14 May 2022
May 14, 2022

Best Denture Pain Relief

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Denture pain is never pleasant, and it could be caused by a few different issues. It may be due to not fitting correctly, bacteria buildup from not cleaning the dentures thoroughly and regularly, or having food stuck between the dentures and gums. You may also experience some pain if you’re new to having dentures.

What’s the best denture pain relief option?

If your pain is due to your dentures not fitting correctly, you should make an appointment with the Complete Dentistry of Orland Park to assess how to adjust your dentures. Properly fitting dentures should fit comfortably and not cause pain. 

For general denture pain, rinsing your mouth with salt water can reduce inflammation and help protect against bacteria. Removing your dentures at night can also give your gums a break for a bit. Soak your dentures overnight in a cleaning solution, such as Efferdent or Polident. You may also soak them in a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water, then brush them in the morning and rinse. 

Your dentist may also recommend a topical anesthetic, such as benzocaine. Benzocaine is an over-the-counter medication that is often used for mouth and gum irritation. Orajel™ is a common benzocaine medication.

Schedule your appointment to get to the bottom of your denture pain.

Call the Complete Dentistry of Orland Park to discuss the best denture pain relief options for you. Schedule an appointment by calling us at 877-478-1353. We’ll get to the bottom of your denture pain and find the best denture pain relief!