Comparative Effect of Chlorhexidine and Anti-Calculus Mouthrinse on Dental Plaque, Gingival Inflammation and Calculus Formation on Plaque Induced Gingivitis Patients

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Biology, Engineering, Medicine and Science Reports,2017,3,1,1-5.
Published:August 2017
Type:Research Article

Comparative Effect of Chlorhexidine and Anti-Calculus Mouthrinse on Dental Plaque, Gingival Inflammation and Calculus Formation on Plaque Induced Gingivitis Patients

Thuy Anh Vu Pham1, Ngoc Thi Xuan Nguyen2, Lan Thi Quynh Ngo3

1Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Odonto-Stomatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM.

2Graduate Student, Faculty of Odonto- Stomatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM.

3Department of Dental Basic Science, Faculty of Odonto-Stomatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM.

Abstract:

Background: Chlorhexidine (CHX) is considered as a gold standard of antimicrobial rinses. Various anti-calculus mouthrinse are available in the market However, little is known of its effectiveness. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical changes after the usage of anti-calculus mouthrinse and 0.12% CHX. Subjects and Methods: In a randomized clinical trial, 30 patients with dental plaque-induced gingivitis were assigned to two groups i.e. Experiment Group A (Anti-calculus mouthrinse) and Control Group B (0.12% Chlorhexidine mouthrinse). Gingival index, plaque index, calculus index and salivary concentration scores were recorded at baseline and six months along with the feedback questionnaire. Results: Intragroup comparison in both groups showed that all the clinical parameters scores were statistically significant after six months as compared to baseline. Intergroup comparison showed that Anti-calculus mouthrinse statistically showed more significant reduction in all the clinical parameters scores from base line to six months. Conclusion: Anti-calculus mouthrinse significantly reduced the clinical symptoms of plaque-induced gingivitis compared to 0.12% CHX with no adverse effects.