THE ROLE OF CANDIDA ALBICANS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF STOMATITIS IN PATIENTS WEARING DENTURES


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Denture stomatitis is the most common inflammatory reaction that occurs in people who wear dentures. It is believed that in 60-65% of cases the cause of this inflammation is infections by yeasts from the genus Candida (C.), primarily Candida albicans infection. C.albicans is a part of the normal microflora of the respiratory and digestive tract. This yeast has the ability to adhere to the oral mucosa and to the base of the denture, as well as to form a biofilm. Its virulence is especially supported by the state of weakened resistance of the organism, when C.albicans expresses its pathological effect. This paper presents the pathogenesis of C. albicans-associated denture stomatitis, as well as the most common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures used to diagnose and successful therapy.


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dentures, stomatitis, Candida albicans, biofilm, oral hygiene

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