[Only a denture sore? Causes of a possible denture sore from a maxillary complete denture]

Albrecht, Dominic; Regina, Mericske-Stern; Zix, Jorgen (2010). [Only a denture sore? Causes of a possible denture sore from a maxillary complete denture]. Schweizerische Monatsschrift für Zahnmedizin, 120(8), pp. 675-89. Bern: Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft

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This case presentation documents the treatment sequence of a 74 years old patient who complained about a sore spot of the palatal mucosa underneath the complete denture. The intraoral examination revealed a dark spot, redness and swelling of the mucosa around this spot and halitosis. The mucosa exhibited a perforation of 3 x 10 mm in diameter. A radiographic 3-D picture showed an impacted canine tooth, which was partly covered by the palatal bone. Firstly the denture base was relieved and the swelling gradually disappeared. Then a biopsy was taken for histological analysis to exclude any malignant process. In local anesthesia the tooth was extracted, which exhibited a deep carious lesion of the entire crown. After surgery a visible collapse of the jaw crest was observed. During a period of two months the denture was relined with a soft material to improve its fit and to enhance the healing process. With a final rebasement, the existing denture could be adapted again and the patient continued to wear it.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Prosthodontics [discontinued]
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Albrecht, Dominic, Zix, Jürgen




Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft




Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:08

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 14:00

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https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/467 (FactScience: 199471)

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