ADJUNCTIVE USE OF SYSTEMIC ANTIBIOTICS (AMOXICILLIN 500 MG PLUS METRONIDAZOLE 500 MG 3 TIMES A DAY FOR 3 OR 7 DAYS) TO NONSURGICAL PERIODONTAL THERAPY MAY IMPROVE CLINICAL OUTCOMES IN TREATING SEVERE CHRONIC PERIODONTITIS

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Abstract

ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Non-surgical periodontal treatment in conjunction with 3 or 7 days systemic administration of amoxicillin and metronidazole in severe chronic periodontitis patients. A placebo-controlled randomized clinical study.Cosgarea R, Juncar R, Heumann C, et al. J Clin Periodontol 2016;43:767-77.

SOURCE OF FUNDING

The authors' own institutions

TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN

A randomized clinical trial

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