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Povidone Iodine vs Tetracycline Fibers-To Analyse the Therapeutic Effect

SM Apoorva, A Suchetha, N Sapna, A Garg, P Lakshmi, DB Mundinamane

Citation Information : Apoorva S, Suchetha A, Sapna N, Garg A, Lakshmi P, Mundinamane D. Povidone Iodine vs Tetracycline Fibers-To Analyse the Therapeutic Effect. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2014; 8 (1):24-29.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-8-1-24

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-03-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).



This study was designed to compare the efficacy of tetracycline fibres and povidone iodine when locally delivered to the moderately deep periodontal pocket.

Materials and methods

30 subjects were selected for the study and divided into two groups; Group I received Tetracycline fibers (Periodontal AB Plus), Group II received Povidone iodine local drug delivery. The Gingival Index (GI), Probing Pocket Depth (PPD) and Clinical Attachment Level (CAL) were measured at baseline and at 3 months.


The intragroup comparison between PPD, CAL and GI at baseline and 3 months showed a statistically significant difference in group I in relation to all parameters; in group II, the PPD and CAL did not show a statistically significant difference. The intergroup comparison of PPD and CAL at the end of 3 months, showed a statistically significant difference between the two groups, with tetracycline fibers giving superior results.


Tetracycline fibers were more efficacious in improving the periodontal health status when compared to Povidone Iodine.

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