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Understanding Denture Stomatitis and What It Means

Posted on 11/21/2022 by Front Desk
Understanding Denture Stomatitis and What It MeansDenture stomatitis is not a common term, and you might be wondering what it means. This is a common inflammatory reaction related to denture wearers. There are different forms of this condition, with some of them caused by mechanical trauma or contact reaction. If you wear dentures, it is prudent to understand what denture stomatitis is harmful.

Diagnosing Denture Stomatitis

Denture stomatitis is clinically diagnosed based on the pattern of redness and swelling around the area of denture contact. Our experienced dentists will obtain microbiological swabs from the denture surface when you come in for checks. These swabs are then checked for the presence of yeast. There are different types of yeast found on dentures. Some of them include glabrara, tropicalis, and alibicans. After examining the dentures, our dentists will then determine if you have denture stomatitis. If you are diagnosed with the condition, we offer immediate treatment. This helps keep your dentures in excellent condition.

Even though anyone can get denture stomatitis, the denture wearers are more susceptible. Similarly, those that don't clean their mouth are likely to develop the condition. Some antibiotics have been linked to increasing the chances of developing denture stomatitis. If you have had this condition and recovered, you could still contract it again. Therefore, you should always take good care of your dentures for the best results.

Preventing denture stomatitis is very important for your oral health. One of the most effective ways you can prevent this condition is by maintaining good oral hygiene standards. Brushing your mouth regularly will go a long way in preventing this condition. Apart from brushing, we encourage you to floss your dentures regularly. This will help get rid of food particles that brushing might have missed. Visit our offices for more information on denture stomatitis.
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