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The potential effect of coconut water as natural healer in adult patient with chronic periodontitis: a preliminary clinical study

Syed Ibrahim, Syarifah Nurul Afifah and Rahaman, Hamiza and Abllah, Zurainie and Ardini, Yunita Dewi (2018) The potential effect of coconut water as natural healer in adult patient with chronic periodontitis: a preliminary clinical study. In: The 7th Dental Students' Scientific Conference : Enculturing Research Innovating Ideas, 26 February 2018, Kulliyyah of Dentistry , Bandar Indera Makhota, IIUM Kuantan. (Unpublished)

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Introduction: Mechanical and chemical debridement had been practiced as one of the management for chronic periodontitis. Recent interest and advances in the field of alternative medicine has promoted the use of various herbal and natural products for multiple uses in the field of medicine. As for it, coconut water is one of the potential natural sources that have various health benefits. Materials and methods: Randomized control study was chosen as study design in this research project. 12 patients who have moderate to severe chronic periodontitis were selected from patients whom attended Polyclinic Kulliyyah of Dentistry, IIUM Kuantan Campus from November 2016 to January 2018. After stratified random sampling done, the subjects divided into 2 groups; Intervention Group and Control Group. All patients will go for ultrasonic scaling and root planning by using hand instruments. 6 patients in Intervention Group were given fresh coconut water to drink during daytime. The first re-assessment was done after 6 weeks. The control group of another 6 patients didn’t received any medicament. Paired sample t-test was used to analyse the pre and post intervention data. The study had obtained ethical approval from IREC (IREC 849) Results: Probing depth (PD) at mid-buccal site and bleeding on probing (BoP) shown significant result (P<0.05) in intervention group. There is no significant difference noted in the control group which are for PD, BoP and Plaque Score (PS) variables. Conclusion: Coconut water has potential benefit in reducing the periodontal pockets with chronic periodontitis as an adjunct after mechanical debridement.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5620/63829
Uncontrolled Keywords: Key words: chronic periodontitis, coconut water, natural products, mechanical and chemical debridement
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
R Medicine > RK Dentistry > RK318 Oral and Dental Medicine. Pathology. Diseases-Therapeutics-General Works
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Depositing User: Yunita Dewi Ardini
Date Deposited: 24 May 2018 14:30
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 14:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63829

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