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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 136-140

Denture Stomatitis: A Literature Review

1 Department of Prosthodontics, Chhattisgarh Dental College and Research Institute, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Chhattisgarh Dental College and Research Institute, Rajnandgaon Chhattisgarh, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Rungta College of Dental Science and Research, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India
4 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Chhattisgarh Dental College and Research Institute Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, India

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Denture stomatitis is a prevalent and longstanding problem in complete denture wearers. Post denture placement produces significant changes in the oral environment that may have an adverse effect on the integrity of the oral tissues. Mucosal changes could result from a mechanical irritation by the dentures, traumatic occlusion an accumulation of microbial plaque, fungal infection or, a toxic or allergic reaction to components of the denture material. In the present article, various etiological factors contributing to the denture stomatitis and its treatment are reviewed.

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