A systematic review on the effect of systemic antimicrobials as an adjunct to scaling and root planing in periodontitis patients.

@article{Herrera2002ASR,
  title={A systematic review on the effect of systemic antimicrobials as an adjunct to scaling and root planing in periodontitis patients.},
  author={David Herrera and Mariano Sanz and Soren Jepsen and Ian Needleman and Silvia Rold{\'a}n},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={2002},
  volume={29 Suppl 3},
  pages={
          136-59; discussion 160-2
        }
}
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 scaling and root planing (SRP) vs. SRP alone in the treatment of chronic (CP) or aggressive periodontitis (AgP). SEARCH STRATEGY Use of… CONTINUE READING
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