Denture plaque and palatal mucosa in denture stomatitis: scanning electron microscopic and microbiologic study.


Denture plaque is an etiologic factor in denture stomatitis. In this study, denture and mucosa samples from nine patients were examined in the SEM and processed for microbiologic cultures. Denture plaque in patients with denture stomatitis showed a considerable thickness containing cocci, filaments, rods, yeasts, and desquamated epithelial cells. Some… (More)


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