How can I wear dentures when they are so painful?
Dr Hughes, due to having no back teeth, I have a problem with my jaw and after 3 sets of dentures find it impossible to wear them. I am being fitted with a gum shield for night usage. I do still have my own front teeth top and bottom. I suffer from severe jaw pain and I’m on painkillers every day. My own dentist thought implants would be fitted but the hospital is trying out the shield. How would this help me to wear my dentures as I also have a gagging reflex so I am worried about this. Can you help me to understand this? What road would you take as my dentist in this? Thank you.
The bite splint (gum shield) may have been prescribed to try to alleviate some of the jaw pain you are experiencing and to also provide some information as to how to set up your denture teeth so that it is the most comfortable and stable place for you to eat.
A solution using dental implants is likely to be the most desirable for you and you may be suitable for “teeth in a day” or the “all on 4” implant-denture solutions.
If you are able to I would suggest you come to see our Prosthodontic Specialist to look into all your options
Dr Mark Hughes
Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981