Ideally, you should visit your denture dentist regularly to have your dentures checked. However, there are also some signs that you may need to see your dentist early to protect your oral and general health.
Dentures shouldn’t hurt. If your dentures are hurting you after the first few weeks, or if the denture pain seems to increase, it’s likely the sign of a serious problem, and you need to see a dentist to ensure that it doesn’t get worse.
Many people think that dentures can’t fit well. While this may be true for economy dentures, it’s actually possible for dentures to fit very well. If your dentures aren’t fitting well, you can benefit from seeing your dentist about new ones.
Again, dentures can actually work quite well. Properly fitted dentures can allow you to chew, talk, and smile, without worrying that you will lose your dentures. Dentures also shouldn’t lead to you regularly biting your tongue or cheek.
Properly fitting dentures in a healthy mouth shouldn’t smell. However, if your dentures aren’t fitting you right, you can often end up with food particles that keep getting trapped under your dentures where they may decay in a smelly way. Other times, the problem may be in your mouth, where bacterial infection can lead to bad breath.
A little bit of denture cream is fine for creating a seal under your dentures. However, if you find yourself using more and more, it’s likely that you’re seeing some loss of bone and soft tissue in your mouth, which is a sign of potentially serious periodontal infection. Seeing your dentist now can protect you from more serious health problems in the future.
This may seem obvious, but there are many people out there who think they can fix their dentures themselves. Or they think they can just keep wearing broken or warped dentures without facing potentially serious complications.
If you break or warp your dentures, you should see your dentist about getting a replacement.
At Dental Excellence of Blue Bell, we offer replacement dentures as well as new dentures for people who have never worn dentures before. To learn more about when to replace your dentures, please contact us today for an appointment at our office in Philadelphia.
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