The Effects of a Sanquinarine Mouthrinse after Periodontal Surgery.
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The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate the effects of a sanguinarine containing oral rinse on plaque formation and inflammation following periodontal surgery. A double blind parallel methodology was utilized for the mouthrinse following periodontal surgery. The Gingival Index, Plaque Index, Gingival Crevicular Fluid were determined for thirty patients prior to surgical intervention. Their routine oral hygiene regimen was continued after periodontal surgery. The patients were instructed to use a sanguinarine or placebo mouthrinse. Patients were further divided into groups by either a single or twice daily rinsing regimen. Data was collected at 1, 2, 3, and 4 weeks post surgically. Results indicate that the Gingival Index, Plaque Index, and Gingival Crevicular Fluid increased at the first week evaluation period in all groups. There was no statistical differences between the sanguinarine and placebo mouthrinse, except for the gingival crevicular fluid at the molar surgical site. There appears to be no clinical significance between the sanguinarine and the zinc containing placebo mouthrinse. Keywords Therapy Theses.
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- Medicine and Medical Research