Gums Ache And Headaches When Wearing Dentures
, I naura I was a woman aged 20 years a month ago I had an accident that caused me to lose 2 front teeth. after consulting a doctor. I was required to install dentures. Initially my dentures were not problematic. but this week I felt the gums aching and the effect on headaches.
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There are many types of dentures that can be used to replace missing teeth, for example removable dentures, crown bridges, and even dental implants. Depending on the type of dentures you are using, the potential side effects that may arise later can vary.
The pain that you feel around the gums that spreads to the head after the installation of false teeth may be caused by inflammation of the gums (gingivitis). This condition can indeed be caused by improper positioning of dentures. It could also be, inflammation of the gums caused by piles of tiled teeth, irritation or allergic to certain mouthwashes / toothpaste, hormonal fluctuations, malnutrition, infections in the oral cavity, cavities around the surrounding teeth, and many other factors. Besides inflammation of the gums, the pain that you feel may also be caused by trigeminal neuralgia, sinusitis, jaw joint disorders, migraines, psychological disorders, and so on.
Try to overcome the emerging pain by taking the drug paracetamol while warmly compressing the outer side of the aching gums. Not only that, you also need to limit the intake of foods and drinks that are too cold, hot, hard, and sticky. Do not forget, improve your teeth and mouth hygiene so that your dentures are more durable.
If pain feels unbearable, or other complaints appear more severe, such as swollen gums to the jaw, high fever, severe vomiting, and other severe complaints, do not hesitate to check yourself directly to the nearest dentist so that further treatment is given. Conversely, if with the above efforts your pain has improved, it is safer for you to stay at home while doing independent treatment so that your risk of contracting dangerous diseases (including COVID-19) can be minimized.
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