People who have suffered from tooth loss due to injuries, infections or old age related dental problems, are usually given dentures. These dentures, if not looked after properly, can create problems like irritation in the gums and mouth, slurring, chewing and eating problems, mouth infections and a bad fit.
HOW IS DENTURE PROBLEMS DIAGNOSED?
There can be some common problems that people face with the use of dentures. Most commonly, it is the pain that occurs due to ill-fitting dentures. There can also be an issue with denture irritation. Eating and speaking with dentures can also pose problems.
HOW IS DENTURE PROBLEMS TREATED?
The treatment is usually done by fixing the problem like taking oral antibiotics prescribed by the dentist so as to cure an infection. Also, for other problems you can practice chewing slowly and speaking more deliberately. The dentist can also prescribe an adhesive to keep the dentures in place.
DID YOU KNOW?
In order to avoid denture problems follow these: 1.Take small bites of soft foods, such as eggs and yogurt. 2. Don't eat anything sticky. 3. Chew your food slowly. 4. When you chew, use both sides of your mouth at the same time. This prevents your dentures from moving forward or tipping.