Sometimes, when too much shrinkage occurs in the gums supporting your dentures, or dentures are worn down, the lower jaw can move out of its proper relationship with the upper jaw. This can sometimes lead to a number of problems, other symptoms which may occur include:
– Cracked and continually sore corners of the mouth.
– A dull pain in, or about the ear.
– Impaired hearing.
– A stuffy or stopping sensation in the ears, continuous, or with intervals of improvement.
– A clicking or snapping noise when chewing.
– Mild or severe dizziness.
– A burning sensation in the throat, tongue, and side of the nose.
When dentures are first inserted they fit the gums snugly. But as the gums shrink, may people unwisely resort to adhesive and self-liners from the pharmacy. These do-it-yourself kits can result in a rapid breakdown of the gums and can lead to complications. There is no substitute for a well fitting denture, and to make sure you have no problems, always have yours checked regularly by your Dental Prosthetist.