have+a+coated+tongue+since+getting+dentures

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Ever since getting dentures, my tongue gets coated. Never happened before I had dentures. I clean them daily, brush gums & tongue & gargle. Tongue still gets coated? Have good health. Anyone have a solution?
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Patti

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I am courous as to what you mean by a coating..what does it look like. A few times my tongue was white and kink of sticky in the morning when i got up.....but usually my mouth dries out so much over night sometimes my tongue is sticking to the back of the roof. I have only had my full dentures for about 2 months so am still getting used to them. Oh and i dont like them at all. lol
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I sip water during night and the give my mouth a spray of Biotene. If I get ant coating, I brush mt tongue with soft toothbrush.
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Patti

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I brush mine too and got some spray today. I think its just from dryness...throws off the good bacyeria and its like a thrush.
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Kathy Dalton Little

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It's white coating & it happens everyday. I have had them for 2 years & it's still hard to eat some things but on the bright side, I lost a bunch of weight because things don't taste as good! Good luck with yours!
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Jeanne Roushey

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It does change your life.
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Patti

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Your right v ery life changing....in fact i think its worse than my shoulder surgeries were as far as changing. I did expect change but I dont think this much and I never came here and read all these comments so i really didnt know what to expect.....i sure did learn fast.
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Just got them not learning fast enough
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Rosie

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Tricia Kathryn Barnes, welcome! Please know that you are not alone. Millions of folks are going through or have gone through the same thing. I noticed you posted under an older post from 2015. You may want to start a conversation or join a more recent thread so our wonderful members can help. Thanks!
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I just had 15 extractions and an immediate plate done 7 days ago, I am having the same issue. No clue what is causing it either. If we both have it must be normal :)
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Kathy Dalton Little

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I don't know about normal! lol! Hope it goes away for both of us!
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Patti

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Ask your denist because if it is a type of thrush....thats just an overgrowth of bacteria and there are meds you can get to correct it.
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Jeanne Roushey

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What causes that?
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Carol

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I know this is a very old post, but it's the only one I found that describes the same problem I have.  Ever since getting my temporary dentures I've had a white coating on my tongue.  At first I thought it was thrush and was prescribed Nystatin.  I used it for about 3 weeks but it didn't do anything.  I also soak all teeth utensils in bleach water so I don't re-contaminate.  I've tried tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar with no results.  I've tried adding to my probiotics to make sure I'm getting all the different strains of bacteria.  That didn't work, so I went back to my normal probiotic regimen.  I'm now out of options.  All I can think of is the Polident powder adhesive is causing the white coating.  So I contacted the makers of Polident and they said it's not anything they have heard reported before.  That's rather vague, so I'm left wondering if it may be a possibility.  I tried not using the powder for a couple days to see if it helped, but for some reason Polident cream and Fixodent cream don't keep my dentures in my mouth so I had to go back to using the powder. 

Has anyone else had tongue problems using powder adhesives?  I"m getting snap on dentures in about 4 months so I won't be using adhesive after that, but I'm nervous that it may be denture related and I'll have white tongue forever.
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Hello All,
I got my immediate on March 6th & experienced mouth sores (gums, tongue, cheeks and inside of my lips), as well as the white sore tongue & burning tongue. Breathing made me want to pass out... I went & bought Orajel gum pain reliever, Orajel mouth rinse specifically for sores caused by dental/ ortho procedures (Blue Label) & that sore throat numbing spray...HA..but it worked & I was healed, eating steak & whatever I wanted by March 19th. There are tricks to using these though. They all burn a little & thats why you must limit the use & rinse well !!!
--Mouth rinse 3/4 day- swish, spit & you'll see it bubbling (it will sting too). A minute or less & lightly brush your tongue/ cheeks etc, then rinse with COOL water. Make sure to rinse well. This eliminated the white sore tongue & healed the other sores in a matter of a few days. 
--The Orajel gum pain reliever I used on the tip of a Q-tip (rubbed into it & not much). I used that to apply it directly to the severely painful area, only to put them in & get passed that sever pain of being a newbie and having to adjust them for 10 minutes until they were in their spot :) I knew they were right when I could bite normal with min. pain. I also used the Q-tip to pull my cheek/ lip up and out of the gum-line..(make sense) its like stretching the skin over them...
--The sore throat spray was for just that.. That really sore spot at the back of your tongue that is hitting the back edge (seal) of the plate. Aim it straight back and just a spritz :) Only a few times a day also.
--Ice chips a couple times a day too. Just crush some up & keep it handy in the freezer. Spoon a little in your mouth and settle it in the sore swollen gum-line & back of your tongue.
Try to relax and not concentrate on them, and or, do that constant fingers in mouth or, sucking... I Know thats easier said than done. Put some ice-packs on your cheeks, jawline, under your chin & back between your jaw & ear.
I know this sounds like a lot, and it is, however, you can't go in reverse and get your teeth back :( Healing takes commitment and patience. There were a couple days I walked around holding my breath, cussing and squeezing my head to stop all that was going on, as well as being HANGRY !!!!
Hopefully you will notice the difference as quickly as I did. My dentist was shocked at how well I healed and only needed one adjustment before getting my permanent. But, if it's digging into your gum and slicing it like a knife, you should have that adjusted. Possibly the edge (seal) of the upper too, if your tongue hits it and moves the plate, you'll never eat, heal or get used to it. 
--Paste/ adhesives.. you really shouldn't need much, it does irritate the sores. I found that a couple dots (pencil eraser size) 3-5 depending on fit. When the swelling goes down you may need a bit more temporarily until you get adjusted or get your permanent one.. (worked awesome) I did notice a burning and irritation if I used too much- just redo it. 
In between cleaning and eating I made sure to rinse and I know spitting is hard, so just kinda roll your head, so it gets all the crevices, tilt back so the fluids comes from under your plate and then lean forward and spit lightly :)
Well.... I think this is all my good information and I truly hope it helps!! I was there & wanted to just scream too :) 
Good Luck & stay safe in the Covid-19 Pandemic & quarantine  
Lioba

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