Topical Application of Chlorhexidine Gel with Brush-On Technique in the Tailored Treatment of Plaque Induced Gingivitis

Nardi, Gianna Maria; Grassi, Roberta; Campus, Guglielmo; Pareti, Maria Letizia; Di Stasio, Dario; Petruzzi, Massimo; della Vella, Fedora (2020). Topical Application of Chlorhexidine Gel with Brush-On Technique in the Tailored Treatment of Plaque Induced Gingivitis. Applied Sciences, 10(17), pp. 1-6. MDPI 10.3390/app10176014

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Aim: This study aimed to assess the action of a chlorhexidine-based brush-on gel application
in the treatment of plaque-related gingivitis. Methods: The enrollment involved consecutive patients diagnosed with plaque-induced gingivitis. Each participant’s full mouth plaque score and gingival index were recorded at the first appointment (t0) and at follow ups after 1 week (t1), 2 weeks (t2) and 3 weeks (t4). All patients were randomly sorted into two groups: A study group, who was given instruction to brush their gums daily with a chlorhexidine gel, and a control group who received a placebo gel. The two groups’ data at baseline were compared using a chi-square test, while the t-Student and Mann–Whitney tests were employed to analyze the index’s trends, both separately and compared. Results: In total, 30 patients were enrolled, 15 referring to the study group and 15 to the control group. The study group had an 87% decrease in their plaque score and an 84% decrease in their gingival index (p < 0.05). The control group displayed a reduction in plaque score and gingival index of 74% and 84%, respectively (p < 0.05). The plaque score decreased statistically more significantly in the study group than in the control group. Conclusion: Topical employment of a chlorhexidine-containing brush-on gel appears to be a useful home tool in the treatment of plaque-induced gingivitis, associated with professional debridement.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry

UniBE Contributor:

Campus, Guglielmo Giuseppe

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2076-3417

Publisher:

MDPI

Language:

English

Submitter:

Guglielmo Giuseppe Campus

Date Deposited:

02 Oct 2020 16:55

Last Modified:

02 Oct 2020 16:55

Publisher DOI:

10.3390/app10176014

Uncontrolled Keywords:

gingivitis; chlorhexidine; oral hygiene; topical gel

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.146780

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/146780

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