Epulis Fissuratum Follow-up

Updated: Sep 01, 2016
  • Author: Diane Stern, DDS; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Deterrence/Prevention

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  • Regular dental care can prevent epulis fissuratum. Patients who wear dentures frequently believe that they no longer require care, and, under these circumstances, dentures lose their correct fit and become the source of irritation.
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Prognosis

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  • With correction of the poorly fitting denture, the prognosis for epulis fissuratum is excellent.
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Patient Education

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  • Instruct the patient that regular dental care is necessary and that the oral tissues are changing constantly. This means that dentures are not permanent and need adjustments over time.
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