dentures hurting roof of mouth

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I just had a hard reline and everything felt great as i left the dentist but now the dentures are hurting the roof of my mouth. I took them out and tried massaging it a bit and there was a little bleeding. I also rinsed w/ salt water and and soaked them to rest my the roof (its only been 2 days). Is this normal, do i need to see my dentist or is this something ill get used to if i keep caring for them properly?
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Elizabeth Martinez

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Nancy Ironside

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Hmm, I haven't had a hard reline yet but bleeding doesn't sound normal. I would call the dentist right away!
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Annie Huff Hamilton

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You should call your dentist. I'm sure you'll need an adjustment to work all the spots out that don't fit right.
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Kevin Demas

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Agree with Annie
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Joselito Abelardo

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If there's bleeding, you better go back to the dentist before infection sets in. A little adjustment will take care of that problem. 
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We couldn't agree more with the four responses you received from members. Some degree of soreness is very common, and usually occurs within a few hours of putting your dentures in.

Rinsing with warm salt water can help alleviate the pain. Using denture adhesives may also help reduce irritation and sore spots caused by denture rub. If soreness becomes a continuing problem, you should consider seeing your dentist or prosthodontist so that any necessary adjustments can be made. Never try to adjust your dentures on your own. You will also find a wealth of information here. Hang in there!