When you replace your missing teeth with dentures, the last thing you thought you would experience is denture pain. One of the silver linings to losing your natural teeth is not having to experience dental pain again. Denture pain is an unexpected and unwelcome visitor in your life. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to relieve denture pain so you can live a pain-free life again.

1. Practice Proper Denture Hygiene

mature woman taking a self while enjoying a walk in the parkOne of the easiest ways you can prevent denture pain from occurring is by properly cleaning your dentures and practicing good oral hygiene. Even though you no longer have real teeth, you still need to care for your dentures and gums. Taking proper care of your dentures will extend their lifespan and prevent damage that can cause pain.

For starters, you should clean your dentures thoroughly every night as well as the roof of your mouth, your tongue, and your gums. Giving them a thorough cleaning every night can help prevent thrush in your mouth.

Next, it’s important to let your dentures soak overnight after they’ve been cleaned so your mouth can get a break. This will also help loosen any remaining particles on your dentures during the night.

In the morning, clean the inside of your mouth using a soft toothbrush and toothpaste to remove bacteria that accumulated while you slept. Then, brush your dentures, place them in your mouth and you’re ready for the day!

It’s also important to wear your dentures on a consistent basis. Inconsistent use can irritate your mouth and lead to denture pain.

With poor care, it can affect your oral health and your dentures. Eventually, they will no longer fit, become worn, or broken which can make denture pain occur. 

2. Test For Allergies

If your dentures feel uncomfortable from day one and your mouth feels constantly irritated, you might have an allergy to something. People can be allergic to dental adhesives, denture cleaning products, or even to the acrylic inside dentures. If it’s an allergic reaction, you will experience denture pain, a burning sensation in your mouth, and mouth ulcers. If you think it’s an allergy, talk to your dentist.

3. Eat Easy To Chew foods

Don’t eat outside of your comfort zone or you might suffer the consequences of denture pain. When you first start wearing dentures, chewing will feel unusual. It’s best that you don’t bite into an apple or try to chew a steak or kettle chips on your first day. We recommend starting with soft foods like mashed potatoes, pudding, or soup to help ease into eating with dentures.

Irritation and denture pain can occur with eating if you don’t maintain a moist mouth during the eating process. Saliva helps lubricate the mouth and reduce denture friction.

For best results, avoid seeded bread and biting hard food because it can destabilize your dentures. The extra force can also cause sore spots below the dentures.

4. Let Your Gums Relax

One of the reasons people experience denture pain is because they don’t let their gums rest when they’re swollen. It’s beneficial to take your dentures out while you sleep to give your gums a rest. If you do this and your gums still swell up and feel painful, it’s likely your dentures don’t fit correctly.

In addition to letting your gums rest, it’s also important to take good care of their health. This means keeping your dentures clean and brushing your gums. If bacteria accumulates, it can result in gum disease which can result in further denture pain. Gum disease can also change the shape of your gums which can make your dentures no longer fit correctly.

5. Herbal Remedies

There are some herbal remedies that can help with denture pain. The first one is aloe vera gel. Applying the gel to your inflamed gums can bring relief and help heal inflamed gums.

Turmeric is another herbal remedy that can help alleviate denture pain. Turmeric has anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce gum swelling.

Drinking black tea can also help soothe gum swelling and denture pain.

Reducing gum pain is also possible with cloves. The main ingredient in a clove, eugenol, contains anti-swelling and analgesic properties. Simply mix grounded cloves with olive oil and apply it to your gums. After five minutes, wash your gums.

The last herbal remedy to relieve denture pain is salt. Simply swishing saltwater in your mouth can reduce gum sores, pain, and swelling.

6. Say Goodbye to All Denture Pain With FOY® Dentures

The last and the most effective way to reduce denture pain is by getting new dentures. Dentures shouldn’t be painful to wear. Most dentures aren’t made to fit your jaw or support your facial structure. Fountain of Youth Dentures® are different. They’re designed using neuromuscular principles to provide you with a comfortable and supportable denture that also provides face-lifting benefits. Since they support your facial features, you may see a decrease in the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin.

FOY® Dentures are also designed with aesthetics in mind. They don’t use cheap acrylic that can irritate your gums. They’re made using advanced ceramic materials.

With Fountain of Youth Dentures, you can say goodbye to denture pain, discomfort, and premature aging. Find a dentist who offers FOY® Dentures near you today.