Antibacterial Efficacy of Oxygen Enriched Mouthwash in Patients Undergoing Dental Implant Placement by Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
A Narrative Review on Means to Promote Oxygenation and Angiogenesis in Oral Wound Healing
By: Iram Rafique Pawane 1), Akhil Ashref 2), Arvina Rajasekar 3)*
(1) Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala LuResident, Department of Periodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai – 600077, India.
(2) Resident, Department of Implantology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai – 600077, India.
(3) Reader, Department of Periodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai – 600077, India.
Abstract: To evaluate the antibacterial efficacy of oxygen enriched mouthwash (blue®m) compared to chlorhexidine mouthwash in patients undergoing dental implant placement.
Materials and Methods: A total of 30 systemically healthy patients visiting Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals for dental implant placement between July 2022 and October 2022 were divided into two groups; Group A comprised of 15 patients, who were given chlorhexidine mouthwash and Group B composed 15 patients, who were given oxygen enriched mouthwash, postoperatively for 1 month following dental implant placement surgery. Plaque samples were collected prior to implant placement (Straumann® Roxolid SLActive) and 1 month after implant placement for both the groups. The collected plaque samples were subjected to real time polymerase chain reaction. Total bacterial copy-count and Porphyromonas gingivalis load were detected for both the groups.
Results: There was reduction in total bacterial copy-count in both the groups from baseline. However, the difference was not statistically significant (p=0.827). However there was more reduction in Porphyromonas gingivalis load among the patients who received oxygen enriched mouthwash and was statistically significant (p=0.000).
Conclusion: Oxygen enriched mouthwash blue®m can be used as a safe alternative to chlorhexidine in reducing the microbial load during the post operative healing period following dental implant placement.