Post Operative Instructions for Dentures

What are the Complications of Dentures?

After a denture operation, these post-operative instructions should be carefully followed. These are the most common post-operative complications of denture procedures.

Once you have your dentures, you are supposed to wear them as long as possible. Practice removing and inserting them in your mouth again and again. Alterations and amendments will be made based on your fitting experiences. It is accepted normal for your gums to have a few sore spots after wearing dentures. These sore areas will be relieved easily in follow-up appointments with your dentist. Any soreness of the gums, difficulties in chewing and speaking of looseness will be evaluated. Your dentist can apply necessary refinements or gives you recommendations for dealing with any discomforts you have. New dentures will not fit as good as they do initially. It generally takes several days for a new set of dentures to settle into the jaw arch. You might also experience excessive salivation initially which is normal.

In first days eat easier and softer foods before starting to chew more challenging foods. Also, do some practice of speaking with your new teeth. Even though your dentures are very similar to the previous set, there could be tiny differences that require you to learn how to eat and speak all over again.

Brushing your dentures at least twice a day is vitally important for longer lifespan of them. You may use special denture brush or soft bristle brush. Either usual toothpaste or denture cream work well. Occasional soaking for dentures in denture cleansing solution is really useful. Generally, soaking on a weekly basis followed by a thorough brushing is adequate. Pay utmost heed not to drop your dentures when cleaning them. Dentures also require regular professional care in a dental clinic. This service is covered by Acardent as long as you send them to our clinic.

It is recommended that all denture patients have their dentures and gum texture controlled on a yearly basis. This habit assures that any possible complications are identified and corrected before damage is done to the mouth. Amendments and adjustments should be made to dentures that will keep them working and fitting well. Most often, it is best to sleep without dentures. This gives the tissues of the mouth a rest. It is important for gum tissues and jaw bone to be rested at least 4-8 hours in a day in order to prevent further tissue irritation, infection and future bone deterioration. Please remember, wearing an ill-fitting denture for too long without corrective adjustments can result in severe bone loss and very serious oral disease. If you face with any problems after treatment, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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