Denture Cream Lawsuit
Fixodent and Super PolyGrip are two of the top denture cream brands linked to serious nerve damage. People suffering nerve damage may experience pain and numbness in the hands and feet, difficulty walking, and even paralysis.
Zinc is used in denture creams as an adhesive and odor controller. While safe in small doses, too much zinc can be harmful. It decreases the body’s copper levels, which affects the spinal cord and leads to difficulty walking and keeping balanced. People using more adhesive denture cream than normal in order to keep poorly-fitted dentures in place may be exposed to up to 330 mg of zinc daily. The recommended daily allowance is only 8 mg for women and 11 mg for men, and the largest tolerable zinc intake is 40 mg.
Dangerous Denture Cream Symptoms
Some of the symptoms linked to dangerous denture cream include, but are not limited to:
- Numbness or tingling in arms and legs (paresthesias)
- Painful or abnormal sensations when touching something (dysesthesias)
- Difficulty walking or lack of coordination when walking
- Weakness or heaviness in arms and legs
- Loss of sensation
- Loss of balance
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require warning labels about zinc poisoning, copper depletion, or nerve damage. As a result, your safety may be at risk due to negligent denture cream manufacturers failing to warn consumers about potential dangers.