Get Rid of Denture Pain Naturally

Getting dentures can be a life-altering experience, and not necessarily in a good way. Whether you’re getting complete or partial dentures you know that the teeth being lost are lost forever, unless you look at dental implants which are expensive and painful. Fake teeth are a part of life for many people and they can come with loads of problems from not fitting properly to causing sores, and just all around discomfort until your mouth adjusts to this foreign intruder.

Complete dentures are done either as conventional dentures made after the teeth are pulled or immediate which are made before the teeth are pulled and both are fitted to the entire mouth. Dentures are made from an impression of your jaw and molds of your mouth. Once they are made the dentist will adjust them so they are the most comfortable. Be sure you’re honest with your dentist about the fit. You want to avoid mouth sores and soreness as much as possible.

Thankfully there are simple, natural ways of dealing with these problems and you can even make your own adhesives at home that are all-natural and hypo-allergenic!

How can I prevent Denture Pain?

  • Rest your mouth often and always remove your teeth at night.
  • Have your dentures checked yearly.
  • Get your dentures realigned every two or three  years.
  • Replace your dentures every five or six years depending on wear and tear and how much your gums have shrunk.
  • Make sure you’re not allergic to the cleaners and adhesives you are using.
  • Make sure you clean your gums gently each and every night.

What are the symptoms of Denture Pain?

  • Red gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Inflammation in the corners of the mouth

How do I cure Denture Pain?

  • Cut a fig in half and set one half between your cheek with the open part against the sore spot on your gum.
  • Enjoy soft foods such as soups, stews, and pastas.
  • Make sure you keep your dentures clean with soap and warm water. Gently brush and scrub twice a day and rinse well.
  • Crush 2 teaspoons of anise seed with a tablespoon of pepper went leave and steep in 2 cups of boiling water. This act as an antiseptic and preservative
  • Mix a teaspoon of clove oil into some coffee moisten it with olive oil and dab around the sores in your mouth be careful though clove oil can sometimes sting.
  • Make yourself a warm salt water gargle with a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water. This will help fight off infection and inflammation.
  • Put some aloe vera gel on the sore spots. Aloe vera gel helps to reduce inflammation naturally.
  • Make a mouth rinse from goldenseal, baking soda and warm water.
  • Give your mouth some time to adjust. Speak slowly and carefully. Try to stay relaxed.
  • Consider making your own hypo-allergenic adhesive. Mix 1 oz. of karaya gum powder with 3 oz of tragacanth powder and 30 drops of peppermint oil. Put in a squeeze bottle and shake for 30 seconds then put on your dentures. It should hold for up to 12 hours!
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