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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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Abstract

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.

Keywords:
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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