subgingival irrigation

sub·gin·gi·val ir·ri·ga·tion

(sŭb-jinji-văl iri-gāshŭn)
Point of delivery of irrigation is placed in a sulcus or pocket and may reach the apical border.
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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 tip.
Subgingival irrigation penetrates much deeper in to the pocket and significant improvements in gingival health, when compared to supra gingival irrigation.