EFFECT OF OCTANIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE AND CHLORHEXIDINE DIGLUCONATE ON PORPHYROMONAS GINGIVALIS AND AGGREGATIBACTER ACTINOMYCETEMCOMITANS
Dr. Komal Gaikwad*, Dr. Yogesh Doshi, Dr. Mona Shah, Dr. Vasundhara Rikame
In clinical practice, antiseptic mouthwashes are either used as an adjunct to improve the efficacy of mechanical oral hygiene or as the only measure for plaque control, e.g., in oral trauma patients, after oral surgical interventions but also in ventilated, long-term hospitalized, terminally ill patients. Antiseptics are primarily intended to reduce the overall bacterial load in the oral cavity and the precipitation and proliferation of bacteria on nonshedding tooth surfaces. Antiplaque agents affect antibacterial action and inhibit plaque growth and plaque-associated inflammation.
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