The effect of a 1-stage full-mouth disinfection on oral malodor and microbial colonization of the tongue in periodontitis. A pilot study.

@article{Quirynen1998TheEO,
  title={The effect of a 1-stage full-mouth disinfection on oral malodor and microbial colonization of the tongue in periodontitis. A pilot study.},
  author={Marc Quirynen and Claudio Mongardini and Daniel van Steenberghe},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={1998},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={
          374-82
        }
}
Oral malodor affects a large proportion of the population and may be the cause of a significant social and psychological handicap. This pilot study aimed to examine whether a 1-stage full-mouth disinfection in periodontitis patients (scaling and root planing of all pockets within 24 hours together with the application of chlorhexidine to all intra-oral niches followed by chlorhexidine mouth rinsing for 2 months) resulted in a significant improvement in malodor when compared to a fractionated… CONTINUE READING
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