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Background: The relationship between diabetes and periodontal diseases has already been proved, but the effect of non-surgical periodontal therapy on the control of diabetes is controversial. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of this type of treatment on the control of diabetes.
Methods: In this randomized clinical trial 30 type 2 diabetic patients with moderate to severe periodontitis who were referred to the diabetes clinic of Imam Khomeini hospital during 2004-2005 were studied. The treatment procedure was explained for control group and an informed consent was taken. Scaling and root planning was randomly done for 15 patients, while control group were not treated for periodontal disease. The glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) and clinical attachment loss was measured for all of the patients before and 2 months after treatment.
Results: At the baseline the clinical attachment loss (CAL) was significantly different between two groups. There was no significant difference between baseline HbA1C in the control and the experimental group. After 2 months the HbA1C was reduced in the treated group which was not statistically significant.
In this study non-surgical periodontal therapy had not effect on the control of type 2 diabetes.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2006/02/9 | Accepted: 2006/11/21 | Published: 2013/10/3