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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 135-9
Comparative assesment of gingival thickness using transgingival probing and ultrasonographic method


Department of Periodontics, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere 577 004, India

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K L Vandana
Department of Periodontics, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere 577 004
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.29908

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A decided attitude of expectation among many patients has given a new perspective to regenerative and plastic periodonta surgery. With authors emphasizing on the importance of gingival thickness, attempts are being made to obtain necessary information atraumatically and rapidly. Hence in the present study an attempt has been made to compare the two methods of assessing gingival thickness i.e transgingival probing and ultrasonographic method and also assess the gingival thickness in relation to central incisor lateral incisor and canine in Indian population. The gingival thickness was assessed in patients with healthy gingiva by both the methods. It was observed that transgingival probing method significantly over estimated the thickness of gingiva than the ultrasonographic method and the thickness of gingiva varies with morphology of the crown. It was concluded that compared to transgingival probing ultrasonographic method assesses gingiva thickness more accurately, rapidly and atraumatically.


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