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Prospective clinical study evaluating the long-time adjunctive use of chlorhexidine after one-stage full-mouth SRP.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20096080     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: Scaling and root planing are the causal procedure in the treatment of periodontitis. Many attempts have been made to improve the outcome. The aim of this study was to verify the influence of the extended use of chlorhexidine after one-stage full-mouth (FM) SRP in patients with chronic periodontitis on the clinical outcome after 3 months.
METHODS: Eighty-one patients with pockets > or =5 mm were treated by FM. All patients rinsed additionally with 0.2% chlorhexidine (CHX) twice daily over 3 months. Plaque index, bleeding on probing, probing depth (PD) and clinical attachment level (CAL) were recorded at baseline and after 1 and 3 months.
RESULTS: In the test group, all variables were significantly improved after 1 and 3 months. Mean reduction of PD and CAL gain was 2.25 +/- 1.08 and 1.67 +/- 1.08 after 1 and 2.99 +/- 1.11 and 2.33 +/- 1.31 after 3 months respectively.
CONCLUSIONS: Over 3 months of extended use of CHX mouth rinse after SRP showed slightly but statistically significant better results.
S-I Stratul; D Rusu; A Didilescu; M Mesaros-Anghel; C Lala; L Tion; A Sculean; H Jentsch
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of dental hygiene     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1601-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Dent Hyg     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-25     Completed Date:  2010-04-15     Revised Date:  2011-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101168070     Medline TA:  Int J Dent Hyg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-40     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Infective Agents, Local / therapeutic use*
Chlorhexidine / therapeutic use*
Chronic Periodontitis / drug therapy,  therapy*
Combined Modality Therapy
Dental Plaque Index
Dental Prophylaxis
Dental Scaling*
Follow-Up Studies
Gingival Hemorrhage / therapy
Periodontal Attachment Loss / therapy
Periodontal Index
Periodontal Pocket / drug therapy,  therapy
Prospective Studies
Root Planing*
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonic Therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents, Local; 55-56-1/Chlorhexidine
Comment In:
Int J Dent Hyg. 2011 Aug;9(3):238   [PMID:  21740517 ]

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