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RESEARCH ARTICLE

A Clinical Study on Dental Air Force Home Dental Cleaning System on Adult Chronic Periodontitis Patients and its Assessment to C-Reactive Protein Levels

Vinay Vadvadgi, Raju Anarthe, Shubhangi Mani

Citation Information : Vadvadgi V, Anarthe R, Mani S. A Clinical Study on Dental Air Force Home Dental Cleaning System on Adult Chronic Periodontitis Patients and its Assessment to C-Reactive Protein Levels. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2012; 1 (1):14-18.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10029-1003

Published Online: 01-06-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The study was outlined to determine and assess the C-reactive protein (CRP) level in chronic periodontitis patients and to assess the CRP values after using Dental Air Force home dental cleaning system.

Materials and methods

A total of 100 adult chronic periodontitis subjects were recruited voluntarily for this study. Clinical assessment of plaque index, gingival index, probing depth, clinical attachment level and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were made prior to phase-1 therapy and at 7th and 15th day posttherapy. Effects of treatment were assessed by paired tests and analysis of variance by treatment group with baseline covariates. Comparative assessments were done among all the patients that were divided into four groups.

Results

The results of this study showed that there was 35% decrease in CRP level in periodontitis patients that used Dental Air Force home dental cleaning system without undergoing phase 1 (complete scaling and root planing) therapy. There was 100% decrease in CRP in group D (phase 1 therapy followed by use of Dental Air Force home dental cleaning system) as compare to group C (phase 1 therapy followed by use of toothbrush) where there were 89.61% decrease in CRP level from baseline to 15th day of recordings.

Conclusion

There was strong correlation between periodontal diseases and CRP level and as there is progression and remission of periodontal disease; CRP values follow the same. Dental Air Force home dental cleaning system with the access to interdentally area helps in preventing the accumulation of dental plaque biofilm, thus able to maintain the CRP at lower levels as compare to traditional toothbrushing.

How to cite this article

Mani A, Vadvadgi V, Anarthe R, Saini R, Mani S. A Clinical Study on Dental Air Force Home Dental Cleaning System on Adult Chronic Periodontitis Patients and its Assessment to C-Reactive Protein Levels. Int J Exper Dent Sci 2012;1(1):14-18.


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