Tissue Conditioning : definition | Prosthodontics

| December 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tissue Conditioning : definition | Prosthodontics

Definition: Non-surgical methods of improving the patients’ denture foundation tissues, including the use of tissue rest, occlusal correction, j01402612 Tissue Conditioning : definition | Prosthodonticstemporary soft liners and/or improvement of hygiene. Tissue conditioning is usually considered prior to performing a permanent reline and or making final impressions for complete or partial dentures. Poor tissue health can be the result of:
1. Pathological conditions
– The result of systemic disease – nutrition, hormone imbalance,
autoimmune diseases (Lupus)
2. Local factors
– Inaccurate denture bases
– Occlusal disharmony
– Tissue abuse – ill-fitting dentures, poor oral hygiene, no tissue rest. The dentist has the responsibility for proper diagnosis. Tissue rehabilitation is limited to reversible tissue changes such as:
– Red inflamed, edematous tissues
– Ulcerations
– Candidiasis
– Epulis fissuratum (limited – may require surgery if extensive)
– Papillary hyperplasia (limited – may require surgery if extensive)

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