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New Dentures and Swollen Gums: How Vitamin E Can Help!

If your new dentures are rubbing against your gums and causing them to swell, you may be seeking a home remedy to relieve the pain. Vitamin E might be the solution for you. Treating any inflammation of your gums will help to make wearing your new dentures more comfortable and will also reduce the chance that you will develop an infection or gum disease. Below is a guide to the benefits of vitamin E and how you should apply it to your gums.

The Benefits of Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fantastic way to treat soft tissues which are damaged or inflamed. Vitamin E has an anti-inflammatory effect on your gums which helps to reduce the level of swelling you experience. 

By reducing the swelling, you will find it much easier to adapt to wearing your new dentures. You will also find that tasks such as flossing and brushing your teeth are much less painful than before, allowing you to maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine. 

Vitamin E is also has powerful anti-oxidants which will help your body to repair any damaged gum tissue. However, you should be aware that, while vitamin E will help to heal your gums, it will not treat any underlying problems such as gum disease. 

How to Apply Vitamin E

While a balanced diet or supplements are an excellent way to ensure you absorb vitamin E, due to your age or other factors, the vitamin E from your diet may not reach your gums.

If you are suffering from inflamed gums, the best way to apply vitamin E is by using a topical gel or oil directly onto the area of the gum which is swollen or painful. You can do this by first washing your hands and then applying a small amount of the vitamin E to your finger. Next, gently rub the oil or gel into your gums. The vitamin E will be absorbed directly into the gums and will begin healing the soft tissue immediately.

Ask your dentist to prescribe a tube of vitamin E and follow their directions as to how often you need to apply it.

If you have any concerns about your new dentures or your gums, you should book an appointment with your dentist. They will carry out a full inspection of your dental health and will then either adjust the fit of your dentures or treat any inflammation or disease which is affecting your gums