Probiotics vs. antibiotics for periodontal disease Original paper

In this meta-analysis, taking antibiotics had mostly no effect on periodontal disease outcomes when added to professional dental cleaning and probiotics. However, the low to very low quality of evidence reduces our confidence in these findings.

This Study Summary was published on February 5, 2024.

Quick Summary

In this meta-analysis, taking antibiotics had mostly no effect on periodontal disease outcomes when added to professional dental cleaning and probiotics. However, the low to very low quality of evidence reduces our confidence in these findings.

What was studied?

The effect of taking probiotics and/or antibiotics on outcomes in periodontal disease (e.g., in periodontitis or gingivitis).

The primary outcomes measured were changes in probing pocket depth (the size of the pockets between the tooth and gum) and clinical attachment loss (how much the gums have pulled away from the teeth). The secondary outcomes measured were changes in plaque index, gingival index, and bleeding on probing (i.e., on examination).

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Who was studied?

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How was it studied?

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What were the results?

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This Study Summary was published on February 5, 2024.