Comparison of Total Anaerobic Microbiota in Periodontitis Before and After the Subgingival Irrigation with Chlorhexidine at 0.12%

2019 • Volume 13 • Issue 4

Lorena Mejías; Diego Iriarte; Rodolfo Sánchez; Iván Neira & Joel Bravo



The objective of this study was to determine the effect of the subgingival irrigation of chlorhexidine 0.12 % of the total anaerobic microbiota. Microbial sampling to 30 subjects with periodontitis stage II Grade B, in pockets with a periodontal probing depth > 4 mm. The subgingival irrigation was made with 5 mL of chlorhexidine in the test group and with 5 mL of distilled water in the control group. 24 hours after the procedure was obtained a second sample to compare. It was found that the subgingival irrigation with chlorhexidine at 0.12 % achieved a statistically significant decrease in anaerobic microbiota (p< 0.05).

KEY WORDS: chlorhexidina, therapeutic irrigation, periodontitis.


How to cite this article

MEJÍAS, L.; IRIARTE, D.; SÁNCHEZ, R.; NEIRA, I. & BRAVO, J. Comparación de la microbiota anaerobia total en periodontitis antes y después de la irrigación subgingival con clorhexidina al 0,12 %. Int. J. Odontostomat., 13(4):442-445, 2019.


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