Potential Denture Cream Lawsuits are being reviewed for individuals who have used Fixodent or Super Poligrip and suffered from zinc poisoning problems, which could include:

  • Paralysis
  • Numbness, Tingling or Pain in the Hands or Feet
  • Muscle Weakness or Pain
  • Loss of Balance or Difficulty Walking
  • Loss of Sensation


Following reports of at least 73 severe reactions to denture cleansers, including one death, the FDA has issued a Public Health Notification and asked the manufacturers to revise the product label and consider changes to the ingredients to reduce the risk of reactions. The denture cleanser problems appear to have been caused by reactions to persulfate, which is a known allergen, and from misuse of the products caused by inadequate warnings from the manufacturers.

>>FDA ALERT: Denture Cleanser Reactions

Denture cleansers, such as Fixodent, Polident and Efferdent, are sold over the counter to help clean and bleach dentures. Most of the cleansers contain the active ingredient pursulfate, which could cause an allergic reaction in some users. The problems could occur soon after use of the denture cleaner begins, or after years of use.

According to the FDA, in addition to the allergic reactions, some of the denture cleanser problems have also been caused by misuse of the product which resulted in patients swallowing the cleanser or gargling it. The warning label does not provide adequate instructions and warnings, which are especially important since many of the users are elderly.  Some of the products even contain mentions that the cleanser contains mouthwash as an ingrediant, however, severe injuries can be caused if the denture cleaner is ingested.

The FDA has asked the makers of Fixodent, Polident, Efferdent and other denture cleansers to modify the product labels to include additional information and warnings about the proper use and to warn about the risks of allergic reactions which could be caused by persulfates. The regulatory agency also asked the manufacturers to consider alternate ingredients to replace persulfate as part of the cleaning and bleaching process.

Symptoms of an allergic reactions to persulfates used in denture cleansers could include:

  • Tissue Damage
  • Rashes, Hies or Irritation
  • Gum Tenderness
  • Breathing Problems
  • Low Blood Pressure

Denture cleanser problems could be caused by the poor instructions and misuse could include:

  • Damage to the esophagus
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Burns
  • Bleaching of tissue
  • Blood in the Urine
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Vomiting
  • Breathing Problems
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Seizures
  • Death


The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing the potential for denture cleanser lawsuits for users of Fixodent, Polident, Efferdent or other products, who suffered a severe allergic reaction or injury. If you, a friend or family member have experienced denture cleanser problems, request a free legal consultation.