Dentures often seem to be the solution, but there can be extenuating situations that develop with dentures. Your senior does still need to visit her dentist, even with a full set of dentures. Here are some of the issues to pay attention to if your senior has dentures so that you can get help if she needs it.
It’s Difficult for Your Senior to Eat
The biggest problem your elderly family member might face with dentures could be that she’s unable to eat. That defeats the purpose of having the dentures, so it’s a situation that you need to help her to resolve as quickly as possible. Make an appointment with your senior’s dentist so that you can get to the root of the problem and get it corrected.
Dry Mouth Makes Dentures Uncomfortable
Dentures are meant to be moist, because they spend the bulk of their useful time in your senior’s mouth. But if she’s experiencing dry mouth for any reason, her dentures might be a lot less comfortable than they should be. The dentures can also dry out and develop cracks or weak spots that can lead to much bigger problems down the line. Getting a solution in place for your senior’s dry mouth issues can resolve many other problems for her.
Her Gums Change
Aging and other dental health issues can cause your senior’s gums to change, which can also affect how your senior’s dentures fit. Your elderly family member needs to wear her dentures when she first gets them so that she can start to toughen up her gums a bit and help them to get used to her dentures. If your senior just never seems to be able to get to the point where they’re comfortable, her dentist needs to check her dentures for her.
She Develops Sore Spots in Her Mouth
Over time, though, your elderly family member might develop areas of irritation on her gums that can become sores. It’s not a good idea to keep trying to wear the dentures if they’re creating sores, because something needs to be adjusted. Contact her dentist so that you can start getting the situation resolved.
Denture care might be getting complicated for your senior to manage on her own. If that’s the case, it might be a good idea to consider bringing in senior care providers to help. They can ensure that they’re clean and that they fit well for her.
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