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Periodontal Disease Treatment of a Physically Challenged Population (PDT)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oravital Inc Identifier:
First received: October 29, 2012
Last updated: March 29, 2016
Last verified: March 2016

Many physically handicapped patients at the dental department, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute(TRI) have considerable gingival inflammation and breath odour because of the inability to effectively handle a toothbrush. These patients have considerable periodontal disease. There is a concern that these pathogens may have a detrimental effect on wound healing in other areas of the body.

Hypothesis: Patients attending the dental department at TRI that are treated with the antibiotic-antifungal rinse containing metronidazole and nystatin will show substantial decrease in periodontal disease as measured by bleeding points and pocket depth when compared to the group that continues to use their regular oral hygiene methods (control group).

Condition Intervention
Periodontal Disease Drug: metronidazole-nystatin oral rinse

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of an Antibiotic-antifungal Rinse on Periodontal Disease

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Further study details as provided by Oravital Inc:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Evidence of healing of periodontal tissues as shown by a reduction of bleeding [ Time Frame: two weeks ]
    Evidence of healing of periodontal tissues is assessed by measuring bleeding points and periodontal pocket depth using a dental probe.

Enrollment: 11
Study Start Date: November 2013
Study Completion Date: October 2014
Primary Completion Date: September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Metronidazole-nystatin oral rinse, regular oral hygiene
Week 1: daily brushing with suction brush. Week two: daily brushing with a mixture of metronidazole-nystatin suspension.
Drug: metronidazole-nystatin oral rinse


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

Participants must be between the ages of 18 to 65 years Participants must have at least 6 teeth. Participants must have some indication of gingivitis and periodontal breakdown. -

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients who are taking Warfarin/Coumadin Patients who are allergic to Metronidazole or chlorhexidine. Edentulous patients will be excluded by those who have at least 6 teeth can be a participant

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01718912

Canada, Ontario
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Dental Department
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2A2
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oravital Inc
  More Information

Responsible Party: Oravital Inc Identifier: NCT01718912     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OVTRI
TRI ( Other Identifier: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute )
Study First Received: October 29, 2012
Last Updated: March 29, 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Oravital Inc:
periodontal disease
bleeding on probing
periodontal pockets

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Periodontal Diseases
Gingival Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Anti-Infective Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Antifungal Agents
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on September 21, 2017