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VOLUME 24 , ISSUE 10 ( October, 2023 ) > List of Articles


Comparative Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Triphala and Chlorhexidine in Full-mouth Disinfection Treatment of Periodontitis in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Aishwarya Rathod, Priyanka Jaiswal, Bhairavi Kale, Deepika Masurkar

Keywords : Chlorhexidine, Full-mouth disinfection, Probing pocket depth, Root planing, Scaling, Triphala

Citation Information : Rathod A, Jaiswal P, Kale B, Masurkar D. Comparative Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Triphala and Chlorhexidine in Full-mouth Disinfection Treatment of Periodontitis in Type 2 Diabetes Patients. J Contemp Dent Pract 2023; 24 (10):798-801.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-3573

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 05-12-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Aim: To evaluate and compare the efficacy of triphala and chlorhexidine (CHX) in the treatment of stages II and III periodontitis with one-stage complete mouth disinfection in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients. Materials and methods: A total of 24 type 2 diabetic subjects with either stage II or stage III periodontitis were randomly divided into test and control groups with 12 patients in each group. For control group, full-mouth disinfection (FMD) was done using CHX and for test group, FMD was done using triphala. Clinical parameters were evaluated at baseline and at 6 months which comprised of probing pocket depth (PPD), plaque index (PI), clinical attachment level (CAL), papillary bleeding index (PBI). The primary outcomes considered were a reduction in PPD and a gain in CAL. The data were recorded, tabulated, and statistically analyzed. Results: The PPD reduction for the test group was 3.38 ± 0.75 mm and for the control group was 3.39 ± 0.76 mm. The CAL gain for the test group was 3.39 ± 0.76 mm and for the control group was 3.18 ± 0.74 mm. Although there was a statistically significant PPD reduction, statistically not significant CAL gain was observed. Conclusion: Both the groups with the FMD protocol showed beneficial results in terms of PPD reduction and CAL gain but the test group showed slightly better results. Clinical relevance: Clinically, there is more PPD reduction and CAL gain from baseline to 6 months in the test group compared to the control group. Clinically, the test group has more favorable results compared to the control group.

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