COMPARATIVE EFFICACY OF 1% ALENDRONATE GEL AND TETRACYCLINE FIBERS AS AN ADJUNCT TO SCALING AND ROOT PLANING: A RANDOMIZED CONTROL CLINICAL TRIALAbstract
The objective of this study was to compare efficacy of 1% Alendronate gel and Tetracycline fibers as an adjunct to scaling and root planning (SRP). A total of 30 patients with diagnosis of chronic periodontitis (60 localized periodontitis sites) in an age group of 20-55 years were selected. None of these patients had received any non-surgical or surgical periodontal therapy and had periodontal pockets measuring 4–7 mm clinically. Two sites in any quadrants after randomization were selected in each patient. Navy Plaque index (Grossaman and Fedi) and Gingival bleeding index (GI) (Loe and Sillness), Clinical probing depth (PD) and Clinical attachment level (CAL) were measured at baseline 1,3 and 6 months. Random allocation of test site (treated with 1% Alendronate Gel) and control site (treated with Tetracycline fibers). The results revealed that there was significant improvement in all clinical parameters from baseline to 6 months and test group presented with better results than control group however the difference was not statistically significant.
Anjali Goel *, Sachit Anand Arora and Shivjot Chhina
Department of Periodontics, I.T.S Dental College Hospital and Research Centre, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
04 May, 2016
11 August, 2016
22 August, 2016
01 October 2016