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Tips for Denture Pain


Dentures are an amazing option for people who want to feel more confident in their smiles and improve their quality of life. However, adapting to a new set of dentures will take time and can sometimes be painful. Use these tips from our dentists who apply dentures near Hoffman Estates.  


Pain Medication

Our dentists recommend using an over the counter pain-relief medication like ibuprofen to dull the pain and help reduce inflammation throughout the day. 


Topical Gel 

Use a topical gel designed to reduce denture or tooth pain. These gels can be applied to your gums to offer temporary relief by numbing the area and they often offer relief quicker than pain medication. 


Salt Water

Mix a teaspoon of salt into warm water and wait a few minutes for it to dissolve. Use the salt water to rinse out your mouth when your dentures are off. This will help reduce gum swelling and keep any sores clean as they are healing. 


Remove Dentures Overnight 

Wearing your dentures all day can make your gums sore. Give your self a break by removing your dentures before bed, so your gums can relax while you sleep. 


Massage Gums

Massaging your gums can help stimulate blood flow and reduce inflammation. Gently massage your gums with your fingers or toothbrush in a circular motion. 

Dentures can be uncomfortable and painful when you first get them. These tips will help make your transition easier. Contact Schumer Family Dental to get your new set of dentures near Hoffman Estates.

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