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BACKGROUND Scaling and root planing (SRP) are the bases of non-surgical therapy in the treatment of periodontitis. However, results from this therapy are often unpredictable and dependable from many different factors. OBJECTIVES The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of the adjunctive use of systemic antimicrobials with(More)
OBJECTIVE To systematically review the evidence of effectiveness of surgical vs. non-surgical therapy for the treatment of chronic periodontal disease. METHODS A search was conducted for randomized controlled trials of at least 12 months duration comparing surgical with non-surgical treatment of chronic periodontal disease. Data sources included the(More)
BACKGROUND Glycaemic control is a key issue in the care of people with diabetes mellitus (DM). Some studies have suggested a bidirectional relationship between glycaemic control and periodontal disease. OBJECTIVES To investigate the relationship between periodontal therapy and glycaemic control in people with diabetes and to identify the appropriate(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform a systematic review and critical analysis of the definitions of periodontitis and the methods which have been used to identify and measure this disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS Relevant publications were identified after searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, SCISEARCH and LILACS electronic databases. Screening of titles and abstracts and data(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of oral health on the life quality of a periodontal patient group. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred and five patients attending a private periodontal clinic completed a questionnaire incorporating the 16-item UK oral health-related quality-of-life measure (OHQoL-UK), a check list of questions about their periodontal health(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of treated periodontitis on implant outcomes in partially edentulous individuals compared with periodontally healthy patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Longitudinal studies reporting on implant survival, success, incidence of peri-implantitis, bone loss and periodontal status, and on partially dentate patients with a(More)
INTRODUCTION I mproving health and well-being from the consideration of studies isolated from each other is problematic. Systematic reviews can address this problem and aid decision-making. A systematic review is a review of a clearly formulated question that attempts to minimize bias using systematic and explicit methods to identify, select, critically(More)
AIM To investigate potential effect of bias on magnitude of outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS Randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were searched. Methodological quality of RCTs was assessed in terms of allocation concealment and examiner masking. Meta-regression analyses were used to determine associations(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Tobacco use reduces the effect of non-surgical periodontal therapy. Host-modulation with low-dose doxycycline (LDD) might favour repair and promote an improved treatment response. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of LDD in smokers on non-surgical periodontal therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a parallel arm,(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional treatment of destructive periodontal (gum) disease arrests the disease but does not usually regain the bone support or connective tissue lost in the disease process. Guided tissue regeneration (GTR) is a surgical procedure that specifically aims to regenerate the periodontal tissues when the disease is advanced and could overcome(More)