Fixodent Nerve Damage Problems Highlighted by ABC News

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted February 9, 2011


A recent ABC News report draws important attention to the risk of nerve damage from Fixodent denture cream, and highlights the debilitating side effects some users have suffered as a result of Proctor & Gamble’s decision not to indicate that their product contains zinc and failure to warn about the risk of zinc poisoning from Fixodent.

The report focuses on two denture cream users who are now severely disabled due to Fixodent nerve problems. Both were diagnosed with high levels of zinc in their bodies and indicate that the only zinc-containing product they used was Fixodent denture cream. They have each filed a Fixodent lawsuit against Proctor & Gamble as a result of their failure to warn about the risk of problems or to even indicate that their denture cream contained zinc.

According to the ABC investigation, research linking denture cream to zinc poisoning was delayed for two years by a peer reviewer named Dr. Kenneth Shay, who failed to reveal that he was a paid consultant for Proctor & Gamble, the makers of Fixodent. In addition, Dr. Shay improperly passed along the findings of the unpublished study to Proctor & Gamble while he was holding up publication, according to the report.


The denture cream lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. represent individuals throughout the United States who are pursuing a Fixodent lawsuit or Super Poligrip lawsuit after being diagnosed with nerve damage from denture cream zinc poisoning. The makers of Fixodent and Super Poligrip failed to warn users about the dangers of zinc poisoning or that use of too much of the denture cream could leave them severely and permanently disabled.

Fixodent nerve damage problems can cause:

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

To review a potential lawsuit for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

3 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Tom says:

    I have used Fixodent for several years. I have non-diabetic related peripheral neuropathy. Within the last several months I have begun to experience pain in both shoulders and upper arms. While I am being treated for the peripheral neuropathy via medications (Lyrica and Colchicine), now having seen the ABC Report on Fixodent and possible link to Zinc contained therein, I am curious as to whether or not I may be affected by this zinc phenomena..

    Posted on February 9, 2011 at 10:35 pm

  • Sharon says:

    In 2007 I slowly began losing control of my legs and Dr.’s were never able to diagnose but that it was neurological. I had used the Fixodent over several years. I still am unable to walk. I use a walker with limited mobility. And still never have had a diagnosis. I believe this is due to the use of Fixodent and the Zinc; otherwise, surely someone would have found some kind of diagnosis…..

    Posted on March 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

  • Saul says:

    I used Fixodent for a number of years to hold a partial in place. I stopped using it when I read of the problems connected to it. Recently I began to experience increased loss of control in my lower left leg, loss of balance, dizziness, pain in my shoulders, hands shaking, etc.

    Posted on April 22, 2012 at 9:29 am

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