The Doctors: Pain & Discomfort From Dentures + Adhesion & Relief

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The Doctors: Uncomfortable, Painful Dentures

More and more people between the ages of 45 and 55 are wearing dentures and if you wear them, you know that they certainly affect a lot more than your smile. One 48-year-old mom shared that she had to undergo a complete oral reconstruction a few years ago because of a genetic disorder. That disorder would cause her to lose all of her top and bottom teeth, which meant she also required a jaw bone reconstruction. She now has a full denture, which has been hard physically and mentally.

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She had to learn how to talk all over again, but she’s still unable to eat her favorite foods, which proves to be her biggest struggle of all. She hates not being able to eat apples, hamburgers, corn on the cob, or bagels. But that’s not the only trouble she faces; the dentures also rub and are uncomfortable to the point that her days are sometimes cut short. It’s a never-ending cycle of pain and discomfort, which is why The Doctors brought in a dentist Dr Warden H Noble. Dr Noble explained that dentures aren’t natural teeth, which means they don’t fit or function as natural teeth. They stick to the gums with suction, but can move which causes the discomfort.

The Doctors: Pain & Discomfort From Dentures + Adhesion & Relief

The Doctors helped a 48-year-old woman suffering from pain and discomfort, find a solution for her denture dilemmas. (117032936@N08 / Flickr)

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The Doctors: Adhesion To Solve Denture Dilemma

When Dr Noble examined Tara, he explained that only about 30% of patients with dentures use adhesion. He suggested that Tara try adhesion like Fixodent to give her the stability she needed to prevent discomfort. When Tara tried it, it worked well enough for her that she could ride a roller coaster and scream the whole way! Even if you begin using adhesion, it would still be a good idea to see your dentist to make sure your dentures are fitting the way they should.

As for speaking difficulties, adhesion is a solution for that as well because it means less movement when trying to pronounce certain words. Fixodent is available at Walmart, which is why The Doctors surprised everyone in the audience with a $100 gift card to the superstore!

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