Denture-induced stomatitis is related to one or more of these:
Denture-induced stomatitis can appear in several ways. Some people have no symptoms. In some cases, the area under the upper denture becomes inflamed or swollen. Other people have a more widespread, somewhat painful inflammation. Some have red, pebblelike sores on the roof of the mouth. This is known as papillary hyperplasia.
Denture-induced stomatitis occurs more frequently with upper dentures. This may be because the top denture covers a larger area than the bottom denture, and is held in place with more suction power. The fit of dentures also can make a difference. If they don't fit right, yeast can build up underneath.
People with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of developing this condition. So are people with weakened immune systems. They are more likely to be infected with Candida. People who smoke and those who do not remove their dentures daily are at a higher risk of developing denture stomatitis.
Your dentist may suspect denture-induced stomatitis if the area under your dentures is swollen or sore or you have bumps on the roof of your mouth. Your dentist may test whether your mouth has a Candida yeast infection. This involves wiping the affected area with a cotton swab. The swab is placed in a special solution that is sent to a laboratory.
To prevent denture-induced stomatitis and other denture-induced irritations, you should:
Do not wear your dentures until they are fixed. Call your dentist if your dentures no longer fit properly or if it hurts when you put them in or take them out. Finally, call your dentist if the area under your dentures is swollen or sore.