Azithromycin as an Adjunctive Treatment of Generalized Severe Chronic Periodontitis: Clinical, Microbiologic, and Biochemical Parameters


HAN B., Emingil G. , Ozdemir G. , Tervahartiala T., Vural C. , ATILLA G. , ...More

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.83, no.12, pp.1480-1491, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1902/jop.2012.110519
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1480-1491

Abstract

Background: This study examines the efficacy of azithromycin in combination with non-surgical periodontal therapy on clinical and microbiologic parameters and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) matrix metalloproteinases-8 (MMP-8) levels over 6 months in patients with severe generalized chronic periodontitis (CP).