Do Loose Dentures Cause Damage to Your Gums?

Posted on 8/15/2019 by Keith Boenning, DDS
Do Loose Dentures Cause Damage to Your Gums?Anyone who has used dentures for any length of time can testify to the discomfort that they can cause if they are not properly fitted and adhered to the gum tissue.

The reasons for this are varied, but the bottom line is that it is very important that you make sure your dentures fit properly and are securely adhered to your gums.

Loose Dentures and Your Gum Tissue

Think about what happens if you lightly rub the back of your hand with your finger. If you do it once or twice, you hardly even notice it. However, if you continue the rubbing, eventually the back of your hand will start to feel a bit sore.

Your gum tissue is no different—except that it is probably even more susceptible to being damaged through repeated friction. When you are wearing dentures that are not properly fitted and secured, they will begin to rub against the soft gum tissue underneath. At first, you may not even notice this, but throughout the course of the day you will begin to develop tender spots where this is taking place.

Left untreated, this situation can eventually result in painful sores on your gum tissue, making it impossible for you to wear your dentures for very long. Because of this, you should take proactive steps to prevent your dentures from becoming loose.

Taking Care of Your Gums

The most important thing you can do is regularly check your dentures to be sure that they fit properly. The soft part of the denture should firmly fit the contours of your gum tissue. If this is not the case with your dentures, it is very important that you come visit us as soon as you can.

Taking care of your gums starts with being sure that your dentures fit properly. Doing this will help you enjoy your dentures longer, without dealing with sore gums.
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