Dentures are one of the most common dental applications in the world, but keeping them in place is important. Denture cream like Polygrip, Superpolygrip and Fixodent are widely used for this purpose and are sold over the counter. While many people have no problems from their denture cream, there are many people that experience serious problems as a result of using these creams. The problem seems to lie within the chemical and mineral composition of the creams. Nerve damage and other issues could present themselves as a result of using these creams and if that occurs you could be entitled to financial restitution.
Denture cream contains a very high level of the mineral Zinc. This is an important part of a healthy body, but a buildup of zinc levels can be incredibly harmful and cause serious problems to occur. Long term use of denture cream can lead to a couple of serious issues. They are:
In the case of zinc toxicity, the body builds up a dangerous level of the mineral. This can cause a few problems. Copper and iron absorption will be greatly reduced, for starters. It can seriously damage the stomach lining, cause cholesterol related issues and even trigger liver and kidney damage in extreme cases. Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea and can lead to major troubles with one's health.
Nerve damage from zinc use is normally a kind of neuropathy, which is damage to a nerve or nerve group. It is usually concentrated in a particular part of the body and can lead to serious issues including weakness, paralysis, and tingling in a part of the body.
Both of these issues are very severe and you should consult your doctor if you develop symptoms like:
While it is mainly long term users of denture cream that suffer from these problems, the results are the same. You may face hospitalization, loss of income, emotional suffering, permanent disability, and more. You'll also likely accumulate serious medical bills that can be difficult to manage. If you feel that your medical conditions were caused by the use of denture cream, you should consider contacting an attorney to discuss your case and find out whether or not you have the right to seek financial restitution for your injuries.
Denture cream is used to affix one's dentures to the gum so that they don't slip out when talking or eating. It's a simple enough process and one that millions of people do every day. It helps avoid embarrassing situations, makes it easier to go about your day, and makes it easier to eat. But most users of denture cream aren't aware of the dangers it may introduce to them. The creams are made up of high levels of zinc and could trigger serious issues. If you or someone close to you has suffered because of denture cream use, contacting an attorney is a good idea.