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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 416-420

One-stage full mouth disinfection using 20% propolis hydroalcoholic solution: A clinico-microbiologic study

1 Department of Periodontology, Rungta College of Dental Science and Research, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, Rungta College of Dental Science and Research, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India

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Anju Vishwanath
Department of Periodontology, Rungta College of Dental Science and Research, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ccd.ccd_544_17

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Background: Propolis is a resinous substance produced by honeybees which has many therapeutic properties because of its unique composition. It has been widely used since many years for different medicinal purposes. Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of one-stage full mouth disinfection (OSFMD) using 20% propolis hydroalcoholic solution in chronic periodontitis patients. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients diagnosed with chronic periodontitis and presenting three or more nonadjacent teeth with deep pockets were selected for the study. Clinical parameters including gingival index, plaque index, bleeding on probing, probing pocket depth, and clinical attachment level were recorded at baseline in all the patients followed by subgingival plaque sampling. All the thirty patients were randomly allocated into two groups; 15 patients (control group) were subjected to scaling and root planning (SRP) alone, and in remaining 15 patients (test group), SRP was done followed by OSFMD using 20% propolis hydroalcoholic solution after 24 h. All the patients were kept at periodic recall, and clinical and microbiological parameters were again taken at 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Results: There was a significant improvement for all the clinical parameters, with higher probing depth reduction and attachment gain in the test group when compared to the control group. Furthermore, the microbiological counts of the periodontopathogens were found to decrease considerably more in the test group. Conclusion: SRP followed by OSFMD with propolis extract after 24 h was more effective than SRP alone in chronic periodontitis patients.

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