Amel Ibrahim Faragalla
Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Amel Ibrahim Faragalla, Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
Received: August 21, 2017; Published: September 30, 2017
Citation: Amel Ibrahim Faragalla. “Surgical Versus Non-Surgical Therapy in Reduction of Periodontal Pockets (5 - 8 mm Depth)". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 1.4 (2018).
Periodontal disease is a major problem affecting human dentition. Early diagnosis and evaluation of the results of periodontal therapy is important for controlling the disease.
Purpose: The purpose of this randomized spilt mouth clinical trial was designed to compare the effectiveness of non-surgical periodontal therapy through plaque control, scaling and root planing with the surgical one using Modified Widman’s flap, in reduction of periodontal pockets 5 - 8 mm in depth.
Material and Methods: Seventeen patients males and females with advanced periodontal diseases who were recruited from patients seeking treatment at Khartoum University Faculty of Dentistry Periodontic clinic. Full mouth scaling, polishing and root planing applied to all patients followed by oral hygiene instructions. One month later, Modified Widman’s flap procedure applied to one sextant which was randomly selected. Periodontal parameters measurements were taken again at days 28, 56 and 84th.
Results: For both surgical and non-surgical treated sites, the Mean and Standard deviations of periodontal Parameters, Plaque index (PLI), Gingival index (GI), Probable pocket Depth (PPD) and Gingival recession showed significant reduction except for the Gingival recession which showed increment at the surgically treated sites.
Conclusion: Both Surgical therapy using Modified Widman’s Flap and Non-surgical treatment by scaling and root planing are equally effective in the reduction of periodontal pockets (5 - 8 mm) depth.
Keywords: Plaque; Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy; Modified Widman’s Flap
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