2013, Number 4
Rev Cubana Estomatol 2013; 50 (4)
Fang ML, Herrera HA, Díaz CA
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ABSTRACTPeriodontal disease progression involves multiple factors, including several oral microorganisms of the bacterial biofilm or commensal pathogens in oral cavity, which trigger inflammatory immune response in the host. There are chemical tools that fight any possibility of colonization and infection by a microorganism. Oral antiseptics are useful especially after periodontal surgery where they are almost indispensable to control the noxa, but at in the same time, they should facilitate the healing process of the cut tissues. The objective of this paper was to describe a case in which the use of 0.12 % chlorhexidine as an oral antiseptic postoperatively favored no proper healing of mucosal tissues after free gingival grafting. As an alternative, mouthrinse with Calendula was prescribed, observing affected tissue healing within a few days. It is argued that in all post-operative surgical process, one should analyze risks and benefits and choose avoiding the possibility of postoperative infection or timely scarring. As an alternative, the calendula mouthrinse allowed timely cicatrization and it should be noticed that they have some antimicrobial properties and high-inductive ability for the tissue healing.