Denture Stomatitis Follow-up

Updated: Dec 06, 2020
  • Author: James J Sciubba, DMD, PhD; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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Follow-up

Deterrence/Prevention

Denture sanitization is an important element in the treatment of denture stomatitis and should be emphasized to the patient. The 6-month incidence of denture stomatitis can be significantly reduced by educating nursing home caregivers about oral heath care.

The incidence of denture stomatitis and the duration of denture wear are highly correlated. Dentists can help prevent this condition by instructing patients to take their dentures out of their mouth for 6-8 hours each day.

Mechanical plaque control and appropriate denture-wearing habits are the most important measures in preventing and treating the disease.