Role of antifungal medicaments added to tissue conditioners: A systematic review.
Iqbal Z1, Zafar MS2.
1Department of Prosthodontics, FMH College of Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan.
2Department of Restorative Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Madinah Al Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia.
PURPOSE: The aim of this review is to investigate the current state of knowledge on the incorporation of antifungal agents into the tissue conditioners for the treatment of denture induced stomatitis.
STUDY SELECTION: Studies reporting the incorporation of antifungal/antimicrobial agents into tissue conditioners were included in the review. In order to search the studies on the topic “incorporation of antifungal agents in tissue conditioners for the treatment of denture induced stomatitis” ISI web of science, PubMed/MEDLINE, and Google-Scholar databases were searched from 1970 up to and including July 2015 using various keywords such as antifungal agents, tissue conditioners, Candida albicans, denture stomatitis, etc.
RESULTS: Various studies reported the efficacy and effectiveness of adding conventional organic antifungal medicines (nystatin, azole group derivatives and chlorhexidine, antimicrobials/antifungals other than organic (silver zeolite, silver nano-particles, photo-catalysts and metallic oxides) and natural and herbal antimicrobials (tea tree oil, lemongrass essential oil and origanum oil) into various tissue conditioners. The review literature reported that incorporation of antifungal agents into tissue conditioners is effective with minimal or no effects on physical and mechanical properties of tissue conditioners.
CONCLUSIONS: Incorporation of different antifungal medicaments to commercially available tissue conditioners can be recommended for the management of denture induced stomatitis.
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