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Denture Sore Mouth
(Denture-Related Stomatitis)
Denture sore mouth is common, but rarely sore.

It is caused mainly by a yeast (
Thrush / Candida) that
usually lives harmlessly in the mouth and elsewhere.

It is not transmitted to others.

It may be precipitated by prolonged wearing of a dental
appliance (denture or brace), especially at night, which
allows the yeast to grow.
Photos of Denture Stomatitis
It predisposes to sores at the corners of the mouth
(
Angular Cheilitis).
Blood tests, microbiological studies or a biopsy may be
required.

It is best controlled by:

  • leaving out the denture especially at night, allowing the
    mouth to heal
  • disinfecting the denture (as per additional instructions)
  • using anti-fungal creams or gels (e.g. Daktarin) or
    tablets (e.g. Nystan, Fungilin, Diflucan) regularly for
    up to 4 weeks

The denture may require adjustment or changing.


Useful Website:

Emedicine
Photo of Angular Cheilitis / Perlèche
Last Updated 18th August 2010