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Common Denture Problems & How to Avoid Them

Man Holding His Jaw Due To Denture Problems

If you or a loved one recently got dentures, you may be experiencing some of the common problems that occur. Whether you’re looking for confirmation or a solution to get you living your life back to normal, we’ve got you covered. Whether you have Complete dentures or Partial dentures, this blog post will go over some common problems and what you can do to help reduce stress, discomfort, and pain.

Common Denture Complications & How to Help

Below we have listed some common denture problems that you or a loved one may be experiencing. Please know that it’s very likely that any issues you’re experiencing are normal. If you’re concerned about the degree of discomfort for any of the following denture complications listed, don’t hesitate to reach out to the expert denturists at Ottawa South Denture Clinic.   

Irritation in the gums or mouth

When there’s a foreign object in your mouth that your gums aren’t used to, oftentimes you will experience minor discomfort or irritation that just takes some time to get used to. 

Emphasis on minor. If you’re experiencing extreme discomfort or are in pain, we strongly recommend you contact your denturist. They will be able to investigate and help you proceed with the next steps to resolve any issues. To help alleviate any discomfort, you can try over-the-counter pain-relieving medication. Eating soft foods, chewing slowly, ensuring your dentures are clean, and removing them every night should also reduce irritation. 

Difficulty Speaking

It’s very common for individuals to have trouble speaking when they first get new dentures. The shape of your gums, teeth, and tongue can all play a huge impact on how you speak and sound to yourself and others. The key is to speak slowly and practice as often as you can. Know that this will take time, and there’s nothing to be embarrassed about! 

Trouble With Eating

Many people have problems eating and chewing their food when they first get dentures. Again, this is totally normal when you’re first starting out. Here are a few tips to help you overcome this:

  • Eat softer foods
  • Start slow and be patient
  • Avoid hot liquids 
  • Cut foods into smaller pieces
  • Make sure you chew evenly on both sides

Avoid Denture Problems With Denture Care

Another great way to avoid or reduce the amount of common denture problems is to take proper care of your dentures. There is a wide range of care tips you can implement for great hygiene; here are a few:

  • Brush your dentures with a soft toothbrush and mild soap or denture paste. 
  • Rinse your dentures with cold water after meals.
  • Soak your dentures every night with water and denture tablets or a solution. 
  • Handle your dentures with care.

Avoid Denture Problems With Regular Check-ups 

The best way to avoid denture problems is to invest in a quality set of dentures from Ottawa South Denture Clinic and maintain a regular check-up schedule. We offer high-quality dentures and world-class customer service that has contributed to our reputation as Ottawa’s premier denture clinic.

At Ottawa South Denture Clinic, we offer complimentary consultations, so if you’re at all concerned about the complications listed on this page, do not hesitate to reach out. Contact us today!