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Original Research Article

Year: 2019 | Month: March | Volume: 6 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 33-36

Role of Hydrogen Peroxide as a Sub Gingival Irrigant in Periodontal Therapy

Dr Tahira Ashraf1, Dr Suhail Jan2, Dr Abhima kumar3, Dr Roobal Behal4, Zahoor Ahmad5

1Private Practitioner in Srinagar J&K India.
2Professor and HOD; Govt Dental College Srinagar, J&K, India
3Senior Resident at Indira Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Jammu, J&K, India
4Assistant professor; Govt Dental College Srinagar, J&K, India
5Department of Education, J&K, India

Corresponding Author: Dr Tahira Ashraf


Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of sub gingival irrigation with 3% H2O2 compared to normal saline.
Material and methods: 35 patients were taken for the study. After scaling and root planing, quadrants in each patient’s mouth were randomly treated two with 20 ml 3% H2O2 sub gingival irrigation and the other two with normal saline. Sub gingival irrigation was performed at baseline and after 1 and 2 weeks. The clinical parameters were recorded at baseline at the end of week 3 and at the end of week 5
Results: 3% H2O2 sub gingival irrigation produced a significant reduction in gingival bleeding, pocket depths and a significant gain in clinical attachment level compared to the normal saline which served as a control.
Conclusion: Sub gingival irrigation with 3% H2O2 results in inflammation control manifested as decreased gingival bleeding, reduction in pocket depth and gain in relative attachment levels.

Key words: Hydrogen peroxide, Normal saline, periodontitis, sub gingival irrigation.

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