Role of sea buckthorn oil in management of chronic periodontitis: follow-up study
Keywords:Antioxidants, Periodontitis, Sea Buckthorn Berry
Periodontitis is an inflammatory condition resulting in loss of periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. Nonsurgical therapy remains the cornerstone of periodontal treatment. For sustained plaque control it plays an important role in achieving successful long-term results for the care of Chronic Periodontitis subjects. Proper maintenance and patient hygiene plays a vital role in suppression of re-colonization of micro-organism. Many adjunctive treatment modalities along with mechanical debridement have been clinically used and investigated for their efficacy. Systemic antioxidants in conjunction with scaling and root planing can offer additional effects and can be used as an adjunctive treatment. Patients with periodontal disease display increased PMN number and activity, resulting in high degree of free radical release culminating in heightened oxidative damage to gingival tissues, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. Damage mediated by free radicals can be mitigated by "antioxidant defense system ".Sea buckthorn oil is an omega-7 fatty acid antioxidant which has unique botanical and nutritional properties thereby benefiting mucous membrane by reducing inflammation, improving wound healing and showing excellent antibacterial property. In this research patients were prescribed systemic antioxidant after the phase 1 therapy ie scaling and root planing to observe its effects on the various clinical parameters.
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