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Burning sensation with dentures

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Posted by: highlow  (9 years ago)
Hello,

I had my teeth removed about 20 months ago, after ongoing dental problems. I also had eating disorder from my teens, which destroyed the enamel on my teeth. My best option was to have them extracted and have dentures.

After the extractions, they immediately fitted my new dentures in. I was told not to remove them for the first fortnight. My mouth was sore the entire time. When I went to my original dentist, he said I got an infection and he put me on a double course of antibiotics.

I also kept getting a new set of dentures because they didn’t fit well. Last week I got my fifth set and I still get the awful burning sensation after they are worn for longer than one hour.

Has anyone had experienced this with dentures? It’s been 20 months and I am still unable to eat solid foods. Does anyone have tips on how can I make the dentures fit comfortably in my mouth? Thank you in advance for your help.
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Posted by: ghnane  (9 years ago)
Hello,
After complete extractions of teeth bone in your jaws begins to resorb and it is fastest during the first 6 months thus it is difficult to obtain well fitting dentures since changes are dynamic during that period.

It takes time to get used to dentures and you have to wear them longer and longer with time. Try using topical gels on the tissue surface and maintain good oral hygiene to avoid fungal infection.

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Posted by: highlow  (9 years ago)
Thanks a lot. Is the burning sensation that I feel still normal after 20 months? How long on the average do I have to wait until I can eat real solid foods? I am very religious at my good oral hygiene.
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