Are Your New Dentures Making Your Mouth Sore?

Are Your New Dentures Making Your Mouth Sore?

Getting dentures is an exciting step in your life; you can once again eat what you want and smile with confidence. When you first get your new complete dentures, they may feel strange in your mouth and you should expect some mild discomfort. It will take some time to get used to the feeling of your dentures and they may cause some sore spots during the first period of wear. As you become accustomed to your dentures and your gums become a bit more resilient, these sore spots should no longer occur. If you have had your dentures for several months and they are still causing soreness in the jaw or gums, visit your denturist. Sore spots are often caused by any of the following issues.

Reasons Your Dentures Might Make Your Mouth Sore

When you first receive your new dentures, your denturist will ask you if they fit well and feel natural. While you might think they feel right at the time, new dentures may take some adjusting to the sensation and your initial reaction may change after some wear. While you will need to take some time to adjust to the feel of your new dentures, they shouldn’t be hurting you or moving around. If you notice either of these, call your denturist and schedule a denture reline. After a few weeks of wear, you should feel used to your dentures and if you still feel sore after becoming accustomed, you likely need a reline. Remember that you shouldn’t ignore poor denture fit, as it will make you uncomfortable and can also impact your health.

If you aren’t cleaning your dentures properly, sore spots can develop. If you are not adequately washing your dentures and brushing your gums, you may have bacteria developing under your dentures. Remember that you should remove your complete dentures while you sleep to let your gums breathe. Make sure you follow these oral health habits for denture wearers to ensure a clean mouth free of bacteria and gum disease. You may also have to get used to rinsing your dentures. If you eat foods that leave small, hard pieces under the dentures, it can cause uncomfortable rubbing and sore spots. You should rinse your dentures after eating nuts, seeds, seedy fruits (such as raspberries), and other foods that may get caught under your dentures and cause pain.

Hard Foods
As you get used to your dentures, you might be excited to once again eat all of your favourite foods, but start out easy. Eating hard foods while you’re still getting used to dentures can cause pressure in your mouth in areas you aren’t used to and it can make your mouth sore. The same goes for sticky foods. These can be very difficult to chew and can make your gums sore, but they can also potentially damage your dentures.


Keep Your Dentures Comfortable By Visiting A Calgary Denturist

If your new dentures are causing soreness, speak with a knowledgeable denturist. The solution may be as simple as rinsing your dentures and mouth more often, or you could need a professional denture reline. To help account for any initial relines to ensure proper denture fit and comfort, when you get your dentures from Future Smiles Denture Clinic the first year of adjustments and repairs is FREE. Make sure your dentures feel comfortable and natural with the proper fit and care. To speak with the team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic in Calgary, you can visit the SW Calgary Denture clinic on Macleod or the NE Calgary location in Coral Springs. To book a free consultation with our Calgary Denturist, call 1-403-475-0016 or fill out the online contact form.



Q: Is denture fit important?
A: Yes, denture fit is very important. When dentures are ill-fitting they can cause pain in the mouth. The fit of your dentures will not only affect the way you eat and speak, but they can also impact your health. To learn more, read Can Ill-Fitting Dentures Impact Health?

Q: How can I help keep my dentures comfortable?
A: Dentures will need relines over time as the shape of your jaw changes, but there are some ways you can keep your dentures as comfortable as possible. Make sure you clean your dentures and gums every night, take your dentures out at night to let your gums breathe, and keep your dentures in water when they are not in use, for a start. Read Caring For Your Dentures: A Step By Step Guide to learn more about denture care.

Q: I’m looking for affordable denture solutions. What options do I have?
A: At Future Smiles Dentures Clinic, we know that Calgarians are looking for low-cost, stress-free denture payment plans. This is why we offer affordable denture solutions, including direct billing and financing.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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