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The efficacy of Chlorhexidine 0.2 % after scaling in marginal gingivitis

Witjaksono, Widowati and Shahrohisham, Mohammad (2005) The efficacy of Chlorhexidine 0.2 % after scaling in marginal gingivitis. Dental Journal, 38 (4). pp. 173-175. ISSN 0852-9027

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Thirty male subjects aged around 20-30 years old, with complete anterior teeth, no interproximal caries and good general health conditions were selected by using simple random sampling. The anterior teeth were divided into 2 segments right side for 11,12,I3 and left side for 2l,22,and 23. These two sites were treated by different way for comparing two treatment variables,between scaling therapy alone and scaling therapy with adjunction of Chlorhexidine (CHX) 0.2%. Gingival Index (GI) score was used to determine the gingivitis status of the subjects. Clinical experiment showed that the duration of healing process in subjects treated with scaling with adjunction of CHX 0.2% was faster than scaling therapy alone group. However, in the statistical analysis, there was no significant difference because of several factors. In conclusion, it was found that CHX 0.2% had the efficacy to enhance the healing process in the marginal gingivitis patient that was treated by scaling therapy, but further study using CHX 0.2 % with longer duration time should be done to achieve more pronounce effect

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 30621 / 6008
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Widowati Witjaksono
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2013 12:20
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2013 12:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30621

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