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Extractions, dentures done. What can be done for pain relief in gums?

Hi..I had 18 extractions and full upper and lower dentures done 2days ago..I had several absessed teeth in my mouth.and where the most painful one was on the bottom gum up front is sooooooo increadiably sore it brings me to tears ...which also hurt..I know it will take a long time to feel any better but what can I do to releave the pains in my gums?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hi and welcome to HCM,

Dentures are fabricated only when the extraction sockets are completely healed and closed .
Any ulcerated area on the gums or the healing wound may become worse if dentures are used over it.
i guess you have inflammed alveolar ridge or ulcerated area which is sore and hurts on application of biting forces.
i would suggest you to discontinue the use of denture till the area is healed as the pressure of the denture may worsen the area.
you can apply antiseptic oral ointment like dentogel over the affected area which helps in healing.
mouth rinsing with lukewarm saline water may give soothing effect.
i hope this helps,
take care
Answered: Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
dear friend
i can very well understand your present oral conditions, after eighteen extraction and set of new dentures .

now since you have taken a very good decision of having a set of dentures, then you must be little patient to follow the following things too.

healing is a natural process it takes time to form new blood vessels collagen fibre and nerves. we cannot interfere in this but yes, we can enhance healing by just maintaining few simple steps. this will not only relief pain but also improves your oral condition .

1 take very healthy nutritious diet in semisolid or liquid state only, without putting undue pressure on new dentures and hence on gums.

2 strictly maintain good oral hygiene in your healing gums as well as at the base of denture.

3 always store dentures in water , separately brush them and wash with mild antiseptic solution.

4 massage your gums with your index finger slowly, this improves blood circulation.

5 presently wear your dentures only when required

6 stop smoking and alcohol consumption if you have any habit.

7 get accustomed to new dentures slowly

8 presently for your immediate relief do warm saline rinses without dentures and take
tab combiflame every six hourly for three to five days.

i am very sure , very soon you will be using your set of dentures comfortably and painlessly
Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response


Since your alveolar ridge has not healed completely,discontinue the use of dentures as it can cause denture irritational hyperplasia.

Please do apply dologel over the affected site.

Take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics prescribed by your dentist.

FREQUENT warm saline gargle may be helpful.

Also get your blood-sugar level checked since diabetes delays wound healing.



Answered: Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
Thanks for sharing your concern with us
Unfortunately the removal of multiple teeth with the placement of immediate dentures is accompanied by some degree of discomfort. You will usually have a prescription for pain medication. You should not take a pain pill until you start to feel the affects of the local anesthesia (numbing medicine) begin wear off. Taking you pain medication too soon can cause over-sedation and nausea. Effects of pain medicines vary widely among individuals. If you do not achieve adequate relief, you may supplement each pill with ibuprofen (unless you have a condition or take other medication in which ibuprofen is contraindicated). Some people may even require two of the pain pills at one time during early stages .
use warm saline rinses (half cup Luke warm water + half tbs table salt). rinse with it every day twice.
You can contact me again directly through my profile.
Dr Neha Gupta
Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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