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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 260-263

Measurement of gingival thickness in relation to different teeth type using ultrasonographic method

Dept of Periodontics, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, India

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B Savitha
Dept of Periodontics, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere
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Objectives: Its been long known that clinical appearance of healthy marginal periodontium differs from subject to subject and even different teeth type. Many features are directly genetically determined, others seem to be influenced by size, shape and position. Hence in this study, the relationship between the different teeth type and the thickness of gingiva was examined. Methods : Thirty two systemically healthy patients, devoid of symptoms of destructive periodontal disease (16 males and 16 females) participated in this study. Gingival thickness was assessed in the maxillary and mandibular anteriors by ultrasonographic method (USG). Results: It was observed that thickness of gingiva varied in the central incisor, lateral incisor and canine. Conclusion: It was concluded that thickness of gingiva varies with the different teeth type and USG method assess the gingival thickness accurately and rapidly.

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