Jaw Pain Dentures
in Birmingham, MI
As we age, we tend to lose bone mass and density throughout our body, and this is also true for the jaw bone.
For many people experiencing jaw pain, dentures that have become loose or poorly fitted due to bone loss could be the culprit. This jaw pain can include popping or pain in the jaw, neck pain, dizziness, and headaches.
For denture wearers, bone loss can lead to significant mouth and jaw discomfort, various health issues, and a diminished quality of life. For some, balance can even be impacted to the point that constant tripping and falling can occur.
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How do dentures impact the jaw?
Dentures should be expertly manufactured to resemble the alignment and bite of the original teeth. This ensures optimal jaw comfort, health, and function of the mouth and teeth.
Dentures must fit comfortably, yet snugly on top of the gums. Poorly-fitting dentures that are either too tight or too loose can lead to mouth sores, swollen gums, and intense jaw pain.
For this reason, it is essential to utilize the services offered by a reputable provider, such as Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in obtaining expertly-fitted dentures.
After receiving your dentures, keep in mind that denture adjustment and realignment may become necessary to ensure proper fit over time. Even if dentures fit well initially, this might change due to bone loss and the fit won’t be as precise or as comfortable.
How can I alleviate jaw pain from denture use?
Jaw pain is an indication that the denture fit is not correct and might need some adjusting. If you wear dentures and are experiencing significant jaw pain or headaches, it may be time to visit your dentist to see if a new, better-fitted pair will help.
Our dental professionals at Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry will assess your current denture fit to find what changes need to be made. Sometimes, this can be as simple as a realignment and others, an entirely new set can be fitted to mitigate your pain and optimize the function of your dentures.
Get the dental care you need at Dr. Scott J. Owens DDS by calling us today at 248-600-4521 for an appointment.
Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentists
Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–1 p.m.
2nd Saturday of month 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
32931 Middlebelt Rd. Suite #608
Farmington Hills, MI 48334