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The effect of non-surgical treatment on periodontal pockets in smokers and non-smokers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3458727     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Changes in probing pocket depth following non-surgical periodontal treatment were investigated in 75 patients, 40 of whom were heavy smokers. Pockets with an initial probing depth of 4-6 mm were studied. The treatment consisted of patient instruction and motivation and debridement of plaque and calculus by hand instrumentation. The treatment was completed within 5 months and probing depth was recorded prior to and 1 month following the completion of therapy. Plaque index was reduced to a minimum in both smokers (P1I = 0.2) and non-smokers (P1I = 0.1) following treatment. An average reduction in probing pocket depth of 1.1 mm in smokers and 1.2 mm in non-smokers was observed. The reduction attained was less in smokers than in non-smokers for all regions of the dentition investigated. The greatest difference between groups was observed for the maxillary anterior region.
H Preber; J Bergström
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical periodontology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0303-6979     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Periodontol.     Publication Date:  1986 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-06-27     Completed Date:  1986-06-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425123     Medline TA:  J Clin Periodontol     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-23     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dental Plaque Index
Gingiva / pathology
Middle Aged
Periodontal Diseases / pathology,  therapy*
Periodontal Pocket / pathology
Time Factors

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