publication . Article . 2017

Effects of local alendronate sodium gel as an adjunct to scaling and root planing on smokers with chronic periodontitis: a pilot study

Farin Kiany; Hashem Montaseri; Sadaf Adibi; Masoud Golshah; Saba Golshah;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2017 Journal: Fiyz̤ (issn: 1029-7855, eissn: 2008-9821, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Kashan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
Background: Chemical treatments for the modulation of host response are applied along with mechanical modalities as adjunctive to periodontal treatment. The objective of this pilot study was to investigate the effects of locally-delivered alendronate sodium gel in adjunction to scaling and root planning on periodontal indices and bone formation within vertical defects of smokers with chronic periodontitis. Methods and Materials: In this study vertical defects (n=8) with depth>5 mm have been investigated. After performing the phase I of periodontal treatment, alendronate sodium gel (1%) was applied into the periodontal pockets. The whole procedure was repeate...
free text keywords: Chronic periodontitis, Alendronate, Periodontal index, Alveolar bone resorption, Cigarette smoking, Medicine (General), R5-920
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