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

Aust Dent J. 1998 Aug;43(4):244-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1998.tb00172.x.


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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local / therapeutic use
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Candidiasis, Oral / drug therapy*
  • Candidiasis, Oral / etiology
  • Dental Disinfectants / therapeutic use
  • Denture Cleansers*
  • Denture Liners
  • Dentures / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Microwaves
  • Mouthwashes / therapeutic use
  • Sodium Hypochlorite
  • Stomatitis, Denture / complications*


  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Antifungal Agents
  • Dental Disinfectants
  • Denture Cleansers
  • Mouthwashes
  • Sodium Hypochlorite