Denture Stomatitis and Treatment
This third stomatitis type, also known as thrush, can affect people who wear dentures, have diabetes, take oral steroids or have difficulties keeping their mouths clean, notes the Oral Health Foundation. Red areas under the dentures or red sores at the lip corners are signs to watch for.
The condition is due to an overgrowth of candida, a fungus present in all mouths. So to treat thrush, start off by practicing good oral hygiene. That includes regular brushing and rinsing with a mouthwash. Its bubbling action cleans and alleviates discomfort to promote healing. If you wear dentures, be sure to clean them after meals. Soak them at night when they're not in your mouth. Smoking also encourages yeast growth in the mouth, so kick the habit for better oral health.
You might require medication if these oral hygiene habits aren't enough to treat your thrush. In these cases, talk to your doctor or dentist.
If you have a cold sore, a canker sore or thrush, finding relief from the discomfort is likely a top priority. Home treatment options, such as fever reducers, pain relievers, and oral gels and rinses, may help bring you the relief you need.