Systemic Lycopene as an adjunct to Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy in Generalized Chronic Periodontitis

  • Shilpa Kamra
  • Amit Bhardwaj
  • Geetanjali Arora SGT University
Keywords: CPTIN index, C - reactive protein, Periodontitis, Lycopene, Oxidative stress

Abstract

Aim: To evaluate the potency of systemic anti-oxidants in the non-surgical treatment of generalised chronic periodontitis. Objective: Purpose of this short term clinical study is to ascertain whether or not daily systemic supplementation of antioxidants adjunctively used after scaling and root planing (SRP) would improve clinical condition in generalised chronic periodontitis using C-reactive protein (CRP) as inflammatory markers and chronic periodontitis treatment index needs (CPTIN Index) to evaluate reduction in periodontal pockets. Results: Each group involved 10 participants with age group 30-65 years. The test group was provided with treatment with 20 mg Lycopene once daily after 24 hours of completion of scaling and root planing. The CRP value at baseline ranged from 3- 6.2 with a mean value of 4.87± 1.09. After one month of treatment, the CRP value ranges between 1.1- 4.8 with a mean value of 3.10 ± 1.05. This clearly indicates a significant decrease in CRP with t value 10.83 and >0.00 p value. The CRP value of control group at baseline ranged from 3-5.9 with a mean value of 4.58± 1.08. After one month of treatment with scaling and root planing, the CRP value ranges to 2.2- 5.4 with a mean value of 3.96 ± 1.08. This clearly indicates a significant decrease in CRP with t value 13.29 and > 0.00 p value. Conclusion: Lycopene as an antioxidant is a promising treatment modality as an adjunct to full mouth scaling. It helps to modulate oxidative stress in periodontium during periodontitis. It also leads to maintenance of periodontal health. 

Author Biographies

Shilpa Kamra

Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Science, SGT University, Gurugram. Haryana, India

Amit Bhardwaj

Professor and Head, Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Science, SGT University, Gurugram. Haryana, India.

Geetanjali Arora, SGT University

3. Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Science, SGT University, Gurugram. Haryana, India.

Published
2021-03-31
How to Cite
Kamra, S., Bhardwaj, A., & Arora, G. (2021). Systemic Lycopene as an adjunct to Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy in Generalized Chronic Periodontitis. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 12(1), 115-119. https://doi.org/10.47552/ijam.v12i1.1786
Section
Research Articles