To prevent caries and periodontal disease in overdenture abutment teeth, daily application of chlorhexidine gel is recommended. In order to get insight into the use of the gel, 29 overdenture wearing patients were interviewed. In addition the patients were requested to show the use of the gel. It was concluded that at any time the patients were instructed about the use of the gel. Nevertheless, a majority of the patients did not use the gel daily and in accordance with the instructions given. Application of the gel in the abutment depressions of the overdenture appeared to be a heavy task.
C. de Baat
|Rubriek||Onderzoek en wetenschap|
|Publicatiedatum||1 maart 2000|
|Editie||Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd - Jaargang 107 - editie 3 - maart 2000 ; 094-96|