A comparative study of a surgical method and scaling and root planing using the Odontoson

J Clin Periodontol. 1996 Jul;23(7):611-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-051x.1996.tb00583.x.


This investigation compared a traditional periodontal surgical method with a non-surgical treatment of scaling and root planing by an ultrasonic device (Odontoson M) using irrigation with an iodised solution. 8 adult patients with periodontal disease were each treated at 2 randomly chosen quadrants by a Widman flap type surgical technique, and the remaining non-surgically. The patients then attended bi-monthly oral hygiene sessions over a period of 1 year. At that stage, clinical evaluation revealed that the Odontoson M plus an ionized irrigant solution achieved a statistically comparable outcome to that of surgical treatment, even in the pockets initially up to 7 mm in depth.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dental Plaque Index
  • Dental Scaling / instrumentation*
  • Female
  • Furcation Defects / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Periodontal Index
  • Periodontal Pocket / therapy*
  • Povidone-Iodine / administration & dosage
  • Root Planing / instrumentation
  • Subgingival Curettage
  • Therapeutic Irrigation
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ultrasonic Therapy / instrumentation


  • Povidone-Iodine