Comparative evaluation of the clinical efficacy of oxygen enriched mouthwash and chlorhexidine mouthwash in patients undergoing dental implant placement
Another study form India published in the Journal of Odontology:
Akhil Ashref*, Priyalochana Gajendran, Thiyaneswaran Nesappan
Department of Implantology, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Chennai, India
The aim of the study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy of oxygen enriched mouthwash and chlorhexidine mouthwash in patients undergoing dental implant placement.
Materials and method:
A total of 20 systemically healthy patients undergoing dental implant placement were divided into two groups. Group A had 10 patients, who were given chlorhexidine mouthwash and remaining 10 patients were given Blue M mouthwash for postoperatively following dental implant placement surgery. Pre-Operative plaque sample and post-operative plaque sample 1 week later was collected. The collected plaque samples were cultured and colony forming units were counted.
There were significant changes in pre and post colony counts in individual mouthwash but there are no significant changes in the post colony count between the two different mouthwashes (p<0.05).
Within the limitations of our study, it can be concluded that Blue M mouthwash wash can be used as a safe alternative to chlorhexidine in reducing the microbial load during the post-operative healing period following dental implant placement.