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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 9 (1994), No. 2     1. Mar. 1994
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 9 (1994), No. 2  (01.03.1994)

Page 156-162


Effects of Subgingival Irrigation With Chlorhexidine on the Periodontal Status of Patients With HA-Coated Integral Dental Implants
Lavigne, Salme E. / Krust-Bray, Kimberly S. / Williams, Karen B. / Killoy, William J. / Theisen, Frank
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of chlorhexidine irrigation on the periodontal status of patients with HA-coated dental implants as measured by clinical, microbiological, and immunological measures. Thirty non-adjacent implants were randomly assigned to receive a one-time irrigation with either 0.12% chlorhexidine or sterile saline, or no irrigation. All parameters were measured at baseline, 2, 5, and 8 weeks. Results showed no significant differences between any treatment modalities at any time interval. A statistically significant decrease in probing depth (P < .05) occurred within the chlorhexidine and no treatment groups at all time intervals compared to baseline.

Keywords: chlorhexidine, Integral implants, implant maintenance, irrigation