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Have swollen and sore gums after fixing dentures. Has headache and ringing in ears. Advice?

My husband has complete upper and lower dentures . He has felt bad for a few days. He has had chills and run some fever . He has complained of hearing his heart beat and a ringing in his ears. Now all his upper gums are swollen and sore. he is having severe headachs. He refuses to go to the doctor. What could be wrong with him..
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.

There may be pain for a little while once a patient gets a denture for the first time until such a time the mouth gets adjusted to them. Denture pain frequently happens when the dentures produce sore spots, which are caused by the loosening or the rubbing of dentures on the gums. The gum ridge may tighten up because of the absence of teeth.

A mild herbal mouthwash is the best solution for sensitive mouths.
Good hygiene will also go a long way to soothe tender gums. Gently swab the gums with a warm washcloth to remove harmful bacteria that may lead to a gum infection.

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query,
First-time denture wearers frequently suffer from sore gums as their mouths adjust to the presence of a foreign object and their jaws learn to move around the dentures.
When dentures no longer fit properly, there are some denture products that can provide short term relief until you can see your denturist. Over-the-counter products such as denture creams and adhesives can provide a temporary cushion as well as assist with the denture's grip. These elastic-like products form a bond between the denture and gums, holding the dentures more firmly in place.
If the gums are simply too sore and swollen for a new impression to be made, then a temporary soft liner may be added to the underside of the denture to act as a cushion until the gums have had time to heal.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hi and welcome to hcm,

Usually placing of dentures for the first time can cause irritation and inflammation to the gums and alveolar ridges.

The problem will solve ,once your husband is adjusted to new dentures.

Also check for the stability and extension of denture.
The irregular borders has to be smoothened.
Also check the tissue surfaces of denture.
apply anaesthetic gel on the affected site.
Frequent warm saline rinse can be done.
If symptoms persists,denture has to be replaced.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Dentures teke time to get adjusted to the oral mucosa , for some time it may cause irritation and inflammation to the oral mucosa .
Pain in the alveolar bone can spread to adjacent tissues like ear , jaw bone , cheek , forehead .

Get your dentiures checked by the Dentist , look for any uneven borders , tissue surfaces , clean the dentures properly sharp edges has to be smoothened .

Apply mucopain ointment topically over inflammed gums.
Maintain a good oral hygiene .
Use saline water gargles 3-4 times a day.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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