Allergy to Denture Material

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Has anyone experienced an allergic reaction to the material/s that their dentures were constructed with? Symptoms might include: itchy/burning roof of mouth, sores on gums, infections (fungal/bacterial) on tongue, and a very salty but sour-like taste upon removal that causes frequent swallowing which tastes like plastic (acrylic)?
If so, has anyone actually been evaluated by an allergist with their dentures to see if such an allergy exists? My prosthodontist says it is highly unlikely, but no one know their body like themself.
Any and all input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Chris

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Hey, whatever happened to you?  I have had my dentures for 4 weeks and 3 days.  I have the burning taste and the saliva even burns going down my throat.  I have a dry mouth most of the time.  I have had ann ulcer on every spot I had an injection for the extractions.  I have tried 2 kinds of Fixodent and they both seem  the same as far as the taste or burning feeling.  Would like to know what happened with you if you are still on this site. Thanks.   
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Hi Chris, sorry to hear you are having a burning taste in your mouth, it sounds very unpleasant. I’ve heard of this happening before, but the causes seem to vary. You should definitely consider asking your dentist about it. If you think it might be the Fixodent, please call our customer service line at 1-800-214-8871. They may be able to direct you to a product that will work better for you like Fixodent Free or Fixodent Neutral. Hope this helps, and best of luck!
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I am having the same problem with burning. My throat, my tongue, my lips thought it might be allergy to the material cause I have it without using adhesives. Not sure what could be done. Afraid of swelling in my throat or tongue. Would also like to know what happened, if it goes away but can't really get used to wearing my dentures cause they burn so bad
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My problem was resolved by not using adhesives with zinc.  I use Fixodent Neutral.  I  had a difficult time wearing my dentures at first because I had  an ulceration every place I had an injection for the extractions.  I started numbing my mouth with Orajel before putting the dentures in and it did help because by the time the numbing wore off the dentures had been in place long enough to numb the spots because of how tight they fit.  I am just now 2 months and 10 days since extractions and all is well.  If I were you and continued to have the burning I wouls certainly return to the Dentist since you may be having an allergic reaction to the material they are made of, ie. vinyl.
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I have the burning also. It's like being in a room where people are smokung. Don't have it every minute but it is annoying. I realized it has been since I got upper denture and have been using Fixodent food seal with zinc. On The bottom I use Super Polident for Two years and this didn't occur until using the Food Seal. Can this be a reaction to zinc?
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I have totally eliminated this problem with Fixodent Neutral.  It has taken away the burning, the taste and the acid tasting saliva.  Give it a try!  Hope it helps.
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Will certainly try that. Thanks a lot.
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I have been seeking help to no avail so far but I found there is a condition called Burning Mouth Syndrome. Google it and see if it describes you. I have burnimg most of the time. There are many causes. I did find that the product in the dentures themselves that most often causes allergies is MONOMER. This info came from the lab. I have appointment on Monday with ENT doctor, two dentists and two docs blew me off so far. This is a real condition, causing much distress.
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I'm wondering if Jeanne or any of the others on this long ago thread are still here? I have had my upper denture for 48 hours. My tongue is numb as are my gums in the front and the inside of my upper lip. All the soft tissue areas. 
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I used Fixodent for new dentures which were loose. I used very minimum quantity, twice. My gums became intolerably sore.... This is serious as I am diabetic. Hard to know who to consult first ! Denture man, dentist, doctor ?
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I have the burning all thought my mouth. My dentist looked at me like I was from some other planets when I told him. My mouth feels like I have chemical burns. His answer is take 50 mg. of benadryl 4 times a day. I did read an article about burning mouth and dentures. The dentist that wrote the article said it's the coloring to make them pink. All i know for sure is I put them in my mouth and within 5 minutes the burning starts my lips are now swallen along with the rest of my mouth.
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The only way to know for certain is to get tested.
I'm surprised more Dentists aren't better informed on the issue.
You wouldn't be the first one on here with a Denture Allergy.
Use the search box and you'll find a number of folks in the same boat.
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I got laid out in the front yard from the chemicals in the soft reline. 
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I noticed from the day my upper teeth were pulled and they put the temporary upper plate in my mouth on how much it burned.  After the initial period of wearing them for 24 hours and I took them out, I couldn't get them back in.  My mouth was so sore, not only from the swelling from having my teeth pulled, I had sores from the burning in my mouth.  I have had relinings done and everytime I put my plate in, the moment it hits my gums, roof of my mouth and tongue the burning starts.  I remembered something else did that same thing, albeit years before.  The flute instruments called a "Recorder", whatever material they were made from, the moment it touched my lips, they would start blistering and swelling, not even counting the burning.  It hadn't happened in so long, I had forgotten about it, but I knew the feeling I was getting from my dentures was familiar, until I remembered the recorders.
My dentist has sent my plate in for another set to be made in a different material.  I read in an article, from a dentist in Manitoba, Canada, where one of his patients had to have her plates made in clear plastic.  She was allergic to the pink coloring on the dentures.  It's only a suggestion to check that out.  I'm going to suggest it to my dentist for my upper plate to be made in clear plastic instead.  If it works, then my permanent denture will be made the same.  Question for those who have the burning?  Are you also allergic to nickle or metal?  If you dentures have metal in them, or a partial, that could also be part of the problem.  I do have a partial, but I'm not allergic to the metal.  So we will see.
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I have CFS/ME for 2 decades; upon hearing my diagnosis, I had about 12 teeth with root canals removed; reason being that I did not wanted any metal left..
I had a bridge made of a material which I read was non irritating (clear)... well the burning was terrible for a few years. I then had another one made of a different material (also clear), again, the burning throughout was unbearable...I then had a third one made with the "normal" red pigmentation, and again, I cannot wear it; burning and sore throat and it goes into my chest....so very frustrated..
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I truly sympathise. I am in a not dissimilar position. Have you tried Visiclear? (the clear version of Duraflex) Or Sunflex? I have used both of those with reasonable success. Other dentures make my throat swell up (helpful!)  I am also not a great candidate for implants so am a bit stuck - at quite a young age as well. Best wishes to you.