Luana Eduarda de OLIVEIRA, Fabio Augusto ITO, Ademar TAKAHAMA-JUNIOR, Heliton Gustavo de LIMA


The World Health Organization recognizes tooth loss as a social and public
health problem. The edentulism can be defined as total or partial loss of permanent dentition. It occurs as a consequence of several deleterious effects that take place throughout an individual’s lifetime. Thus, the use of denture, for the restoration of masticatory function, is necessary. The poor hygiene and fit of these denture as well as other local and systemic factors may contribute for the appearance of buccal lesions, such as denture stomatitis, traumatic ulcers, angular cheilitis and fibrous hyperplasia. Therefore, this article aims to report a series of three clinical cases of oral mucosa lesions associated with the use of dental prosthesis, in elder ly patients. The reported cases are of female patients aged between 54 and 66 years who were diagnosed and adequately treated for denture stomatitis, angular cheilitis and inflammatory fibrous hyperplasia. Therefore, this study highlights the importance of the dentist in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of these oral diseases prevalent in dentistry.

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