CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Eur J Dent 2013; 07(01): 048-054
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1698995
Original Article
Dental Investigation Society

Cephalometric comparison of obstructive sleep apnea patients and healthy controls

Ahmet Yalcin Gungor
1   Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Akdeniz University, Antalya, TURKIYE
Hakan Turkkahraman
2   Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Suleyman Demirel, Isparta, TURKIYE
H. Huseyin Yilmaz
3   Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Sifa University, Izmir, TURKIYE
Murat Yariktas
4   Department of Ear, Nose, and Throat, Faculty of Medicine, University of Suleyman Demirel, Isparta, TURKIYE
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Publication Date:
15 October 2019 (online)


Objective: This parallel controlled clinical trial evaluated the effect of a gel containing Lippia sidoides essential oil on plaque and gingivitis control.

Methods: Thirty patients (n=30) were randomly selected and allocated into three groups: Lippia sidoides (LS, n=10), chlorhexidine (CLX, n=10) or placebo (control, n=10). Plaque and bleeding index were recorded at baseline and after three months. All volunteers were instructed to brush with the gel three times a day throughout the experiment period.

Results: There was a significant reduction on plaque and gingivitis in the test groups (P<.05), but no statistically significant difference was observed between them (P<.05).

Conclusion: A gel preparation containing 10% Lippia sidoides essential oil was an efficient herbal antiplaque and antigingivitis agent. (Eur J Dent 2013;7:28-34)

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