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
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The information above should be used as a reference only. Any medical decision should not be done before consulting a health care professional.
Last update: 30th of May 2012.