Carmen G. Gutiérrez; Luis Bustos Medina; Marcela Sanchez; Luis Zaror Cornejo & María E. Zambrano


In the present study, we determined the prevalence of denture stomatitis and its associated factors in patients that use removable denture. These patients come from the prosthetics clinic of the Miraflores Clinic and from the dental clinic of the Universidad Mayor between September 2009 and December 2010. The total of 75 patients with removable dentures were examined, two samples were taken of each patient, one of their palate and other of their prostheses, for performing microbiological studies. The 68% of the patients showed alterations in the palate mucosa subprotesic compatible with stomatitis. 74.6% of patients with denture stomatitis isolated at least one species of Candida, with no meaningful evidence. Removable dental prosthesis substantially affects the appearance of denture stomatitis. When the severity of illness increases the presence of Candida also increases, Candida albicans being the most prevalent in patients with denture stomatitis.

KEY WORDS: denture stomatitis, Candida, removable dentures, Candida albicans.

How to cite this article

GUTIÉRREZ, F. C. G.; BUSTOS, M. L.; SÁNCHEZ, M.; ZAROR, C. L. & ZAMBRANO, M. E. Denture stomatitis present in patients of the IX region, Chile. Int. J. Odontostomat., 7(2):207-213, 2013.