Clinical efficacy of probiotics as an adjunctive therapy to non-surgical periodontal treatment of chronic periodontitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{MartnCabezas2016ClinicalEO,
  title={Clinical efficacy of probiotics as an adjunctive therapy to non-surgical periodontal treatment of chronic periodontitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={R. Mart{\'i}n-Cabezas and J. Davideau and H. Tenenbaum and O. Huck},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={2016},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={
          520-30
        }
}
FOCUSED QUESTION What is the clinical influence of probiotics as an adjunctive therapy of scaling and root planing (SRP) when compared with SRP alone or in combination with placebo in the treatment of chronic periodontitis (CP). METHODS Electronic databases were searched up to July 2015. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing SRP + probiotic versusSRP were included. PPD reduction and CAL gain were selected as primary outcome variables. RESULTS Independent screening resulted in four… Expand
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