Non-surgical periodontal treatment with and without adjunctive metronidazole in smokers and non-smokers.

@article{Palmer1999NonsurgicalPT,
  title={Non-surgical periodontal treatment with and without adjunctive metronidazole in smokers and non-smokers.},
  author={Richard M J Palmer and Jane Matthews and Ron F. Wilson},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={1999},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={158-63}
}
AIM To determine whether adjunctive metronidazole therapy would compensate for the poorer treatment response to scaling and root planing reported in smokers. METHOD A single-blind, randomised clinical trial of 28 smokers and 56 non-smokers, stratified for periodontitis disease severity and randomly allocated to 3 treatment groups: (1) Scaling and root planing using an ultrasonic scaler with local anaesthesia (SRP), (2) SRP+ metronidazole tabs 200 mg tds for 7 days, (3) SRP + 2 subgingival… CONTINUE READING