Not Removing Dentures At Night Can Increase The Risk Of Having Pneumonia
Posted on 3/13/2023 by Dr. Hallas
Wearing dentures can feel a toll order when you have to take them in and out every time. Sometimes, it can even be a pain to wear dentures. No matter how these restorations may seem tiresome to handle and take care of, you cannot wear them at night. There are numerous reasons you should not put on dentures while you sleep, including an increased risk of getting pneumonia. If you are not sure what we mean, look at our thoughts about removing dentures during sleep.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are prostheses designed for people who lose teeth. They are constructed of composite, plastic, acrylic, and porcelain. If your teeth are damaged from decay, injury, accident, or gum disease, you can wear dentures. Dentures fit perfectly to the gums, allowing you to speak and eat without challenges.
Leaving Dentures in Can Cause Problems
You need to remove dentures for various reasons. First, your gums should be cleaned two times a day and you may not clean them effectively with dentures in. This is pretty important since leaving dentures in the mouth can result in a buildup of plaque and tartar, both of which can cause bacteria growth and infection. People who sleep with dentures in are two times more likely to develop pneumonia than those who remove them nightly. Additionally, if you let dentures remain in at night, you increase the risk of getting infections that can contribute to gum disease, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes.
Moreover, keeping dentures in overnight can risk breaking or cracking them, particularly if you have bruxism, also known as teeth grinding and clenching. If you want to get more information about dentures, talk to us. Schedule an appointment with us today. We fit dentures and other restorations to improve your look and bite functionality. Before fitting dentures, we must determine if they will work for you.
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