As your denture adhesive absorbs excess water, the hold will loosen.
Here are some tips to help you break the seal between the adhesive and your gum tissue:
- Swish your mouth with warm water or a mouthwash.
- For the lower denture, pull gently while applying a rocking motion.
- For the upper denture, place your thumb against the front teeth and press upward and outward toward your nose.
- If you do not have success with these, you can seek medical assistance in a hospital emergency room or a 24-hour dental service.
CAUTION: To avoid injury, do not use any object except your fingers (not your fingernails) to loosen the denture.