Denture Stomatitis in an Edentulous Iraqi Patients
Keywords:Keywords: Denture Hygiene, denture stomatitis, denture cleansing
Denture related stomatitis is an inflammatory process that mainly involves the
palatal mucosa when it is covered by complete or partial dentures; it appears frequent
among denture wearer and varies widely. Fifty patients were examined in this study,
66% of them had denture stomatitis. This study aimed to evaluate the presence of
denture stomatitis in denture wearers' patients, and to know the relation between
denture age, denture hygiene, and denture cleansing with denture stomatitis.
Results of the present study showed that poor denture hygiene was associated with
high percentage of denture stomatitis.
Also low percent of denture stomatitis appeared in the denture wearers of 3-4
times/ day denture cleansing.
The percentage of reduction in the prevalence of denture stomatitis was clear in
newly or less years wearing dentures.