Denture induced Stomatitis
Denture induced Stomatitis is an infection of oral mucosa caused by fungus in the area covered by a denture. It usually occurs in the upper jaw.
- Wearing an unfit denture which traumatizes the oral tissue.
- Wearing a denture that is not thoroughly cleaned.
- Not taking the denture off at night before bed creates a favourable environment that allows fungus to grow.
- Rashes will appear at the early stage
- Rashes will then enlarge
- Sometimes even desquamate
- Swelling of the affected area
- Feeling of pain
- Consult a dentist and rinse with medicated mouthwash as instructed.
- Remove the denture every night before bed so that the mucosa gets rest.
- You must clean the denture thoroughly with toothbrush and detergent, rinse the denture and then soak it in a glass of water overnight.
Immerse the denture in water overnight
If the denture doesn't fit well, you should go to a dentist for adjustment or replacement.
Last revision date: 18 January 2012