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Aust Dent J. 1998 Aug;43(4):244-9.

Candida-associated denture stomatitis. Aetiology and management: a review. Part 3. Treatment of oral candidosis.

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Institute of Dental Research, Sydney.


Treatment of oral candidosis with topical antifungal agents such as nystatin and amphotericin B is effective initially. However, medication can produce side effects in some patients and when therapy is stopped the condition can recur. Alternative treatment involving the use of antiseptics and disinfecting agents has been shown to play an important role in the control of dental plaque. The use of sodium hypochlorite as an overnight denture soak has been shown to eliminate denture plaque and recent investigations have demonstrated that microwave irradiation of dentures at a specified setting and exposure time is bactericidal and candidacidal.

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