Friday, 29 July 2016

Denture Stomatitis

Denture Stomatitis is an oral biofilm associated inflammatory disease of the palatal mucosa. It is the most prevalent oral disease and the main indicator of poor oral health among denture wearers, affecting one-third of all complete denture wearers.
The etiology of DS is multifactorial, with documented role of mechanical trauma, bacteria and fungi. Risk factors may include, poor oral hygiene and nocturnal use of dentures. However, the evidence is ambiguous, inconclusive and recurrence following routine antifungal therapy is common.
The proposed study is a phase II clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of palatal brushing in reducing the colony forming unit (CFU) count and clinical inflammation. The assessment of change in CFU count and clinical inflammation will be carried out at baseline, 3 months and 6 months.