Treatment protocol for denture stomatitis, prior to anatomical molding
Background: Microorganisms of the genus Candida have been recovered from complete dentures made of acrylic resin, with high numbers of colony forming units and species diversity, which can act as infectious agents causing chronic atrophic candidiasis (denture stomatitis).
Objective: The objective of this paper is present a treatment protocol for chronic atrophic candidiasis (denture stomatitis).
Materials and Methods: The work describes three cases of totally edentulous patients presenting palate stomatitis who were submitted for treatment associating denture rebasing with chemically-activated acrylic resin, night immersion in 2.5% sodium hypochlorite and use of topical antifungals for two weeks.
Results: In all cases, remission of the inflammatory process occurred.
Conclusion: The proposed treatment protocol proved to be to be effective.