Are Dentures Painful?

Experienced Buffalo, NY Dentist Explains If Dentures are Painful

Are you wondering if dentures are painful? Dedicated Buffalo, NY dentist Zachary A. Teach discusses denture pain and soreness in the following educational video. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a dental appointment, please contact us today.

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For a traditional set of dentures, with neither surgery nor implants involved, fitting and positioning the dentures is a painless procedure. Sometimes it is required for impressions to be taken of the inside of the mouth, and a few patients will need to overcome a gag reflex, but there is a low chance that patients will experience any pain.

After the dentures are delivered, some patients may experience sore spots in the mouth where the dentures are pressing too firmly against the tissue. This can be easily remedied, and because it is a regular occurrence, our office usually schedules a 24-hour follow-up appointment after dentures are installed. During this type of appointment, our team narrows down the sore spots before they can turn into ulcers or painful sores, and we lightly reshape the gum portion of the dentures for a better fit.

Are your dentures still bothering you? Contact our Buffalo, NY dentist today to schedule a consultation. We have been in private practice serving Buffalo and the Southtowns community in Buffalo for nearly 40 years, and welcome the opportunity to put a smile on your face.

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