Question:  I have pain on my lower denture that seems to get worse over the last 6 months.  Could you tell me why they hurt now as compared to before?

Answer:  It is difficult to say exactly why your denture is hurting you now, but more than likely the amount and rate of bone loss under the denture is an indication to comfort.  The constant pounding when eating and swallowing affects the level of  bone.  This is why it is usually better to save teeth if possible and even use these teeth to attach dentures to. 

If the pain is directly on the gum where then “eye” teeth used to be then it could be that there is pressure over the nerve that gives sensation to the lip and teeth.  A Soft reline is very useful for patients who have these problems on the lowers.