Dentures are false teeth which is the comfortable solution to tooth loss. It can be partial (a few teeth) or full mouth. Denture pain is extremely common as dentures can be difficult to adjust in at first. Common symptoms are swelling in gums, redness, irritation in gums and sores. Dentures can be extremely painful and cause pain while fitting. Problem worsens in old people as the jawbones and gums shrinks and can lead to ill-fitting of dentures.

Another problem with dentures is that the upper denture can be well-placed as the suction on the upper gum will stay but the placement on the lower gums sometimes floats. Hard food and other particles can also get stuck in the dentures and can cause friction, which can lead to sore spots and irritation in the mouth. Dentures create difficulty mostly among the new wearers and, besides ill-fitting, it can also lead to vomiting in some cases.  It is necessary for users to remove their dentures in a glass of water before they sleep and brush it in the morning before fitting it again.

Here are some treatments to ease pain caused due to dentures:

Garlic with turmeric

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Boil two cups of water in a vessel. Now add ½ tsp. of turmeric powder and 3 minced garlic cloves in the boiling water. Let it boil until it reduces to 1-cup water (approximately 15 minutes). Turn off the heat and strain out the liquid into a glass. Drink lukewarm liquid every morning after oil pulling to make your gums strong and cure any dental infection.

Guava leaves

Pluck 3 to 4 guava leaves from the guava tree, chew on them for 5 minutes, and spit it out. Another way is to boil these leaves in water and consume the juice once a day to heal denture pain naturally.

Butter massage

Just a small scope of butter can be miracles for denture pain. Here is how you use it: use your finger to take out butter and slowly massage your gums in circular movement around the whole mouth. This remedy can give you good results only if you do it twice daily for one week.

Black tea

Grab a black teabag online or from any shop nearby. Prepare black tea by soaking teabag in hot water for 15 minutes. Let it steep, add 1 Tsp. honey and that’s all!  Enjoy your healthy healing tea and reduce suffering of denture pain.

Hot compress

Boil water in a vessel until it gets hot. When the water has heated up to medium temperature turn off the heat. Dip a face towel in the hot water and then squeeze the excess water from it. Apply the heat in the cloth on the cheeks to get relief from gums pain. Repeat it for five times for good results.

Cloves

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Clove is anti-inflammatory in nature and can be used to treat denture pain in multiple ways. Clove oil can be used to massage the swollen gum area. It is the most effective way to ease the swelling, treat sore spots and clean the gum region.

Clove paste can also be applied in gums if there is more swelling. Clove oil can also be used with lukewarm water. Users can gargle with the mixture twice or thrice a day for better results.

Salt

Massaging the swollen gums with salt gives instant relief. Gargling with the salt water mixture can also be a very effective way to treat sore spots and swollen gums.

Eat soft food

People with dentures should eat soft food and chew small bites when complaining of irritability.

Glycerin

Glycerin is anti-inflammatory in nature and can treat cuts, wounds and sores. People who complain of sores and inflammation in gums and tongue area should massage their gums with glycerine. It will help treat the sore spots caused due to dentures.

Vinegar

Vinegar helps in cleansing the dentures. Users can soak their dentures in a glass full of water mixed with drops of vinegar. It will helps take the dust and other solid particles out of the dentures in an easy manner overnight.

Bottle gourd

Take about 70g bottle gourd extracts and mix it with 17g of garlic extracts. Boil it in some water. Take the cold mixture and gargle. The water will help treat the sores and irritation in mouth.

Dry ginger

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Consume about 3g of dry ginger powder with a glass of lukewarm water to ease the pain and irritability in gum area. It is a very effective solution for swollen gums.

Almond oil

Pull a little almond oil into the mouth and gargle for some time. Take the oil out and massage the gums and tongue with the remaining oil. It will help normalise the blood circulation in the gums, reduce irritability and can soothe the sore spots.

Tulsi

Take some juice of tulsi leaves and mix some camphor with it. Apply the mixture in the gums. Both tulsi and camphor have healing effect on the gums as they are anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal in nature. The mixture will also save the gums from any fungal infection.

Another use of tulsi leaves can be to boil it with some water. Use the water to gargle. It will help clean the mouth area and have soothing effect in the gums.

Turmeric

Turmeric is anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal in nature. Firstly, turmeric powder can be mixed with lukewarm water. Gargle with the mixture twice a day. It will help soothe the sore spots and gums.

Turmeric paste can also be another option. It can be used to massage onto the gums. Leave it like that for some time and gargle later to wash it off. This can also be an effective way to clean the mouth area.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera gel is a great anti-inflammatory agent. It can be applied to the gums to help soothe the gums. Massaging the gums with aloe vera gel will also help relieve pain.

Alum crystal

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Dissolve some alum crystal in a glass of water and gargle with this water. It will help soothe the gum area.

Babool (Acacia)

Boil some acacia leaves in some water. Let the water cool down a bit. Gargle with this water. It will help soothe the mouth region.

Paste of acacia leaves can be applied in swollen gums to ease the pain and reduce the swelling.