Dentures, also known as false teeth, are an important solution to tooth loss. At least 50 percent of all denture wearers experience problems such as pain and swelling in the gums, red sores on the gums under your dentures, white patches of yeast in the mouth, dry mouth, and gums that appear to grow over your dentures. Common causes of these problems include the presence of bacteria in your mouth or on your dentures, ill-fitting or low-quality dentures, poor oral hygiene and eating hard foods that can cause cracks in the dentures.
Use these home remedies for denture pain and reduce the discomfort.
Salt provides great relief to the denture wearer during the adjustment phase. It helps to reduce swelling and gum pain. It also inhibits the growth of bacteria in the mouth and reduces the risk of mouth pain and dry mouth. Please remove your denture and scrub your gum gently with salt for a few seconds. Rinse with warm water. Do this everyday. Also you can add 1 - 2 tablespoons of salt to a glass of warm water and rinse your mouth. Please do this twice every day to reduce denture pain.
Cloves are another excellent remedy for denture users who are suffering from gum pain. Eugenol, a major component of clove, has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Therefore, it works as an analgesic and also helps to disinfect your mouth. Grind some cloves to get 1/2 teaspoon of powder. Mix a few drops of olive oil on the ground. Apply it around your painful gums. Wait 5 minutes and rinse with warm water. Repeat twice daily until you can attach your denture without discomfort.
Alternatively, you can use organic clove powder or food grade clove oil.
Use black tea bags to reduce gum pain from dental prostheses. Black tea is full of tannic acid (astringent to help reduce gum swelling as well as pain). Tannic acid also repels bad bacteria. Soak the tea bag in hot water in a cup for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bag and keep it cool. Hold it in the affected gum area for 10-15 minutes. Please rinse your mouth with lukewarm water. Please repeat every day several times daily. Please do not drink anything except water, before this treatment and during.
In order to reduce denture pain, you can use the turmeric. Turmeric has a compound called curcumin. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce gum pain, swelling and inflammation. It can even prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth. Mix one-quarter teaspoon of turmeric powder and a few drops of water to make a paste . Please apply paste to painful gums. Please let it sit for 5 minutes and then gently massage the gum for a few minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Please use this twice daily for at least one week.
Another effective remedy to remove denture pain is Aloe vera. Aloe vera can also limit the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth and has anti-inflammation, antimicrobial properties to reduce inflammatory gums and reduce gum pain. Slit opens the aloe leaves with a knife and extracts the gel. Please apply it directly to painful gums using cotton balls. Wait ten minutes before rinsing the mouth with cool water. Please do not eat anything for one hour. Repeat this treatment 2 or 3 times daily until the pain is gone. If you have dry mouth signs, please drink one quarter of aloe vera juice every day.
Alternatively, you can substitute with organic food grade aloe vera gel if you do not have access to fresh aloe vera.
Oil pulling is an old method that supports oral health by removing harmful bacteria from your mouth. It will moisten your mouth and help prevent dry mouth. It helps to eliminate malodors and reduce gum swelling. Please fill in a tablespoonful of vegetable oil like sesame oil. Do not wear your denture while doing this. Swirl the oil around your mouth for 10-15 minutes. Spit it out and rinse your mouth with warm water. Repeat the process every day before eating something. You can also do the pulling with extra virgin coconut oil. Note: Do not swallow the oil.
Irritated or inflamed gums from dental prostheses can also be treated with sage. Its anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce gum pain and swelling. This antibacterial herb is also toxic to harmful organisms that cause bad breath that affect your oral health. Boil a tablespoon of dried sage with a glass of water. Strain and allow it to cool. Please use this water to gargle twice daily until swelling and pain are gone. You may also substitute organic sage powder if you do not have access to dried sage.
Figs can attenuate mouth pain associated with denture wear. Several nutrients in this fruit also help to reduce pain and swelling. Cut the fresh figs in half. Please the inner half between your cheek and the painful gums. Keep it on for a while. Spit out your fig and rinse your mouth with lukewarm water. Repeat twice daily until pain is gone.
If you do not have access to fresh figs, you can mix a paste using organic fig powder and water.