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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2018, 6(3), 83-87
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-6-3-6
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Assessment of Photodynamic Therapy and Miconazole in the Management of Denture Stomatitis

Mohamed Y Abdelfattah1, 2, , Ahmed Abdelaziz Mohamed Essa3 and Mohammed K Fahmi4

1Prosthodontic Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

2Prosthodontic Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Taif University, Taif, KSA

3Oral Pathology Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

4Restorative and Dental Materials Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Taif University, Taif, KSA

Pub. Date: May 15, 2018

Cite this paper:
Mohamed Y Abdelfattah, Ahmed Abdelaziz Mohamed Essa and Mohammed K Fahmi. Assessment of Photodynamic Therapy and Miconazole in the Management of Denture Stomatitis. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2018; 6(3):83-87. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-6-3-6


Objectives: Candida-induced denture stomatitis can be treated with different approaches; one of the most effective methods is the Photodynamic therapy (PDT). The current study aimed to assess the collective effects of PDT and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in comparison to the topical application of miconazole gel. Materials and Methods: Thirty complete denture wearers with a history of Candida-induced denture stomatitis were haphazardly divided into two groups 15 patient each. Group I: The patients were subjected to a session of methylene blue-mediated PDT followed by to 2 sessions of (LLLT) 2 times per week for 15 days, while those of Group II: were subjected to miconazole gel four times per day for fifteen days. Results: The clinical and cytolological findings revealed that 50% of the patients in Group I have been cured from denture stomatitis while in Group II the curing rate was 85%. After two weeks following treatment stoppage, 30% of Group I patients showed reappearance of symptoms while the ration of recurrence was 15% in Group II patients. Conclusion: Photodynamic therapy associated with low level laser therapy (LLLT) and Miconazole gel can be considered effective methods in the management of Candida-induced denture stomatitis with higher curing rate and lower recurrence ratio for Miconazole.

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