The modern role of chlorhexidine in periodontal and peri-implant therapy and maintenance, respecting the oral microbiota
The role of oral antiseptics is a widely discussed topic in modern dentistry. The properties of different active principles, their advantages, disadvantages and side effects are often well known by dentists and dental hygienists, but the balance of the efficacy on the oral biofilm, side effects and the desired benefits leads to the choice of chlorhexidine, considered even now the gold standard.
Chlorhexidine is nowadays considered the gold standard for oral antisepsis. Its role ha been confirmed again in the most recent guidelines from American Academy of Periodontology and European Federation of Periodontology, and the outcomes of periodontal and implant therapies are strongly related even to a good chemical control of plaque. Several formulations are actually able to give further benefits: no staining technology given from Anti-Discoloration System has already strong evidence and literature. Other components such as polynucleotides or hyaluronic acid can increase the biological benefits, speeding up the healing phase and keeping patient’s cells alive and reactive.
The aim of this webinar is to show and discuss the most recent concept and researches involving the role of oral antiseptics, guidelines for their clinical use in the management, therapy and maintenance of periodontal and peri-implant diseases. The audience will learn about the most common side effects of chlorhexidine, strategies for preventing the lack of patient’s compliance in respecting the prescribed use of postsurgical rinses/applications, and the state of the art of the protocols involving antiseptic regimens.
It will be shown as a simple gesture like rinsing with specific mouthwashes can dramatically improve the intraoral healing phases and control of biofilm, respecting patient’s eubiotic microbiota.