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Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2014 Aug;20(3):141-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2014.03.003. Epub 2014 Apr 8.

Additional effects of homeopathy on chronic periodontitis: a 1-year follow-up randomized clinical trial.

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1
Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Universidade Veiga de Almeida (UVA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2
Instituto Hahnemanniano do Brasil (IHB), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
3
Department of Periodontology, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
4
Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Universidade Veiga de Almeida (UVA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Department of Periodontology, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Electronic address: andradejr13@gmail.com.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study was test the hypothesis that homeopathy (H) enhances the effects of scaling and root planing (SRP) in patients with chronic periodontitis (CP).

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

50 patients with CP were randomly allocated to one of two treatment groups: SRP (C-G) or SRP + H (H-G). Assessments were made at baseline and after 3 and 12 months of treatments. The local and systemic responses to the treatments were evaluated by clinical and serologic parameters, respectively.

RESULTS:

Both groups displayed significant improvements, however, using clinical attachment gain and reductions in HDL, LDL and Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Glucose and Uric acid, from baseline to 1 year, as criteria for treatment success, H-G performed significantly better than C-G.

CONCLUSION:

The findings of this 1-year follow-up randomized clinical trial suggest that homeopathic medicines, as an adjunctive to SRP, can provide significant local and systemic improvements for CP patients.

KEYWORDS:

Chronic periodontitis; Homeopathy; Non-surgical periodontal treatment

PMID:
25129881
DOI:
10.1016/j.ctcp.2014.03.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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