4 Common Denture Problems (And How to Avoid Them)

Any appliance, from your television to your dentures, will experience some level of wear and minor complications. In the case of your television, it’s easy enough to just turn the darn thing off. However, your dentures require a bit more attention. Here are four of the most common denture problems, how to avoid them, and how to treat them.

Excessive Saliva

If you are new to dentures, you may notice that your mouth is producing more saliva than normal. This is because your body senses a foreign object and is trying to get rid of it through salivating. This is completely normal, and over time your mouth will adjust. While you are waiting for your mouth to get used to the new appliance, try swallowing more or sucking on mints.

Shifting Dentures

If your dentures are slipping around your mouth, this is a tell-tale sign that it’s time to visit your denturist. As mentioned above, our bodies are great at trying to get rid of objects that they perceive as foreign. In this case, your tongue and cheek muscles are pushing against your dentures to force them out of your mouth. A visit to your Denture Specialist can help you understand the root cause of these issues and how to resolve them, getting you talking and eating like normal again!

Mouth Sores and Pain

While soreness is very common while your mouth is getting used to dentures, ongoing pain should be dealt with accordingly. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water and ensure that your denture adhesive is working. If those do not give you relief, see your denturist. It is possible that your dentures no longer fit and need to be adjusted.

Poor Fit

Gum tissue and bone deteriorate over time as a normal part of the aging process. As a result, your dentures may fit less snugly, causing discomfort and pain if left untreated. Regular appointments will allow your denturist to make the necessary modifications and replacements as your mouth changes.

If you are experiencing any of these issues and need further advice, please give us a call. Here at South Calgary Dentures, we want to make sure that you have all of the knowledge you need to find success with your dentures!