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Ornidazole enhances chronic periodontitis treatment


Using ornidazole in conjunction with scaling and root planing achieves significantly better clinical results in treating moderate to advanced chronic periodontitis than periodontal treatment alone, according to a new study in the Journal of Periodontology. Antibiotics such as lincosamides (clindamycin), macrolides (spiramycin, clarithromycin), penicillins (amoxicillin with clavulanic acid), and tetracyclines (doxycycline) have been used in the past as effective adjuncts for treating various forms of periodontitis, according to the researchers, from the Government Dental College and Research Institute in Bangalore, India. (May require free registration to view article.) more

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