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Denture Stomatitis Treatment

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Denture Stomatitis Treatment

Problems can occur under dentures, especially if you wear them all the time. The most common of these problems is denture stomatitis, a form of thrush. This is a yeast infection caused by the fungus candida albicans.

Denture wearers are the group most likely to get thrush in their mouths because the fungus can live on the fitting surface of dentures. Also at risk are those with a reduced immune response. This includes diabetics, HIV/AIDS sufferers or anyone taking steroids and, of course, people in these groups may also wear dentures, multiplying the risk. In some cases, antibiotics can allow thrush to flare up by killing the bacteria that keep it in check.

What does denture stomatitis look like?

When the denture is removed, the gums and/or palate beneath it will be red and shiny. There may also be sore, cracked areas on the skin at the corners of the mouth.

Denture stomatitis can be very sore and, like any long-term infection, it can lead to loss of tissue and cause problems with the fit of dentures in the future


  1. Good oral hygiene.
  2. Don't smoke. Smoking destroys the natural agents that defend you against yeast infections.
  3. Denture Hygiene. Thorough brushing and soaking of the dentures see Taking Care of Your Dentures.
  4. Leave your dentures out as much as possible while the infection is present. By the way, you should try to leave them out when you're asleep.
  5. Medication. If the measures outlined above do not prove completely successful, you will be prescribed anti-fungal tablets or lozenges. These may need to be continued for 1 month.

To avoid getting denture stomatitis, or to prevent its recurrence, it is important to follow steps 1 - 4 above as your normal routine

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Complimentary Denture Evaluation   |   Denture Check-Up   |    Cosmetic Dentures Makeover   |   Complete Dentures   |    What Are Immediate Dentures  
Advantages and Disadvantages of Immediate Dentures    |  Understanding Overdentures   |  Partial Dentures  |  Precision Partial Dentures   |  Implant Retained Dentures
Denture Stabilization   |  Denture Repairs and False Teeth Repairs   |  Denture Relines and Denture Relining  |  Dentures and Tissues Conditioning
Replacing Old Dentures   |   Denture Sore Spots   |   Denture Stomatitis Treatment  |  Getting Used to Wearing Dentures
Taking Care of Your Dentures   |   Apprehensive Denture Patients   |  Dentures Frequently Asked Questions  |  Denture Post Operative Instructions

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