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Influence of Professional Oral Hygiene Procedures on Plasma Glucose Levels of systemically Healthy Individuals: A Short-term Study

Rithesh Kulal, Shashwati Paul, Savita Sambhashivaiah, Shilpa Shivanand

Citation Information : Kulal R, Paul S, Sambhashivaiah S, Shivanand S. Influence of Professional Oral Hygiene Procedures on Plasma Glucose Levels of systemically Healthy Individuals: A Short-term Study. J Health Sci Res 2015; 6 (2):29-32.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10042-1016

Published Online: 01-12-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aims

The treatment of gingival inflammation is associated with improved glycemic control in diabetic patients. The aim of this study was to test the short-term effects of professional oral hygiene procedures on plasma glucose levels in systemically healthy individuals with periodontal diseases.

Materials and methods

Forty-five systemically healthy individuals visiting the RajaRajeswari Dental College & Hospital were randomly allocated into three groups, group I (gingivitis), group II (periodontitis), and group III (healthy control). The subjects of groups I and II were treated by scaling and root planning whereas the healthy control group did not receive any treatment. The plasma glucose levels were estimated at baseline for all the three groups. Plasma glucose levels were again assessed immediately following the oral hygiene procedures and at 1 week recall visit for groups I and II.

Results

All 45 patients completed the study. There were no dropouts. There was no statistically significant change in random blood sugar (RBS) level in group I (gingivitis) from baseline to postoperative whereas there was a statistically significant reduction in the mean RBS levels from postoperative to 1 week. In group II (periodontitis), there was a significant reduction in the mean values of RBS from baseline to postoperative and baseline to 1 week.

Conclusion

This short-term study showed that professional oral hygiene procedures are effective in improving the glycemic status of systemically healthy patients with periodontal diseases.

How to cite this article

Kulal R, Paul S, Sambhashivaiah S, Shivanand S. Influence of Professional Oral Hygiene Procedures on Plasma Glucose Levels of systemically Healthy Individuals: A Short-term Study. J Health Sci Res 2015;6(2):29-32.


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