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Why do my new dentures hurt?

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Dr Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Several Reasons

New dentures are made from impressions of your jaws and overlaying mucous membranes.
Your mouth changes daily & from morning til night. Some mucosa supporting parts of the dentures are thinner & less tolerant of pressures. Your bite may be off. See your dentist as soon as possible and they will use a pressure indicating paste to see pressure points & they will check the bite & adjust it as needed.

In brief: Several Reasons

New dentures are made from impressions of your jaws and overlaying mucous membranes.
Your mouth changes daily & from morning til night. Some mucosa supporting parts of the dentures are thinner & less tolerant of pressures. Your bite may be off. See your dentist as soon as possible and they will use a pressure indicating paste to see pressure points & they will check the bite & adjust it as needed.
Dr Simon Rosenberg
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Dr David Padula
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sore spots

It is very normal for new dentures to have sore spots.
This can be helped by having your dentist adjust these areas. Pressure from the denture on your soft tissues can cause these and the areas need to be relieved.

In brief: Sore spots

It is very normal for new dentures to have sore spots.
This can be helped by having your dentist adjust these areas. Pressure from the denture on your soft tissues can cause these and the areas need to be relieved.
Dr David Padula
Dr David Padula
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Dr A Paghdiwala
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pressure and/or bite

New dentures, either full dentures or partials, can hurt either because the base of the denture is pressing too hard on the gums or the muscle attachments or because the bite from the opposing teeth is heavier at some spots.
To get relief, the denture base may need minor adjustments to relieve excessive pressure or the bite may need evening out. Sometimes more than one adjustment may be needed.

In brief: Pressure and/or bite

New dentures, either full dentures or partials, can hurt either because the base of the denture is pressing too hard on the gums or the muscle attachments or because the bite from the opposing teeth is heavier at some spots.
To get relief, the denture base may need minor adjustments to relieve excessive pressure or the bite may need evening out. Sometimes more than one adjustment may be needed.
Dr A Paghdiwala
Dr A Paghdiwala
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Dr John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Need adjustment

Most likely your mouth is unable to adapt to the contours of the dentures.
They should be checked for tissue adaptation (using a white pressure indicating paste) and for the bite. Adjustments should then be appropriately made. I am a prosthodontist (specialist who does this) and i often see my patients 3-4 times in the first 5-10 days for custom adjustments. These are expected and included in fee.

In brief: Need adjustment

Most likely your mouth is unable to adapt to the contours of the dentures.
They should be checked for tissue adaptation (using a white pressure indicating paste) and for the bite. Adjustments should then be appropriately made. I am a prosthodontist (specialist who does this) and i often see my patients 3-4 times in the first 5-10 days for custom adjustments. These are expected and included in fee.
Dr John Thaler
Dr John Thaler
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Dr Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry

In brief: Need for evaluation

To determine your complaint with your new dentures causing pain requires an in-office evaluation to determine cause.
In most cases, pressure bearing areas of new dentures can irritate underlying tissues and cause sore areas. The dentist relieves these areas and should resolve the issue. Consult your dentist to determine the cause.

In brief: Need for evaluation

To determine your complaint with your new dentures causing pain requires an in-office evaluation to determine cause.
In most cases, pressure bearing areas of new dentures can irritate underlying tissues and cause sore areas. The dentist relieves these areas and should resolve the issue. Consult your dentist to determine the cause.
Dr Rod Zimmerman
Dr Rod Zimmerman
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Dr BEHRAM DALAL
Dentistry

In brief: There is usually

An adjustment phase with all dentures - partial or complete.
The corresponding fragile tissues which have never needed to be covered, now are, by an unforgiving rigid material - the denture. An adjustment or two typically solves the problem. In any event, consider a fixed option with dental implants. You'll be much better off with them over the duration of your lifetime. Hope this helps.

In brief: There is usually

An adjustment phase with all dentures - partial or complete.
The corresponding fragile tissues which have never needed to be covered, now are, by an unforgiving rigid material - the denture. An adjustment or two typically solves the problem. In any event, consider a fixed option with dental implants. You'll be much better off with them over the duration of your lifetime. Hope this helps.
Dr BEHRAM DALAL
Dr BEHRAM DALAL
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Dr Robert Devin
Dentistry

In brief: Denture pain.

Dentures that are not properly fitting will cause pain with chewing.
These are pressure points and areas of abrasion. The pressure points on the tissue side can be adjusted to comfort. Next, the way the bite fits and works together need to be adjusted. An occlusal adjustment may also need to be done outside the mouth.Lastly if the dentures are more than 8yrs old a reline may need to be done.

In brief: Denture pain.

Dentures that are not properly fitting will cause pain with chewing.
These are pressure points and areas of abrasion. The pressure points on the tissue side can be adjusted to comfort. Next, the way the bite fits and works together need to be adjusted. An occlusal adjustment may also need to be done outside the mouth.Lastly if the dentures are more than 8yrs old a reline may need to be done.
Dr Robert Devin
Dr Robert Devin
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