Periodontal indexes among patients with orthodontic retainers

Petrovski, Mihajlo and Terzieva-Petrovska, Olivera and Carceva-Salja, Sofija and Atanasova, Sandra and Papakoca, Kiro (2019) Periodontal indexes among patients with orthodontic retainers. In: 3rd Congress of BAOS & 4th Congress of MOS, 12-15 Sept 2019, Ohrid, North Macedonia.

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Fixed retainers are most commonly used to stabilize dental elements after orthodontic treatment. Aim: The main aim of this study was to make short-term assessment periodontal tissue health status of lower incisors of patients with fixed mandibular retainers. Material and Method: Total number of examined subjects were 40 20 male and 20 female patients with fixed mandibular retainers. Before placing the retainer, an oral hygiene session was performed for all patients. All the subjects were monitored after 3 and 12 months. The following indexes were taken into consideration: gingival index (GI) plaque index (PI) the probing depth and the presence of gingival recession on the six inferior frontal teeth. Results: Mean score for the Plaque Index (PI) after three months was 1.08and after 12 months was 1.74. The mean Gingival Index (GI) after 12 months was 1.24 and after three months was 1.01. Periodontal sockets and presence of gingival recession was not found. In our study was found a statistically significant difference for the Plaque Indexes (P>0.05) in both groups with higher scores among subjects having retainers for 12 months. Conclusion: From the analysis of the data obtained in our study we can conclude that for a period from 3 to 12 months the effects of the orthodontic retainers on the periodontal health are minimal.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Sandra Atanasova
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2019 11:28
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2019 11:28

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