Denture stomatitis (prosthetic stomatitis)

A prosthetic stomatitis, or denture stomatitis, is the inflammation of soft tissues (gingiva or palate) under a removable prosthesis (denture, partial or orthodontic appliance). This inflammation is caused by a fungal presence of microscopic mushrooms of the species Candida albicans. Wearing the prosthesis continuously makes the stomatitis worse, that's why it is advisable to remove dentures or partials when sleeping.

Dental and oral problems

  Abfraction Abrasion Abscess Ankylosis Anodontia Attrition Broken fillings Bruxism Candidiasis Canker sore (aphthous ulcer) Cavity Cold sore (oral herpes) Crossbite Denture irritation Denture stomatitis (prosthetic stomatitis) Dry Socket Erosion Fluorosis Gingival hyperplasia Gingival pocket Gingivitis Gum disease Gum recession Halitosis Jaw problems Hyperdontia (supernumerary teeth) Hypocalcification Hypodontia Impacted tooth (tooth impaction) Leukoplakia Lichen planus Malocclusion Micrognathia (micrognathism) Mucocele Oligodontia Oral Cancers Overbite Overjet Pericoronitis Periodontal pocket Periodontitis Plaque Prognathia (prognatism) Resorption Retrognathia (retrognatism) Sensitive teeth Sleep apnea Tartar Tooth discolouration Torus Trismus Ulcer Xerostomia


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Last update: 30th of May 2012.