Adjunctive systemic antimicrobials for the non-surgical treatment of periodontitis.

  title={Adjunctive systemic antimicrobials for the non-surgical treatment of periodontitis.},
  author={Shivi Khattri and Sumanth Kumbargere Nagraj and Ankita Arora and Prashanti Eachempati and Chandan Kumar Kusum and Kishore G. Bhat and Trevor M Johnson and Giovanni Lodi},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Systemic antimicrobials can be used as an adjunct to mechanical debridement (scaling and root planing (SRP)) as a non-surgical treatment approach to manage periodontitis. A range of antibiotics with different dosage and combinations are documented in the literature. The review follows the previous classification of periodontitis as all included studies used this classification. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of systemic antimicrobials as an adjunct to SRP for the non-surgical… 

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