Keywords : grade C periodontitis
Effect of locally delivered 0.2% Thymoquinone gel in subjects with Grade C Periodontitis: Clinical, Immunological and Microbiological Assessment
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2018, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 89-101
To evaluate the clinical, immunological and microbiological efficacy of local application of Thymoquinone (TQ) gel in subjects with grade C periodontitis. Materials and Methods: Twenty-six individuals of both sexes aged between24 and 37 years, diagnosed as grade C periodontitis with pocket depth ≥5 mm were selected for this study. The patients received a complete prophylaxis including scaling and root planning (SRP) followed by local intrapocket administration of placebo gel in the control group and 0.2% TQ gel in the study group sites. Probing pocket depth (PPD), relative attachment level (RAL), matrix metallo-proteniease-8 (MMP8) concentration in
gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and Aggregatibacter actinomycetecomitans (A.a) count in subgingival plaque were measured and recorded at baseline and 8 weeks postoperatively. Results: At 8 weeks evaluation period, TQ group showed a significant reduction in PPD, RAL, MMP-8 levels in GCF and A.a count in subgingival plaque samples when compared to the placebo group. Conclusion: The results showed more favorable clinical, immunological and microbiological outcomes with topically administered 0.2 % TQ gel when used as an adjunct to nonsurgical periodontal therapy in subjects with grade C periodontitis.