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Why Do Dentures Make You Salivate So Much?


Posted on 2/20/2020 by Alexandra Garcia DDS MS
Why Do Dentures Make You Salivate So Much?What most people don't realize is that our teeth are gems. When you start losing them is when you actually get to see how valuable they are. When people lose their teeth as a consequence of injury or disease, the next step is often to provide them with dentures to cover the missing teeth and give the individual their beautiful smile back.

However, it is not all sunshine and rainbows. After you have gotten your dentures, they require some getting used to. For the first few weeks, the dentures feel quite uncomfortable since there is an alien object firmly placed in your mouth. However, this is not abnormal. By the very nature of foreign objects in the mouth, you will experience some changes, including some soreness and the sudden influx of saliva in the mouth.

Handling the Saliva


Since you have extra saliva, you are likely to notice that your dentures move around a bit more than you expected. Saliva here just means that the body is still adapting to the foreign material in the mouth. However, this should not be a cause for concern. In time, the production of saliva will balance and get back to normal. As such, the goal should be to get the situation under control so that you can get to the place where your dentures are comfortable and able to stay put.

There are a couple of ways you can do this. You can go the natural way and give your mouth some time to re-adjust to the new environment, or in case the problem has gotten to be too much, some medications can do the trick. However, it's highly recommended that you only use medication as a final resort when you cannot keep it under control anymore.

Although dentures do encourage the production of saliva in the mouth a lot, it is not abnormal. What is important is to keep your cool and also take things in stride. Soon the discomfort will be gone and you can comfortably flaunt that beautiful smile. If you need more tips, then call us. We can help!

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