Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 203--206

Mesotherapy using Vitamin C as an anti-inflammatory agent in persistent gingival inflammation: A case series


Bhavya Brahmavar1, Safiya Fatima Khan1, Asim Mustafa Khan2 
1 Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Biomedical Dental Science, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Bhavya Brahmavar
Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India

Background: Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure which involves local intradermal therapy (LIT) with biologically active substances given in minor quantities to the area of pathology. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant agent which can modulate the attenuation of inflammatory process and enhance tissue repair. Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of local injections of Vitamin C for treating persisting inflammation of the gingiva. Materials and Methods: After phase I therapy was completed, five patients with persisting chronic inflammation of the gingiva were injected with the same dosages of Vitamin C into the gingival tissues. Patients were evaluated each week for resolution of gingival inflammation. Results: Clinical observation showed a significant improvement in inflammation of the injected sites during recall appointments. Conclusions: LIT with Vitamin C has a synergistic interaction along with scaling and root planing in the treatment of persistent gingival inflammation.


How to cite this article:
Brahmavar B, Khan SF, Khan AM. Mesotherapy using Vitamin C as an anti-inflammatory agent in persistent gingival inflammation: A case series.J Indian Soc Periodontol 2021;25:203-206


How to cite this URL:
Brahmavar B, Khan SF, Khan AM. Mesotherapy using Vitamin C as an anti-inflammatory agent in persistent gingival inflammation: A case series. J Indian Soc Periodontol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jul 7 ];25:203-206
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