November 12, 2010
Lactobacillus Reuteri Prodentis effective in the treatment of periodontitis
Chronic periodontitis occurs in up to 40 % of the adult population. The standard treatment aims at removing plaque in the dental pockets to reduce the periodontal pathogens and thereby prevent disease progression.
Thirty chronic periodontitis patients were included in the double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial that lasted for 42 days. On day 0 the teeth in one half of the mouth were treated with SRP whereas the teeth in the other half were left untreated. From day 21 to day 42 the patients were supplemented with either L. reuteri Prodentis lozenges (1X108 CFU DSM 17938 and 1×108 CFU ATCC PTA 5289) or placebo lozenges twice daily.
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