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dc.titleDenture stomatitis in an elderly edentulous Asian population
dc.contributor.authorJeganathan, S.
dc.contributor.authorPayne, J.A.
dc.contributor.authorThean, H.P.Y.
dc.identifier.citationJeganathan, S.,Payne, J.A.,Thean, H.P.Y. (1997). Denture stomatitis in an elderly edentulous Asian population. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 24 (6) : 468-472. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.description.abstractDenture stomatitis is a common oral disease in denture wearers. Multiple aetiological and predisposing factors are believed to be responsible for its initiation and progression. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between denture age, denture hygiene habits, denture wearing and denture cleanliness in an elderly edentulous Asian population. Seventy-five edentulous patients, all wearing maxillary complete dentures were divided into two groups. The test group comprised 36 patients (14 male and 22 female) with Type II denture stomatitis. The control group comprised 39 subjects (14 male and 25 female) with clinically healthy palatal mucosa. A standardized interview and clinical appraisal were carried out. The dye disclosing method was used to assess denture cleanliness and the resultant staining pattern scored. Statistical appraisal between the two groups revealed significant differences in denture hygiene habits (P < 0.05), denture wearing behaviour (P < 0.01) and denture cleanliness (P < 0.01). No significant difference was observed in the age of dentures between the test group and controls (P > 0.05). In the studied Asian edentulous population, a relationship between denture hygiene habits, denture wearing behaviour and denture cleanliness to the presence of denture stomatitis was observed. © 1997 Blackwell Science Ltd.
dc.contributor.departmentRESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of Oral Rehabilitation
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