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Comparison of two different gingivectomy techniques for gingival cleft treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15264650     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Interdental clefts or invaginations contribute to orthodontic relapse and poor periodontal health in extraction cases. These clefts or invaginations can be removed both by electrosurgical or conventional surgical gingivectomy techniques. This study investigates and compares the efficacy of two different techniques to remove gingival clefts with respect to periodontal health and patient tolerance. Twenty-two patients (mean age, 15.7 years) with bilateral gingival clefts participated in this study. In each patient, the gingival invaginations were removed by gingivectomy using electrosurgery on one side and conventional surgery on the contralateral side. The length and depth of the invaginations, the gingival index of the adjacent teeth, and the changes in visual analogue scale scores were recorded before and after the operation for both groups. Mann-Whitney U-test and Wilcoxon tests were used to analyze the data statistically. The results showed significant improvement in invagination depth and length and gingival index scores for both techniques. There were no statistical differences between the two gingivectomy techniques with respect to gingival health and patient tolerance. Both techniques can be used to remove the gingival invaginations efficiently.
Siddik Malkoc; Tamer Buyukyilmaz; Ibrahim Gelgor; Mihtikar Gursel
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Angle orthodontist     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0003-3219     ISO Abbreviation:  Angle Orthod     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-21     Completed Date:  2004-08-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370550     Medline TA:  Angle Orthod     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375-80     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Selçuk University, Campus Konya, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Gingiva / pathology,  surgery
Gingival Diseases / etiology,  pathology,  surgery*
Gingivectomy / methods*
Orthodontic Space Closure / adverse effects
Periodontal Index
Statistics, Nonparametric

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