Early intervention with a locally applied antibiotic or antimicrobial, such as Arestin Atridox, PerioChip, or Dentomycin or subgingival irrigation
with an antiseptic agent such as peroxide, Listerine, or chlorhexidine using a plastic irrigation tip may help to slow or reverse the inflammation [32, 33].
(19,20) Moreover 2% CHX, used for subgingival irrigation
is non toxic to periodontal tissue at this concentration, a fact that also justifies its use as irrigating solution in the root canal system in terms of biocompatibility.
Some techniques for applying antimicrobial subgingivally, such as subgingival irrigation
, involve local delivery but not controlled release.
Each group was then assigned to a self-care routine consisting of either routine oral hygiene only or routine oral hygiene plus twice daily water irrigation with the Pik Pocket[R] subgingival irrigation
penetrates much deeper in to the pocket and significant improvements in gingival health, when compared to supra gingival irrigation.