
That tends to improve with time as you are getting accustomed to the dentures. It's no cause for concern at this time.

In brief: That's normal

Excessive salivation commonly occurs with first time denture wearers.
That tends to improve with time as you are getting accustomed to the dentures. It's no cause for concern at this time.
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Normal

Your mouth sees them as either: 1.
Food or, 2. A foreign body. So, it wants to get the saliva going to either begin to digest them or float them out of your mouth. Be sure the fit is correct, and eat small bits of food to start with, chewing with food on both side at the same time. This takes practice. You will be swallowing a lot of saliva at first, but the amount will lessen over time.

In brief: Normal

Your mouth sees them as either: 1.
Food or, 2. A foreign body. So, it wants to get the saliva going to either begin to digest them or float them out of your mouth. Be sure the fit is correct, and eat small bits of food to start with, chewing with food on both side at the same time. This takes practice. You will be swallowing a lot of saliva at first, but the amount will lessen over time.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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In brief: It's common

Your salivary glands are being stimulated by the presence of the dentures in you mouth.
You'll get used to them eventually. If you can't control the amount of saliva by swallowing it fast enough medication to reduce the amount of saliva may be able to help. Talk to your doctor or dentist if you think you might need to go that route.

In brief: It's common

Your salivary glands are being stimulated by the presence of the dentures in you mouth.
You'll get used to them eventually. If you can't control the amount of saliva by swallowing it fast enough medication to reduce the amount of saliva may be able to help. Talk to your doctor or dentist if you think you might need to go that route.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dr. Charles Kattuah
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