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Revista Dental Press de Ortodontia e Ortopedia Facial

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SILVA, Alcion Alves; CARLINI, João Luiz  and  KUSMA, Solena Ziemer. Oral microflora chemical control in cleft lip and palate patients during orthodontic-surgical treatment pilot study. Rev. Dent. Press Ortodon. Ortop. Facial [online]. 2004, vol.9, n.3, pp.116-121. ISSN 1980-5500.

The infection risk is a preoccupation during orthodontic-surgical treatment, mainly at cleft lip and palate patients, for their anatomical and occlusal condictions, that contributs to oral microflora proliferation. Manual methods for microflora control are frequently unsuccessful to obtain a sctisfactory hygiene. Alternative techniques, like chemical agents, was proposed like auxiliary procedures. This study design was exploratoy, microbiological (pilot), double-blind, for test the present chemical agents: triclosan 0,03% (Plax-Colgate-Palmolive) and digluconate clorexidin 0,12% (Duplak-Herpro/Dentispy). The sample was composed for 30 volunteers separeted at 3 groups: Group I (control), Group II (test-digluconate clorexidin 0,12), Group III (test-triclosan 0,03%). All groups recived buccal hygiene orientation preceding the first material colect. After 7 days of chemical agent use, a secon colect was proceeded and the agent use was stopped. A tird colect was procedeed after 7 days of agent suspension. A semiquantitative technique purposed for PILONETTO and PILONETTO (1998) was adopted to evaluate bacterial colonies growth. Results showed more significant reduction of buccal microflora at Group II when compared with Group III.

Keywords : Chemical control; Oral microflora; Orto surgery.

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