Bilberry Extracts As An Adjunct To Scaling And Root Planing

Bilberry Extracts As An Adjunct To Scaling And Root Planing

  • Aakriti Sharma Post graduate , Department of Periodontics, I.T.S. Dental College, Greater Noida
  • Shivjot Chhina Professor & Head , Department of Periodontics, I.T.S. Dental College, Greater Noida
  • Sanjeev Sharma Private practitioner
Keywords: Bilberry extracts, Periodontal pockets

Abstract

Background: Anthocyanins are antioxidant compounds which reduces lipid peroxidation and deleterious effects of ROS in vitro. The anthocyanins of bilberry can help reduce the risk of unwanted inflammation of gums. Thus, study was done to compare clinical soft tissue parameters around periodontal pockets treated with & without bilberry extracts as an adjunct to scaling & root planing. Materials & Method: 10 patients having bilateral localized periodontal pockets of 4-6 mm were chosen. Each site was randomly allocated to either group 1(test)or group 2(control),where in group 1,scaling & root planing was done while in group 2 , bilberry extracts in situ gel was delivered as an adjunct to SRP .Following parameters were recorded at baseline & after six weeks : PD,RAL,PI & GBI in both the groups. These parameters were subjected to statistical analysis to evaluate the effect of bilberry extracts, paired t test was done. Results: There was a statistically significant decrease in PD & gain in RAL at sites treated with bilberry extracts in situ gel delivered as adjunct to SRP. Conclusion: The treatment was effective in the treated patients & it was concluded that bilberry is a valuable drug clinically applicable in improving the periodontal health condition. [Sharma A Natl J Integr Res Med, 2020; 11(1):79-84]

Published
2020-03-01
How to Cite
Aakriti Sharma, Shivjot Chhina, & Sanjeev Sharma. (2020). Bilberry Extracts As An Adjunct To Scaling And Root Planing: Bilberry Extracts As An Adjunct To Scaling And Root Planing. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 11(1), 79-84. Retrieved from http://nicpd.ac.in/ojs-/index.php/njirm/article/view/2735
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