Avances en Periodoncia e Implantología Oral
versión impresa ISSN 1699-6585
BASCONES MARTINEZ, A; MATESANZ PEREZ, P y ESCRIBANO BERMEJO, M. Evaluation of the effect of complementary antibiotic therapy on the non-surgical periodontal treatment in smokes. Avances en Periodoncia [online]. 2007, vol.19, n.1, pp.29-38. ISSN 1699-6585.
Several studies performed during the last few years have failed to show that the periodontal basic treatment in smokers is not as beneficial as non-surgical treatment in non-smokers(1-10). In the same way, the reduced wound healing capacity of smokers decreases as much the expectations of success after surgical treatment in this kind of patients, that many periodoncists have been lead to limit their intervention on smokers to just scaling and root planing. Nevertheless, it seems that the addition of antibiotic in these situations, whether topical or systemical, may improve of our periodontal treatments. The aim of this paper is to analyze the clinical trials that enhance the use of coadyuvant antibiotics with scaling and root planing in smokers so as to improve the clinical and microbiological parameters after the basic treatment in this patients.
Palabras clave : Antibiotics; smoking; periodontal treatment.