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Trial usage of Iodoform powder as an adjunct in periodontal therapy

Authors: Qutayba Abdul Razak قتيبة عبد الرزاق --- Wasan A. Abid Aun وسن عبد عون --- Khulood Al-Safi خلود الصافي
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2012 Volume: 24 Issue: special issue 2 Pages: 88-92
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Tooth mobility refers to the movement of loose teeth within their sockets primarily caused byperiodontal disease. Treatment involves identifying and addressing the cause of tooth mobility. If detected earlyenough, loose teeth can be made firm again. This study aimed to evaluate the changes in teeth mobility before andafter using iodoform powder in periodontal Flap in chronic periodontitis patients.Materials and methods: The study sample consisted of twenty chronic periodontitis patients of both gender (13 malesand 7 females) with age ranged from 30 to 50 years. Periodontal parameters used in this study were plaque index(PLI), gingival index (GI), probing pocket depth (PPD) and tooth mobility grades. The patients were examined atbase line, 2 months and 6 months after periodontal therapy. Treatment included oral hygiene instruction, scaling,root planing, internal splints, iodoform powder and periodontal surgery. Clinical parameters were evaluated.Results: The present study showed that teeth mobility was decreased after using iodoform powder as an adjunct inperiodontal therapy in chronic periodontitis patients.Conclusions: Iodoform powder is aid in decrease tooth mobility with periodontal surgery

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