Future Dental Journal


Objective: To evaluate the clinical outcome of chronic periodontitis patients by clinical measurement of pocket depth (PD) and clinical attachment level (CAL) following non-surgical periodontal treatment with adjunctive use of lycopene and vitamin C.

Subjects and Methods: 42 eligible systemically healthy patients with chronic periodontitis assigned to each group after assessment of clinical parameters plaque index (PI), gingival index (GI), probing depth (PD), clinical attachment loss (CAL), were recorded. Cases were allocated into 3 groups by computerized randomization, 14 patients each group (n = 14). Group I (Lycopene): patients were supplemented with 10 mg lycopene soft gels once daily for 2 months following SRP treatment. Group II (Vitamin C): patients were supplemented with Vitamin C 500mg once daily for two months following SRP treatment. Group III (Control): patients were supplemented with placebo once daily for two months following SRP treatment. All the clinical parameters were assessed at baseline & two months post-treatment.

Results: Overall results of our study, in all groups there were a statistically significant decrease in mean PD, CAL measurements post-treatment (P-value

Conclusion: Lycopene could be considered as a promising adjunct to SRP treatment in improving periodontal inflammation and clinical outcomes.