Scaling and root planing, systemic metronidazole and professional plaque removal in the treatment of chronic periodontitis in a Brazilian population II--microbiological results.

@article{Carvalho2005ScalingAR,
  title={Scaling and root planing, systemic metronidazole and professional plaque removal in the treatment of chronic periodontitis in a Brazilian population II--microbiological results.},
  author={La{\'i}s Carvalho and Gustavo B D'Avila and Anna Theresa Tome Le{\~a}o and Cristiane Gonçalves and Anne D. Haffajee and Sigmund Sidney Socransky and Magda Feres},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={406-11}
}
OBJECTIVE The current investigation evaluated changes in levels and proportions of 39 bacterial species in subgingival plaque samples after scaling and root planing (SRP) alone or in combination with systemic metronidazole and/or professional cleaning in subjects with chronic periodontitis. METHODS Forty-four adult subjects (mean age 45+/-6 years) with periodontitis were randomly assigned in four treatment groups, a control (C, n=10) that received SRP and placebo and three test groups treated… CONTINUE READING
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