Periodontal treatment has the aim to reduce oral infection, and prevent the progression of the disease. The potential benefits of new chemical devices for periodontal therapy, include improved patient compliance, an easier access to periodontal pocket and a lower dosage of antimicrobial agent. The objective of this study was to explore the efficacy of a chemical device containing zinc and octenidine in the treatment of chronic periodontitis in adult patients. Ten patients with a diagnosis of chronic periodontitis (20 localized chronic periodontitis sites) in the age group of 35 to 55 were selected. None of these patients received any surgical or non-surgical periodontal therapy and demonstrated radiographic evidence of moderate bone loss. The chemical device zinc plus octenedine was used by each patient after daily oral hygiene. Microbial analysis were analyzed at baseline and on the 15th day. After the treatment, a remarkable decrease in bacteria amount, both for some species and for the total count was observed in the study group. Specifically T. Forsythia and T. Denticola were eradicated whereas Total Bacteria Loading and Fusobacterium Nucleatum showed a reduction of 38% and 55%, respectively. Our study demonstrated the efficacy of the new chemical device containing zinc and octenidine in a sustained release drug delivery system in the management of moderate to severe chronic periodontitis.

Zinc plus octenidine: a new formulation for treating periodontal pathogens. A single blind study

Cura, F;Tagliabue, A;Tettamanti, L
2018

Abstract

Periodontal treatment has the aim to reduce oral infection, and prevent the progression of the disease. The potential benefits of new chemical devices for periodontal therapy, include improved patient compliance, an easier access to periodontal pocket and a lower dosage of antimicrobial agent. The objective of this study was to explore the efficacy of a chemical device containing zinc and octenidine in the treatment of chronic periodontitis in adult patients. Ten patients with a diagnosis of chronic periodontitis (20 localized chronic periodontitis sites) in the age group of 35 to 55 were selected. None of these patients received any surgical or non-surgical periodontal therapy and demonstrated radiographic evidence of moderate bone loss. The chemical device zinc plus octenedine was used by each patient after daily oral hygiene. Microbial analysis were analyzed at baseline and on the 15th day. After the treatment, a remarkable decrease in bacteria amount, both for some species and for the total count was observed in the study group. Specifically T. Forsythia and T. Denticola were eradicated whereas Total Bacteria Loading and Fusobacterium Nucleatum showed a reduction of 38% and 55%, respectively. Our study demonstrated the efficacy of the new chemical device containing zinc and octenidine in a sustained release drug delivery system in the management of moderate to severe chronic periodontitis.
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