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Denture Partials Pain Ask The Dentist  Corinne Scalzitti Question:
Severe pain with valplast partial: I am missing 3-4 molars and both sides, upper and lower.

I had a valplast partial made. When I first put them in, the pain on my gums was excruciating. The dentist adjusted it several times before I left the office.

By that point, I was thinking the pain was from taking it in and out so many times.

When I arrived home about 30 minutes later, I couldn't stand it and I took them out. It hurts terribly to put them in and I now have white sores in my mouth where they were too tight.

If I put them in, I feel severe pain and can only last about 30 seconds before I have to remove them. Is this normal?

Can they be adjusted to fit or do I have to start all over? The wax mold felt fine. ... Visitor from CO

Answer:
Your partials should not be hurting like this.

If I were the dentist, I would send the partial back to the laboratory and expect them to make a new partial at no charge as long as long as it was not very long from the time I first received it.

I would suggest that you let your dentist know that the fit is not acceptable and you expect for him to work with you until you have good fit and function.

Valplast is difficult to adjust, so that probably won't help. I really think this needs to be made over.

Hope this helps you.

Corinne Scalzitti, DMD, MAGD

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