The most common infectious lesion is the denture stomatitis. It is caused by poor oral hygiene or the continuous wear of the dentures, characterized by the presence of microscopic fungus, typically Candida albicans. It manifests itself as inflammation and redness of the palate, going as far as the appearance of granular surfaces.
- An impeccable hygiene of the dentures, partials or the removable appliance is essential. The prosthetic should be cleaned and brushed after each meal, as well as the mouth.
- Dentures should not be worn during the night. They should instead be soaked in an antiseptic solution (disinfectant). Avoid bleach if there is metal on the partials or the removable appliance.
- If the infection is advanced, the dentist can recommend the use of antifungal mouthwash such as Nistatine.
- If none of these treatments work, the doctor may investigate the possibility of a systemic disease, such as diabetes, or malnutrition.
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Category dental problems
- Broken fillings
- Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
- Canker sore (aphthous ulcer)
- Cavity (tooth decay)
- Cold sore (herpes labialis)
- Dental abscess
- Dental plaque
- Denture Irritations and Infections
- Denture stomatitis (prosthetic stomatitis)
- Dry socket
- Fluorosis (dental)
- Gingival hyperplasia
- Gingival pocket
- Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease)
- Gum recession
- Halitosis (Bad Breath)
- Hyperdontia (supernumerary teeth)
- Impacted tooth (tooth impaction)
- Lichen planus
- Malocclusion (Misaligned Teeth)
- Micrognathia (micrognathism)
- Oral cancers
- Oral candidiasis
- Periodontal pocket
- Prognathia (prognatism)
- Retrognathia (retrognatism)
- Sleep apnea
- Tartar (Calculus)
- TMD (Pain and Cracking of the Jaw)
- Tooth Discolouration
- Tooth sensitivity (sensitive teeth)
- Ulcers and canker sores
- Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)