To evaluate the direct effects of periodontal therapy in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients with chronic periodontitis (CP).
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
In a pilot randomized controlled trial, 60 COPD patients with CP were randomly assigned to receive scaling and root planing (SRP) treatment, supragingival scaling treatment, or oral hygiene instructions only with no periodontal treatment. We evaluated their periodontal indexes, respiratory function and COPD...
Authors: Xuan Zhou, Jing Han, Zhiqiang Liu, Yiqing Song, Zuomin Wang, Zheng Sun