Article: Volume 43 Number 6 Page 529 - July/August 2016

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Prosthodontics:  Denture Stomatitis – A Clinical Update

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Abstract: Denture stomatitis is a benign condition, usually asymptomatic, that can affect edentulous patients. Studies have reported a prevalence of denture stomatitis affecting over 75% of denture wearers and, whilst the aetiology may be multifactorial, Candida albicans has a strong association with the condition, along with denture trauma and poor denture hygiene being associated local risk factors. This paper describes the aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of denture stomatitis, with the aim of helping clinicians to provide appropriate management of this condition.

Clinical relevance: Denture stomatitis can be a recurrent problem amongst denture wearers and is often asymptomatic to the patient. Dental practitioners should be able to identify and manage this condition.

Author notes: James Puryer, BDS, DPDS, PGDip, FHEA, Clinical Lecturer (Restorative), School of Oral and Dental Sciences, Bristol Dental Hospital, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol BS1 2LY, UK (James.Puryer@bristol.ac.uk).

Objective: To understand the clinical implications of denture stomatitis and its management.

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