PerioChip is a small, orange brown, rectangular chip (round at one end) for insertion into periodontal pocket.
The active ingredient of PerioChip is Chlorhexidine, a gold standard broad – spectrum antimicrobial agent. Each chip contains 2.5 mg chlorhxidine.
PerioChip is indicated as an adjunct to scaling and root planing procedures for reduction of pocket depth in patients with chronic preiodontitis. PerioChip should be inserted in pockets, 5-8mm in depth. After insertion into the pocket, PerioChip demonstrates a sustained release of chlorhexidine over a period of up to 7-10 days. After that period the PeriChip biodegrades and disappear. The chlorhexidine released from the Periochip have been shown to suppress pocket flora till up to 11 weeks.
Product developed by;
Michael Friedman, School of Pharmacy, Hebrew University & Michael Sela, Doron Steinberg both from the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University