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How can these inflammation on gums be cured ? dad have inflammation on his gums due to his new dentures so what 's the cause and what's the cure? male..63 years old complain from inflammation on his gums due to the new dentures...what s the cause?????????????
Tue, 6 Aug 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
inflammation in gums due to new dentures is quite commonly seen
possible cause inculde
1.ill fitting denture i.e. the denture is too tight or too loose
2.also it is seen that placement of new denture in mouth causes hyper or hypo salivation. the later may also lead to inflammation is common that when a person gets his new denture , he tries to eat (in his exitement of havinng an entire set of denture ) things that are too hard to chew

so what i would suggest is that you pay a visit to your dentist who will make the necessary fitting if the denture is ill fitting
besides i would also advise your father to do the following things
1.luke warm saline rinses for 4-6 times daily so that the blood circulation in the ridges is maintained good
2.since denture puts a pressure on the residual ridge , so he should remove denture and let the tissues rest for sometime after every 3-4 hours
3.he can also use gum astringent after every rinse (which is to be done after removal of denture ).take a drop of gum astringent on the index finger and gently massage the residual ridge
4.he should not go to sleep wearing the denture.THE tissues also need rest
5.he should try soft diet initially for a few days and than switch slowly to normal diet
6.also sometimes it is seen that the denture is not properly cleaned before wearing,so what i would suggest is that he should clean the denture in running water with fingers before he wears them and when he removes the denture he should place the denture in clean water
7.for the time being he can take paracetamol or combiflame twice daily for 2-3 days to reduce the inflammation
hope that helps
best of luck
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Palvi 's  Response
thanks for the query...
well...if inflammation is localized then it can be due to ill fitting dentures... consult your dentist for proper examination...
other reason can be periodontitis if some of teeth are present and the denture is partial denture... because its very much common at this age... to cure this, he has to go proper scaling, root planing and curettage...
also take simple precautions also... like dont wear the dentures while sleeping... clean them properly after every meal...
hope it will help you... take care...
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response

Thanks for writing in.

Inflammation after new denture is common.
In beginning its difficult & causes problem but later on it becomes habitual.
If this problem persists even after 15 days then you need to consult your dentist & get it checked if there are any sharp edges or over extended borders.
Meanwhile he can do warm saline rinses & apply dologel to that area.

Take Care
Dr.Neha Sumra
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Inflammation in the gums is due to the newly prepared dentures, your oral cavity will take some times and then adapt to the denture material.

Till then i would suggest you to take lukewarm saline rinses to give a soothing effect.
Apply antiseptic analgesic gel topically over the affected area.
Donot wear the dentures at night.
Take multivitamin suplements.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps out,

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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

Inflammation after placement of new dentures is common.

Sharp edges of denture has to be smoothened ,check whether the relief areas are relieved properly.

Apply mucopain gel on the injured area.

Maintain oral care.

If still inflammation persists,get it replaced.

Take care.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Your dad has new denture which is likely that it may be ill fitted denture so during wearing it hurts to his gums causing ulcers or infection.
You consult your dentist who prepared this denture,he will see and will get it corrected.
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Manish Gupta's  Response
its not uncommon to have ulcers on starting with new dentures. get the dentures checked for any spicule etc. start doing warm saline gargles and gum massage.
wear the dentures with breaks in between..
take care...

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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
You should visit your dentist to get it rectified. If any corrections are required it could be done on the denture so that the gums do not become inflammed. Dentures should be cleaned daily using denture cleansing tooth pastes and a denture cleansing brush.
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Dentist Dr. E. Bharathikannan's  Response
new dentures are always tend to cause such problems it is very common. you should go to your dentist and get it corrected atleast 3 to 4 times after pain. then it will adapt to your mouth without pain after corrections. dont worry. happy smile.
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