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Table 1 Plaque Index (Loe & Silness) after three weeks – rinsing only quadrant (Q1) as well as rinsing + brushing quadrant (Q2)

From: Comparing the effect of 0.06% -, 0.12% and 0.2% Chlorhexidine on plaque, bleeding and side effects in an experimental gingivitis model: a parallel group, double masked randomized clinical trial

  Rinsing only quadrant (Q1) Quadrant 2 (Q2)
  Buccal/palatal Proximal Palatal b+m+d All surfaces combined All surfaces combined
0.06% CHX 0.61 ± 0.43 1.24 ± 0.45 0.45±0.27 1.09 ± 0.50 0.93 ± 0.41 0.17± 0.30
0.12% CHX 0.63 ± 0.51 1.36 ± 0.56 0.37±0.38 1.20 ± 0.61 0,99 ± 0.53 0.24± 0.48
0.20% CHX 0.40 ± 0.39 0.90 ± 0.52* 0.32±0.44 0.75 ± 0.49* 0.65 ± 0.42* 0.14± 0.31
  1. *statistically significant p<0.05
  2. b buccal, m mesial, d distal