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Comparative evaluation of oxygen releasing formula (Blue-M Gel®) and chlorhexidine gel as an adjunct with scaling and root planing in the management of patients with chronic periodontitis –A clinico-microbiological study


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Author Details : Anisha Koul*, Ritika Kabra, Rahul Chopra, Nikhil Sharma, Vidya Sekhar

Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 111-117


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Abstract

Introduction: Phase I therapy is the first step in the treatment of periodontal diseases. However, Scaling and root planing (SRP) alone was found to be of limited efficacy especially in certain unapproachable areas, hence use of an adjunct to SRP has been advocated. In past, chlorhexidine has been used as an adjunct to SRP successfully and is considered as gold standard. Recently, use of commercially available BLUE –M® gel (high level oxygen releasing formula) has been advocated in the field of Periodontology.

Objective: The objective of the present study was to compare and evaluate the efficacy of Chlorhexidine gel and Blue-m® gel as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal therapy (SRP) in ? 5mm periodontal pockets, with regard to its clinical effectiveness and bactericidal properties.

Materials and Methods: A total of 20 Patients of chronic periodontitis with pocket probing depth ? 5mm were divided into control group1: (SRP + chlorhexidine gel) and test group 2 (SRP + blue m® gel). Standardiized periodontal parameters including Gingival index (GI), pocket probing depth (PPD), clinical attachment loss (CAL) were measured at baseline & 1 month respectively. Total bacterial count was assessed semi quantitatively at baseline and 1 month.

Result & Conclusion: Both the gels, chlorhexidine gel and blue m gel were equally effective and comparable in management of chronic periodontitis.

Keywords: Chlorhexidine, Scaling & root planning, Oxygen releasing gel, Periodontitis.

Doi : 10.18231/j.jds.2019.026

How to cite : Koul A , Kabra R, Chopra R, Sharma N , Sekhar V, Comparative evaluation of oxygen releasing formula (Blue-M Gel®) and chlorhexidine gel as an adjunct with scaling and root planing in the management of patients with chronic periodontitis –A clinico-microbiological study. J Dent Spec 2019;7(2):111-117

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