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Should a partial denture hurt?

I am a 48 year old male. I got my partial dentures 2 days ago and it still hurts. Should a partial denture hurt?

6 Answers

Yes. it takes time to "settle", but it will also require adjustments made @ follow-up appointments
No, but it may need adjustment
If you have not worn one before, you need a period of time to get used to wearing a removable partial denture. That being said, if you have sores in your mouth or if your bite feels off, return to your dentist for an adjustment. You may need several, before the denture is 100% comfortable.
A new partial denture would normally hurt since the soft tissues and the tongue aren't adapted on it yet. You could even get some sores in the soft tissues after using it from a tight area or if the bite needs some adjustments. I would recommend to contact your dentist regarding this. Also, if the partial is made of resin, always keep it soaked in water.
Hope that helps.

Dr. Saad

It's hard to adjust to new dentures for the first few weeks, but If the denture puts too much pressure on a particular area, that spot will become sore. Your dentist will adjust the partial denture to fit more comfortably. You should have a follow-up appointment.
I hope you will feel better!!
It is not uncommon for new appliances to cause discomfort in the early stages. Any dental prosthesis is just that... a prosthesis. And just like an artificial arm or joint, it takes time for you and your body to adjust. Be patient. It may take up to several weeks before you are completely comfortable and able to use your new dentures as effectively as possible. See your dentist for the regularly suggested appointments for adjustments as needed especially in the beginning and keep your appliance and mouth clean. Good Luck!