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Table 1 Changes in periodontal parameters

From: Clinical effect of a dentifrice containing three kinds of bactericidal ingredients on periodontal disease: a pilot study in patients undergoing supportive periodontal therapy

  Baseline 2 weeks 4 weeks
Gingival swelling 0.22 ± 0.35 0.11 ± 0.22 0.06 ± 0.12**
Gingival redness 0.32 ± 0.41 0.19 ± 0.33* 0.16 ± 0.24***
PlI 0.31 ± 0.32 0.18 ± 0.18** 0.17 ± 0.18**
GI 0.31 ± 0.27 0.22 ± 0.25* 0.17 ± 0.17***
Gingival recession (mm) 0.56 ± 0.50 0.56 ± 0.52 0.61 ± 0.54***,†††
PD (mm) 2.24 ± 0.27 2.17 ± 0.26 2.10 ± 0.29***
CAL (mm) 2.80 ± 0.51 2.73 ± 0.58 2.71 ± 0.54**
Number of sites with GI ≥ 2 16.33 ± 15.86 11.70 ± 12.65 9.10 ± 10.27***
  1. Data shown as mean ± standard deviation. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001 vs. baseline, ††† p < 0.001 vs. 2 weeks