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IP International Journal of Periodontology and Implantology

Azithromycin – the unsung hero in periodontics

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Author Details : Saurabh Sinha, Khushbu Adhikari, Shankarbabu TP, Koshika Tandon Sinha

Volume : 2, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 1-4

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Azithromycin have been used in treatment of various systemic conditions. Azithromycin could have a triple role in the treatment and resolution of periodontal diseases: suppressing periodontopathogens, anti-inflammatory activity and healing through persistence at low levels in macrophages and fibroblasts in periodontal tissues, even after a single course of three tablets. If future periodontal research confirms these properties, it could become a valuable host-modulator in periodontal treatment. This review explores the literature on the probable role of azithromycin in periodontal disease.

Azythromycin periodontology local drug delivery, Probiotics, Periodontal disease, Antibiotic resistance

How to cite : Sinha S, Adhikari K, Shankarbabu Tp, Sinha K T, Azithromycin – the unsung hero in periodontics. IP Int J Periodontol Implantol 2017;2(1):1-4

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