Diabetics are more likely to develop oral disease, such as candidiasis. One of the most prevalent oral manifestation in most denture wearers is Candida-associated denture stomatitis. The purpose of this study to explain the pathophysiology and management of denture stomatitis in the diabetic senile patient. Oral candidiasis is the highest prevalence of oral mucosal opportunistic infections. One of the things that can induce oral candidiasis is diabetes mellitus, which is associated with poorly controlled or neglected glycaemic control. Several studies have revealed that Candida species biofilms can be found on abiotic surfaces of dentures. The ability of Candida Species to infect niche hosts is very diverse, supported by various virulence factors and the internal ability of Candida species, the most common species were C. albicans. Denture stomatitis in the diabetic senile patient requires proper management to achieve the successful treatment. In conclusion, diabetic senile patients with dentures can increase the risk of denture stomatitis. Good glycaemic control and periodic denture control are needed to minimize the occurrence of denture stomatitis. Proper management of cases of denture stomatitis can reduce the risk of further spreading the infection and morbidity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3223-3228
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Cellular Archives
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021


  • Oral candidiasis
  • denture stomatitis
  • diabetes mellitus
  • elderly well-being
  • human health
  • medicine


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