Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 213--217

Efficacy of 0.2% tempered chlorhexidine as a pre-procedural mouth rinse: A clinical study


Shantipriya Reddy, M. G. S Prasad, Sanjay Kaul, K Satish, Sabana Kakarala, Nirjhar Bhowmik 
 Department of Periodontics, Dr. Syamala Reddy, Dental College Hospital and Research Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
M. G. S Prasad
Department of periodontics, C/O: Dr. Syamala Reddy Dental College, 111/1 SGR Main Road, Munnekolala, Marathahalli Bangalore - 560 037, Karnataka
India

Objective: Our objective was to determine the efficacy of pre-procedural rinsing with chlorhexidine in reducing bacterial aerosol contamination during use of ultrasonic scaler and comparing the efficacy of water, non-tempered chlorhexidine and tempered chlorhexidine in reducing bacterial count in aerosols when used as a pre-procedural rinse. Materials and Methods: The study was designed to include 30 systemically healthy patients in different age groups. The patients were divided randomly into 3 groups (I, II, III) of 10 patients each to be administered with sterile water, non tempered chlorhexidine and tempered chlorhexidine, respectively, as a pre-procedural rinse. The aerosol produced by the ultrasonic unit was collected at 3° clock, 6° clock and 12° clock positions on blood agar plates within a range of 4 feet in all the three groups. The blood agar plates were incubated for 48 hours and the total number of colony forming units (CFUs) were counted and statistically analyzed. Results: The results showed that CFU in group III and group II were significantly reduced when compared to group I with F=1084.92, P<0.001 (ANOVA). Also, CFU in group III was significantly reduced when compared to group II with P<0.001. Conclusions: Pre-procedural rinse can significantly reduce the viable microbial content of dental aerosols and tempered chlorhexidine was more effective than non-tempered chlorhexidine.


How to cite this article:
Reddy S, Prasad M, Kaul S, Satish K, Kakarala S, Bhowmik N. Efficacy of 0.2% tempered chlorhexidine as a pre-procedural mouth rinse: A clinical study.J Indian Soc Periodontol 2012;16:213-217


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Reddy S, Prasad M, Kaul S, Satish K, Kakarala S, Bhowmik N. Efficacy of 0.2% tempered chlorhexidine as a pre-procedural mouth rinse: A clinical study. J Indian Soc Periodontol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 May 14 ];16:213-217
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