The use of tetracycline-containing controlled-release fibers in the treatment of refractory periodontitis.

@article{Vandekerckhove1997TheUO,
  title={The use of tetracycline-containing controlled-release fibers in the treatment of refractory periodontitis.},
  author={Betty Vandekerckhove and Marc Quirynen and Daniel van Steenberghe},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={1997},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={
          353-61
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and clinical efficacy of controlled-release tetracycline-containing fibers in patients with refractory periodontitis versus the preceding classical treatment. One hundred twenty-one sites in 20 patients were followed from baseline to 6 months after fiber insertion. Each selected site was > or = 5 mm deep and bled on probing. All 20 patients had at least one site > or = 7 mm which bled on probing. Those pockets remained after intense and… CONTINUE READING
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