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To evaluate the effect of adjunctive oral irrigation in addition to self-administered oral care on prevalence and severity of peri-implant mucositis.
Sixty (60) subjects completed this 12 weeks, randomized controlled, parallel clinical trial. Subjects were assigned to one of three treatment groups:
Clinical assessment was performed at baseline, 4, 8 and 12 weeks and included bleeding on probing (BOP), modified plaque-index (mPI) and mucositis-severity-score (MSS).
Waterpik® Water Flosser with 0.06% provided the highest reductions and was significantly more effective than the ROH group for BOP and MSS. Both Waterpik® groups reduced the mucositis-severity-score from moderate to mild.
There were no differences between the CHX irrigation and the water irrigation groups for any measurement.* The water irrigation was significantly more effective than the ROH group for adjusted mucositis-severity-scores at 12 weeks.
The Waterpik® Water Flosser with water was safe and more effective at reducing the severity of mucositis compared to ROH (brushing and interdental cleaning). The addition of 0.06% CHX showed a greater improvement.
*The authors stated that no multiplicity correction was applied leading to exploratory rather than confirmatory conclusion. Based on the data provided, an increase in subjects from 20 to 50 would have shown a statistically significant difference between the water irrigation group and the ROH group. This would be consistent with other published studies.