Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Aspalli, Shivanand


Comparative evaluation of efficacy of sub-gingivally delivered 2% indigenously prepared curcumin gel and 1% commercially available hexigel as an adjunct to scaling and root planing in chronic periodontitis patients : A split mouth randomized controlled clinical trial.

Anupama Desai; Harish Kumar; Roquaiya Nishat; Shivanand Aspalli; Nagappa. G; YAnand Kumar

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 5299-5312

Aim: To evaluate and compare the clinical efficacy of subgingivally delivered curcumin gel and hexigel as an adjunct to scaling and root planing in chronic periodontitis patients.
Materials and method:A total of 12 subjects of age 18-55years were randomly selected for the study from the Out Patient Department. A total of 36 sites with pocket depths ≥5 mm were chosen as a split mouth design at three different sites in the same patient. After scaling and root planning, in Group I -2% curcumin gel, in Group II- Chlorhexidinegel(Hexigel ) and in Group III-placebo gel (control)was placed sub-gingivally. Clinical parameters such as gingival index and plaque index were recorded at baseline, 7 days and 21 days. Pocket depth was checked at baseline, 21 and 45 days.
Results:All the groups showed statistically significant reduction in gingival, plaque indices and pocket depth. Group I(curcumin)as a local delivery agent showedcomparable results in terms of pocket depth reduction as group II (Hexigel).
Conclusion:Curcumin gel showed effective results and thus, can be used as an alternate to chlorhexidine gel in management of chronic periodontitis patient without any side effects